John Varvatos ‘Targets the Older Rocker’

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John Varvatos is best known for adding rocker details to traditional menswear, and cites his rock star friends as his main inspiration. "The whole rock thing has come organically. If I had tried to force it, it would seem a little conceited or hokey. But because it's natural and comes from the relationships I have with musicians, it's all about friendships," he tells The Wall Street Journal. The article's author, Jemima Sissons, explains further: "These target the older rocker, who has grown out of grungy band T-shirts but isn't quite ready for pinstripe and Oxford brogues." [WSJ]