Thursday, July 17, 2008

Style Icon: The Monkees

Perhaps some of you didn't know (and perhaps you would have been happier not knowing) that E and I are big Monkees fans. So today the ITunes is lovin' the Monkees and I started thinking--who is more stylin' than The Monkees? Admittedly, in their first season they had some wonky clothes, but in the second they were totally hippie psychedelic --and it worked for them. (Not to mention all of the fab stuff the pretty Monkee girls would wear which I would drool over)

I can't tell you how often I wish boys of today would sport tight pants, monkee style. Or for that matter, how many things in my wardrobe I could say was Monkee-like. For instance, last year e bought a black ruffly tuxedo shirt from Banana Republic. Of course it was cute, but the overwhelming purchase factor? It looked like a shirt that Davy wore in the Monkee's movie Head. I know, we are geeks. Now the world knows.

Anyway, here are some Monkee shots to put you in a summer of love mood...Davy--always rockin' the love beads
Mickey and the boys seemed to be big fans of the Nehru collars. I especially like Davy's pairing with the stripey pants.
I think the paisley tablecloth speaks for itself. Note the awesome sideburns that Peter and Mike have. I love the 60's because the experimentation in dress was awesome-- for both men and women. What man today would throw on a tablecloth and not think twice about it, not to mention wearing the colors and patterns that were the norm then?
sign the Petition for the Monkees to be inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

1 comment:

e said...

ahh, monkees, which do i love the most? impossible to pick, they are all adorable! also, ladies, i have looked into davy's eyes in person and they do, in fact, sparkle.....sigh...heart pounds....