Talk turns to fashion.“I went down to Camden market for the first time in ages wearing the baseball...

Damon Albarn

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Talk turns to fashion.

“I went down to Camden market for the first time in ages wearing the baseball cap. Virtually all the shops were selling clothes that I’ve been wearing for the last two years, which is fair enough, but they’re the clothes I’ve always worn, so it’s difficult to buy clothes now, because…”

Everyone’s rocking the Damon-from-Blur look?

“It’s not that, it’s a very easy look. But you don’t want to buy things that people are wearing ‘cos you’ve worn them, if you know what I mean. You want to wear something else. I found one pair of trainers where I thought: ‘I don’t think anyone else is wearing these yet,’ and the fucking bastard, who is obviously making a fortune selling clothes because I’ve worn them, charged me 85 quid. I’ll show you them, they’re great trainers…”

He disappears into his room and returns with a pair of old mangled blue and green Adidas pumps.

“They’re 1978 Trimtrab. Because they’re so old, the rubber’s fucked. Eighty-five quid! Price of fame, eh?”

He must have recognised you.

“No, he didn’t, that’s the most annoying thing.”

Vox, January 1996 [X]

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