Nick Jonas Refers to His Ed Hardy Dressing Phase as 'Dark Times'
The singer has a few fashionable regrets from his boy band past
We all have embarrassing sartorial skeletons hidden somewhere deep in our closets, both literally and metaphorically. Whether you felt at the time that the mullet you had in high school was the peak of high fashion or you thought layering ten tons of body glitter all over your torso was the hottest look of the Willennium, as you grow up, fashion mistakes are bound to happen. But thankfully, most of us didn’t grow up in the public eye with our every unfortunate style choice heavily documented. A fate Nick Jonas, much to his chagrin, was not fortunate enough to escape.
While the singer might currently be on top of the world what with all-new music on the way and a successful recent turn on the Met Gala red carpet, but that doesn’t mean the teen idol doesn’t still have some lingering nightmares over the ghosts of his outfits past. When asked recently by Racked if he’s had any fashion regrets over the years, Jonas admitted there was one era of his style in particular that still haunts him to this day.
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He told the site, “I mean, I think we all had an Ed Hardy phase, where you had the hat, and the T-shirt, and the shoes—and the jeans, if you were lucky! Head to toe. Dark times. But we gotta go through the fire to come out knowing what to wear without looking insane.”
But it wasn’t all fashion failures from the get-go, the pop star added that his first major splurge was a Maison Martin Margiela cardigan, enthusing, “I love Margiela’s stuff, but this was an incredibly bold piece, faded orange — like, you can only wear it once. It’s a lot.” He admitted, however, that he has hung on to the piece for sentimental reasons, though the same can’t be said of all that Christian Audigier garb.
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