The famous fashion magazine Vogue elected Guns N’ Roses‘ Slash as rock and roll’s best-dressed guitarist. The publication talked about the musician’s look in order to celebrate his 55th birthday and selected some photos of the best clothes he wore.
Vogue’s Christian Allaire said about Slash:
“The British-American guitarist — whose real name is Saul Hudson — has become a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee (in 2012) who is instantly recognizable thanks to his signature top hats and flowing curly mane. His wardrobe staples of leather, leather, and more leather have been just as captivating as his stage presence. With masterful skill and style, you simply can’t look away.”
“Most people know Slash from his Guns N’ Roses days, and his early days with the group are certainly where his flair for grungy gear developed. Snapshots from the late 1980s and early 1990s showcase what the classic Slash look has come to be: band tees, leather pants, moto jackets, and tons of jewelry finished with a top hat. Frontman Axl Rose may be a fashion icon in his own right thanks to his affinity for bandanas, but Slash is often the slept-on member, and one who gave the band its badass feel.”
“The biggest through-line in his style is his relentless love of dramatic hats: the guitarist rarely performs without one. Even as Slash played around with different sounds, his fashion tastes have remained consistent.”
Selection made by Vogue of some Slash’s best looks:
Slash has received critical acclaim as a guitarist since the beginning of his career, receiving several awards and honors to this day. Time magazine named him runner-up on its list of “The 10 Best Guitarists” in 2009, while Rolling Stone placed him in sixty-fifth place on its list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” in 2011. Also, Guitar World ranked their solo in November Rain in sixth place on their “The 100 Best Guitar Riffs” list in 2008, and Total Guitar placed their Sweet Child o ‘Mine riff first on their ” 100 Greatest Riffs “in 2004. In July 2012, Slash received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, where the musician grew up.