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Interview With Singer John Mayer About Clothes, John Mayer's Fashion Tips

John Mayer, Secret Fashion Player, Take 2

You may or may not have been convinced John Mayer is a secret fashion player in my first story, so let's give it another go. Maybe a sexier photo will help? A sexier photo of Mayer with shopping bags?! I spot a Louis Vuitton bag amongst others carried by a tattooed, tan arm.

OK, down to business. In this edition, Mayer talks about how the Japanese are ahead of the fashion curve (true), gushes about a cool pair of LV pants he bought last year (was that what was in this bag?!), and continues to tell us his style tips . . .

The Japanese are so forward thinking.

"No, they are past-thinking. That’s what is so forward about it. The Japanese will put out magazines devoted to denim for the '50s. You will find full-on books, encyclopedic in nature, all about old motorcycle jackets from the '40s and '60s. So all they are really doing is going through time and finding the greatest version of something and then mass-producing."

What's in your closet?

"I have a closet that’s like the greatest collection of leather jackets and Belstaff's. I know everything down to the name of these jackets but I normally just throw on jeans and a t-shirt. I’m a big Rick Owens guy. Love Rick Owens."

And to hear style tips two, three, and four,


"Number two. Every brand that at least has some solvency to have a store in NYC let’s say. Every single brand makes at least one garment that is worth owning. If you walk into a store because your friend wants to go into G-Star, no offense to G-star, look around and find the best G-star piece. Keep your eyes open. Don’t be a whore for labels. When it’s time, go into a store. Louis Vuitton makes one killer piece that looks nothing like Louis Vuitton every single year. Last year I bought this pair of racing pants. They are like the baggiest, coolest, cottony pants. They are billowy and have a tight hem. They are almost parachutey. Nothing like the LV design language. Everyone breaks design language one time per season. Find it, buy two of them.

"Number three. You never want to look like you bought all your stuff on the same day. Create a rotation. So you want to slowly move things into rotation, even if it means you don’t pop a tag for six months. Slowly move it into rotation. Don’t look like you are hanging out in Biscayne Bay. You know what I’m talking about? Don’t Biscayne Bay.

"Last one. It’s what I call 'long ago and hard to find.' That means, every two garments you buy every season, put them away. Don’t even think about popping them open. That means that a year and a half later when you break it out — assuming it wasn’t ever mass-produced — it will sort of juxtapose itself perfectly with the culture and the style of the day. People will say, Where’d you get that amazing jacket, and you’ll say it was hard to find two years ago. And that is how your style is untouchable."


Join The Conversation
lmf271 lmf271 8 years
LMAO!! I absolutely love him :) He is totally being sarcastic and I think it's hysterical and very entertaining!!!
CindyCatone CindyCatone 8 years
I love popsugar but why do you keep posting about John Mayer? He is so full of himself. He needs to just go away.
Fashion Fashion 8 years
Hey babes! I realize John may have been jesting for this Fab series but you have to agree it's entertaining. ;)
emalove emalove 8 years
Ew, I really HATE him. I wish he wasn't featured on here.
Magdeline Magdeline 8 years
*drool* i think his tips are good, they just take sooo much discipline! they also require that you don't buy only super-trendy things, which i like. ha, and nice dig at LV!
superstar2780 superstar2780 8 years
can we stop trying to make this happen, fab? he's a d-bag.
t-and-co t-and-co 8 years
John Mayer is probably the most sarcastic person EVER! He takes himself seriously because everyone expects him to. He's hysterical. I love it. Love him.
carrotbug carrotbug 8 years
Woah, this is a guy who ACTUALLY believes his own hype and actually thinks he is a celebrity. He takes himself WAY too seriously! What a loser.
Eva-Elizabeth Eva-Elizabeth 8 years
Why does he always strike me as if he's doing some sociological experiment or something? Like he says all these things just to see how people react. He's very funny and I don't believe for a second that he follows all these rules (-:
tiabia tiabia 8 years
It's a shame John Mayer didn't stay with this look and attitude, in a year's time, he's pretty played himself out...shame, since he does have talent.
balubyu balubyu 8 years
i think he rules, besides the fact that he dated jessica simpson and jennifer aniston. wait, maybe he doesn't rule anymore in my book :P
fabpuissant fabpuissant 8 years
Your body is a wonderland, LOL!!! Love John Mayer!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
AmandaG AmandaG 8 years
He's kinda right about his last "tip".
Cupcake0110 Cupcake0110 8 years
Very sexy pics...I like
syako syako 8 years
I appreciate the effort Fab, I do. But still, he is totally mocking you in this interview. Did you not feel that way when talking to him? Is that only coming across through the written word?
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
What a douche bag. :oy:
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