Earlier today, Tyler, the Creator released his sixth studio album, Call Me If You Get Lost, to the world. Along with all of the new music fans will surely enjoy, Tyler has also introduced us to the latest chapter in his ongoing style evolution. We’d call this era “Dapper Traveler Tyler.” He wears a mix of sophisticated menswear staples like sweater vests, pleated trousers, poplin shirts, and the piece de resistance, the ushanka hat.
This isn’t the first time we have seen Tyler take his style in a new direction for his latest project. In fact, it’s pretty easy to pinpoint the shift each time. He’s slowly morphed from the skate, streetwear kid who mainly wears bold graphic T-shirts and destroyed Vans to a more preppier look that we see today. Along the way, Tyler hasn’t fully abandoned his playful side though. He’s always wearing wild prints and bright colors, he just does it in a new way with each project.
With the arrival of Tyler’s latest album, we decided to take a look back at his style metamorphosis from album-to-album.
Album Released: 2021
Signature Items: Pleated trousers, wool sweaters, penny loafers, and a furry Ushanka hat
Ushanka hats are the new trend? We sort of hope not. But Tyler can certainly pull them off. The furry Russian cap has been a constant throughout the rollout of Call Me If You Get Lost. The Ushanka isn’t entirely new to Tyler’s wardrobe though. The most obvious instance of him rocking one in the past probably came on the red carpet of the 60th Grammys back in 2018. He paired a white colorway of the winter hat with a baby blue wool Supreme overcoat and matching Louis Vuitton scarf. It was almost a precursor of sorts to the more luxury-leaning vibe we have seen from Tyler in the video snippets that have rolled out over the past few days that included everything from vintage LV monogram trunks overflowing with clothing to vintage sports cars. The wardrobe has remained classy too. Sweater vests layered with white T-shirts, brown trousers, tasseled loafers, it’s all there. It looks like menswear Tyler is here to stay. Judging by how good the fits have been, we hope he sticks around for a while.