How to Get Alex Turner's StyleFrom the scrawny Sheffield lad, buzzing about in polos and track jackets, to the Saint Laurent styled rockstar maven. Turner's style has seen him marry smoking jackets with rockabilly shirts, knitted polos, sharp penny loafers and, of course, THAT quiff. The illustrious front man has proved that his wardrobe etiquette is just as strong as his lyrical prowess. Safe to say, Turner and his look have substantially evolved over the years. When the Arctic Monkeys exploded onto the scene in 2005, they were four lads that encapsulated the style and sentiment of all the teens out there listening to them. They had the same hairstyles and wore the same clothes. A 19 years old Alexander David Turner epitomised that generational look. From crooning over scuffles with the police and girls in clubs, the boys clad in polo shirts and drainpipes have come a long way.
Through the Years: Alex Turner's ClothesWhether it's the teddy boy, boho or biker style you're into, Alex Turner has given us enough style inspo over the years to dedicate plenty of precious column inches. If you want to learn the secrets to Alex Turner's style then read on for ideas on how to replicate his style through the years.
The Tracksuit YearsThe mid-2000s saw Alex hold the torch for every other adolescent lad out there by showing that you could write the biggest selling British debut record of all time before the age of 20 and still wear the polo shirts and track jackets you were wearing to college. Whilst the 2000s might not have been Alex Turner's sartorial peak, they're perhaps the years we remember him most fondly. Doe-eyed and fresh-faced, with his polo collar popped and his guitar slung over his shoulder, Turner unleashed himself on us all. How to Wear a Tracksuit: With a resurgence in all things streetwear, now is as good a time as any to invest in some serious sportswear. They may have once been associated with the yobs hanging about the corner shop, but not anymore. To emulate the style, keep things contemporary with a current brand like Champion and some style savvy trainers.
The Boho Seventies StyleA new relationship with Topshop princess and fashionista Alexa Chung saw a complete shift in Turner's personal style. Whether by coincidence (I seriously doubt it) or by design, his style took a shift towards a more relaxed, natural style. The saying "Behind every great man, there's a great woman" couldn't be truer when it comes to this pair. Alexa's lackadaisical laid-back dress sense rubbed off on Alex and we started to see a lot of leather and frayed denim. How to Wear The Boho Seventies Style: If the term boho conjures images of frills, florals and fringing, you may have avoided it all together in the past. Shake off those inhibitions because Turner was doing it back in 2008 without a dreaded waistcoat in sight. To cater to this trend in its simplest form, try incorporating suede, shearling, boho printed shirts and denim into your outfits - it's as simple as that.
The Leather LookThe chameleon of style stepped out of his shell once again in 2012. Shortly after the release of 4th studio album Suck It and See, we began to notice a distinctly more conscious way of dressing. We can see Alex stepping away from the baggy T-shirts and faded denim. With his slicked rockabilly quiff and a closet full of biker jackets and crew neck T-shirts, Alex made putting a contemporary spin on a retro look as easy as he does everything else. How to Wear Leather: Alex's '50s inspired all black leather look was a style conscious nod in the right direction for the performer. It was out with the loose naughties fits and in with the tapered cuts. Alex has been wearing so many leather jackets that it wouldn't be surprising if brands started releasing 'The Alex Turner Leather Jacket'. After all, he's been doing quite a service to this essential piece of outerwear.
A Vision in VintageI think it's safe to say Alex has well and truly sent his polo shirts packing, unless we're talking about the knitted variety, which he seems to carry in abundance. You can be as brave as Alex, who's wearing his rockabilly inspired pieces whilst running about LA with Miles Kane. Needless to say that if you're not the lead singer in a very successful rock band, you might get a few questionable looks - but hey, give em something worth looking at eh?
How to Wear Vintage: Vintage inspiration filters into more aspects of contemporary fashion than you'd probably think. Roll necks? The '60s. Track jackets? The '90s. With Turner's style, he very much sticks to clean tailoring and distinctive shirt and jacket styles, taking influence predominantly from the 1950s and '60s. Find a suit that's fitted and well tailored, with a leg length that just skims the ankle.