Although Indie style icons are plentiful,
they all seem to follow the same consensus of skinny jeans and trenchcoats. That’s
why the Young Knives are one of my favourite style icons. Sticking with the same
look – which could be described as fox hunter meets 60’s office clerk – since
2006, it’s clear that they’re not wearing their clothes as part of a fashion fad.
The clever mixing of herringbone and check by lead
singer Henry Dartnall (centre in the picture above) is like something you’d see
on the Sartorialist. The band also wear skinny ties, which give their outfits just
enough modernity to make the look fresh. Look after the jump for their ‘Up All Night’
video, which is about beating up people in Shoreditch.