STEAL HIS STYLE: THE FATHER OF WEIRD, TOM WAITS


It’s been five years since the ‘Father of Weird,’ Tom Waits, released the epic collection of music that is Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards. While there was enough music material on there to last us for quite a while, I know that I speak for all of his fans when I say that his newest release, Bad As Me, really couldn’t have dropped in on us at a better time. After taking advantage of the free, week-long album preview that Waits offered on his website, I am proud to report that his sound is as raucous and wonderful as ever. You see, what has always impressed me about Waits is the fact that he can have a rowdy title track like Bad As Me and a softer ballad like Back in the Crowd all rolled up together in one album. And, of course, the entirety of the album is sung in his signature, irresistable, whiskey-soaked voice.

With Halloween quickly approaching and Bad As Me released just in time to offer the upcoming holiday an eerily awesome soundtrack, why not celebrate to the fullest and sport your best Tom Waits-inspired look for a day? You may not be able to sing like him, but channeling the rock ‘n roll hobo won’t be terribly difficult. ‘Sides, we’ve done the footwork for you with a few key pieces to get you started out:


1. Frye Veronica Boot, $268
2. Quiksilver Open Road Plaid Shirt, $50
3. ASOS Rich Vintage Boyfriend Jeans, $63
4. Mark Totally Suitable Blazer, $52
5. A.OK Black Wool Felt Fedora, $58
6. Fable & Fury Tom Waits Tribute Portrait Necklace, $26

Photo of Tom provided courtesy of antilabelblog.com
–AMBER DANESE GRANDFIELD
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