Michelle’s post on Lorretti made me do this.
Country music has gone to shit along with the fashion of country stars. As a country music fan I’ve been asked by kids and adults alike, “why is Taylor Swift considered country music?”. My answer is, I have no idea! Let us forget about all of that and go back in time when country stars weren’t wearing True Religion jeans and singing pop songs. If you like music, I’ve linked all these guys to awesome songs all you gotta do is click their names to see videos of them, so, you’re welcome.
Hank Williams Sr. was quite a dapper guy.
Ernest Tubb keeps it classic
Hank Snow was a flashy guy.
I would kill for that shirt.
I love old country music because it’s totally masculine to sing about crying in your beer and being down and out and done wrong in general. This crosses over into the fashion of country music, as, it is also manly to wear flowers on your shirts or jackets. Here’s another shot of Hank Snow, in roses.
While Nudie suits were first worn by the likes of Lefty Frizzell they found their way into all music genres as well as Hollywood and have been worn by all kinds including, ZZ Top, Elton John, Wilco, Elvis, Robert Redford and too many to list. Jamie Nudie moved to California and started Nudie’s Rodeo Tailors, first making the suits out of his garage. He was the first person to put rhinestone’s on clothing. So, much blame and acclaim should be given to this guy. Let’s take a look at some country greats in Nudie suits.
I could do this all day, therefore, I gotta step away. See, now my brain only thinks in country music.
PS…Yes I know about Willie and Johnny, I just talk about them here all the time and am giving you a break.