12 Jan 2009

Boys Are Back in Town

Finally, after teasing us with two years of dormancy, one of the coolest art rock bands of the 21st century, Franz Ferdinand, is back with a hot new album set to rock up the charts in 2009. The sexy Scot, Alex 'guyliner' Kapranos, and his immaculately groomed crowd have returned with their third album, 'Tonight; Franz Ferdinand', (due for release on 29th January), and with it they are not just bringing hot new tunes , but some lush guy fashions to the table. After being chosen to front Greek/American designer, John Varvatos' S/S 09 campaign, it's clear that for the Franz Ferdinand boys, it about style as well as substance.


Former Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Converse designer, after establishing his own men's wear range 2000, John Varvatos has gone on to do great things in the fashion world, winning GQ's designer of the year 2007, and the Perry Ellis award for menswear. In these campaign photos, the Franz Ferdinand boys do Varvatos' designs justice, showing off their slim line figures with fitted jackets, leather winkle pikers, black out sunglasses, skinny leg trousers and even skinnier ties.


The winners of a Mercury Music Prize, NME award, MTV award and two Brit awards, there's no doubt that Franz Ferdinand have got all the right alternative-rock credentials, with their debut album, (and my soundtrack to 2004) 'Franz Ferdinand' being cited as 'album of the year' by NME . After single handedly reviving both the British alternative scene and the popularity of the fitted blazer, it was no wonder that, while incredibly popular, their second album, 'You Could Have It So Much Better', didn't ride on the same success. For me the only hits from this album were the song 'Do You Wanna' and the gorge 1950's style sports jackets that they donned in the video. But after taking two years out to write new songs, the boys are back in town and ready to lay some riffs, and whatever their forth coming album is like, one thing is for sure; these guys know how to rock a look.

8 comments:

Couture Carrie said...

Very cool! Love these pics!

xoxox,
CC

electric feel said...

these pics are amaaazing

syd vicious said...

Oh wow they look oh so retro! Great post and you're so sweet :)

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

glad to hear they are back with new material.they are very cool style wise,super dapper.they ha ve been missed!
muah
marian

Dooder City said...

Amazing. I kind of dislike Jphn Varvatos because he moved into the old CBGB's space and trying to make it rock n' roll...not the same.

Margherita. said...

Yeah, your blog title is kind of distantly linked to One Tree Hill. One of the characters and her best friend always said hoes over bros, and then when she starts a fashion line called clothes over bros.

yiqin; said...

They look good!!! Ireally like them too!c

Alecca Rox said...

Great news! It was about time;)I love skinny ties in men. I guess it is more of a britishness statement rather than Varvatos' own mark.