True, though I think of him more as a cultural icon than a fashion one. I grew up with the Beatles and Lennon basically, and yeah, from a certain point, I can see where he (and the rest of the Beatles) were a fashion influence. Definitely, especially during the actual Beatles years. Post-Beatles, though, as an ex-Beatle, he doesn't seem to carry that same weight. At least as far as I can tell. And at least as I remember it from high school and college--I mean, nobody then was really concerned about following whatever look Lennon was into during the 70s. Post-Beatles, among kids at least, it was the glam-rock look, disco, and then punk. I do like the shoes. Then again, I liked what Keith Richards wore back then, too, especially his snake-skin boots and secondhand girly print shirts (which I suspect he just nicked from Anita).