The style aesthetic of Kendrick Lamar is similar to that of his music—it’s clear, straightforward, and unapologetic, with an underlying artistic tone that commands subtle attention. Unlike many hip-hop artists in his position who gravitate towards flashy diamonds and heavy gold chains to define their status, Kendrick takes a more humble, less-is-more approach that reflects his mission as a refined rhymesayer. The man who likes to wax poetic about embracing life for what it is puts comfort over everything, hence why you’ll see him opt for sneakers and tees more often than not.

On the heels of the release of his third studio album, the critically acclaimed To Pimp a Butterfly, the folks over at Bevel hit pause for a moment to break down K-Dot’s style choices, past and present.