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British Rock Star Alex Turner’s Style Evolution

The best looks from Arctic Monkeys' lead singer

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The lead singer of British rock band Arctic Monkeys has come a long way in his music career—and his style choices. When the band first broke onto the scene, Turner was sporting a Justin Bieber–esque mop top and wearing track jackets far too regularly. In the time since, he’s founded a second band, The Last Shadow Puppets, and become one the most sartorially inclined musicians out there (dating models probably helped).

The best aspect of Turner’s style is that it offers a little something for everybody. His wardrobe is mostly inspired by 1950’s trends—an amalgam of Elvis Presley, Teddy Boy, and biker. The frontman’s hairstyle has also matured with his look. He’s traded in the bowl-cut for a more style-appropriate look that shifts between a pompadour and “the elephant trunk” (when a tuft of hair hangs off to the side). Additionally, Turner has demonstrated his knowledge of formalwear at award shows.

RealClearLife has rounded up Turner’s best looks of late, so you can pick up a few tricks from him for yourself. But first, enjoy the video for “Do I Want to Know?” from his band Arctic Monkeys.

 

LORNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 31: Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys performs on stage on day three of the Falls Music Festival on December 31, 2011 in Lorne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys performs onstage at the Falls Music Festival on December 31, 2011, in Lorne, Australia. (Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 30: Alex Turner is sighted leaving The Groucho Club, Mayfair on October 30, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Niki Nikolova/FilmMagic)
Turner leaving The Groucho Club, Mayfair on October 30, 2013, in London, England. (Niki Nikolova/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 02: Alex Turner (L) and Taylor Bagley attend The Serpentine Gallery summer party at The Serpentine Gallery on July 2, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for The Serpentine Gallery)
Turner (left) and his model girlfriend Taylor Bagley attend The Serpentine Gallery summer party on July 2, 2015, in London, England. (Dave Benett/Getty Images for The Serpentine Gallery)
NEW YORK - AUGUST 27: Alex Turner and model girlfriend Taylor Bagley seen out in Tribeca on August 27, 2015 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
Turner and his girlfriend seen out in Tribeca on August 27, 2015, in New York, New York. (Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 15: Musician Alex Turner of The Last Shadow Puppets performs onstage during day 1 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Coachella)
Turner performs onstage during day 1 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2016, in Indio, California. (Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Coachella)
EXETER, ENGLAND - MAY 29: Alex Turner of The Last Shadow Puppets performs during day 2 of BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend at Powderham Castle on May 29, 2016 in Exeter, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Turner performs during day 2 of BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend at Powderham Castle on May 29, 2016, in Exeter, England. (Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)