Do you buy clothes to complement your guitar?

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  1. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA making that look good!
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  2. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    Lookin’ sharp Nick!
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  3. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    LOL, No!

    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.
  4. Highroller

    Highroller Country Gent

    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    Ain't that the truth!
  5. Jerzey Bob

    Jerzey Bob Gretschie

    Apr 3, 2021
    North Jersey
    No. I buy cars that complement my wardrobe. We harp players got a rep to keep. (Photo Credit= Mike Straw)

  6. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    Thank you
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  7. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    Thank you!
  8. DougWheeler74

    DougWheeler74 Gretschie

    Jul 10, 2019
    NE Wisconsin, US
    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. :D 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…
  9. Stage Ninjas
    As Steve Martin exemplifies, as a performer—always dress better than your audience.
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  10. On stages with poor lighting, do you wear one of those blinking bicycle lights?
    Just to clue the audience where to look.
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  11. Not a parrothead, then?
    No white sports coat & a pink crustacean.
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  12. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    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.
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  13. Londoner

    Londoner Gretschie

    Dec 18, 2020
    Still got this 'ukulele' Hawaiian shirt.
    Bought it around 20 years ago. It seems to last forever.
    Worn it on many gigs.
  14. DennisC

    DennisC Country Gent

    May 11, 2017
    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.
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  15. All Thumbs

    All Thumbs Electromatic

    Dec 20, 2020
    I got this for my birthday. Saving it for special occasions.
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  16. mr coffee

    mr coffee Country Gent

    Oct 7, 2009
    7.62x51 I think...

    I try to avoid that - worst case scenario, bring your own lighting.

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  17. hcsterg

    hcsterg Friend of Fred

    Feb 13, 2012
    Fancy-Classy looks, Guys ! :)

    I sometimes play suited a la Elwood's Blues Brother's, @nickurso :cool: - sorry, no pics... :(
    I did not remember that you were Lefty (like me), @Londoner :eek:;)

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  18. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    On dressier gigs I choose a western shirt with snap buttons.
    I have one for almost every occasion.
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  19. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Oct 18, 2015
    I have special wardrobe for stage-use. And the guitar is usually part of the whole thing.
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  20. AllenK

    AllenK Gretschie

    My clothes tell how great my guitar is all the time ....
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