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Whose Rockstar Fashion Looks Best On You?

Channel your inner Ely Buendia and David Bowie with this style guide
by Khatrina Bonagua | May 31, 2016
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A mic in hand makes certain looks rather easier to pull off. But hey, who says you need killer vocals to exude a rock 'n' roll aura, too?

To inject that onstage edge into your everyday wear, FHM rounded up some of the best-dressed music icons to assist you in giving off a bold frontman vibe. After all, all the world's a stage.

1) Ely Buendia

We're not talking Ely circa Eraserheads here; 2010 (onwards) was the time period he started giving a f*ck about his style. If before, oversized shirts and jeans were his go-to outfit, now, it is obvious that his fashion sense matured along with his music. Lean-cut blazers, sleek eyewear, plus a neat pair of boots or sneakers to go with those; incorporate wardrobe basics such as graphic tees or plain polo shirts, and you're ready to rock and roll.

Sample pieces:

Mango Slim-Fit Patterned Cotton Blazer (P6,495)

Linya Linya Damndamin Shirt (P495)

Ray-Ban Folding New Wayfarers (P12,990)

2) Brandon Flowers

The Killers' main man is a soul of diverse styles. Brandon's killer (we just had to) fashion sense has been celebrated for years—yes, even his eyeliner-wearing moments, too. The key element of his looks though, is his bizarre yet perfect jackets. Feathered, sequined, animal-printed—you name it, Mr. Brightside has donned it.

Sample pieces:

Zalora Ceemarket Aztec Print Kimono (P1,199)

Mango Embroidered Panel Denim Jacket (P3,995)

Bershka Detachable Sleeve Biker Jacket (P4,995)


3) Marc Abaya

The vocalist of Kjwan sure knows he has the goods, and is not afraid to flaunt it. Marc screams "I don't give a damn" with his fashion: ripped jeans, denim jackets, presko sweat-stained top (open a button or two), all topped with that rockstar personality. Shirts make it easier from him to go topless during his gigs, to show off those hard-earned cuts and awesome tats. Confident? Do it, too!

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Sample pieces:

Pull & Bear Slim Fit Ripped Jeans (P1,795)

Zara Denim Jacket (P2,995)

Baybay Clothing Shirts (P499)

4) David Bowie

Last, but most definitely not the least, music's chameleonic freak of nature. Bowie may have already left us, but his style legacy endures for as long as his songs. His wardrobe aesthetic can be summarized into two words: color and print. Blurring the boundaries of men's garb and womenswear, Bowie's devil-may-care experimentation had always been on fleek. Neon trousers, floral polos, contrasting hues complement his Ziggy Stardust glam. Loud pieces are best partnered with a monochromatic ensemble. Lightning bolt makeup optional.

Sample pieces:

H&M Patterned Satin Jacket (P3,490)

Zalora Mark Tamayo Soft Trench Coat (P5,888)

Zara Linen Blazer (P5,990), Textured Weave Shirt (P2,595),
Linen Trousers (P2,995), and Melange Circular Knit Tie (P1,595)


Photos from @elybumbilya, (blazer, jacket), (shirt), Masayoshi Sukita/The David Bowie Archive (David Bowie 1), Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns (David Bowie 2), Norman Parkinson Archive/Corbis (David Bowie 3), Corbis (David Bowie 4), L. Busacca/WireImage (David Bowie 5), (jacket), (trench coat, jacket), (suit, denim jacket), @marc_abaya, (ripped jeans), @baybayclothing (shirts), @brandonflowers, (Brandon Flowers)


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