Friday, February 17, 2006


RIGHT BACK IN STYLE


As one of the founders - indeed pioneers - of the grunge movement as an undergrowth of the hippie style, owing to my growing personal conviction that clothing is not much beyond utilitarian (I had my fill of the alternative in 10 years of fashion modeling) I sort of naturally segued into wearing only jeans, T’s or western snap-button shirts and cowboy boots (for warmth, safety, convenience, universality (forest/garden/office), durability, price, you name it.

But now I see that because of a movie the cowboy look is back: shirts worn in Brokeback Mountain are auctioning at record prices.

The mountain I live on isn’t Brokeback, but just like when grunge came around I’m right at the front lines of style again!

What am I gonna wear now?

5 comments:

Joy Des Jardins said...

Hey Robert, once a trend setter...always a trend setter. Maybe someone has secretly kept track of you from your fashion modeling days. Let us know if you plan to come up with a new look.

Sujatin said...

Don't worry - the fashion will pass. It'll be purple lycra next week

Robert Brady said...

Purple lycra...

Time to go naked...

M Sinclair Stevens (Texas) said...

It's just as bad not to wear something just because everyone's wearing it as it is to wear something just because everyone's wearing it.

Plus, trust me. Them cowboys were as far from the grunge look as a Audrey Hepburn.

Winston said...

Hmmmm... maybe back to bell bottoms and jesus sandles? Tie-dyed tees, nehru jackets, ... oh, yeah...