In this age of extreme individuality, sometimes the situation just calls for a uniform. To match the vague French Revolution theme of their latest album “Viva La Vida,” Coldplay has been rocking military-inspired marching band-style jackets everywhere they go, from iTunes commercials to magazine covers to Sunday night’s Grammys telecast. But Chris Martin and company are far from the first ones to try out this look. The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Adam Ant, Chris Brown and Kanye West have all pulled out variations on the style during their careers.
Don’t try and look for these colorful duds in your local designer boutique– the band mates actually design and sew their own jackets. How’s that for modern Renaissance men?