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  • How many of you dress for the occasion?

    What do you wear? Do your band mates dress, too?
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    Oh no! Here we go... just do a search for it.
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    • #3
      What's the occasion?
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      • #4
        "What are cargo shorts?". I'd like vice-presidents for $400, Alex.

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        • #5
          Yep, we always break out the assless chaps when playing at the bath house.

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          • #6
            Here's a bit of advice for all of life: Dress For Success. Whether it's a gig, or a job interview, or a first date with a hot chick, it's always a good idea to dress like you mean it. Especially if you're leaving a first impression on anyone.



            MAYBE you're so good at what you do and/or such a cool dude that how you dress doesn't enhance people's perception of you at all, but it certainly can't hurt. And on the off-chance that you might not be quite as good/cool as you think you are, it will almost certainly help.
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            • #7
              Ass chaps for the bath house, cargo shorts for the picknik.

              Sport coat for the wedding.

              It aint brain surgery.

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              • #8
                Good question, Dave -- I should have given more info!



                The non-specific occasion I'm wondering about is the low-end bar-band stuff. More formal stuff is easy, I'm always told what to wear so I don't need to think about it. Like, corporate parties, weddings, etc, you find out what the guests are wearing and step it up a notch. Big Band work, there is always a uniform.



                My latest project is your prototypical covers-playing rock band; I'm trying to figure out how to look better and maybe convince my new band mates that they want to do the same; right now we have been wearing nice versions of our own daily dress. I saw some old footage, and cringed a bit when I saw one of them in shorts and sandals behind a music stand. My long-term goal is to sort this band out, and take it into private parties, weddings, corporate events, etc.. So professionalism on all fronts is one place where I am spending a lot of effort.



                What actually got me thinking about this is that I got a call to sub on piano in a 10-piece "Big" Band New Year's Eve; the booking agent wants black pants, a black shirt, and a white tie. So I have to buy at least a shirt and a tie soon, heh. All of my suits are dark and I like to wear coloured shirts with pattern ties.



                Rock bands around here always look sloppy to me. Blues bands tend to dress nicer. Jazz combos, no question, they always look decent.



                I noticed Wade even dresses up for rehearsal. Not such a bad idea, I like to practice how I perform at least a few times to work out any surprise kinks.
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                • #9
                  ^A lot depends on your ages and what you can pull off. Our band is 50+ balding married white guys. No way we're gonna pull off the skinny jeans and V neck T look.

                  But we don't wanna wear kakis and polos either. Get the guy out of the shorts and into shoes, some faded jeans, and a decent collared shirt at least.



                  Our last bar gig I wore some old faded black jeans, gray canvas tennies, and a Black Oak Arkansas T shirt.

                  (no Jim Dandy, that would have been a little too silly A stylized oak tree with Black Oak Arkansas on the front)

                  THe drummer wore faded jeans and a plain colored T shirt, no logo.

                  One guy wore jeans and a collared shirt.

                  One guy actually wore kakis and a polo, like he was going to work. Nobody's perfect. Wasn't so bad cause it was just him, we didn't all look like we were on our office lunch break.

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                  • #10
                    Low-paying bar gigs? That's us. Most places we go with dark jeans, nice button downs or t-shirts, and nice shoes. Not that hard really. We are mostly in our mid-20s though, so we really just dress like we would when we go out anyways.

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                    • #11
                      Saw Los Lobos open for Neil Young the other day ... the bass player was wearing cargo shorts
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                      • #12
                        The OP plays in Los Lobos? Cool!
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                        • #13
                          OH God. Seriously David- just do us a favor and get the **************** out of this thread or just paste your last 90 page rant about dressing for success. Your getting close to being the classic definition of a troll.
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                          • #14






                            Quote Originally Posted by Potts
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                            OH God. Seriously David- just do us a favor and get the **************** out of this thread or just paste your last 90 page rant about dressing for success. Your getting close to being the classic definition of a troll.




                            Relax, dude. Today's supposed to be a holiday.
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                            • #15
                              Sorry Potts, couldn't help it...



                              To the OP: In our geezer duo we wear T-shirts, cargo shorts and flip flops when there's no snow, jeans and boots otherwise, I play piano in bare foot when I can.



                              Some places this is beyond well dressed: mechanics come in literally black with grease and dirt, landscapers full of crud, etc.



                              Our appearance and long hair adds to the ambience - and we even get paid and have fun!
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