Style Masters: Albert Hammond Jr.
September 6, 2015
Strokes guitarist/solo artist/all-around-nice-guy Albert Hammond Jr. just released his latest solo album, Momentary Masters, and Standard Culture caught up with him to talk a bit about style inspirations, movies, and some of his favorite new artists.
STANDARD CULTURE: Let’s go back to the start…what were the first fashions or looks that really resonated with you when you were younger?
ALBERT HAMMOND JR.: My top five would probably have to be: John Lennon’s white suit, Beethoven’s hair, Buddy Holly’s glasses, Bob Marley’s morning runs, and the Clash!
SC: Do you have any favorite pieces/outfits that have stood the test of time over the years?
AHJ: I like when time brings in new things and it’s a constant, subtle evolution. Nothing ever stays the same.
SC: We know you’re a big film buff. What are some movies that you think really represent awesome style, either sartorial or cinematic?
AHJ: In no particular order here are some favorites: The Godfather, Manhattan, North by Northwest, Pulp Fiction, Trainspotting, Don’t Look Back, Chinatown, Harold and Maude, Being There, Blade Runner, Casablanca, Dr. Strangelove, The Graduate, A Clockwork Orange. There’s too many really. We could be here forever – haha.
SC: What are some things you have been looking at lately that have captured your imagination?
AHJ: I’m really into Tali Lennox’s artwork. Everyone should check out her work.
SC: You just released a new album, Momentary Masters, and you worked with Lizzie Nanut on the cover. What was that like?
AHJ: We’re sisters or brothers or whatever you wanna call it. Working with Lizzie is like falling in love. You can do it over and over again.
SC: What are your must-have items for summer style?
AHJ: Nude bodies, of course. What would summer be without them?