The Black Lips’ Jared Swilley, Cole Alexander, Joe Bradley, and Ian St. Pé at the 2011 Bruise Cruise Festival on Feb. 28.
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At ease! We spotted flower-punk band the Black Lips seriously chilling out in no-nonsense nautical gear on the 2011 Bruise Cruise yesterday. Unlike their usual tee and jeans onstage attire, the Southern cuties opted for bright color-blocked ensembles with minimal accessories (unless you count those guitars!). Singer and bassist Jared Swilley wore a red Lacoste polo, khaki shorts, and a “VICE” ring; guitarist Cole Alexander sported a gray and black onesie with a turquoise and silver bolero necklace; drummer Joe Bradley kept it simple in red, white, and black swim trunks and clear black plastic sunglasses; and guitarist Ian St. Pé wore a white T-shirt, cutoff khaki shorts, a dog tag necklace, and black aviator sunglasses. While we’re digging all of their fun-in-the-sun looks, Cole’s striped onesie really stole the show! He dared to go there, and we LOVE that. Plus, he proves that accessorizing for the beach is such a cinch. What do you think?
+ Which Black Lips’ band member dressed best for the beach—Jared, Cole, Joe, or Ian?