The world of country music is filled some pretty insane fashion trends. I imagine it’s super hard for artists to stand out in a field of ball caps, cowboy hats, leather boots, and rhinestones. Then, along comes Sam Hunt. This guy knows how to get attention with his attire–because he dresses like he employs 12 different stylists.
So, here’s a fairly standard country artist photo. He’s got a black shirt, and he’s sitting in the back of an old pickup truck. I can see this guy crackin’ open some cold ones and driving offroad.
But, that’s not what this guy looks like. Sam Hunt doesn’t want to take your time ladies, but he might want your yoga pants. He’s going to wear them to play ping pong. Even Colin Kaepernick is poking his head in because he can’t believe he’s wearing those. I’ve heard of “boyfriend” shirts but this really flips the whole idea on its head. I hope and pray every night that this doesn’t catch on.
Hey, are those Eddie Murphy’s pants from “Raw“? Congrats on the eBay win, Sam. Actually, I’m gonna move right past the red leather pants, because I’m more confused by what’s up top. Is that a skirt? Is that a shirt and jogging shorts being worn over leather pants? I choose to believe he’s wearing a shirt, over a skirt, over Eddie Murphy’s red leather pants.
This one isn’t really on Sam. His suit was provided by the good folks at Pepto-Bismol.
This outfit says to me, “I hope no one finds out that I’m 31-year-old.” Did Nashville just get an Urban Outfitters? Did Sam rob Justin Bieber?
Between the alleyway backdrop, the trashcans, and that he’s dressed like a Vietnam vet found a $3,000 pair of leather slippers, this might be his best look yet.
He got an outfit that matches the wood panelling behind him. I wonder what he’s hiding behind his back. Probably a New Era ball cap, right Sam? I swear he’s got to have more of those than Fred Durst.
Well, Sam is the first person to wear zebra print joggers to go fishing. Ever. I’d bet my life on it.
The Fred Durst vibe is so strong here. I can’t look at this picture without hearing “Break Stuff” by Limp Bizkit. A plaid tee, with camo-cargo shorts. I had this exact outfit in 8th grade. What does Sam keep in those cargo pockets, anyway? Probably more New Era ball caps.
Sam Hunt is undeniably a much-needed fresh voice in country music. He is also without question the only guy in country music that attempts to pull off every style under the sun. I applaud him for not having a mullet, and for marching to the beat of his own drum. But the time for the cargo shorts is over, and it’s not coming back for a long time.