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Stage Clothes

PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 7:16 am
by gimpy lassiter
Do any of you have a special wardobe for perfomances? Do any of you try to project a certain image with clothing.

What comes to mind is the sod buster look like ZZ-Top or the cool hip-cat look with Zoot suites. Let me know what you think works without making a group look like a bunch of clowns. I would like to see some pics of your band all duded up.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 7:43 am
by allanlummox
I usually wear a black suit and tie for performances - simple but stands out.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:48 am
by 1four5
How about the clean wholesome straightlaced churchy bowling team look? 8)
http://www.notworthy.org/ss07.jpg

PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 3:16 pm
by allanlummox
You guys have bowling shirts?


Retro-cool!

PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 4:15 pm
by maxx england
Although I'm not a pro, I like to wear my old red leather jacket. Not as a style or badge of anything, it's just a sort of comfort blanket for me when I poke my head over the parapet.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 6:55 pm
by Bournio
Faded blue denim shirt. black t-shirt. don't look special but it's bloody comfy! and sweat doesnt show up like on white or Khaki(never again....)

PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 7:14 pm
by jeffl
Well I played with a great drummer who used to wear a white towel on his head for the last coupla sets (He was a piggy),'cuz it kept everything around him dry. Our frontman always wanted everybody to look nice,and dress up, and then the drummer'd be sittin' back there with this white towel draped around his head. Me,the one rule my wife made for me was that I couldn't just wear a shirt tucked in,'cuz my stomach would cast a shadow on the rest of me; I had to wear shirts left out.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 5:46 am
by cas
Get Walter to tell you...or better yet show you pics..of what he used to wear. Very fancy.

Carol

PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:39 am
by jaybee
whatever you wear, EMPTY YOUR POCKETS! especially if you're wearing tight jeans - I know some do this to "show off" a particular "bulge" :roll: , but that effect is totally ruined if there are additional bulges caused by car/home keys, cigarette lighters, handkerchiefs and a wallet :lol: :lol:

PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 1:31 pm
by bosco
whatever you wear, EMPTY YOUR POCKETS!

You mean, like this? I can tell you exactly what song this is...it's a harp intrumental that I've blown harps out on before so I always put a backup harp in my right front pocket. Note to self: use the back pocket next time!

Image

PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 1:41 pm
by bosco
Gimpy-

This is my band Streetsmart-

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We try to dress smartly (pun intended) and look professional. No jeans, unless they are black, no tennis shoes or T-shirts, etc. It's easy to find affordable stage wear at second hand stores.

Zoot suits with padded shouders and wide brim hats would really be pushing it. If you're gonna strut your stuff like that you'd better be able to blow their socks off. I think the trick is to look professional without being too outlandish. You certainly don't want your wardrobe to be a distraction from the music.

Bosco

PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 2:52 pm
by stumblin
Here's an artist's impression:
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What sort of artist?
You decide ;)

PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 9:32 am
by gimpy lassiter
bosco, your band looks sharp. That is the image I am looking for. Thanks.

PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 6:58 pm
by oleman
If I have on my snakeskin cowboy boots; I'm ready to play.

I have found that Clean clothes looks a little more professional.

PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:32 pm
by jeffl
Stumblin',we know yer a scruff,but yer a good one,lol! With those goldi-locks,you can get away with anything.