Thursday, October 8, 2009

Scott Weiland's Hybrid Style



Photo Credits: Belowempty.com, GettyImages, Corbis, Google Images

Stone Temple Pilots, challenged the grunge of the 90’s with melodic Beatles-y pop, infused with Zepplinesque riffs, tied together with Weiland’s stream of conscious lyrics which conjured images of black clouds and purple flowers. Scott Weiland's music does not neatly fit into any sub genres of rock, yet is unquestionably rock n' roll. Likewise, his style encapsulates the best aspects of rock n’ roll fashion.


After going through the picture archives on belowempty.com (the source for everything STP related) it is clear that Scott Weiland is a true showman who understands that a concert is an audio experience as well as visual spectacle. Weiland's style takes its cues from rock legends such as David Bowie, John Lennon, Keith Richards and Iggy Pop.

If you have seen Scott Weiland live you know what a dynamic performer he is, but for the purposes of this post I will focus on his stage outfit. He is serious musician who clearly has fun dressing up. Weiland has performed wearing Kiss makeup, dressed as Hedwig, and even like a member of Judas Priest. A typical show will go as follows: Weiland takes the stage fully layered and accessorized with a leather jacket, fitted blazer, or fur coat, mirrored aviators, assorted scarves and a hat. After the first few songs, the hat and shades come off and he sheds a layer to reveal a patterned button down, a vintage t-shirt, or a simple white tank. The songs ensue, he dances, and his chemistry with the audience is infectious. For the last two songs including the anthem “Sex Type Thing” Scott is shirtless displaying his lithe torso and arms adorned in tattoos. On one particular STP tour, Scott ended the show by stripping down to nothing more that an American Flag wrapped around his waist. Unfortunately I didn’t have the privilege of being at that show or for any of STP's performances before 2008 (I became a fan a little late in the game). These days he performs in a three piece suit, or a simple blazer accented with a bare chest.

Fortunately for all SW fans Scott Weiland now has a clothing line, a collaboration with Christopher Wicks’ of “English Laundry”. “Scott Weiland for English Laundry” is a collection of blazers, button downs, and vests all evocative of Weiland’s signature look. I assume the collection is intended for a male consumer, but I’m sure girls can also pull it off. I often take men’s clothes to the tailor to get fitted. All this talk about Scott Weiland’s style makes me wonder if I’m more psyched for English Laundry or the upcoming Stone Temple Pilots album?

Check out Scott Weiland for English Laundry here.

68 comments:

  1. Timeless Fashion...October 8, 2009 at 2:45 PM

    He looks so great on some of the pictures and so strange on others...

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  2. love this style, he looks so chic!

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  3. I was just a little girl when Stone Temple Pilots came out,but I love their songs! Mr. Weiland has great style!

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  4. I love that you highlighted him STP is amazing! xx

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  5. I always have and always will think he is one of the sexiest men alive! great style!

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  6. its actually my first time to your blog and i do happen to love your style:) kudos on the new name! though i find tit tees very witty:)

    xxoo
    eden

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  7. I always liked Scott and STP. Heck, I was even a fan of Scott's solo album.

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  8. Cool! he has great style, I like when people with actual style start clothing lines... I sure hope he is successful

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  9. Wow, he's such a style chameleon!!

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  10. Hi, love the pictures, stunning!~

    Maison Chaplin, the internationally recognized most stylish and glam fashion blog.

    @ http://MaisonChaplin.blogspot.com

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  11. Hey, LOVE =)
    thanks. Can't wait to wear your tee again in the new place. Figuring out how in the cold weather. Ideas? :)

    Love your collage!



    x

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  12. Scott Weiland definitely knows how to dress like a stage performer. Great collection of photos!

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  13. thank youu :) i love your blog too :D
    and all the picture above is very stunning ! xx

    btw, do you wanna exchange link with me ? :)

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  14. What a very hot and sexy collage of male testosterone....I like it:)

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  15. he's fantastic
    *retreats whilst drooling*

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  16. Wowwwww,he does has amazing style !!! Way way cool and so hot looking too :) oops !

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  17. great style and terribly inspiring....whats not to love.
    and easy on the eye too....love stone temple pilots!

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  18. I've seen STP live many times. I also spent many years modeling my personal style after Weiland.

