Bruce Springsteen kept it simple yet offered a powerful message. Through wardrobe staples like solid tees, denim, and biker boots, he conveyed masculinity, relaxation, rebellion, and genuine Americana. Above, a youthful Springsteen sporting a snug tank, denim, and classic converse.
Count on Alternative Apparel for simple tanks in a variety of colors.
Levis 513 in Rock Washed Denim, a classic slim cut.
Here, the working class hero dresses up in a simple button down, slacks, and braided belt.
Pleated Slacks at Dockers.
About the author: Even for the most skilled dressers, assembling a killer outfit sometimes requires a little more inspiration than the average online shopping experience provides. Enter Roxana Altamirano, the genius behind Nerd Boyfriend, the style blog that offers step-by-step instructions for re-creating ensembles worn by icons ranging from Michael Caine to Richard Gere (see full list here). Now she's guest blogging on details.com every week. Have a hero you want to see featured? Leave a note in the comments and we'll see what we can do.