10.08.2009

Scott Weiland's Hybrid Style



Photo Credits: Belowempty.com, GettyImages, Corbis, Google Images

Stone Temple Pilots, challenged the grunge of the 90’s with melodic Beatles-y pop, infused with Zepplinesque riffs, tied together with Weiland’s stream of conscious lyrics which conjured images of black clouds and purple flowers. Scott Weiland's music does not neatly fit into any sub genres of rock, yet is unquestionably rock n' roll. Likewise, his style encapsulates the best aspects of rock n’ roll fashion.

After going through the picture archives on belowempty.com (the source for everything STP related) it is clear that Scott Weiland is a true showman who understands that a concert is an audio experience as well as visual spectacle. Weiland's style takes its cues from rock legends such as David Bowie, John Lennon, Keith Richards and Iggy Pop.

If you have seen Scott Weiland live you know what a dynamic performer he is, but for the purposes of this post I will focus on his stage outfit. He is serious musician who clearly has fun dressing up. Weiland has performed wearing Kiss makeup, dressed as Hedwig, and even like a member of Judas Priest. A typical show will go as follows: Weiland takes the stage fully layered and accessorized with a leather jacket, fitted blazer, or fur coat, mirrored aviators, assorted scarves and a hat. After the first few songs, the hat and shades come off and he sheds a layer to reveal a patterned button down, a vintage t-shirt, or a simple white tank. The songs ensue, he dances, and his chemistry with the audience is infectious. For the last two songs including the anthem “Sex Type Thing” Scott is shirtless displaying his lithe torso and arms adorned in tattoos. On one particular STP tour, Scott ended the show by stripping down to nothing more that an American Flag wrapped around his waist. Unfortunately I didn’t have the privilege of being at that show or for any of STP's performances before 2008 (I became a fan a little late in the game). These days he performs in a three piece suit, or a simple blazer accented with a bare chest.

Fortunately for all SW fans Scott Weiland now has a clothing line, a collaboration with Christopher Wicks’ of “English Laundry”. “Scott Weiland for English Laundry” is a collection of blazers, button downs, and vests all evocative of Weiland’s signature look. I assume the collection is intended for a male consumer, but I’m sure girls can also pull it off. I often take men’s clothes to the tailor to get fitted. All this talk about Scott Weiland’s style makes me wonder if I’m more psyched for English Laundry or the upcoming Stone Temple Pilots album?

Check out Scott Weiland for English Laundry here.

68 comments:

Rina said...

love this style, he looks so chic!

Timeless Fashion... said...

He looks so great on some of the pictures and so strange on others...

Sweety P said...

I was just a little girl when Stone Temple Pilots came out,but I love their songs! Mr. Weiland has great style!

kpeach said...

I love that you highlighted him STP is amazing! xx

Jess said...

So rock and roll - love him

Sylvia said...

I always have and always will think he is one of the sexiest men alive! great style!

Eden said...

its actually my first time to your blog and i do happen to love your style:) kudos on the new name! though i find tit tees very witty:)

xxoo
eden

Keith said...

I always liked Scott and STP. Heck, I was even a fan of Scott's solo album.

clarewbrown said...

Cool! he has great style, I like when people with actual style start clothing lines... I sure hope he is successful

Sher said...

Wow, he's such a style chameleon!!

MAISON CHAPLIN said...

Hi, love the pictures, stunning!~

Maison Chaplin, the internationally recognized most stylish and glam fashion blog.

@ http://MaisonChaplin.blogspot.com

Fashion Chalet said...

Hey, LOVE =)
thanks. Can't wait to wear your tee again in the new place. Figuring out how in the cold weather. Ideas? :)

Love your collage!



x

Tiffany said...

dammn hottie!

Carrie said...

Scott Weiland definitely knows how to dress like a stage performer. Great collection of photos!

Zhcsyra hp said...

love this posted much <3333

rika said...

thank youu :) i love your blog too :D
and all the picture above is very stunning ! xx

btw, do you wanna exchange link with me ? :)

Allegra said...

great post and awesome blog!

Noshabelle said...

Great pictures! Very sexy ;)
xo

Dorothy L said...

What a very hot and sexy collage of male testosterone....I like it:)

Clara said...

amazing pics.
xxxxxxx

daisychain said...

he's fantastic
*retreats whilst drooling*

Valencia Lia said...

Wowwwww,he does has amazing style !!! Way way cool and so hot looking too :) oops !

Tights Lover said...

I've seen STP live many times. I also spent many years modeling my personal style after Weiland.

Thanks for your kind words on my blog!

Anika said...

great style and terribly inspiring....whats not to love.
and easy on the eye too....love stone temple pilots!

yiqin; said...

