Kanye West’s Summer Fashion Wardrobe Staple Are Coats

The intense heat of summer has most of us pealing off the layers and laying under an air conditioning, but temperatures haven’t stop Kanye West from wearing what seems to be his favorite wardrobe staples of the summer season, coats and jackets.

Summer is my least favorite season. I can’t stand the heat and I don’t want to be in the kitchen. New York City has experienced a serious heatwave. A little over a week ago, temperatures shot up to 96 degrees, and if you're an MTA rider like me the heat underground only intensifies. So you can imagine my disbelief when I stumbled across the Instagram page dedicated to Kanye West outfits, @kanyewearing --which credits the him as “the greatest artist & rapper"-- and found that Mr. West has spent most of the summer months bundled up in outerwear. Normally reserved for fall, winter, and spring, parkas, and bombers go into storage when June roles around but the 808 & Heartbreak rapper breaks the mode.

On June 10th, in Calabasas, California, the College Dropout stepped out — and possibly heading into a recording studio judging but the firmly grasped laptop in hand — wearing a black bubble coat from The North Face, black sweatpants, black hat, grey socks and a pair of his own Yeezy sneakers.

@kanyewest is dressed in a black Adidas Calabasas Hat, black The North Face Nuptse Down Jacket, black Yeezy Season 5 Sweatpants combined with Yeezy Boost 700 Static Sneaker.”

In his home town of Chicago, Kanye was caught on daddy duties pushing a stroller in a denim jacket from Fear of God pair with Acne Studio jeans.

“Ye rocks blue Fear Of God Denim Trucker Jacket, black Acne Cash Jeans and a pair of some Yeezy Boost 350 V1 Turtle Dove Sneaker.”

Taking a walk in The Big Apple with fellow rapper (and brother-in-law-Is) Travis Scott who donned jewels, Jordan’s and all black Ye paired his Ralph Lauren Camo Cargos with a flannel jacket from Faith Connexion

@kanyewest in a green/yellow Faith Connexion Flannel Jacket, black Metallica Vintage Tee, camouflage Ralph Lauren Cargo Pants and some Yeezy Boost 750 OG Sneaker”

Back on the west coast in Santa Monica, California, Mr and Mrs. Kanye West took a midday stroll in a 2006 inspired ensemble wearing a Carhartt jacket and black dickies.

“Kanye wears brown Carhartt Detroit Jacket, black Dickies Pants and a pair of some black Hoka One One Sneaker.”

The Chi Town native donned another Carhartt jacket (this time in purple) with red sweatpants and black kicks from his Yeezy sneaker line


“Ye is dressed in a purple Carhartt Denim Jacket by Fruition, red Bianca Chandôn 'Lover' Sweatpants and some Yeezy Boost 700 Vanta Sneaker.”

It’s not until a little over a week ago that the rapper swapped his usual layered look for a tall white tee from Russell Athletics. Fall however must be calling Kanye’s name because while he left the jacket at home he broke out a pair of Yeezy desert boots.

@kanyewest wearing white Russell Athletic Basic Tee, green Yeezy Season 7 Worker Pants and a pair of some beige Yeezy Desert Boots”

If you look at all of the 34 post on the @kanyewearing Instagram page, which boast over 14k followers, you’ll notice the "All Falls Down” rapper sports outerwear year-round. Wondering what to expect from Kanye in terms of fashion for the rest of the year? We’re going to safely bet our bottom dollar on more dapper coats and more stylish jackets.