Like a rock star.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sometimes I'm classy. Sometimes I'm academic. Sometimes I'm a rock star.
All three of these aspects of my personality effect how I dress. But since we'll have lots of time to talk about #1, and since #2 is boring for most, let's look at #3, shall we? For it is this part of me that makes me hum The Ramones while I brush my teeth. It's that part that makes me wish that I could rock it like Freddie. It's that part of me that keeps join a band my Plan D in life. Sometimes, we all need something like that.
I'm thinking that it is a safe to say that most of us, at one point or another, have looked at some musician and said to ourselves, "Man, that guy looks epic." The goal of this post is to help you figure out how to look in the mirror and say, "Man, I look just as epic."
Over the last few years, there have been a few groups whose music I have really gotten into and whose style has really altered my own. Here are just a few:

Brandon Flowers
The Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers has a style that I have come to love and appreciate. Sometimes it's a little extravagant (but, hey, he's a rock star), but at other times it's spot-on rocker classy.

The above picture was a look of his that I loved and wanted to recreate. To do so, I grabbed my once black jeans, a slim fitting white dress shirt with an interesting collar, and a black vest that I once bought on an impulse. I wasn't sure as to how it would look, but in the end, I was rather pleased with it. Here's how it turned out:

Matt Bellamy
Matt has had an interesting transition from a goth-punk look (wholly unfortunate) to a cleaner, hipper look. In the last few years he's worn a v-neck t with a red suit, he's worn some sweet jackets, and other classy, yet eccentric looks. Here's a favorite (he's in the middle):

The alternating black and white is clean, classy, and a little flashy. I love wearing black and white, so this inspired a few looks for me. Here's one:

It's not always about copying what you see; but about taking certain elements that you like and incorporating them into your style. I don't expect you to go for the same looks that I go for, but you shouldn't be afraid of looking for inspiration from new places (i.e. the bands that you listen to). If some of the looks are a little bold for you, that's not necessarily a bad thing; sometimes a little boldness is what you need. White pants!

Looks from other favorite bands
Here are just a few other people from bands that I like. Just to inspire...or not. Take what you will.

Nick Valensi from The Strokes



Go find something that you like, use what you have to make it work for you, then stage dive off of your cubical at work. Why? Because you're wearing the pants for it.

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  1. Very few people could pull of white skinny pants. You, my friend, are luckily one of the few.

  2. I think you've "Got the Moves Like Jagger!"

    Without Crawford in the car everyday, I would not know what that meant. . .

    TGM :)

  3. Your posts make me laugh - you are very funny!


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