March 31, 2007
Our man Rufus is determined to lead a lederhosen revolution. He told the New York Times in January that his album will have a lederhosen spread and the picture above is the first peek. He says, "I went [to Berlin] and started wearing lederhosen and going to visit baroque palaces."
This fashion mountain was apparently climbed after an evening spent with Francesca von Habsburg (the Archduchess of Austria)... you know her: only a direct descendant of Marie Antoinette. He looks pretty good, really! If the shirt were white, the effect would be pastiche, but the tight green top works.
There are obvious risks for Rufus as he goes on the road: mainly the potential for a male camel-toe effect that Robert Plant would be proud of. It also requires good legs. My knobby knees would poke out in an unsightly way. I wonder, do plastic surgeons now have knee filler?