Vogue: ZZ Top Front Man Billy Gibbons’ Outfit Is the Fashion Inspiration Men Need Now

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Left: Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top; Right: A showgoer at Pitti Uomo Fall 2018
Photo: Splash News; Photographed by Gianluca Senese

Move over, Justin Bieber, with your socks and sandals! Take a rest, Harry Styles, with those floral-print Gucci suits! There’s a new—or rather, aged like a fine wine—street style star to watch, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons. The grizzly-bearded 68-year-old lead vocalist stepped out today in a noodle-textured heather-green skullcap, a tailored black blazer, a white button-up, a silver necklace, a pair of sleek trousers, and black suede creeper shoes.

Gibbons out in Los Angeles, California
Photo: Picture Perfect Press

Like his statement-making, biblical-style facial hair, Gibbons’s simple outfit is a signature he rarely strays from. (He was once spotted accessorizing his look with a kombucha drink.) And while the musician may have been in Los Angeles today, he looked as though he could have stepped out of a men’s show at Pitti Uomo. (In fact, Gibbons has a doppelgänger who also attends the shows in Italy. Like Gibbons, the oft-lensed mystery showgoer sports headgear as well as a confident strut.)

A showgoer at Pitti Uomo Fall 2018
Photographed by Gianluca Senese

But twinning aside, it’s not the first time that fashion has looked to rock stars of an older age bracket for inspiration. Former Brioni creative director Justin O’Shea cast Metallica as the faces of the label in 2016. Both Lou Reed and Neil Young have appeared in Supreme campaigns, and the members of Kiss rocked out for John Varvatos, as did Willie Nelson. Looks like ZZ Top and Gibbons were onto something when they penned the 1983 hit “Sharp Dressed Man.” Now, let’s see if Gibbons will score the campaign he deserves.

original article: https://www.vogue.com/article/zz-top-billy-gibbons-rockstar-fashion-style-pitti-uomo

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11 Comments

  • Gary Morneault
    April 7, 2018 at 1:14 pm  - Reply

    More power to billy! When is ZZ playin’ boston?

  • ROBERT SIRT
    April 7, 2018 at 1:17 pm  - Reply

    YEA, HOW, HOW, HOW, LOOKOUT IT’S THE LITTLE THREE PIECE BAND OUTTA TEXAS, HOW, HOW, HOW PEACE AND LOVE ADIOS ⚡⚡.

  • Santiago Flores
    April 7, 2018 at 3:00 pm  - Reply

    I’ve always Loved ZZ Top
    My personal favorite La Grange.

  • David Herring
    April 7, 2018 at 4:59 pm  - Reply

    Go Billy go.

  • David
    April 7, 2018 at 5:10 pm  - Reply

    Sharper dressed ma.

  • Mike LoBosco
    April 7, 2018 at 6:34 pm  - Reply

    BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM;BANG BANG BANG BANG,HEYYYY HEYYYYY,…….Future’s so Bright,Very Sharp Dressed Man

  • Timothy Ray Simpson
    April 7, 2018 at 7:05 pm  - Reply

    Rev. Willy G.
    On recycler tour Ardis Hendrick and I interviewed you back stage at the Memorial Colesium 1989. You were a marvelous interview. You got us seats for the next nights show. WOW. Jeff Healey opened. Now. You promised us some “ZZ” stuff. My address is:
    Tim Simpson
    450 se 127th Ave. apt. 302
    Portland Or. 97233.
    Thanks for being my favorite guitar player since the first album. Moving Sidewalks.

  • Vincent G Whitley
    April 8, 2018 at 8:01 am  - Reply

    Looks like a “Sharp Dressed Man” to me.

  • Tom Dykstra
    April 8, 2018 at 9:54 am  - Reply

    A truly gifted artist. My favorite, ZZ Top our 1st album . Truly a collector, as all of ZZ Top’s works are.

  • Joseph Eckes
    April 10, 2018 at 2:26 pm  - Reply

    OH HELLLLL YEAH. You have all way’s been the Sharp Dressed Man.

  • Keith
    April 20, 2018 at 6:42 am  - Reply

    Looking for a Zz TopnLibe From Texas Slot Machine..
    I am disabled and that was my favorite machine me at the casinos, but they took them all out. Is there a way to get a hold of one?
    I would enjoy playing it for fun at home…might be an expensive toy or maybe they just scrap them. Anybody who knows how to get one let me know. And Let that LITTLE BAND FROM TEXAS keep Playing God’s Music!

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