WWGPS? (Where Would Gram Parsons shop)
February 1, 2009 2:01 PM   Subscribe

WWGPS? (Where Would Gram Parsons shop)

I'm looking to buy some clothes, hat and etc. in the "alt country" or "indie country" style, whatever you want to call it. Stuff like this and this, or like some of the men's fashions shown here. I am not so much into tank tops, but I like the hats, maybe the boots, and country style in general, as well as the kind of "earth tones/elbow-patches" look in the first two jpegs.

So, where can I buy stuff like this in the greater L.A. area, either thrift or new?

The question is about where I can buy this stuff, not if you think it's a good idea for me to dress like this, or if you personally like this style, or what you think of country music or Conor Oberst. thanks!!
posted by drjimmy11 to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The two flickr photos you linked to just look generally like classic thrift store hipster style, rather than anything specifically alt-country or even Gram Parker-esque (whose style I tend to think of as a cross between Nudie suits and hippie chic). Take a look at Citysearch's most recent list of best vintage stores in L.A.; Hubba Hubba on Magnolia is my favorite of the lot. (One of my other favorites, Playclothes, mysteriously didn't make the cut -- amazing clothes, but on the pricey side. You can also find some interesting vintage pieces at It's a Wrap.)
posted by scody at 2:39 PM on February 1, 2009

Response by poster: Thank you for the response.

Perhaps I have invoked the name of G.P. in error. I am indeed referring to a more modern alt/indie/hipster look featuring cowboy-ish hats and boots. I do not want a Nudie suit, I just thought it was a clever title.
posted by drjimmy11 at 2:43 PM on February 1, 2009

Rockmount is where I'd order from.


I think you have to call to order. Look in the Vintage section.
posted by Ironmouth at 3:38 PM on February 1, 2009

The Rusty Zipper is the most amazing on-line vintage store I've ever seen. They even have a section full of 60's and 70's western shirts that fit the alt-country look to a T.

One good thing about them: They actually measure the clothing, not just reprint what the tag says, so you can be sure of fit.
posted by sourwookie at 4:34 PM on February 1, 2009 [2 favorites]

I am awaiting the responses with interest, but for a truly authentic look, you should shop a) in the free bin, b) at goodwill, c) in your uncle's closet. It's more a state of mind than "where did you get those clothes?" Being in an up-and-coming country band (and paying the bills at Walgreen) (<-- real-life example) is not that lucrative. Quit your job and move to a former logging town and get an unskilled job, and you too will have those outfits. :)
posted by salvia at 10:38 PM on February 1, 2009 [1 favorite]

Boot Star is exactly what you're looking for! Great shop, fantastic clothes, nice folks. Pricy, but what do you expect from a rock and roll cowboy store on Sunset Blvd?
posted by platinum at 2:33 PM on February 2, 2009

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