Entertainment 63 Years On, 'Jailhouse Rock' Still Has Guys All Shook Up

12:10  24 september  2020
12:10  24 september  2020 Source:   esquire.co.uk

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The first time I heard 'Jailhouse Rock', it was lost on me. At first, anyway. I was sprawled out on my grandmother's carpet, another afternoon of the six weeks holiday spent staring at a clock that seemed glued to 11:45am. The grand library of her VHS collection (a staggering total of four films) had already been exhausted. I'd seen Dirty Dancing far too many times for a seven-year-old. The NeverEnding Story had been replayed and replayed and replayed to such an extent that the audio was kaput, the glorious Falkor now at the bottom of a NeverEnding K-hole. The Magdalene Sisters, a horrific tale of abuse in the Catholic church, was absolutely, unequivocally out of bounds. So that left Jailhouse Rock. It had Elvis Presley starring as a convict-turned-crooner. There was a woman who breathlessly clutched at her pearls every ten minutes. It was in black and white. Boring!

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Like most things in that house – a place that had ticked off the arduous task of child rearing some 30 years prior and wasn't about to retread old ground – Jailhouse Rock wasn't really for children. I didn't understand it. I didn't understand why my grandma sat saucer-eyed, grinning from cheek-to-cheek like she'd just won a free holiday, for its entire 96 minutes (she still does each time it's on). But as piano keys paired up with snare drums for the film's eponymous hit, and as my grandma's foot slowly started to tap, and as Presley sliced from the hip and down a fireman's pole, something stuck out. This song seemed like something. These dancing inmates, clearly thrilled at the prospect of a sentence in the one of the world's harshest prison systems, sounded cool. No, they looked cool, all black denim workwear and striped T-shirts and white socks. I stopped staring at the clock. Then, upon the song's close, it was quickly back to old faithful; Falkor and friends, once again, talking down a drainpipe in their quest to save Fantasia.

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Today, 'Jailhouse Rock' is 63-years-old. As the smash hit from the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musical of the same name, it remained at the number one spot in the US charts for seven weeks, doing the same in the UK for three weeks, and even finding itself back there in 2005. Granted, it was then the lowest-selling gold medallist in UK history. But, during a time of Irish boyband supremacy and X Factor chokeholds, the re-entry of an artist who had died rather ignominiously 28 years earlier is really quite remarkable. Such is the power of Elvis Presley.

Granted, his long and winding career was full of landmark moments that remoulded pop culture in his image. Reinvention after reinvention kept Elvis on his throne (perhaps because he arguably invented the reinvention as we know it). 'Jailhouse Rock' isn't special in that regard. But what makes it special, and worthy of the attention of myself at both seven and 29, is how ubiquitous the 'Jailhouse Rock' look still is today. The stylised standard issue of Fifties felons has become the standard issue for legions of young men who, inadvertently or otherwise, are Presley through and through.

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Let's break it down. Above: the worker jacket. A key emblem of American workwear, going full co-ord with fitted trousers below, is the Presley many of us dream up at mere mention of his name. You could imagine high-collared, bejewelled space age jumpsuits, yes. But for a Presley that exists in real life, 'Jailhouse Rock' is a template for cleaner, slightly structured Americana that nails smart-casual: a dress code we so often struggle with when printed no heavy card in a tasteful font, but one that seems much easier when we don't think much about it.

Below: white socks, black lace-ups – the strongest, safest foot combination in All Of Menswear. The classic, rounded shape has been co-opted and strengthened by brands like Dr Martens, since becoming a marker of any guy that has the slightest interest in how he looks. Go under the table in any given bar, restaurant or pub in an area that hasn't yet been Foxtons'ed out of existence, and you'll see dozens of pairs. They'll usually have a white sock in them.

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And finally: the details. White stitching, to Presley's lot, was to connote some form of incarceration: not quite the penal uniforms meted out in American prisons, but a stage-friendly version that's not meant to actually be desirable. Funny how that turned out. The finale's stock burglar stripes look great in 2020, and not entirely out of step with the finishing touches of brands like YMC, and Basic Rights, and Story MFG. 'Jailhouse Rock' may not be the immediate reference of the designers responsible, but its calcified place in menswear's canon means its an influence we keep returning to.

63 years later, we're still there. And, although Presley's staccato dance moves and valley-deep 'uh huh huhs' were almost lost on me in the past, I've re-discovered 'Jailhouse Rock' in 2020. It's right there, hanging in my wardrobe.

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