Monday, October 18, 2010

Mark Ronson

Mark Ronson is an English musician, DJ, and producer who is not only one of the most talented in music nowadays, but one of the best dressed on & off stage as well. This September he released along with his band The Business Intl. , "Record Collection". In the last couple of weeks Ronson's singles "Bang Bang Bang" and "The Bike Song" have dominated airwaves around the world.

The videos for both singles are a lesson of style and elegance. On "Bang Bang Bang", a video that successfully mixes aesthetics from the Mod 60s and Synth Pop/New Wave 80s, Mark Ronson wears a canary yellow double breasted suit, with a black shirt and golden tie underneath, paired up with a pair of tennis shoes. These are not plain tennis shoes, they're Rene Lacoste 1963s and feature a flourescent Lacoste Logo on the back.

For "The Bike Song", Ronson opts to wear black pants, a black and white striped t-shirt under a black jacket, and a pair of white Wayfarer inspired sunglasses, while riding his bike around town. Worth noticing is his bleached hair.

Photos: Flickr


A Super Dilettante said...

While I was in London during the last summer, I saw the kind of suits colour (similar to Nancy Lancaster yellow) Ronson was wearing in the photo, at Topman at Oxford Circus. I believe one has to be quite daring to wear this kind of colour. You can easily get away if you have got dark hair. Or you can get away wearing it in the summer garden parties in the East Coast of America. I remember Kevin Kline also wore the same outfit in a comedy "In and Out" (1997).

RetroVintageModStyle said...

I agree, it's all a matter of attitude and personal style to wear a suit in this color. Yet Mark Ronson pulled it perfectly. The ensemble looks very 80s new wave.