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DrumPhil

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Typical for me is black jeans, black shoes, and some kind of colored casual button-down shirt. If the gig is a little more casual I’ll switch to a Hawaiian/floral print or other casual short sleeve button-down shirt. If it’s dressier gig, the clothes get dressier. The nature of the gig dictates the uniform, but you’ll never see me on stage looking ragged.
 

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I have never played in a band where I had to "dress up". So... tennis shoes for sure (big tennis fan and player so I "feel" those shoes :) ) , black button down shirt that is microfiber, something that soaks up the sweat, and black shorts 100%. Ever since the bass pedal beater got stuck in the cuff of my jeans, no more long pants for me :)
 

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Don’t be afraid to dress up a little bit your a rock star
Joe Farnsworth is my dress code idol.

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I have never played in a band where I had to "dress up". So... tennis shoes for sure (big tennis fan and player so I "feel" those shoes :) ) , black button down shirt that is microfiber, something that soaks up the sweat, and black shorts 100%. Ever since the bass pedal beater got stuck in the cuff of my jeans, no more long pants for me :)
Asics Resolution Gels.
 

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- no shirts with other bands names on them
- no shorts
- take off that baseball hat
Not if I'm having a bad hair day.

I may do all three of those tonight, as it will be a little on the warmer side down here.
 

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Black sneakers or my brown Chelsea work boots, blue jeans, and either a shirt with something funny on it, or a button-up western shirt if the weather is cool enough. This is for majority of gigs but we'll dress up more if it's a wedding or other more formal event.

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I figured I'd see typical British disdain for "trainers" and "short pants" here, but I had no idea anyone but my dad hated ballcaps as much as some here seem to.
 

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It's been about a decade since I finally hung up the tuxedo. Can't say I miss it. Finally threw it away not long ago when I tried it on and there was at least three inches between the buttons and buttonholes. Since giving up playing "for real" I haven't done anything that required more than jeans and a t-shirt.
 

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A wide spectrum of opinions here.

I think it really depends on what you're playing. No jeans/shorts if you're playing classical jazz or a wedding, totally understandable but if I'm in an AC/DC cover band sorry, I'm not wearing a tux.

 

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If I have to wear a tux or suit my minimum is $650 wink wink and even that would be a no go .
 


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