Live the Life: John Lennon

3.26.2013

By Out.com Editors

When he swapped suits for denim, the music icon inspired an entirely new workwear look

Photography by Koji Yano

John Lennon’s legacy reaches beyond the realm of music. By the late 1960s, the Beatles front man had become increasingly involved in the anti–Vietnam War movement. He penned the protest anthem “Give Peace a Chance” and confronted the Nixon administration head-on. After marrying Yoko Ono, he left Europe for New York and adopted a more down-to-earth style, swapping the suits of his Beatlemania years for denim and workwear and donning army shirts with his turtlenecks and iconic circular specs. Poet and style icon, Lennon defined a generation and never ceased to inspire.

1. Boots by Gucci, $795

2. Denim jacket by Calvin Klein Jeans available at Macy’s, $89.50

3. Hat by Giorgio Armani,price available upon request

4. Eyeglasses by Linda Farrow Luxe, $625

5. Mock neck shirt by Dior Homme, $300

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