Nothing brings out a gentleman’s most pragmatic sense of personal style more than facing the hot, hot heat.
And with Coachella kicking off its two-weekend run of concerts in the sweltering California desert tomorrow, there’s no better place to witness this firsthand—especially onstage, where true wills of sartorial resolve are tested.
Which is why there are some valuable lessons to be learned from those who manage to maintain a rakish poise even when performing high-kicks in the unforgiving desert sun. (Hint: sometimes you’ve got to embrace the sweatiness.) So we present to you...
Pulp is having a moment. They played a packed house at Radio City last night and they’re headed to Coachella this weekend, with more than a few talk show gigs along the way. It’s a reminder of something many fans never forgot: Jarvis Cocker is a very well-dressed man.
In case you’re not convinced, we’ve got photographic evidence…
This snap comes from the soon-to-be-released Fashionisto, an illustrated rundown of the century’s style icons. Cocker makes it in under the “Rock Stars” designation...which might be the first time he’s ever shared a page spread with Mick Jagger.
This outfit is circa 2007 (in case you couldn’t tell from the Campers), but the layering is just about timeless. The colors are perfect for Fall, right down to the eggplant cardigan, but most impressively, everything except the jeans looks like it could have come from an unusually clean thrift store. We doubt if any of it actually did, but that's hardly the point. Unlike most of the looks you see on style icons, this one's completely within reach, right down to the DHS glasses. Common people is right.
With someone like Harland Miller who's equally talented as an author and painter, it's only fitting that his best work should be inspired by books. The Brit wunderkind, whose atmospheric homages to iconic Penguin paperback covers are also instant classics, presents a visual (and visually appealing) narrative of a man's life through the books he's read. Small wonder that one of his biggest fans is Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker, one of the smartest, coolest and most stylish cats on the planet.