Aug 022013

Henry Rollins.

Own them!

Own them!

Rollins owns his onstage shorts, whether they are a somewhat standard surfer cut, skimpy satin gym shorts, or old-school gray cotton gym shorts. They are not worn for comfort; they are essential to his Look. His shorts are cool. Your shorts are not. Don’t even think about wearing those things.


  9 Responses to “Rock’s Unfulfilled Fashion Ideas: Shorts”

  1. Clearly going for “anti-cool”, but early Devo rocked the shorts in a defensible way.

    I saw them early on in their shorts and knee-pad stage, but I couldn’t find a good picture of that era so this slihtly earlier one will have to do.

  2. Good one! Perhaps there is hope yet.

  3. BigSteve

    Mod, do you realize that the shorts-wearer in the first clip, the one with the Dictators doing Search & Destroy, is Friend of The Hall Andy Shernoff?

  4. BigSteve

    And having played some drums myself, I believe that shorts are the only appropriate clothing for that instrument.

  5. I do! He is a GREAT man, but even great men have something to answer for.

  6. Angus. The only shorts wearer that matters.

  7. Short of an acoustic gig at a beach bar there is no situation where shorts are appropriate. The 90’s had a shorts run w some of the grunge bands. Shorts, flannel, combat boots. Tried to stay away from that look mostly.

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