NY Times Puts Old Rockers In New Suits

In a photo spread titled “Ballad Of A Thin Man” and subtitled “Godfathers Of Glam” and basically boiling down to “Someone Old, Something New,” this Sunday’s T Mag juxtaposed the exquisitely preserved mortal coils of a few elder rock gods with some very fancy, very NEW designer threads. There’s Lou Reed, Nick Cave, Dave Gahan, Michael Stipe, Ray Davies, David Johansen, and John Doe. Obviously there’s also Bryan Ferry wearing a suit because he was born in one. They call the post “Interactive” because in addition to a fancy scrolling apparatus there are song streams from each of the icons’ back catalogs just in case you have been living in a Nick. Speaking of, Mr. Cave is the only one to have turned up in his own suit, like a boss, and also is wearing the most expensive item of the entire spread with that Solange Azagury-Partridge ring, suggested retail price of $25,600. (Call (212) 879-9100 if you’re feeling like some retail therapy.) (UPDATE: Bryan Ferry is sporting his own threads, too.) The most expensive loaner suit modeled is the Roberto Cavalli on Dave Gahan (jacket, $4,615, and pants, $2,285), which sounds expensive until you consider the budget preserved on Iggy’s shirt.

Check it all at the Times.