Turnstile: What does a Hardcore Band Wear to the Grammys?

The Grammy Awards all the time ship music’s greatest stars outfitted of their Sunday greatest. Final night time’s version noticed the standard suspects dressed to the nines: Harry Kinds, Unhealthy Bunny, Kendrick Lamar, and Pharrell amongst them. Just a few of essentially the most thrilling menswear seems to be, although, got here not from a pop celebrity or well-known rapper however from a less-expected supply: Turnstile, the idiosyncratic band born from Baltimore’s hardcore punk scene. The group was nominated for 3 awards and confirmed up on music’s greatest night time dressed just like the boundary-pushing rock stars they’re. 

Even when Turnstile did not take dwelling a trophy, final night time felt like an enormous second for the skyrocketing band. And as such, the four-piece—Brendan Yates, Franz Lyons, Daniel Fang, and Pat McCrory—posed on the crimson carpet in an assortment of up to date threads that felt critically plugged in. The group checked off a few of menswear’s most beloved labels (Our Legacy, Rick Owens, Marni, Bottega Veneta) whereas giving nods to 2 Los Angeles up-and-comers in Goodfight and Mind Useless.

Frontman Yates wore a layered oxford button-up from Goodfight, Bottega Veneta culottes, and leather-based Marni sneakers, whereas bassist Lyons donned a classic Unhealthy Brains tee over a Supreme lengthy sleeve with Virgil Abloh’s Louis Vuitton Air Pressure 1s and a Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama duffle. Fang, the group’s drummer, went essentially the most avant-garde, sporting a stainless-steel mesh prime from womenswear line Fannie Schiavoni with Rick Owens pants. (On his toes? Mind Useless’s wacky picket clogs.) And guitarist McCrory donned a knit vest from Our Legacy over a lacy camp-collar shirt, flared Amiri pants, and Off-White derby sneakers. 

Turnstile has lengthy held a repute as one of many hardcore scene’s most experimental exports. (A pop singer or film star daring to bounce on the reducing fringe of menswear is one factor; a down-tuned band that has shared the stage with Madball and Exodus is one other.) The garments additionally present how far the band has come, particularly contemplating that you just had been prone to spot them in T-shirts and denims only a handful of years in the past. Turnstile has by no means shied from subverting what’s anticipated of a quote-unquote hardcore band, from music to visuals and past. Final night time, with the world watching, they introduced that very same mentality to the crimson carpet. Plus, if you happen to’re a punk band going to the Grammys, you would possibly as effectively make some sartorial noise. 

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