The three-day paloozathonfest known as Coachella wound to a close yesterday, and we thought we’d take sartorial stock of the proceedings. There was quite a bit to like—including the hickory-striped blazer donned by Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox—but our favorite ensemble of the weekend belonged to polymath bassist Les Claypool.
Anyone rocking a three piece suit, bowtie and bowler on stage is as near to fearless as we’re likely to get, especially when the kids he’s opening for are adhering to a fairly strict jeans-and-tees regimen. Sure, it comes off a little costume-y, but if you’re building a persona, that’s not such a bad thing.
Maybe all that time with Tom Waits is finally paying off.