Before there was Conor McGregor, Kanye, Diddy, Marilyn Manson and fuck it, even Justin Bieberthe 2013 wild as shit pissing in the mop bucket version- there was the GOD.

Axl.

Axl Rose, lead singer and hotel trashing maniac frontman of Guns N Roses, was an icon.

People hated him. People loved him. He loved himself and hated people. He fronted one of the best bands of all time, penning hits like “Welcome To The Jungle” that still pump dudes up to sucker punch a cop in the face at hockey games all over the world. He had his own distinct voice, style, and signature way to wreck stages and lives on a 10 year steam roll thru pop culture. That was years before Post Malone decided he was also a “rock star”. 

Now, as today’s pop and hiphop stars are seen frequently rocking his band (as well as other 80’s metal bands) apparel, we honor the GOAT. For without him, there is no metal band shirts to rock.

“Dont Cry”, and we dont need no “Civil War”. Just petal down and gun it, and let Slash take the solo over the arena. This is skid row. This is the Whiskey A Go Go. This is Axl Rose, the look.

 

5. AMPLIFIED :  GUN DRUM T FOR “GUNS N ROSES”

Because Axl would never be caught dead in another band’s t shirt. Fuck that noise.

 

2. DEAD STUDIOS 003 BLUE ACID JEANS

Because it’s 1987, asshole. Crank up the radio and change lanes in the Trans Am. Jeans were only light as hell, acid wash, or ripped black. These are the first ones, and also ripped as hell.

 

3. MR. COMPLETELY RAGLAN FLANNEL

Axl’s trademark was the flannel tied around the waste. Now it’s yours, too.

 

 

2. REEBOK CLUB C 85 TG LOW TOPS

These kicks sort of embody the era of G-N-R. Super 80’s. All white. They had the go to look of the time capsule from the mid to late 80’s. Axl was often seen in all white Reebok or Adidas.

1.(A) GUCCIGHOST SILVER BRACELET 

1. (B) DEAD STUDIOS PERFECTO LEATHER JACKET

 

Axl loved bracelets. Chunky, rocker metal accessories ruled the roost, and the wrist, of the season. He also loved leather jackets. Bang. And bang.

 

For added Axl-isms, cop dope bandanas, leather jackets, and t shirts that say crude shit.

Author

Joey A.X is a recording artist, producer, and creative entrepreneur who hails from New Haven CT who has always had an eye for fashion and culture and art. He joins The Set as the voice for "Wander". He digs vintage black leather jackets, crude humor, thin crust pizza, speakeasys, film noir, Liverpool Football Club, and doing hood rat stuff with his friends.

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