Sites or stores to buy cool or unusual stage clothes

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  1. harpinon

    harpinon Silver Supporting Member

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    Got a gig at a huge blues fest and I need a great outfit.
    It's delta blues, so I want to look a bit down-and-dirty, but still a bit stylish.

    I need some help because I just can't find cool stuff. Buckle has some good stuff, just not what I want.

    Ideas?
     
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    Well, someone has to...
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    RussB low rent hobbyist Silver Supporting Member

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    Salvation Army
     
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    SON OF A B____!!! You completely stole this from my brain! Great minds think alike.
     
  6. Ymir

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    +1 on thrift shops. But some are better than others. If you want mall type stuff I've scored some cool stuff in my local Forever 21 Clearance rack. Sometimes H&M has some cool stuff on clearance. (Disclaimer: I have 2 teen daughters. I don't often willing go to the mall).

    TJ Maxx/Marshalls sometimes have decent stuff cheap (and some odd stuff on clearance if you want to stand out a bit).
     
  7. harpinon

    harpinon Silver Supporting Member

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    I always hit the thrifts stores, but it's really hard to find 60's and 70's stuff anymore.
     
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    Considering some of the crap I wore in the 70s, I probably shouldn't throw stones...
     
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    But TwoTub, you must have looked bad ass in that fur lined coat and those slick shoes.
     
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    Can you pull off the Mexican pimp thing ala SRV?
     
  11. harpinon

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    Perhaps. I have this brown fedora I want to wear.
    Need hippie pants and the shirt will be tough.
    Of course it will be very hot in June.
     
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    Wifebeater might work.
     
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    A Dickies work shirt with your name monogrammed on it. Roll up a pack of cigs in the sleeve, even if you don't smoke. You can get the shirts at WalMart and have a dry cleaner monogram it for you.

    You could also try Rusty Zipper . They have vintage clothes, but it's a bit pricey. Also, check out Rock Rebel.
     
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    Oh Lawdy , a brown Fedora?

    Now that just oozes blooze.
     
  15. Polynitro

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    here's a quick look I put together using this pic as inspiration:

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    really cool shirt that evokes 1950s-60s
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    suspenders!!!! (note guy in suspenders is wearing a fedora-thats attention to detail, son)
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    yes these are festivus socks, but I chose them for the color pop. Put one leg on the monitor ala Steve Harris and rock yer steeze
    also gives you a chance to show off your amazing Aldens (see below)
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    Classic bluchers..these shoes will get you laid.
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    wacky 60s style that might work better...more rock than blues
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    If youre not down with monochromatic get some bright colored suspenders,
    and/or a bright fedora


    total investment: $1,700
     
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    Rimbaud Tarnished Silver Gold Supporting Member

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    Sooo, over 1500 hunnert smackers to get the authentic sharecropper bluesman look?
     
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    Cause nothin' says "blooze" like $500 shoes.
     
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    I bought a designer label, perfect long wool dress coat for $6.00 at a busy local thrift shop. Trip to the dry cleaner, perfect, still have it.
    There are several really well stocked thrift/auxiliary shops in the area and even an upper scale consignment shop.
     
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    its not a minstrel show.
    the idea is to pay homage
    not create a farce

    I suppose one could just wear dirty bib overalls
    and soleless shoes but the OP wanted to look good

    one must choose their oxymora carefully.
    what's less appropriate than wearing bum clothes to sing
    the blues with a $5000 PRS?
     
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    Rimbaud Tarnished Silver Gold Supporting Member

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    See your point, but 1500 bucks is a steep price for 'homage'
    I doubt the gig is going to pay anywhere near that.
     

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