Rob Kroehler, What Are You Wearing?

Rob Kroehler is a cool dude. Like, legitimately cool.

He's the lead man for local band Ladylike and tours with Fun. Yes, Fun, the band with Nate Ruess of The Format fame.

He also happens to have great get-up. And a smart mouth. Just check out this cheeky interview.

What are you wearing right now?
I'm wearing a rabbit fur loin cloth. It veers a wang.

What is the last item of clothing you bought?
A glittery old Chicago t-shirt on eBay. It didn't fit. I left negative feedback. I may take the scissors to it and turn it into my "Saturday in the Park" shirt. It seems strangely appropriate.

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What is the item of clothing you most covet at the moment?
Well, this time of year my coveting typically revolves around people [with] little to no clothing at all. In other words, my envy and covetousness might be filed under the "I wanna look good naked" category.

Give us a childhood memory of you and clothes:
Well there's a dark, murky period that I seem to have suppressed involving being dressed up like a prepubescent streetwalker by my older sister and her junior high giggle crew. Their make-up and hair skills were fledgling at best. Fortunately for me, my fashion sense survived unscathed. Or so I'd like to believe.

Name five items every man should have in his closet:
In no particular order:
A much-loved pair of Jeans.
Well dressed skeletons. (I've always believed that one can have skeletons in the closet if they've got God in the dining room.)
A perfectly fitting thrift store suit that's got snags and crags aplenty.
A pair of boots that your grandpa would've worn in his twenties.
An eclectic array of accessories. What good is a Friday night disguise without some sprinkles on top?

Name an item of clothing that's best when it's vintage:
Not to sound totally vint-afied, because God knows I love me some fresh off the rack deals, but what doesn't work best when it's vintage? If fashion is indeed cyclical, then buying new is just buying regurgitated vintage anyway. You're always better off if you can go back to the source.

Name an item of clothing you should NEVER buy used:
Any article of clothing that isn't visible to the naked eye, whilst keeping you from being naked, should never, under any circumstances, be purchased used.

*The obvious exception, of course, is if you're purchasing children's underwear for a creepy Halloween costume.

What is your one piece of fashion advice for Phoenix?

The best article of clothing we can collectively wear is tolerance. One shouldn't have to feel covered in eyeballs for being fashionable.

Ultimately, fashion may be meaningless, but it's still an innate part of who some of us are and how we express ourselves. Regardless of your fashion sense (or lack thereof), the myopic, disdainful stares and glares say more about you than my fashion sense says about me.

Religion and politics aside, it's a shame that Phoenix isn't at least fashionably progressive like a New York or an L.A. The scenery might be a smidge less desolate around here if people felt the freedom to open up instead of cover up.

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