Live attire

Discussion in 'Live Performance & Stage Sound' started by Skullet, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. skeels

    skeels ..to pay the beels

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    I am a punk rock slob.

    My jeans are always torn because I don't own any that aren't.
    But I usually take great care what t shirt I wear.
     
  2. The Norsemen

    The Norsemen A Viking

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    Shorts.
    I have one pair of shorts at a time I attach myself too and wear for a year or so before it is
    too ripped to wear in public. I just recently switched to some new shorts because I wanted
    to look nice performing at Mayhem Fest, but I may bust out my old ones for local shows.

    Other than that somewhere between a tshirt and no shirt and we're good.

    Probably take my glasses off too.
     
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    dethFNmetal Banned

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    I wear my gwar garb.
     
  4. Luke Acacia

    Luke Acacia STRAYA

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    When I was first starting out I was really pedantic about how I looked and how everyone else looked. Now days if its a local show that will have less than 100 people I just wear some jeans and a black shirt or some shirt repping a tv show but when its a bigger shirt or a support or a tour I wear jeans with a button up black shirt.
    It helps hide my love handles.
     
  5. nshaw12

    nshaw12 SS.org Regular

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    In the spring/summer, I wear a band tank (I don't buy band t-shirts, or really any t-shirt with graphics or writing on it) and some light shorts. I either go shoeless or wear my hemp Vans.

    In the fall/winter, I dress up (kind of) - I wear something like Herb's attire, except I roll up my sleeves and I don't usually wear a hat. If I do wear a hat, it's a driver cap. I'm waiting to scrounge up some funds to get this for those shows:[​IMG]

    I wish I could say that was me.
     
  6. iRaiseTheDead

    iRaiseTheDead Ashes Of Rebirth

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    A. a drunken night...
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  7. Idaho

    Idaho SS.org Regular

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    I've worn a few different things. Mainly combats and tshirt. In one band we had a bit of and all black look... then there was the phase of body paint.
     
  8. cwhitey2

    cwhitey2 BlackendCrust Metalâ„¢

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    We dress random. Usually basketball shorts, with death metal tee and or a jersey....with high tops and long sicks. We are the goofballs of metal around here. Music is serious...we are...not so much


    Edit.... Look at pic to left.
     
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    Enselmis SS.org Regular

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    High tops, skinny jeans, blazer. Gotta be classy. Think Devin Townsend but less bald.
     
  10. ConnorGilks

    ConnorGilks Still can't play.

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    Anyone who doesn't dress up a certain way that is fitting with their music/genre/band is an idiot. Flat out.

    I always hate it when I go to see a show and everyone is wearing something different that's their own "style". It just doesn't work. It gives the crowd the impression not that you are each unique individuals, but that you don't care about what you do. A band opening for one of my current projects (Indie Rock sort of) had 5 gents, all of them dressed differently. One was nerdy hipster, one was just typical hipster, one was a skate, one was dressed sort of hip-hop, and the other was just wearing a t-shirt and athletic shorts. Extremely unprofessional. I dress more punk/metal/alternative but when I play a show with these guys I put on a nice shirt and some blue jeans. A soft plaid button up maybe, or a polo even, as long as it fits with the rest of the band and the style you play.

    My personal rules:
    - No shorts, ever. The only exception is jean shorts if you are playing an outdoor show and you play in a hardcore/punk/metal band because it still fits in that context. Otherwise it just makes you look like you don't care.
    - Fit the style, but don't get uniforms. Sometimes it's cool if you all have the same outfit, but most of the time it's better if you all look similar but with your own personality.
    - To expand on the previous point but also significant on its own, if you all have different styles at least choose one thing to stay the same. "Just wear black shirts at least. V-Neck, T-shirt whatever, just as long as it's black." or "Let's all wear some kind of button-up shirt, with or without a shirt underneath, open or closed, whatever" Something as simple as that will make you look like a band instead of an amateur high school talent show.
     
  11. myampslouder

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    Normally when i'm playing a show I'm wearing some cargo shorts and some sort of t shirt usually black and if it's hot the t-shirt will have the sleeves cut off. A black sweat band on wrist of my picking hand and sometimes a hat. I've stopped wearing them as much for shows because usually it flies off while headbanging.
     
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    It really depends. If I'm on tour I usually stop caring about what I'm wearing after a few shows/days without a shower. If it's a hometown show I try and make a point to buy another one of the other bands playing's shirts and wear that.
     
  13. larry

    larry ". . . . . . . ."

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    when i was in a band playing shows,
    we all dressed differently. but the stage
    presence really helped with the overall
    cohesive appearance. we all got 'into it'
    and weren't affraid to get funky, which
    really made shows fun for everybody.

    i already don't fit the "profile" of an individual
    who'd play guitar for a metal band, so for shows
    i'd really exploit that.... i'd buy new clothes for
    certain shows. fresh metallic denims, some fly-ass
    high-tops and a nice shirt. i liked that no one ever
    pegged me for the guitarist, until after curtains up
    and i went ape-shit:shred:.

    the lineup consisted of me and 3 other white guys,
    so most folks thought i was the singer.:lol:...
    boy were they wrong.
     
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    Augminished Augminished Studio

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    When I was gigging, I would always wear my traditional scottish kilt. In that band, I was playing bagpipes and guitar. Everyone thought it was pretty bad ass and no, we did not sound anything like korn. :squint: :lol:
     
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    ittoa666 /)'3'(\

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    I just wear what I have on. I've never cared for the "look" thing.
     
  16. Louie Bloodspill

    Louie Bloodspill SS.org Regular

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    For my horror punk band Dead on Revival:
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    For my rock+roll band, Bloodspill: Rockers From Beyond this is pretty typical:
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  17. Amalloy

    Amalloy SS.org Regular

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    I couldn't agree more! One of the things most people don't immediately recognize is most (Not all, though) bands that 'made it,' generally have some cohesion for attire when they're on stage.
    As for my own personal preferences; Shorts! Shorts! Shorts! Shorts! And generally a black T, or band T. Since I sweat a lot (Like most Drummers!) I can't afford to have my legs constricted by jeans that are sopping wet.
    Unfortunately, some situations will call for fashion to be ditched for function.
     
  18. xCaptainx

    xCaptainx Dr Djodson

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    with my metal band - jeans and a black shirt.

    with my hardcore band - black shirt, or random band shirt and my b-ball shorts. I tend to jump around and move around much more (songs are much easier to play) with the hardcore band so shorts feel much more comfortable to play in.
     
  19. ConnorGilks

    ConnorGilks Still can't play.

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    ... I think you're doing it wrong. :nuts:

    Haha. Drummers are fine to wear shorts in my opinion, but the rules I said above about shorts apply to everyone else, in my opinion.
     
  20. Amalloy

    Amalloy SS.org Regular

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    Haha, probably!
     

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