Edited by Corey Moran on
October 1 2008 at 4:00 PM
The Old School: Jimi Hendrix
The New School: Omar Rodríguez-López of The Mars Volta can be caught on stage playing mind numbing guitar solos in a skin tight three piece suit and bell bottoms.
Rock and Roll is something that is never going to just go away or disappear. Though along the way things evolve and change, there are always glimpses back into the past that can be seen through it’s predecessors. However one aspect of the genre that stays fairly consistent is the style. Rock and Roll style is a look that I personally love because it seems so effortless yet cool (and I am a Rock and Roll addict). The styles of rock legends like The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix are visible today in the styles of the new school rock style icons.
***Please note this post is about the style and in no way compares their musical talents.
The Old School: Freddie Mercury
The (Sort Of) New School: Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction is constantly rocking out in flamboyant, shiny outfits that balance on the edge of tranny mess.
The Old School: The Ramones
The New School: The Horrors. Trade in those blazers for leather and you have the same tight pants grungy dudes above.
The New School: Justice. This Euro Duo are my favorite DJ's around and don't really fall so much in the rocker category, but their love for leather, tight jeans and lack of hair washing makes me think of The Ramones rather that piece of crap Moby.
The Old School: The Rolling Stones
The New School: The Jonas Brother. Despite being pop crap, The Jonas Brothers have a style that reminds a lot of those Brits The Rolling Stones. The brothers are always in jackets and scarves with eccentric patterns and colors.
The Old School: The Beatles
The New School: Panic At The Disco. Looking the same but different is the key here. In The Beatles early days they were all about the suits and looking prim and proper. Well suits, ties, and boots are all in the wardrobe of these Vegas boys.
Got any other favorite rocker looks? Now that you can post images in the comments section, I want to see what yours are.
Thanks to Flickr for the images.