Fashion and music are often colliding. Sometimes with awful
results - think of nearly any major pop band of the 1980s - but
occasionally magic happens. Take The Beatles for example. While
their style adapated across the years, from their clean cut image
complete with matching suits in the early days through to the
acid-soaked hippy gear they donned during the Sgt. Pepper's era,
The Beatles didn't just change the face of music forever: they also
looked damn cool while doing so.
But perhaps the band that encompasses mid-60s style more than
any other was The Who. Embracing the Mod look, comprised of what
was alternative clothing at the time, in their early years, clean
cut suits, ex military gear and
shirts inspired by pop-artists like Roy
Lichtenstein all made up the band's wardrobe. Their influence
helped propel Mod culture into the mainstream which makes The Who
one of the world's most stylish bands. Ever.
The 70s saw a melting pot of styles collide - some of them
iconic, some of them awful. Punk rock was one genre that seeped
into the world of fashion, fuelled by collections by designers such
as Vivienne Westwood. One band from this era came to define the
punk look: The Ramones. The New York band's standard uniform was
simple. Take a battered leatherjacket, throw in some ripped,
drainpipejeans and tatty tennis
shoes and you've got one of the most recognisable bands ever.
Thanks to The Ramones' influence, the world of alternative clothing
was never the same.
A killer suit never goes out of style and many bands have worn
them as a collective. Perhaps the sharpest dressed band of the
modern era is Interpol. By taking clean, straight
suits, Ray Ban aviators and crisp white
shirts, Interpol has forged their own ultra-stylish look that's
resembles something pulled from the pages of the most important of
But not every band adopts such a sleek image. Take the
Libertines. Along with the Strokes, their ramshackle approach to,
well, everything influenced youth culture in a way few bands have.
Pete Doherty's own unique style of pork pie hats, skinny ties and
almost dilapidated suits has definitely informed the world of
fashion. After all, he did go out with Kate Moss for a number of
years. Doherty's combinations of alternative clothing even lead him
to being the face of Roberto Cavalli's 2007-08 campaign.
Vintage Alternative Clothing From Rokit
At Rokit, we embrace all things quirky, unique and unusual.
That's why we offer a simply huge collection of vintage alternative
clothing items. You'll find everything you'll need to emulate your
musical heroes or forge your own head-turning style. We're
constantly adding new pieces to our range so check in store at one
of our London locations or online today for the
latest and best alternative clothing.