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Bad Seed Warren Ellis On Smartening Up
Luke Turner , July 14th, 2009 07:03

As the Bad Seeds take to Latitude, violinist and guitarist Warren Ellis talks shoes, socks and beards. You don't want to be a mod, he tells the Quietus. Warren Ellis pic courtesy Warren Ellis.

Every man smartens up one day

There came a certain point where I started looking sloppy, and it didn't really suit my age. I like wearing something smart, as opposed to looking like a mess. I had a big clean-up in my life, and it all sort of came around the same time. It helps to focus. And in the Bad Seeds, I always wear a suit.

Tidy clothes, tidy mind

If you get up in the morning and feel like you look alright today, if feels like you've got off on the right foot. I used to always wear a t-shirt and jeans, or flares or something like that. I've always liked slip-on polished shoes, and watches. But there was a certain point where I certainly felt like I couldn't wear t-shirts. I liked shirts, but I always cut off the collars because they got in the way when I was playing.

The 90s were a bad time for gentleman's shopping

In the 90s it was so fucking hard to buy anything decent, and...

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