From Ritz to the Rubble
Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry are just a few people who have had some radical hair changes that ultimately defined their style. However, there is one man that comes to mind who’s style has progressed with every hair change: Alex Turner. He went from little boy from Sheffield, to long-haired hipster in cable knit sweaters, to perfectly quaffed teddy boy. Most people find a style they like and stick to it. Maybe they deviate a little to the left or right to incorporate current trends but Turner is comfortable bouncing from one end of the scale to the other.
While some people were partial to the “Cornerstone” version of Alex Turner, his 50’s inspired teddy boy/rock n roll look has become an inspiration in it’s own right. He’s topped many ‘best dressed’ list (including my own) and all thanks to a pair of scissors and a gallon of hair gel. It’s hard to imagine him in suits and tight dress shirts with the longer hairstyle he used sport. I
I can’t really have a post about Alex Turner and not mention the Arctic Monkeys. I’m a huge fan and have been for a while (well before the infamous hair cut). I’m not embarrassed to say that I listen to their music on repeat, but, musical genius aside, Turner’s greaser inspired style has become as famous as his lyrics. So while this outfit is slightly a little more ‘costume-y’ than I would normally wear, you can’t channel Alex Turner without the hair. I kept the rest of the outfit simple because the hair speaks for itself. Chucks were a second choice, but out of 13 pair so of boots I own, none resemble a motorcycle boot (note to self: find a pair of motorcycle boots). A jean jacket seemed like a good idea, I wore my cropped ladies one to add a smidge of femeninity to the outfit. A cig would have totally completeled the look, but I chose a less cancerous finishing touch: Clubmasters.
– Dress like a monkey, act like a woman – KL