private icon: johnny cash
why dress like june when you can dress like johnny?
by: ray siegel
February 26 2013
This week's private icon celebrates the birthday and the incredible style of the late rock legend Johnny Cash. One reason to look up to Cash (aside from him being one of the greatest artists of the 21st century in every genre from rock'n'roll to rockabilly) is that he did things on his own terms, which meant cultivating an outlaw image and a badass look to match. He might have toured with Elvis, but he wouldn't be caught dead singing "Ring of Fire" in a white bedazzled suit. Instead, his strictly wore a low-key, all-black uniform that earned him the nickname "man in black." Here's our roundup of the best outlaw-inspired pieces to help you look the part while you listen to Johnny Cash songs on repeat all night. After that, you'll need the retail therapy--every Cash fan knows his lyrics can get a little dark.