The dominant ‘mannish look’ trend inspired us for this STYLE ICON post dedicated to this songwriting genius, ingeniously talented musician, the great poet and the man whose ever changing style never seizes to inspire … the one and only Bob Dylan. He set himself into the spotlight back in the 1960’s, playing enigmatic lyrics that highlighted social issues such as drugs, civil rights and war, and proved his brilliance with a career spanning over five decades. However, it’s not his musical genius that is the point of interest in this post. Instead, we are going to talk about Bob Dylan from the sartorial aspect and focus on his flawless iconic look that is still copied by both men and women around the World. From the scruffy boho look at the very beginnings and his signature messy mop in the 1965 to the Rolling Thunder era underlined with his trademark hats and sunglasses, and finally his modern, Gentlemen meets cowboy look, Bob Dylan’s style has constantly changed during the years. However, the core of his looks remained constant, created out of simple, clean and classic pieces. He became famous for his polka dot shirts, laid back yet elegant button ups, skinny jeans and fitted pea coats, always complemented by the iconic wayfarers, gorgeous hats, Chelsea boots, a myriad of striped scarves and of course, his guitar as the most recognizable accessory. Whether he goes for formal, or opt for more laid back look, he pulls everything with such an ease, which makes him a true epitome of pure coolness and laid back elegance.
Bob Dylan – This month’s style icon