Elvis Presley – The Style King Of Rock & Roll

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Elvis Aaron Presley[a] (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as “the King of Rock and Roll”, or simply, “the King”.

Presley is one of the most celebrated and influential musicians of the 20th century. Commercially successful in many genres, including pop, blues and gospel, he is the best-selling solo artist in the history of recorded music, with estimated record sales of around 600 million units worldwide. He won three Grammys, also receiving the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36, and has been inducted into multiple music halls of fame.

What Fashion Labels Would he buy into Today?

Did you know that many scholars have studied loads of aspects of Elvis’s profound cultural influences. One of them has been his Speed Racer’s characters. So it comes to no surprise that many of speed racer designs were inspired by Elvis Presley. Have you ever wondered what Elvis would look like or dress today if he was in his 20s or 30s? What would he be wearing while riding his Harley Davidson let alone his vintage cars?

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The Charitable King And Rare Watches

Rolex no longer makes the King Midas, but two watches Presley wore continue to be in production. During his time in the Army from 1958 to 1960, he wore an Omega Constellation Calendar with sweep seconds and date that was chronometer-certified for accuracy. Presley’s was stainless steel plated in pink gold. The watch which the singer later gifted to a close friend was sold at an Antiquorum auction in December 2014 for $37,500. (Current iterations of the Omega Constellation start at $2,700.) He later owned a digital Omega, the groundbreaking “Time Computer,” the first watch to sport an LED display.

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Love Rock and Speed

No doubt Elvis would never walk about in casual gear. He would be right up there with our super models. Infact he was a super model a walking catwalk every single day. He had the cash to indulge and the confidence to wear it. He would not allow his age let alone anyone tell him what to wear. He would be the style icon who would predict and create new trends for men. His clothes would always be fitted and attention to detail would be crucial. He would embrace colour  that only Elvis could pull off. And as for shoes and boots he would rock any shape, style or form. What Elvis wore only men could envy and if brave enough adopt his style.

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Harley Davidson – Elvis Style Icon

Harley Davidson does not have to market its motorbikes with male models.  It’s such a powerful brand on its own. So who are our speed racer icons to adhere to. Who are the guys that could influence the stylish riders. Elvis in many of his classic movies sets gave men plenty of style tips on what he deemed to be a stylish rider. That hair of his was just damn right hot and sexy. His hair was a slick and very cool just like him. He also wore lots of hats inspired by his military background. He did serve in the Military so he never faked the image he  recreated it . Elvis dressed to impress.

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Blazers and Jackets

Elvis experimented with clothing on and off that stage he rocked leather in places that no other man would dream of daring to go. His love for bling and anything that stated gold, glamour and wealth was part of his unique charm. It was who he was and the crowd would never know what he would wear next.  This is what men and women loved the waiting the expectation to see what clothing trends Elvis would embrace next.

Over the top, standing out and make a statement is what Elvis was all about. On and off stage Elvis would move fast given any opportunity when it came to fashion. He would teamed  handkerchiefs, small scarfs off stage. You see Elvis lived the fashion icon style on and off the stage. He had money that could buy and create clothing that no other man could.

The inspiring message here is that Elvis chose his own style he was a trend setter very clearly. The role play of fashion he projected out was why he was so influential in the world of menswear that no man can ever match today.

The amount of image changes he created was astounding. He owned his wardrobe it was in his DNA.

 

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