Rock ‘n‘ Roll isn’t just a music trend from the 1950s and 60s; the term itself has become a way of life. Some may say “Elvis was just a guy with a quiff, shaking his hips and wearing a leather jacket”, but you need only watch a single clip of any Elvis Presley song to understand why he was called The King. His iconic voice and smart looks have never lost their appeal. To celebrate what would have been Elvis’ 80th birthday on January 8th, Spreadshirt presents rocking designs that would make The King proud.
This James Dean / Elvis Presley hybrid design by Sheldon embodies two of the era’s most loved and recognized rebels. Both of these icons rebelled against authority, broke away from the norm and didn’t let anyone’s opinion stop them from expressing themselves. Their pompadour hair-do and leather jackets quickly made their mark on 50’s and 60’s pop culture and fashion.
Rockabilly… it’s Rock ‘n Roll lifestyle at its finest. Fashion trademarks of rockabilly are the characteristic hairdo (solidly kept in shape by large quantities of hair grease) as well as college jackets and tight-fitting white t-shirts. This is the style that Herr Faulbaum’s design “Rockabilly Forever“ embodies.
What would Elvis be without his stage microphone ever present in the 50s and 60s? The mic used in those rock ‘n’ roll days of old exudes pure nostalgia today, and its charm works its iconic magic whenever you see it on stage. Or on a T-shirt!
For most people immersed in the world of rock ’n‘ roll, there is a slogan that rings truer than any other. And Spreadshirt designer Shakeoutfitters puts it simple and concise… Keep Calm and Rock On!
Happy birthday, Elvis! Thank you for your influences, your style and your contributions to music that will never, ever fade.