Toronto Raptors’ General Manager, Masai Ujiri, presented Drake with a custom camel cashmere overcoat lined with a No. 6 black and gold “OVO Alternate” jerseys. Our readers might know that it’s become a tradition of sorts for Drake to receive one of these custom jackets from the Raptors.
But how did it start—and why?
For Complex, David Tran, head of special projects at Garrison Bespoke, the company responsible for both Drake’s jackets and those $20,000 bullet proof suits, says they had been working with the rapper before he became the Raptors’ official Global Ambassador.
Today, Tran says he expects the Raptors to keep the “tradition” going in the years to come. “It feels really good to know we made something special,” he says. “It’s a really unique way to show Toronto pride and Raptors pride—in an unexpected, classy way.”