    Thanks for your kind words on my blog!

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  19. Like seeing all the pictures. Also liked your versace scarf in your last post...beautiful colors.
    -Tawney

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  20. what a great great collection of photos!

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  21. Ohhhhhhh, this is right up the hubs alley!

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  22. He is so freaking sexy! Love his style.

    http://fashionroadkill-halifax.blogspot.com

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  23. I think he's insane but I do love his style. Most rocker guys have such sexy hair.

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  24. this wheel's on fireOctober 9, 2009 at 6:37 PM

    SUCH kick ass style!

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  25. He has such crazy style but totally not surprised he has his own line now.

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  26. sooo eccentric and enticing
    adoring

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  27. Love STP!

    Faaaabulous collage of images, darling!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  28. amazing mens clothes?
    i am officially inspired to be amazing. the next big thing is supposed to be unisex clothing.. you are on top of your game with this trendy post girl!- love, love, love it!
    xx

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  29. mens style is always a great inspiration for everyone .. i especiailly love the glam rock crew. they had insane style !

    thanks for your great comments all the time you have no idea how happy it makes me t osee your commentts

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  30. always been more of an oasis fan myself :)

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  31. The man certainly is a star.

    Love Grace.

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  32. he really rocks!
    he's good fashion sense.

    http://momfashionworld.blogspot.com/

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  33. How completely fantastic, what great style.

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  34. Hey there. I hope you've been enjoying the weekend. I've given your blog an award on my Sugar & Spice blog. It's in my latest post. Your blog is awesome. Cheers!

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  35. Great collage! So rock and roll <3


    xxx

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  36. i used to love this man to no end. I even have this old photo of me from about a decade ago at Lolapalooza holding up a shirt for him that says "I pretend my boyfriend is Scott Weiland when we're having sex". The look on his face when he saw it was freaking priceless lol.

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  37. you've got me very intrigued, gonna have to check him out x

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  38. indeed that music and fashion have been closely related and influential to each other ... and menswear can sometimes provide us with some of best items, xoxo

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  39. I'm not well acquainted with rock & roll legends and their fashions, so I'll comment on the Tit Tees promo video which I just watched for the first time!:
    Seriously awesome, I love it and you looked wonderful! sincerely

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  40. Cool pictures! :) And thank you for stopping by. My car is being put into the garage so I'm car-less! It feels sooo weird!

    -xtina
    www.thisisxtina.blogspot.com

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  41. This is MAD/UNIQUE/WEIRD/BEAUTIFUL/CRAZY/STUNNING! LOVE HIS STYLE!

    One Love,
    Jowy
    www.iseejanemary.blogspot.com

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  42. This is MAD/UNIQUE/WEIRD/BEAUTIFUL/CRAZY/STUNNING! LOVE HIS STYLE!

    One Love,
    Jowy
    www.iseejanemary.blogspot.com

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  43. Thanks for your wonderful and nice comment. Great blog and ideology <3 <3 <3

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  44. woah killer dude man! hes so awesome like, i swear.
    thanks for sharing this!

    http://blair-waldork.blogspot.com

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  45. I do have a soft spot for SW, a man who took self indulgence to a whooooole new level - even for grunge artists. Not afraid to lose the shirt either... respect. Was listening to Atlanta today, great song...

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  46. Wow, I haven't listened to STP in ages. I was barely a teenager when their hit records came out and I listened to their stuff all the time. I lost a bit of interest when he joined Velvet Revolver though. Thanks for the style collage. I had forgotten how creative he was with his looks, though I do vividly remember the fur coats and the naked torso ;-)

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  47. I like your idea about getting men's clothes tailored. I'm always swimming in shirts I buy in the mens department and adding a skinny belt for "fit"...I don't know why a tailor never occurred to me! Also: Scott Weiland = So Sexy in That Crazed Artist way....

    Olive

    www.VisforOlive.blogspot.com

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  48. this wheel's on fireOctober 13, 2009 at 5:12 PM

    again, that is so cool about your mom! i would love to see her next time i come to that side of the country! xo

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  49. i LOVE his style.
    all the blazers = love.

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  50. love this post, good style feature!

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  51. love him so much. cool post!
    xo

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  52. totally hot guys!!! loving the pics

    check out my blog
    http://preppygoesrock.blogspot.com/

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