HAIRSTYLES, INSPIRATIONAL — October 31, 2017 at 3:25 pm

How French Montana Mixes Street Style With High-End Fashion

“You have to mix in Timberland, North Face, Nike—might even have to pull out some Sean Jean.”

French Montana lives an elevated lifestyle. Whether it’s his extensive wardrobe (dude’s got a plethora of silk robes and mink), his penchant for high-end liquor, or flying private jets with longtime friend Sean Combs, French does not sneak by modestly. It’s part of his image—and one genuinely represented in his music. He just partnered with none other than Ciroc to be an ambassador for its new flavor—French Vanilla—with Diddy. We talked to him about the drop, about his personal style, and about what it’s really like to work with a hip-hop legend.

On personal style
Lately, I’m feeling Off-White for tees and sweats, Fendi for crazy furs, Supreme and Gucci prints for scarves, shirts, jackets and obviously robes. I love my silk robes. I wore a Gucci robe to the BET awards this year. I’m always looking for ways to bring silk robes out of the house. I went from only wearing street style to mixing in high-end fashion pieces.

Even though I wear brands that are popular, I try to keep my look fresh with limited-edition pieces or just go straight for the unexpected styles that work for me. That doesn’t mean I don’t still love the classics. You have to mix in Timberland, North Face, Nike—might even have to pull out some Sean Jean to let Puff know I still got it.

On Ciroc
It all started when I was in Vegas for my residency, me and Puff started talking about ways to do a flavor that would tie back to my charity work with Mama Hope. He invited me to ride back to New York on his plane, and by the time we landed I had my own flavor. Shooting the campaign was a lot of fun too, we had Khaled dancing, Monica, Cassie and Ashanti looking amazing and Puff leading the celebration. Salt Bae was on set and he made me the best steak I’ve ever had in my life.

On working with Diddy
Thank God I’m blessed to meet someone like Puff who shifted the culture. Everyone he’s reached from my generation, and even the generation before, are inspired by him. Having him as my best friend has influenced my approach to everything I do.