A celebration of Charlie Watts' impeccable fashion
Once you consider the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards most likely spring to thoughts. And although they had been and stay the group’s peacocking frontmen, it was actually Charlie Watts, the band’s drummer who died yesterday, who quietly stole the stage style-wise.
Certainly, the late Watts was not your stereotypical rock star. Along with simply being essentially the most well-behaved member of the band, the British musician eschewed the in-your-face crystal-embellished jackets, shit-kicking boots and crushed velvet flares of his contemporaries, favouring as a substitute sharply lower Savile Row tailoring for his moments each behind the drums and people off stage.
Watts' early profession was deep-rooted in London’s jazz and blues scene and previous to becoming a member of the Stones he was a member of Sixties R&B band Blues Included, which knowledgeable his rakish fashion. A superbly lower, three-piece go well with was his uniform each on and off stage and all through the Sixties he was seen in double-breasted Tommy Nutter fits, whereas extra lately he favoured tailoring from Savile Row outposts Huntsman and Chittleborough & Morgan.
Chatting with GQ in 2012, Watts defined: “I’ve a really old style and conventional mode of costume. I get embarrassed. I all the time felt completely misplaced with the Rolling Stones. I simply imply the way in which I seemed. Images of the band would come again, I'll have a pair of sneakers on they usually've obtained trainers. I hate trainers, even when they're modern.”
Under are among the gentleman rockstar’s best seems.