Steven Tyler's rockin' fashion style

Steven Tyler's rockin' fashion style
"American Idol" judge Steven Tyler goes for a vintage rock star look with a leather jacket, jewelry and feather hair extensions. (Frank Micelotta / Fox)

When it comes to style on

"American Idol,"

this season, all the action has been at the judges' desk.


Steven Tyler: In the May 15 Image section, an article about Steven Tyler's fashion sense said the rocker wears beetle boots. The correct term is Beatle boots. —

Jennifer Lopez

has been trying her best to steal the spotlight, trotting out one designer outfit after another (




Cheap & Chic, George Chakra), with a new hairstyle and heavy-handed makeup job to match. But

Steven Tyler

is the real breakout style star on the unscripted show.

His dandified look is vintage rock star, back when rock stars embraced the role 24-7 — hip-hugger pants, leather jackets, beetle boots, long scarves and layered jewelry, by labels such as All Saints and Chrome Hearts.

He told

People magazine

that he wants his own clothing line — and maybe he should get one. The feather extensions in his hair have already trickled down to the street.

In his new book, "Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?" (Harper Collins), Tyler writes about the day he and


first got their "sartorial swagger on," inspired by

Mick Jagger


Janis Joplin


Jimmy Page

and put together at the Caprice vintage store in Boston.

"We raided the closets of the hipoisie. A mad mix of King's Road medieval motley, pimp swagger, Stones gypsy gear and Carnaby Street kitsch, Janis' Haight-Ashbury scarf-draped bordello exotical … and a touch of titillating androgyny…"

Unlike so many other rock stars, Tyler never gave it up.