OK, with arm candy of no less stature than Agyness Deyn, Mr Hammond clearly has taste, so perhaps not entirely ‘unlikely’. But a Google image search of his not-so-long-ago persona in The Strokes shows the big-haired rocker as no great shakes in the business of sartorialism. These days, however, he’s looking quite fine.
Revealing himself as something of an expert in the wearing of a three-piece suit, AH Jr manages to make what could be stuffy tailoring look suitably rock and roll with some carefully edited accessories. A stunning portrait in yesterdays Observer magazine featured a great suit worn with eccentric striped shirt, a very-Satorialist pocket square and an It man accessory – the slim knitted tie. The latter is turning up everywhere – from ASOS to Alexander McQueen via Beyond the Valley. Boyfriends of the super-beautiful get short shrift in the ‘lad press’ (Jamie Hince being a popular target, including ‘worst dressed’ nominations). In the spirit of Valentines, I’d like to suggest that Albert Jr has an eye for more than the ladies.
By Colin Chapman | February 9th, 2009