Turnstile: What do hardcore bands wear to the Grammys?
The Grammy Awards always bring Music’s biggest stars are equipped with their best Sundays. Last night’s edition saw the usual suspects in nines: Harry Styles, Bad Bunny, Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell among them. However, some of the coolest menswear styles don’t come from a famous pop superstar or rapper, but from a less-than-expected source: revolving door, an idiosyncratic band born out of Baltimore’s strong punk scene. The group was nominated for three awards and appeared on the biggest night of the night dressed like rock stars breaking their boundaries.
Even if Turnstile didn’t take home a trophy, last night felt like a big moment for the soaring band. And so, the quartet – Brendan Yates, Franz Lyons, Daniel Fang and Pat McCrory – posed on the red carpet in a range of contemporary themes that felt very relevant. The group picked some of the most beloved brands of menswear (Our Legacy, Rick Owens, Marni, Bottega Veneta) while nodding to two of Los Angeles’ emerging faces in Good fight and Brain Death.
Frontman Yates wears a layered oxford shirt from Goodfight, Bottega Veneta ruffled feathers, and leather Marni shoes, while bassist Lyons wore a vintage Bad Brains t-shirt over a Supreme long-sleeved shirt along with Virgil Abloh’s Louis Vuitton Air Force 1 and a Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama duffle top. Fang, the drummer of the group, is the most pioneering, wearing top stainless steel mesh from the womenswear line Fannie Schiavoni with Rick Owens pants. (Standing on his feet? Brain Dead’s quirky wooden clogs.) And guitarist McCrory donned a knit vest from Our Heritage than a lace camp-neck shirtAmiri flare pants, and Off-White derby shoes.
Turnstile has long earned a reputation as one of the heavyweight scene’s most experimental exports. (ONE pop – Singer or Movie star daring to dance on top of menswear is one thing; a fine-tuned band shared the stage with Madball and Exodus was another.) Clothing also shows how far the band has come, especially when you can spot them in costumes. t-shirt and jeans just a few years ago. Turnstile has never been shy about changing what is expected of a non-quote heavyweight band, from the music to the visuals and beyond. Last night, with the world watching, they brought that mentality to the red carpet. Plus, if you’re a punk band going to the Grammys, you might as well make some noise.