Friday, July 1, 2011
What I Learned About Style from Coldplay's Chris Martin
Now, while sometimes the British boys in question have been known to wear looks that would perhaps be labeled as "unadvised" for civilians to very highly-televised events, one of the most notable trends I picked up on back in high school was lead singer Chris Martin's affinity for bracelets...absolute hoards of them (see above). And so it was, without question, that as a fashion-impaired American teenager, I quickly adopted this practice of encasing my twig-like, sun-deprived arms within an endless assortment of bracelets and watches alike, and have since continued the tradition well into my twenties as a sort of homage to my youth and a simpler time in this crazy little thing called life.
It was therefore to my pleasant surprise this month that GQ Magazine released an article entitled, "How to Pull Off That Wristband Thing" detailing the wrist-adorned super trend that has dominated the attendees of Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks for the past few seasons. Here's a few snapshots of the trend in action by the Street Style photographer Tommy Ton:
Now believe me, I am far from one of those guys that always claims to have been sporting the latest trend years before it was "cool." But as infrequent as it may be, it does feel blasted good to have the fashion world bashfully catching up with you for a change.
P.S. Oh, and be sure to click here and have a listen to Coldplay's newly released song, Moving to Mars...which is absolutely brilliant.