The latest fashion for men is hugely inspired by the popular music and the rock bands, we take a look at the 3 most influential rock bands of all time that have influenced new fashion trends for men.
1. The Beatles:
From the haircut to the collar-less suits, this most popular band in the rock history transformed the fashion for men across the world. The “Beatlemania” that started in 60s by the three young musicians from Liverpool — John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison — with their first single “Love Me Do/P.S. I Love You,” was followed by chart-toppers including “Please Please Me,” “From Me to You,” “She Loves You,” “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “Can’t Buy Me Love”. The Beatles are credited with radiating joy, happiness, and exuberance that touched millions of hearts around the world. Their iconic tight-fitting, ankle-length Chelsea boots and unisex fashion blurred the gender boundaries as they wore velvet jackets and paisley scarves. The signature round-thin-rimmed glasses are still adored by the hip and the trendy men worldwide.
2. The Ramones and other “punk” bands:
One of the first rock bands that defined the “punk rock band”, Although they had limited commercial success but was very influential in US and UK. The punk rock songs are shorter and typically has two electric guitars, an electric bass, and a drum kit, along with vocals. Played with “breakneck” tempos The Ramones had traditional rock ‘n’ roll verse-chorus form that was most influential in fashion. Other punk bands such as the Slits, the Dammed, the Clash, and the Banshees, the Sex promoted the launch of T-shirts printed with pin-up girls, shirts with a Nazi swastika, and even T-shirts of the Queen of England’s face corrupted with a safety pin through her nose! The fashion of wearing ripped clothes originated from their idea of wearing torn, fetish and sometimes even with simulated bloodstained clothes.
This band can be labeled as the “Best Grunge Band ever” although, most of the grunge bands faded from the stage by late 1990s. Grunge rock had a huge influence on fashion industry especially after the releases such as Nirvana’s Nevermind, Pearl Jam’s Ten, Soundgarden’s Badmotorfinger, Alice in Chains’ Dirt and Stone Temple Pilots’ Core. They popularized the “grunge movement in fashion” where they advocated lackluster and care-free approach in dressing for men epitomizing Jonny Depp with long hair and the laid-back approach to dressing characterized by leather jackets, flannel shirts, and fingerless gloves!