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Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by blueruins, Jun 8, 2021.
Yessir...you making that look good!
Lookin’ sharp Nick!
I rarely buy clothes at all. They’re really far away on the priority list.
Black is my fav, but wearing it has provoked so many negative comments(oddly all females, including my wife) over the decades, I’ve learned to compromise to different hues of grey.
Ain't that the truth!
No. I buy cars that complement my wardrobe. We harp players got a rep to keep. (Photo Credit= Mike Straw)
It depends on the venue and the music. I consider what I wear as part of the performance and as a matter of respect to the audience I adjust accordingly. One expects suits for an orchestra and shorts for Jimmy Buffet. Of course at 71, looking cool is getting harder and harder. Some examples include the following:
A band I play in all wear black with sunglasses as a tongue in cheek nod to the Blues Brothers. It a mix of comedy and good music and the audience is in on it.
For a church service it would be what I would normally wear to the service; it is about the service not me.
For an acoustic Americana or folk set it would be jeans, maybe a T or similar.
Weather also plays a part; on a hot summer day, I try to stay comfortable as no one wants to watch me sweat in layers of clothes.
None of my guitars are flashy so I never thought about it. Geez, one more thing to obsess about…
As Steve Martin exemplifies, as a performer—always dress better than your audience.
On stages with poor lighting, do you wear one of those blinking bicycle lights?
Just to clue the audience where to look.
Not a parrothead, then?
No white sports coat & a pink crustacean.
For those dressy occasions, an Aloha shirt will do nicely. I had to wear button down collared uniform shirts (and even a tie and coat at times). T shirts are comfy. Aloha shirts are even lighter and cooler in the summer heat.
Still got this 'ukulele' Hawaiian shirt.
Bought it around 20 years ago. It seems to last forever.
Worn it on many gigs.
A red/gold pair of sunglasses I have ... matching my guitar, bought fpr that reason.
A styrofoam head I found at my Grandma's, then wearing a fur hat that I since sold (any fur stuff leaves as fast as possible - if one old piece prevents a new one from being made, it is at least good for anything), wears these usually. I haven't yet really used them, only worn inside, ... I have better working sunglasses.
Other than that - no.
I got this for my birthday. Saving it for special occasions.
7.62x51 I think...
I try to avoid that - worst case scenario, bring your own lighting.
Fancy-Classy looks, Guys !
I sometimes play suited a la Elwood's Blues Brother's, @nickurso - sorry, no pics...
I did not remember that you were Lefty (like me), @Londoner
On dressier gigs I choose a western shirt with snap buttons.
I have one for almost every occasion.
I have special wardrobe for stage-use. And the guitar is usually part of the whole thing.
My clothes tell how great my guitar is all the time ....