A$AP Rocky wore a suit to his birthday dinner, an indisputably correct decision

Of the many lovely things to note about A$AP Rocky and Rihanna as a couple, high on the list is the frequency with which they dress up to go out to eat. Given how high they’ve already set the bar for themselves, each subsequent outing comes with raised stakes, a higher bar to clear. The duo sailed through it easily on Sunday night – the night before Rocky’s 34th birthday.

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The new parents hit West Hollywood seafood spot Olivetta, where Rocky (coordinated with Rih’s black zip-up dress in a tonal black pinstripe Celine Homme suit. He accessorized with a black printed tie, his favorite Celine shield sunglasses and a joint. A$AP’s styling trick here—leaving his boxy double-breasted two-button blazer open—is a good one to emulate: unbuttoning a jacket is a great way to make things a little more casual, or show off a tie, or just in general adding some more relaxed volume to a typical suit silhouette.

Admittedly, A$AP Rocky has a documented tendency to looks great in a suit, but he also deploys them in ways that feel not only hopeful, but adaptive. Suits don’t have to be stuffy. Do you want to decorate a little in the summer? Couple your nice jacket with shorts (even at night!) and little frayed socks. Are you tired of the formal clothes you have? Find an accessory that calls to you. Hell, even a matching Denim Tears print hoodie and jeans set can be its own kind of suit. All that to say, A$Rocky has given us food for thought. It doesn’t even have to be your birthday: open up your blazer, take your partner or your girlfriends somewhere nice, and make dinner an occasion.

Celine Homme double-breasted striped blazer

Celine Homme cropped striped trousers

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