Saturday 25 February 2017

The way we wear - the style message from the street

Ger's innate sense and knowledge of offbeat style is an inspiration.
Ger's innate sense and knowledge of offbeat style is an inspiration.

Ger’s innate sense and knowledge of offbeat style is an inspiration.

HE IS Ger Eaton (41), musician, from Celbridge, Kildare

HE WEARS Jacket, part of a full suit that cost $30 from a second-hand shop in New York's East Village. Waistcoat, €25, Wild Child. Shirt by Ben Sherman, hand-me-down. Boot-lace tie, got it when I was about 15 in a record shop near O'Connell Street. Jeans, €20, Penneys. Belt, €10, Jenny Vander when they used to do menswear. Boots by Patrick Cox, €40, TK Maxx.

WHAT IS YOUR...



  • Favourite shop?

Second-hand places and Camden market in London is good.



  • Best bargain buy?

A three-quarter length, red fake fur coat for £20 from Topshop in London years ago that still gets commented on.



  • Biggest splurge?

A pair of black Chelsea boots for $140 in New York.



  • Best and worst dressed style icons?

The best would be David Bowie and I don't know who's the worst because I'd only take note of the well-dressed ones.



  • Favourite label or designer?

Nigel Waymouth, who had a shop in 1960s London called Granny Takes a Trip.



  • Monthly spend on clothes?

The fact that I'm still wearing what I wore when I was sixteen says it all. Anything between zero and €30.



  • Last fashion buy?

A kilo of dicky bows for €20 from Wild Child.



  • Biggest fashion mistake?

An undercut hairstyle in the 80s.



  • What do you love and hate in fashion?

I like individuality and the psychedelia of the 60s and I dislike when brands or looks that I respected get watered down for the masses and lose their identity.

Irish Independent

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