To celebrate 50 years of The Rolling Stones the BBC have gone Stones crazy with interviews, documentaries and concerts. Crossfire Hurricane (Part1) was broadcast on Saturday night, a 'rockumentary' that "provides a remarkable new perspective on the Stones' unparalleled journey from blues-obsessed teens to rock royalty." But here at The Vintage Fair, we can't stop swooning over these snaps from the mid 60s of those very stylish boys.
The band formed in 1962 and during the early years there wasn't much difference between their on and off stage style, they weren't flashy. Nonchalantly posing for the cameras, the young Stones boys look dapper in fitted blazers, skinny trousers and cuban heels. Shirts were smartly buttoned up to the top and colours were kept muted and neutral such as navy blues, burgundy and dark greens. I especially love the big double breasted coats with big lapels.
I don't know about you, but Mr Keith Richards has stolen the fashion title just from these pics, this man could rock a paisley scarf. Not to mention his style conscious girlfriend Anita Pallenberg.
Mr Mick Jagger, with his liquid hips and beestung lips makes quite the impression in a skinny black tie and leather waistcoat.
It's safe to say that the 60s style this band epitomised is timeless. They wouldn't look out of place on a Topman advert as the high street is constantly inspired by this styling. Not only the high street but other bands appear to be inspired by this iconic look too, check out the gorgeous boys in The Heartbreaks, The Crookes and the wonderful Vintage Trouble - who we'll be seeing more of on the blog soon!
We have gathered together some vintage and some of the high street's 60s inspired clobber for the boys. The burgundy velvet collar on that Topman tweed blazer is fabulous, lovely stuff.
Paisley Scarf: Jasper Conran
Velvet Collar Jacket: Topman
Skinny Smart Trousers :Topman
Vintage Peacoat: Rokit
White shirt: Burton
Chelsea Boots: Dune