The Only Hoodie That GQ’s Fashion Director Owns

The Only Hoodie That GQ’s Fashion Director Owns




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“I don’t own many hoodies,” says GQ fashion director Mobolaji Dowadu—and honestly, we don’t blame him. When you’ve got a closet overcrowded with rare and exquisite knitwear the way Mobolaji does, why bother with a cotton sweatshirt? It takes a truly elite hoodie for Mobolaji to sit up and take notice, and as per usual, Online Ceramics—the L.A. design duo (and recent GQ collaborators!) behind the trippiest graphic tees out—delivered.

Last November, OC linked with the estate of Fela Kuti on a full collection featuring artwork from the legendary Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer’s archives. The highlight, as far as Mobolaji was concerned, was this forest green hoodie emblazoned with the cover of Kuti’s 1979 album V.I.P. “It stands for ‘Vagabonds In Power,’” Mobolaji explains. “My dad had this record when I was growing up, and I had it on CD.” Beyond the killer art, the hoodie itself is first-rate: made in Los Angeles from extra beefy fleece, and garment-dyed for a perfectly soft, washed tone.



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As soon as Mobolaji spotted the hoodie on Online Ceramics’ website, he knew he “had to have it,” and it’s a good thing he nabbed it when he did—the entire collection is now sold out, though you can still find a few pieces for resale on Grailed. (We also took the liberty of tracking down a couple other Online Ceramics hoodies for your purchasing pleasure below.)

To take a closer look at how Mobolaji wears his hoodie—and for further installments of #StaffStyle—be sure to follow @GQ on Instagram.

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Friday January 29, 2021