Great collage <3

JULIA said...

SEXY

Is This Real Life? said...

wow, awesome style!

Tawney--A Chichi Life said...

Like seeing all the pictures. Also liked your versace scarf in your last post...beautiful colors.
-Tawney

Stephanie Kim said...

what a great great collection of photos!

Kristin said...

Ohhhhhhh, this is right up the hubs alley!

Ashley said...

He is so freaking sexy! Love his style.

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Savvy Gal said...

drool worthy. what style.

Leigh said...

Sexy style, Love it!! xo

Anna G said...

I think he's insane but I do love his style. Most rocker guys have such sexy hair.

this wheel's on fire said...

SUCH kick ass style!

Diana said...

He has such crazy style but totally not surprised he has his own line now.

Dannie said...

sooo eccentric and enticing
adoring

Couture Carrie said...

Love STP!

Faaaabulous collage of images, darling!

xoxox,
CC

chaoskontrolowany said...

lovely collage.

Damsels said...

mens style is always a great inspiration for everyone .. i especiailly love the glam rock crew. they had insane style !

thanks for your great comments all the time you have no idea how happy it makes me t osee your commentts

alanna said...

amazing mens clothes?
i am officially inspired to be amazing. the next big thing is supposed to be unisex clothing.. you are on top of your game with this trendy post girl!- love, love, love it!
xx

Kelly & Tracy said...

always been more of an oasis fan myself :)

nookie said...

great style

Grace said...

The man certainly is a star.

Love Grace.

mom & son said...

he really rocks!
he's good fashion sense.

http://momfashionworld.blogspot.com/

Poppy said...

How completely fantastic, what great style.

Keith said...

Hey there. I hope you've been enjoying the weekend. I've given your blog an award on my Sugar & Spice blog. It's in my latest post. Your blog is awesome. Cheers!

loft in soho said...

Great collage! So rock and roll <3


xxx

Mrs. M. said...

i used to love this man to no end. I even have this old photo of me from about a decade ago at Lolapalooza holding up a shirt for him that says "I pretend my boyfriend is Scott Weiland when we're having sex". The look on his face when he saw it was freaking priceless lol.

Blau von T said...

you've got me very intrigued, gonna have to check him out x

Tink in My Closet said...

Delicious style.. He looks so cool!

UnoCosa said...

indeed that music and fashion have been closely related and influential to each other ... and menswear can sometimes provide us with some of best items, xoxo

Alyssa said...

I'm not well acquainted with rock & roll legends and their fashions, so I'll comment on the Tit Tees promo video which I just watched for the first time!:
Seriously awesome, I love it and you looked wonderful! sincerely

xtinagirl said...

Cool pictures! :) And thank you for stopping by. My car is being put into the garage so I'm car-less! It feels sooo weird!

-xtina
www.thisisxtina.blogspot.com

min it said...

Love his style!!!!

Jowy said...

This is MAD/UNIQUE/WEIRD/BEAUTIFUL/CRAZY/STUNNING! LOVE HIS STYLE!

One Love,
Jowy
www.iseejanemary.blogspot.com

Jowy said...

This is MAD/UNIQUE/WEIRD/BEAUTIFUL/CRAZY/STUNNING! LOVE HIS STYLE!

One Love,
Jowy
www.iseejanemary.blogspot.com

Nahna said...

Thanks for your wonderful and nice comment. Great blog and ideology <3 <3 <3

Andie said...

woah killer dude man! hes so awesome like, i swear.
thanks for sharing this!

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James said...

I do have a soft spot for SW, a man who took self indulgence to a whooooole new level - even for grunge artists. Not afraid to lose the shirt either... respect. Was listening to Atlanta today, great song...

The Haute-Shopper said...

Wow, I haven't listened to STP in ages. I was barely a teenager when their hit records came out and I listened to their stuff all the time. I lost a bit of interest when he joined Velvet Revolver though. Thanks for the style collage. I had forgotten how creative he was with his looks, though I do vividly remember the fur coats and the naked torso ;-)

Golden Girl Olive said...

I like your idea about getting men's clothes tailored. I'm always swimming in shirts I buy in the mens department and adding a skinny belt for "fit"...I don't know why a tailor never occurred to me! Also: Scott Weiland = So Sexy in That Crazed Artist way....

Olive

www.VisforOlive.blogspot.com

this wheel's on fire said...

again, that is so cool about your mom! i would love to see her next time i come to that side of the country! xo

Sophia said...

i LOVE his style.
all the blazers = love.

Marcia B. said...

love this post, good style feature!

Niki B. said...

love him so much. cool post!
xo

preppygoesrock said...

totally hot guys!!! loving the pics

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MissPattyPei said...

Hot hot Scott!!!