The Avett Brothers breathe new life into American roots music. So it's no surprise that singer-guitarist Seth Avett enjoys repurposing antique fashion – from his Edwardian wedding ring to his World War I–era trench watch. "I have a quasi-belief that older things have more spirit in them," Avett says. "I like pieces that are built to last for decades." On tour, Avett records songs onto a Sony digital field recorder he's used since the band's early days, and he often takes the stage in a 10-year-old pair of Dr. Martens. "The older I get," he says, "the more I appreciate that stuff."