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Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by RichSnyder, Jul 5, 2019.
No judgement zone, I'm just curious what people like to wear on stage.
But always a nice shirt of some sort
Depends on the gig. If I'm playing with my country band...
...or if I'm playing with my new wave cover band...
..or if it's a costume 60's gig...
...but never shorts.
**EDIT: Just located documentary evidence of me playing a gig...in shorts. Not 'cargo' shorts, but...shorts.
In my defense, it was NYC in the blazing summer of 1987 and I was young and fit!
I guess I should go too. Outdoors, if it's hot and sunny, some kind of decent looking shorts and whatever is appropriate shirt. Indoors, usually something like jeans, my fave distressed Redwing boots (yes, relic'd boots, that's for another thread) and then some kind of appropriate for the gig shirt - maybe a black T, maybe some kind of plaid shirt if more Americana, maybe a paisley style shirt if a generic gig. Never a bowling shirt. I should probably pick up a mechanic type shirt because that's fairly versatile. If I did jazz, I'd dress up a bit more. No Hawaiian shirts, and I've ditched most of my cargo shorts anyways.
Jeans, t-shirt or for more formal, a polo shirt. Music logos help.
Black jeans and a Nice Shirt.
...unless I'm at an open mic, then I wear my colors.
Usually grey or black skinny jeans , boots , black shirt and a black or brown leather jacket
Never shorts,hats,baseball caps,sleeveless shirts or top less..and never under any circumstance, sunglasses in a indoor gig...
edit : sunglasses at indoor gigs is liek wearing shorts
Jazz-Funk - all black - boots, chimps and button-up long sleeve cotton shirt.
Alt-pop - jeans, rock or jazz T and open seasonsl print shirt worn like a jacket.
Jeans and a t shirt.
Suit. Always suit.
I try to dress a little nicer than the venue calls for, so when possible, a nice pair of jeans, T-shirt and blazer/sport coat. If it's too hot for that, then jeans or higher-tech slacks with a collared shirt. Shoes are dress shoes, motorcycle boots or nice sneakers. No shorts, no Hawaiian shirts, no jogging shoes and no Crocs. Ever. But then again, I don't play aggressive genres where shorts are part of 'the look'.
A short dress or a long tunic with leggings, usually. Stockings or tights sometimes. Nice shoes but not heels, I can't even walk in heels, much less dance around a stage with 9 lbs of dead weight around my neck in them.
ah but the cargo shorts thing wasn't "in" until the 1990's, so you were ahead of your time!
I formed my onstage mojo in the late 90's, and was heavily into Paul Simon then. To this day, I tend towards a jacket and jeans, and often a (real) fedora. Building off that, I am also influenced by David Bowie, which takes the mode of dress up a notch or 3.
I like to have a decent shirt on, and shoes. I wear pants, sometimes a skirt/sarong if it's at a crazy enough festival that men in skirts does not bat an eye. If it's a rock/punk sort of thing I might tend more towards a woman's tshirt. They are a lot lighter fabric, you know.
I make it a point to try to dress nice,no shorts no matter how hot it is. Usually a nice shirt or Polo or a suit coat for nicer places. Here's a shot from my Friday show,it was 93 and muggy!
T-shirt, usually says something, a suit jacket, either jeans or black khakis and comfortable shoes.
The jacket is left unbuttoned.
If real hot and I know its too hot for a jacket......the t-shirt becomes a dress shirt with a collar, open.
A guitarist I worked with in the 80's used to wear a jacket over a T-shirt like that. His favorite T-shirt was one that said "Yesshows" but when he put the jacket on you could only see the letters "ssho." The obvious joke was that it actually said something that I can't post here on TB.
I usually wear a kilt on stage. If it's hot, it'll be a linen shirt on top. If it's not that hot, I'll add an Argyll jacket.
I kind of mix it up as well. Usually dark denim, black t-shirt, but occasionally a fitted dress shirt for a nicer show, or full rocker on a hot festival stage. These days I’m experimenting with comfy footwear that isn’t in a leather boot form, yet still look reasonable.