How Travis Scott Rocks Retro Jordans

Travis Scott has become a major influence in creating a resurgence for retro Jordans over the past few years. He’s even gone on record to say the Jordan 4 is the reason we still wear Jordans. That being said, he’s also seen a couple of his own signature Jordan 4 colorways, as well as Jordan 1s and an awaited Jordan 6.

Aside from his own signature collaborations and making those look fashionable, he’s able to replicate this with just about every colorway that he pulls out and giving each silhouette his own signature twist, as far as styling.

Going Grunge

Travis Scott’s style, in general, is similar to the grunge greats of the ’90s, much like Kurt Cobain, whose regular wardrobe consisted of boxy fit flannels and thrashed denim with a graphic tee layered underneath.

An especially signature look for Travis when he breaks out the Jordan 4s, he’s reinterpreted this iconic look by working in either skinny jeans or dark Japanese denim, demonstrating that both are versatile when pairing his own colorways, as well as the classics.

Cactus Jack Jordan 4s were built with Travis' grungy style in mind.
Cactus Jack Jordan 4s were built with Travis’ grungy style in mind.

Aside from the Jordan 4, another silhouette that’s become a mainstay in his rotation is the Jordan 1, which also pairs well with the same look, thanks to its skate appropriated nostalgia.

Its high-top shape makes it simple and versatile for stacking skinny jeans with, while its wide range of colorways can be teamed with just about any flannel and graphic tee combo.

Travis' relaxed aesthetics usually incorporate a common color shade into his wardrobe palettes. In this case, that would be red.
Travis’ relaxed aesthetics usually incorporate a common color shade into his wardrobe palettes. In this case, that would be red.
Throwing every color swatch into a flannel and pairing it with a graphic tee is a very grunge move.
Throwing every color swatch into a flannel and pairing it with a graphic tee is a very grunge move.
Thrashed jeans and a vintage band tee with Jordan 4s. Travis Scott has grunge style down to a T.
Thrashed jeans and a vintage band tee with Jordan 4s. Travis Scott has grunge style down to a T.
Moncler is the punk rock way to layer for cool weather, while ripped jeans and untied Jordan 4s complement the easy-going aesthetic even more.
Moncler is the punk rock way to layer for cool weather, while ripped jeans and untied Jordan 4s complement the easy-going aesthetic even more.

Proportionately Oversized

If there’s anything in fashion that’s not going anywhere anytime soon, it’s the oversized look. And that doesn’t mean just wearing something that’s a size bigger than one would normally wear.

For Travis Scott, these silhouettes are slightly elongated, but proportionately tailored around the torso, so it’s still practical and comfortable.

Longer jackets are a simple way to juxtapose the look of a graphic tee and skinny jeans combo.
Longer jackets are a simple way to juxtapose the look of a graphic tee and skinny jeans combo.

Versatility also comes into play here because this look can combine oversized jackets with skinny jeans and Jordan 4s, while cargo pants and a varsity jacket might even be joined with a pair of Jordan 1s.

Easy-going essentials loosened up.
Easy-going essentials loosened up.
The key to wearing oversized is making sure it's slightly oversized and hangs just a little bit longer than it would otherwise.
The key to wearing oversized is making sure it’s slightly oversized and hangs just a little bit longer than it would otherwise.
Travis Scott's oversized letterman look has all the bells and whistles, as well as an extra emphasis on embroidery.
Travis Scott’s oversized letterman look has all the bells and whistles, as well as an extra emphasis on embroidery.
The new way to wear Jordan 1s involves a loose fitting pair of technical pants.
The new way to wear Jordan 1s involves a loose fitting pair of technical pants.

Miraculously Monochromatic

Even though Travis Scott has a special styling quality, where it is only he that can get away with some of the wardrobe combos that he puts together, it doesn’t mean he’s forgotten about the essential styling tips that continue to stay relevant.

When he’s not wearing the oversized look or coveted grunge gems, he keeps it simple – wearing black skinny jeans and tees or even the double denim look.

Travis Scott has an eclectic style, but even style gurus don't skip out on the classics.
Travis Scott has an eclectic style, but even style gurus don’t skip out on the classics.

These mostly monochromatic pairings are united primarily with classic Jordan silhouettes and colorways, especially the Bred Jordan 4s, which unveiled from the Jordan vault this weekend. He also breaks out other classics, like the “Laser” variations, the “Emeralds,” and even the Tinker Hatfield Jordan 3s.

Today's revamped styling method for double-denim.
Today’s revamped styling method for double-denim.
Matching monochromatic shades.
Matching monochromatic shades.
Switch up the all-black wardrobe combo by adding graphics with vibrant shades like orange and purple to the look.
Switch up the all-black wardrobe combo by adding graphics with vibrant shades like orange and purple to the look.