The archival Mick Jagger fashion-flexes that you should still be taking notes on today
From rhinestone encrusted wrestling suits to bell-bottomed tailoring, Mick Jagger’s style timeline is as unabashedly defiant and culturally poignant as the frontman’s music itself. When The Rolling Stones burst onto turn-tables across the globe in the ‘60s with their defiant riffs and raucous lyrics, it was hardly expected they’d be jeans and a tee kind of guys, but as Jagger’s 50-something years in the music industry has him heralded as the GOAT of rock and roll, its seen him rack up an inordinate amount of style points and a legendry fashion status also.
You can’t always get what you want, but you can certainly get a big fit of the day by following in Jagger’s snake-hip led way. Read on below, where we take a look through some of Jagger’s most iconic and lesser known style moments that you should be paying serious attention to.
As the eccentric-style arbitrator says himself, ‘anything worth doing is worth overdoing.’
Why it’s a flex: Any outfit that features banana-yellow leather can never be a bad thing, but when applied to an exposed zip racer-collar bomber you’ve got a seriously big flex on your hands. Paired with dark-wash denim in a rare show of balance for Jagger, this outlandish, statement-making piece manages to remain moderately refined while still packing a smile-inducing punch
How to wear it in 2020: Make moves like Jagger by pairing a statement hued jacket with uncomplicated jeans and white tee-shirt. Yellow not making you mellow? Try easing yourself in with jewel-toned garnets or lacquered racing-green.
Why it’s a flex: The ultimate in smart-casual dichotomy, nothing says ‘rules were made to broken’ like a mohair cardigan over an unbuttoned dress-shirt. Extra rock and roll credentials for the addition of a hardware studded belt and nonchalant attitude.
How to wear it in 2020: Don’t change a damn thing – pose included. We mean it.
Why it’s a flex: Part ‘honey I shrunk the washing’, part eyewear fit for The Matrix, this is a mismatched-masterclass in edgy-tonal dressing. The OG of dressing for your soul age as opposed to the D.O.B on your passport, Jagger makes a serious case for how to pull of trickier pieces with clever layering and a tight colour palette.
How to wear it in 2020: Cropped apparel has been, well, ‘cropping up’ just about everywhere this season. Trying layering one of Raf Simons’ cropped, pewter jumpers with a longer-line utilitarian jacket in a darker tone of grey for an easy, unintimidating way in.
Why it’s a flex: An overcoat style-swerve of this magnitude comes with a serious dose of stage presence before the band even strummed the first chord, and boy are we here for it. Sateen in textile, calf-brushing in length and saved by a whisker from looking like a Crimean War replica-costume through the otherwise minimal styling, Jagger has us seeing red in the best possible way.
How to wear it in 2020: Craig Green, Balenciaga and Ami Paris have all got ruby-red, longline coats on their shelves this Spring, and the latter has designed there’s in both a post-box and a more wearable garnet shade, for an lighter induction to the ringmaster style.