HomeFeatureElvis Presley – King Of Fashion Trend Setting Arturo di Luca May 28, 2012 Feature, Male Style Icons Elvis Presley – King Of Fashion Elvis Presley is the undisputed King of Rock and Roll. Known to the world over by his first name, he is regarded as one of the most important figures of twentieth century popular culture. Statistically, he holds records for the most Top 40 hits (104), the most Top 10 hits (38) and the most weeks at Number One (80). During his ‘concert years’ from 1969 to 1977, Elvis gave nearly 1,100 concert performances. His talent, good looks, sensuality, charisma, and good humor endeared him to millions, as did the humility and human kindness he demonstrated throughout his life. “He was the guy the guys wanted to be, and the guy the girls wanted to date,” said Kevin Kern, the director of public relations for Elvis Presley Enterprises. Elvis and Colours As a fashion icon Elvis, of course, was the Lady Gaga of his day, wearing outlandish garb one day and seeing it become street fashion the next. Imagine, before Elvis, a straight guy wearing a pink shirt (he wore many of those), a pink belt, and pink socks. The king wore handmade shirts and casual suits, to his flashy custom-made jewelry and shoes, he was the rock ‘n’ roll royalty dresser to adhere too. Elvis wore his hair long before everyone else thought it was fashionable. As for jeans, Mr. Kern said, “denim reminded Elvis of being poor, so he did not wear denim as an adult.” He was the master of wearing leather jackets embracing all colours and lets not forget his slick eye-wear. Adopt His Style Can we adopt his look for 2012? We sure can, its about proportions and adapting his look to your wardrobe. One thing for sure, please embrace his eccentric side to fashion, even if it’s only his hairstyle. Elvis Presley – A true master to shirt fashion. Look at the three different styles he could wear so well. Very cool in his uniform. Imagine singing along side Elvis. How edgy is this shirt? He was never afraid of colour. Look at the layering effect he always used. This combinations, just looks so slick. He makes an average T-shirt look very cool. Only Elvis could make this shirt look bang on trend.