Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Closet Confidential

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Closet Confidential

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The Hoosiers' lead singer Irwin Sparkes confesses to Marion McMullen about his most memorable fashion blunder in Japan What are you wearing at the moment? A PAIR of ladies tight grey jeans. I've had my eye on them for nine years at least. I wanted them in my life. Now I've got them. I thought they were men's but the eye- watering discomfort I'm in strongly suggests otherwise.

Who's your style icon? EARLY Elton John and Elvis Presley. Honestly, I don't really have one. Maybe it's what my life's been missing.

Style Elton What item of clothing do you spend the most money on? COATS. I waited two years to buy a leather jacket in a sale. Now I'm too old to wear a leather jacket. Tough break.

What is your favourite piece of clothing in your wardrobe? MY leather jacket. It makes me feel like I'm going out with a much younger person. Or at the very least, like I'm wearing their clothes.

What has been your biggest fashion faux pas? SO, so many. I'm still only just learning how to dress myself. …

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