You have to hand it to Rami Malek for embodying the perfect representation of the late rock icon Freddie Mercury. For many die-hard Queen fans, it was no secret that the road to this movie was not easy, with the original idea disrupted by creative differences to the fear of misrepresentation. It is thus no wonder that the movie has become one of the biggest hits of the year. The crew went even as far as recreating so many of Freddie’s iconic looks to satisfy the appetites of music fans and moviegoers alike. Want to try it out? Here’s how you can do it, with several Freddie Mercury-inspired outfits.
Live Aid 1985
Malek brought back Mercury’s 80s fetish phase while recreating the famous 1985 Live Aid performance. From cowboy ‘tache, white singlet, spiky upper arm band, and blue jeans—the film gets it spot on. Here’s where it gets interesting: Wrangler agreed to recreate this very piece for Bohemian Rhapsody. The recreation went as far as publishing a whole Queen-themed collection for Wrangler, including these very jeans. Made as a homage to the band, Wrangler—collaborating with Lyric Culture—launched this collection, which includes T-shirts, jeans, and jackets adorned with the lyrics of “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Don’t Stop Me Now”, and “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”. The collection is available for purchase on Wrangler’s official website.
It wouldn’t be right for someone as eccentric as Freddie Mercury to not be engaging the crowd while performing onstage. All this he did in his comfortable pair of Adidas sneakers. Copy this look with a similar piece by Adidas entitled “Superstar Shoes”. Plain, sleek, and stylish.
Nothing screams Queen more than the sight of Freddie Mercury looking like an absolute superstar in his dark aviator glasses and superb leather jacket. Thankfully, Ray-Ban has you covered! With the thin golden edge and clear black surface, the Aviator Classic piece by Ray-Ban is guaranteed to leave you looking iconic wherever you go.
If you have a moustache as superb as Freddie did, it would do a tremendous treat to your looks to complement it with a nice leather biker’s jacket. For our pick, Topman has the best option with its Faux Leather Biker Jacket.
Lastly, complete your look with the right pick of belt—leather, to be exact. And for that, Massimo Dutti has the perfect one for you—a leather belt with a metal buckle. Promising and masculine, if you get this right then you’re all set to emulate the late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury and the big hit Bohemian Rhapsody.