Liam Gallagher is Britain’s most effortless style icon

Liam Gallagher is Britain’s most effortless style icon

Liam Gallagher is considered Britain’s most effortless style icon by GQ Magazine.

To celebrate the release of ‘C’Mon You Know’, GQ sourced ten of Liam Gallagher ‘s most iconic looks.

The pocketed parka – 23 June 1995

Why it works: Liam Gallagher and the khaki parka are one. Finished with two large front pockets for practicality, it’s a mainstay in his wardrobe, often worn with slim black jeans and always zipped and buttoned right to the top. What he wears underneath barely comes into question – and why should it when his outer silhouette looks this good? 

Photo: Mick Hutson

The oversized zip-up jacket – 16 August 1994

Why it works: Sure, Gallagher is most often associated with parkas and mod gear, but he’s also sported his fair share of cropped, casual jackets – this zip-up being the greatest example. Clad in navy (you’ll only ever see him in an earthy colour palette), the boxy silhouette looks brilliant, and we’re really into his top styling tactic: lifting the collar for a touch of nonchalance. Extra outfit points for those incredible square sunglasses too. 

Photo: Ian Dickson

The poncho parka – 4 June 2017

Why it works: It’s rare to see Gallagher wearing a bright pop of colour, but when he does he pulls it off with force. Shown here at the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert in 2017, he opted for a fierce orange shade for his poncho design and, as a result, served one of his most iconic parka moments to date. 

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The duffel parka – 27 November 2010

Why it works: When it comes to Liam Gallagher’s parkas, they started off waterproof and zip-up in his younger years, and though he still wears those, the details in more recent years are a little more style-savvy. Case in point: this party look back in 2010 when he traded his classic zip parka for one with a bold duffle fastening. Styled with a turtleneck and trilby hat, it’s a major yes from us. 

Photo: Dave M. Benett

The leather bomber jacket – 31 October 1996

Why it works: Gallagher wouldn’t be a true rock star without a leather jacket to hand. However, his is a toned option, with a bomber design. Pictured here at a Canadian concert back in 1996, he left his jacket open to expose his untucked checked shirt beneath – a subtle way of showing off his smart style. Good choice. 

Photo: Andrew Stawicki

The suede biker jacket – 7 January 2013

Why it works: After founding Pretty Green in 2006, designs from Gallagher’s own label were bound to slip into his wardrobe and this one has got to be our favourite. Taking the subtle appearance of a biker jacket, it was crafted in suede, fronted with four square pockets and finished with shoulder epaulettes. Soft, slim-fitting and just plain cool – what’s not to love? 

Photo: Alan Chapman

The single-breasted trench – 4 November 1995

Why it works: The trench coat is a slightly more traditional side to Gallagher’s wardrobe – still keeping it relaxed by opting for a single-breasted style and leaving it unbuttoned for extra cool points. The details of the trench – collar, cuffs and waist belt – work alongside his floral shirt for a smarter take on 1960s style. 

Photo: Scan Room

The denim jacket – 1 February 1996

Why it works: Liam Gallagher? In a denim jacket? Yes! It happened! In 1996, to be exact. He made the look a complete Gallagher triumph by styling it with a baggy crewneck T-shirt and sporty bucket hat. Oh, and not to forget the collar, which was turned up as per, of course.

Photo: Fred Duval

The cream car coat – 11 June 2013

Why it works: If you’re searching for a way to elevate your casual style, Gallagher has got a tip for you: invest in a cream car coat. Simple, structured and incredibly stylish, this lighter piece of outerwear is elegant without looking like you’re trying too hard. When styled with a long, printed scarf (ideally rested over the coat), you’re in for an easy outfit win.

Photo: Shirlaine Forrest

The mountain jacket – 22 March 1996

Why it works: The mountain jacket got a serious upgrade when worn by Gallagher. It was “Madchester” to a tee, alongside his baggy 1990s jeans, a tambourine and layered locks of hair. A practical layer that will keep you warm as well as a nod to the stylish man, we suggest investing in one. Stat. Autumn will be here sooner than you know it, after all. 

Photo: Independent News and Media

The Adidas collab – 27 April 2022

Why it works: Gallagher and Adidas go hand-in-hand. He’s always been a wearer of the German sports brand, and so a collaboration makes sense. His first released in 2018, while earlier this year he took to the stage at The King George’s Hall, which is famed for hosting The Beatles, David Bowie, Queen, the Rolling Stones and Blondie, where he didn’t just give us a listen to new track “The World Is In Need”, but he also gave us a first look at his latest Adidas sneakers. The sneakers are a champagne-hued supernova and are a reworking of the low-key, round-toe Barrington Smash design, which was released in 1974.

Photo: Shirlaine Forrest

Source: GQ