It's not true. (Smash: there goes delusion number three.)
A glance through the fashion-wearing history of the Rolling Stones illustrates that they are an especially ugly bunch of guys, at every age. Their collective gene pool is asthetically mongrel, not thoroughbred, and there is nothing, nothing at all, about their visual appearance that suggests their place in musical history.
In terms of their music, the Rolling Stones set the gold standard of consistency. Ignore a few unfortunate dabbles in psychedelia and disco — their sound has never really betrayed its bluesy essence. The same cannot be said of their fashion sense, however. The Stones, who celebrate their 50th year with three New York-area concerts, starting with Barclays Center in Brooklyn, have enjoyed an improbable half-century run as style avatars, stretching from the “Mad Men” era to “Mad Men” reruns. Here are nine of the band’s more memorable looks.
The difference in the clothes they wear