1. Tight Jeans: We are all thinking it…so I figured I would get it out of the way. All I have to do to defend this trend is list a few names and agreement will be unanimous: Robert Plant, Bruce Springsteen, and Alison Mosshart. BAM! Total agreement!
2. Leather: It can be any colour under the sun and yet leather seems to represent everything rock music is: cool, rough, and sexy. The “bad-assry” of leather has no limits and has become a staple in most rock wardrobes.
3. Sunglasses: Sunglasses function as the most amazing accessory. It doesn’t matter what brand you choose to wear…Ray Bans to ten dollar specs from a drugstore make you feel oddly glamorous and slightly mysterious. Plus, they hide the tell tale signs of over-partying and sleep deprivation.
4. Pseudo-Military Clothing: This trend, most notably seen on Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles, is a stunning and memorable statement. The most fascinating element of this trend is the implicit social commentary attached. Like many musicians from the 60’s and 70’s, peace was a major theme in the throws of war. The hybrid of military style clothing with so called “hippie” attire undercuts a rigid system based on regimentation and structure.
5. Mexican Peasant Shirts: The typical peasant shirt is simple: white and loose. It contrasts the tight fitting clothing often popular within the rock scene. Trendsetters like Jim Morrison paired this soft flowing garment with tight leather pants depicting the sheer range when it comes to rock as all polarities are explored. The a plume of white and a streak of black encompasses most rock legends: conflicted.