Before Harry Styles, there was Elvis Presley. Known for his rock and roll style, Elvis was a bonafide fashion icon of his time. Whether it was his on stage or off duty looks, the singer paved the way for men to express themselves through their clothes.
Famous for his penchant for jumpsuits and lamé, he was able to tap into the then-untouched territory of men exploring typically feminine silhouettes and materials. His ground-breaking influence in fashion spread to his contemporaries such as David Bowie and Prince, too, who looked up to him and followed in his sartorial footsteps.
During his time off stage, Elvis opted for sharp collared oxford shirts and wide-legged trousers or chose altered shirts with elastics at the cuff to give them a billowing look. He was unafraid of clashing patterns or wearing colours associated with women, nonchalant about standing out from the regular pedestrian.
Today, Elvis’s net of influence on fashion has only grown bigger with the airing of his biopic starring Hollywood heart-throb, Austin Butler. This enticing new movie directed by Baz Luhrmann has led to the resurgence of the legend’s one-of-a-kind look and has attracted the gaze of many.
Hence, in conjunction with the premiere of Elvis which is currently out in theatres, here’s how to dress like the original style star, Elvis Presley.
What’s more suave than a full leather suit? One of Elvis’s most popular looks revolved around leather, and so should yours.
A simple print can make a whole outfit. Match a bold print shirt with a pair of flared trousers to get the look.
On 24 March 1958, Elvis was drafted into the U.S Army and started gracing fans with a different side to him. Channel your inner private and follow suit.
Hawaiian shirts were a must-have for Elvis. Join him and cop his style this summer.
Show off some chest like Elvis with a deep V polo-shirt and a blazer.
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When in doubt, just pull out a pair of trunks. That’s what Elvis would do. In the hot summer months, they are a must-have at beach parties.