This Lowkey Aussie Resortwear Label Just Caught Drake’s Eye
— Updated on 31 January 2024

This Lowkey Aussie Resortwear Label Just Caught Drake’s Eye

— Updated on 31 January 2024
Randy Lai
Randy Lai

Drake (AKA patron saint of crooning rappers) is no stranger to all the agony and ecstasy that usually accompanies the process of “getting a fit off.”

In his personal quest to remain firmly at the top of the style sweepstakes — in a recording career that has lasted for the better part of 15 years — the multi-platinum artist has tried his hand at just about every fashion flex on the internet.

That includes, in no particular ranked order: novelty dog masks; vintage leather jackets from Yohji Yamamoto’s Fall 1991 collection; shearling Loewe boots (in summer); and now, knit shirting from none other than Commas — the Sydney-based resortwear label founded in 2017.

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Drake Commas
Image Credit: @champagnepapi // Instagram

Earlier this month, through the (admittedly flighty) medium of Instagram Stories, the For All The Dogs rapper can be seen, mid-fit-check, wearing an oversized topcoat in tweed, tailored trousers, suitably slouchy boots, and Commas’ ‘Sea Foam’ polo.

Predictably, the overzealousness of the Drake fanbase means that the piece is currently sold out in 5/6 sizes on the Commas website (though you might also have a shot at nabbing stock domestically via David Jones).

Pictured: The same knitted polo in ‘Sea Foam’ worn by Drake, as it’s pictured on the Commas e-shop. The fabric (a blend of nylon, cotton, and Merino wool) will be ideal as Australia transitions into autumn.

That an artist of Drake’s calibre (and means) has co-signed an indie outfit like Commas is symbolic of menswear’s status quo in 2024. A critically well-liked brand in Australia — which hasn’t necessarily reached a point of global saturation — Commas hasn’t been doing anything revolutionary since its establishment seven years ago.

And that’s kind of the point.

The relaxed fit of this knit ecru number has naturally evolved out of all the swimwear and block-print shirting that made Commas such an insider’s favourite in the first place.

Drake, the internet’s favourite human meme, mightn’t necessarily have all that context: but it’s clear that this garment (essentially a very well-made piece of basic shirting) will help him surf a universe of mutable trends. Assuming Commas ever restocks the thing — you can too.

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Randy Lai
Following 6 years in the trenches covering consumer luxury across East Asia, Randy joins Boss Hunting as the team's Commercial Editor. His work has been featured in A Collected Man, M.J. Bale, Soho Home, and the BurdaLuxury portfolio of lifestyle media titles. An ardent watch enthusiast, boozehound and sometimes-menswear dork, drop Randy a line at [email protected].


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