Antwaun Sargent Bikes In Pyer Moss Reeboks -

Antwaun Sargent Bikes In Pyer Moss Reeboks

 Antwaun Sargent Bikes In Pyer Moss Reeboks

Welcome back to Fit Diaries, where GQ asks our favorite style lords to document a week through their outfits. Up next: art critic and writer (and GQ contributor), Antwaun Sargent.

“I like getting dressed up for the Zooms,” says Antwaun Sargent. “Even when I’m just head-up or whatever, I like to put on a look.” That much is clear from the week of outfits that Sargent shared with GQ for his Fit Diary—seven days’ worth of recycled nylon Prada, quilted Bode grails, and Wales Bonner realness.

Over the past several months, Sargent has kept up the standard of cerebral style that has made him both the most fashionable person in art and the most artistically dressed person in fashion. “In this moment, it was just so important to try to maintain some semblance of normalcy,” he says. “The world has turned upside down. And so I tried to hone in on the things that I liked doing, which are largely in art and fashion, and so I thought, How do I bring that, in some ways, into my daily life?”

On the art side, he started working on an exhibition—“Just Pictures,” which opened September 10 and runs through November 21 at projects+gallery in St. Louis. “And so that fit the art quota for me—talking to those artists, engaging with them. I did a series of interviews that are rolling out.” The fashion part? That’s what you see here. Sargent is further proof that the best-dressed people are ones who really want to have an intellectual conversation with their clothes. For him, getting dressed is an aesthetic workout.


I just started biking during quarantine, and I got a trainer, mostly because I was losing my mind. I was like, I need to find something to do. I have not sat still for this many weeks or months in my life. So from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., six days a week—the exception being Tuesday, which is my day off—I’m alternating between upper body and lower body. And then later in those days, I do a 20-mile bike ride. I thought, The safest way for me to go outside is probably moving at 20 miles an hour on a bike. I’ve logged almost 500 miles, which is hilarious because I never worked out before March. This is all new to me.


Courtesy of Antwaun Sargent

Courtesy of Antwaun Sargent

At the very beginning of quarantine, I was like, I need some comfy workout clothes. I ordered a bunch of stuff from Nike, but the material was not what I was expecting. Then I found myself at Lululemon, and I just stocked up. I didn’t buy the men’s stuff, because the men’s workout clothes are cut weirdly, and just not sexy. So I bought some women’s biking shorts, some women’s workout leggings. When you are doing a leg day, you don’t want a short that comes down to your knee. You don’t want all that fabric. [Plus] the men’s were just dark blue, black, or gray. I bought some really fun colors, because I want to have my thinking on aesthetics when I’m working out. I feel like you just bring your whole self to something like that, because otherwise, it’s not really you.

The shoes in this photo are sort of my “in-between” workout shoes. But [Kerby Jean-Raymond, Pyer Moss’s designer] has another pair of shoes, the first ones he released with Reebok, and they’re like slippers—you just slip your feet in. I use those to bike ride. They’re amazing. Frankly, those shoes sat in my closet from the moment they came out, which was several years ago, until three months ago, because I don’t work out. But I wanted to give a look when I was working out, and Kerby’s shoes are fashion, you know? Now I’m like, how the fuck do I get these shoes again?! When I really love something, I’ll go and buy three pairs.

MoMA NY Yankees Cap


MoMA Design Store

Bottega Veneta sunglasses


Bottega Veneta

Etudes x Henry Taylor Colorado Hood California



Lululemon “Find Your Pace” 3-inch lined short



Reebok Experiment 4 Fury Trail by Pyer Moss




This week was sort of a crazy week. Not only did we open ‘Just Pictures’ on Thursday, but the new book I edited, called Young, Gifted, and Black: A New Generation of Artists, started to hit stores. So when I put on that Marni suit, it was a personal celebration to myself. Whenever I do something, I always try to have—I mean, this sounds so kooky—but a personal moment of celebration: ‘Wow, you’ve done two books in a year, basically!’ You work really hard on something, and then someone says something you don’t like, or tries to define it. It’s hard to have my reaction or understanding of my own work to be filtered through others’ eyes. So I try to take moments to have conversations or celebrations with myself around the work that I do, just because so much of it is so public.

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