Tyler, the Creator’s early adoption of cardigans, loafers, and sweaters after first appearing as a colorfully attired skater was innovative. His look has now matured like a great wine as the preppy preoccupation with streetwear persists.
It’s difficult to choose the best of his innumerable on-point “fits,” but we’ve replicated some of our favorites for you.
From street style OG Pharrell to the G.O.A.T. that is Kendrick Lamar, the cardigan’s rightful place as a must-have wardrobe element for any modern rotation has been cemented.
But no one has supported cardigan corners quite like Tyler, The Creator. The musician has been a cardigan lover for more than five years, whether he’s designing them with his own line Golf Wang or simply wearing them every day.
The native Californian doesn’t let the changing of the seasons affect how he dresses, frequently wearing puffer jackets with shorts and arguing in favor of knitwear all year round. He likes to mix things up, wearing a cardigan with shorts in the summer, and in the winter, he’ll layer a blazer or a puffy jacket over it for warmth.
But for all of his year-round experimentation, there’s no denying that a cardigan is really in its element when temperatures start to drop.
Having a solid knitwear selection is more than advised for the coldest seasons when layering (finally) becomes possible again, and that includes a few cardi options. Mix one with a long coat, as we have in the lookbook for our latest fall collection, and you have a trademark preppy look, or take Tyler’s advice and opt for a puffer jacket over the top — either way, you’re looking at a cozy fit. Plus, unlike your average sweater, you have the option of unbuttoning when things get hot.