Male Muse: Hurts.

January 8, 2013
One of the most popular fashion x music stories last year revolved around Mancunian synth-pop duo Hurts, otherwise known as Theo Hutchcraft and Adam Anderson. Since I’m no music blogger, I’ll refrain from attempting any kind of critical review of their actual tunes. Instead, I think it’s time to concentrate on the considerably more superficial, yet equally important matter of their clothes.

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In an interview with Hit the Floor magazine, frontman Theo attempts to flesh out the relationship between the band’s musical nuances and their fashion image, spewing gems of profundity such as “Style-wise I like […] old people! Old people are cool. They dress cool.”….my mind is blown.
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Still, whilst Theo might not be the best for waxing lyrical about what they wear, it doesn’t really matter all that much given how well they wear. Suits, shirting, and side-parted (Theo) and close-cropped (Adam) hair are the staples of these David Lynch-loving pop-fans, with more modern/subversive elements like earrings thrown in for good measure.
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So, much like their music, it’s all about a sometimes brilliantly executed, sometimes ever so slightly disappointing mash-up of the classic and the current. Too harsh? Or not harsh enough?
Images from Sony Music Africa, Coffee and Bars, Carsbase and The Independent

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  • 00o00 January 8, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    i like ❝better than love❞, downloaded it a few months ago. thought they have great style, sometimes very dior homme-ish.

  • chuck n. January 9, 2011 at 12:05 am

    though they're not very eloquent, their style sure does make up for it! i love the pleated shirt! i love how it's only a "half" design.i agree with the above comment, their style is very uber-rich-french-chic!