When choosing an outfit to play in, care needs to be taken at the outset. The reason for this this that it quickly defines who you are. Do you choose between Savile Row Suits or Jeans and T-shirts. The former is always a classy look, so with that in mind, here are 9 musicians that have made this look their own.
1. EVERY MEMBER OF THE HIVES
This Swedish rock band captured the globe’s attention in 2000, and are known for performing in matching suits – always in black and white. The lads are experimental when it comes to the suit, and have sported every style from mariachi madness to Colonel-Sanders-style pizazz and boarding school chic. They still look timeless and cool. Even the chubby drummer!
2. NICK CAVE
This Aussie artist has been rocking everything from a three piece to a pinstripe since the mid-70s.
3. FRANK SINATRA
Ol’ Blue Eyes always turned looking his best in the finest threads.
4. SAMMY DAVIS JR
Pretty much every rat pack member actually turned out in suits.
Don’t forget about The King. Although the 70’s may not have been a great look.
6. RICK ASTLEY
Or whatever his name may be this week.
8. DAVID BOWIE
Let’s be honest, the 68-year-old has worn basically every garment ever invented since gracing us with his presence in the 1960s… but boy does he do justice to a well cut suit:
9. BRYAN FERRY
I don’t think I’ve ever seen the Roxy Music star in a collarless shirt, and, really, why mess with perfection?
So if these guys do it, why not try and emulate them? It seems that most bands have gone the sloppy road, which is a touch unfortunate, when a world of Bespoke Suit London awaits.