The Toronto Raptors just gave Drake a diamond-encrusted sports jacket worth $769,000

When you’re struggling your way to the top, you have to pay for everything. When you’re finally rich and famous and can afford anything you want, people give you stuff.

Case in point: Drake, who was gifted with a bespoke sports jacket worth more than three-quarters of a million dollars created by Garrison Bespoke of Toronto. This is the fourth year in a row that the Toronto Raptors have given him some new threads.

What makes such a coat so expensive? Let’s try to justify that.

  1. It features 285 lab-grown diamonds arranged in the pattern of Drake’s OVO owl.
  2. There’s a 1.2 carat diamond on the left lapel.
  3. The fabric was sourced from a French company called Dourmeuil. And it’s not something just off the loom. This fabric comes from the mill’s archive and dates to–wait for it–1927.
  4. The jacket is lined with a Raptors City Edition jersey which was designed by Drake himself.

Drake had better hope this helps kill off the Drake Curse.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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