On Sunday, the Brooklyn Bowl hosted the German Measles and the Vivian Girls, part of their Local x Local concert series featuring great Brooklyn bands. The concert was like The Clash and The Germs all rolled into one happy little bun. So what were we wearing? My New Jersey-based suitor wondered whether jeans were acceptable attire at the Brooklyn Bowl.
Yes, jeans are more than okay to wear to a bowling alley/indie band venue in Williamsburg.
He joins a group of Greenpointers and me already seated in the restaurant area wearing jeans, paired with boat shoes and a silk button-down shirt. I’m wearing a pair of Earnest Sewns patched up with detritus fabric thrown and picked up during Williamsburg Fashion Week, and a red SoCo shirt freebie courtesy the Brooklyn Bowl and L Magazine’s Mardi Gras event.
Dinner and drinks wrap up, literally—fish tacos were the special of the evening, and we head to the concert floor. I, on the hunt for on-the-scene style, spot this dapper sailor.
He says he’s been wearing this outfit for years as a Merchant Marine. A classic look for a classic reason. Given that the new military look is all the spring rage, perhaps this guy is the ultimate style setter?
On an altogether different boat, the flowery sun frock sported by the Vivian Girls’ Katy Goodman rocks some power cords while she, well, rocks, power chords. See this pic and listen Vivian Girls clip.
Brooklyn Bowl style may be offbeat, but really … whatever floats your boat.