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Man of the Hour: John Waters

When you’ve made your name as a provocateur, dressing for formal occasions can be quite a challenge. But when in doubt, you can always crib off John Waters.

His answer here, for instance, is to go loud. Caught at the Writers Guild Awards, those stripes are as large as you’ll see on anyone outside of a carnival, and the stab marks in his suit just drive it home further—he’s determined not to be the square in this room. But because the suit fits like a dream, and the gray tweed is actually pretty handsome, he manages to dress his age nonetheless.

Granted, it’s more than a little costume-y—but as it turns out, so is Mr. Waters.

Kempt Man of the Hour: Adam Duritz

  • Jared Paul Stern

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*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

John Waters wasn't the only one to surprise us with his stylistic splendor at the *Cry-Baby* musical premiere the other night. Waters' fellow Baltimorean Adam Duritz, the Counting Crows frontman and record producer, blew in like a breath of fresh air with a preview of coming attractions, sartorially speaking, swathed in summer suiting befitting a southern gentleman.

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Kempt Man of the Hour: John Waters

  • Jared Paul Stern

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*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

We always just kind of took it for granted that king-of-camp John Waters only ever wears vintage threads. That's what the writer/director's skinny suits and ties always looked like to us, and it seemed to match his retro persona perfectly. The other night at the opening of the new musical version of his 1990 film however, we caught the unmistakable whiff of designer duds adorning his rail-thin frame.

It was the modernized boating blazer that tipped us off, of course»