everyone knows that rock stars have the best style. they can get away with wearing the most outrageous ensembles (bootsy collins, seriously, wtf) and no one so much as bats an eyelash. i have a theory for why this is the case: a) they don’t have corporate day jobs that require them to wear stuffy work clothes, and b) they are somewhat insane.
our first “spotlight on style” profiles a man who needs no introduction. one of the greatest guitar players of all time, he was also an exceptionally stylish fellow. he fused day-glo psychedelic patterns, boho-esque flowing scarves, and sgt. pepper-style military regalia into one sartorially splendorific mess.
let us examine some of his most flamboyant stylings:
SGT. PEPPER ON ACID:
jimi was clearly a fan of the military jacket, and he rocked it hard, pairing it with skinny trousers & gold medallions:
– white fringed leather jacket?
– tie-dyed bellbottoms with pink ruffled shirt?
– ubiquitous headscarves?
i think it’s pretty clear to see where subsequent stars like prince and steven tyler got their inspiration.
MONGOLIAN GOATHERD MEETS PSYCHADELIC TROUBADOR:
love, love, love the multi-patterned afghan coats. *sigh*
i don’t even know what to call this get-up or how to describe it, but it may be the best outfit i’ve seen anyone wear, ever. amazing. i never would have thought it possible to make a hawaiian print blazer look cool. and yet, here we are.
now, come along and laugh
at with me as i attempt to recreate a hendrix-style ensemble using only the contents of my own closet: