From his hat at the Grammys to his performance at The Oscars to his hat at the VMA‘s to his wildly successful radio hits (“Get Lucky”, “Blurred Lines”, “Happy”), Pharrell Williams has without a doubt been one of the most talked about names in both hip hop and fashion recently.

That’s why it was no surprise when GQ announced that they would feature him on their upcoming cover. While the spread is a testament to Pharrell’s preference for cuffed pants, long sleeves, clean lines, and tailored jackets, what statement is this cultural icon REALLY making with these particular sartorial choices? Let’s explore…

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Pharrell GQ cover