Published by Oi Polloi of Cottonopolis


The Ace

Illustration by Rosie Toole

Illustration by Rosie Toole

First things first — everyone knows that 2012 has been the year of the crew-neck sweater, so what’s your prediction for 2013’s breakout style?

It is too late. We're done. Pretty soon we'll all be extinct or living in hermetically sealed caves because we're poisoning the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat. Any questions? And it's not like we haven't known this, but businesses wanted the money more than they wanted their children to live. Isn't that wonderful? You can count on mankind every time.

Yeah, suppose so, not really sure we’re following. Anyway, back to the questions. We’ve seen a real chino boom in the last few years, with jeans being out of the limelight slightly. Do you think denim’s set to make a comeback?

I don’t understand people who believe that if you ignore something, it’ll all go away. That’s completely wrong – if it’s ignored it gathers strength. Europe ignored Hitler for twenty years. As a result he slaughtered a quarter of the world.

How do you balance simple, somewhat everyday basics with the harder to wear, statement pieces?

We come to your town, we pollute your children, we kick you in the mouth, then we run off, that’s basically the ethos behind it.

How would you describe your wardrobe?

It’s nothing if not democratic, but I don't think it's fair to be waving your dick around when people are minding their own business and might not want to see it.

When it comes to your style, who do you look to for inspiration?

From the beginning of time, the bad guys always had the best uniforms. Napoleon, the Confederates, the Nazis. They all had killer uniforms. I mean, the SS uniform is fucking brilliant! They were the rock stars of that time.

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