Friday, August 31, 2012

Gordon in the morning: Robbie in a foxhole

Of course Robbie Williams has launched his own signature range of clothing. Why wouldn't he? After all, if it's good enough for Liam Gallagher:

He said: “I’ve been on the Pretty Green website and looked at their clothes and it should do really well because it’s really well put together.

“I think the difference between mine and Liam’s clothes is probably 40 to 50 years.

“This is genuine WW1 Winston Churchill stuff and I think Liam’s is more mod 1960s and maybe Nineties. There is a definite difference, you can just tell by looking at the style.

“If we can achieve what Pretty Green has achieved in what seems like a short space of time then that would be brilliant.”
By "achieving what Pretty Green has achieved", Williams is thinking mostly in terms of the successful operation to separate fools and money.

Still, the idea of basing your look on the First World War Churchill look is interesting, if nothing else. Here's a photo of Winston Churchill in 1914:
That's quite a stylish look. Love what you've done with your collars, there, Winston. You can see how that would inspire Robbie Williams. So, what does Williams' clothes line look like?
Maybe it's just me, but that seems a bit more like a half-arsed attempt to emulate the second world war rather than the first, doesn't it?

Let's not even start with the way Williams is using the word "genuine" to describe something that, er, isn't genuine.

It doesn't really look very second war like, either, though, does it? It's like Robbie has only done the merest smidge of research as to what the clothing that era was like.

Surely that can't be, though? I mean, look at the coat Williams is wearing there. That's not the sort of thing you'd just assume was a 1940s look from a slightly dodgy secondary source, is it?