Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Closet Confidential; ABC KINGPIN MARTIN FRY REVEALS HIS STYLE SECRETS

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Closet Confidential; ABC KINGPIN MARTIN FRY REVEALS HIS STYLE SECRETS

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What are you wearing at the moment? Kit And Heath. Have you noticed everything is cashmere now? I used to buy a pack of three T-shirts for a few quid. Now it's cashmere... and more expensive. All my extravagant stuff was back in the 80s. It's mainly shades of blue and black now.

Who is your style icon? If I'm honest it's someone like Bryan Ferry, but there have been so many over the years - The Tremeloes, Bowie and Grandmaster Flash during the 80s - mostly people in pop.

What item of clothing do you spend the most money on? Suits. In the world of ABC we're very cosmopolitan when we climb on stage and it's suits all the way. Maybe I'll come out in a tracksuit one time.

What is your favourite piece of clothing in your wardrobe? An Ozwald Boateng suit in green tweed.

What is your biggest fashion disaster? I've had some absolute disasters in the past. I once, way back, had a black Jean Paul Gaultier Shetland woollen jumper but it came in matching trousers as well. …

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