Western Wear, Done in a More Refined Way
"The whole embroidery thing, taken from Western wear but done in a more refined way, in the early Seventies became an influential part of fashion. That chapter also has pictures of Jimmy Page wearing an embroidered dragon on his suit in about 1973 and pictures of John Lennon wearing something embroidered. I love this picture of Wayne Cochran. That guy is so crazy. And to his left is Gram Parsons with Nudie Cohn, who made what Cochran's wearing. During that period of time, I saw Gram Parsons's band, the Flying Burrito Brothers, open for the Byrds. I had never seen anything like that. I grew up in Detroit. We didn't have anything like that. I could never have worn what he was wearing because I was living in Detroit. Where would you wear that? But I also thought, Wow, how freaking cool is this?"