How DID Jamie Hince bag supermodel and style icon Kate Moss The rocker gives out his top fashion tips
18:27 GMT, 1 August 2012
Kate Moss recently said husband Jamie Hince 'would go mental if she dressed like a wife', but does the supermodel pick out his wardrobe for him
This seems unlikely judging from the rocker's latest interview in the September issue of Esquire magazine
Jamie, 43, has opened up about his passion for clothes and says he can’t bear to wear trainers, and admits to feeling incredibly uncomfortable at fashion shows.
‘The show thing I find awkward. Why am I sitting there in the front row, unless I’m with my wife’ he reveals.
Dressing the part: Jamie Hince give out style tips in the September issue of Esquire magazine
Champagne lifestyle: Jamie may be married to a supermodel, but he says he came from humble beginnings and grew up wearing clothes knitted by his mother
‘If I’m sitting on my own it taps into my uptight male side, where it’s like, “What am I doing here It’s f***ing stupid.”’
Jamie, who is the guitarist for indie rock band The Kills, is famous for his skinny jeans, tailored jackets and ankle boots.
He looked particularly dapper when he married Kate in July 2011 at St Peter's Church, Southrop in Gloucestershire in a stylish light blue YSL suit.
Kate's nine-year-old daughter Lila Grace, whose father is magazine publisher Jefferson Hack, acted as one of the couple's fifteen bridesmaids at the wedding, which was featured in Vogue magazine.
Wedded bliss: Jamie married supermodel Kate Moss last July
Sitting front row: The rocker, far left, Kate, photographer Mario Testino, second from right, and Claudia Schiffer (far right) at a Chanel catwalk show in 2009. He admits he finds fashion shows awkward
Ultimate icon: The Kills star admired the style of artist Lucian Freud, pictured with Kate in 2003 (left), who died last July. 'He always looked immaculate,' says Jamie
‘I just know what I like,’ he says of
his personal style. ‘I love that real old English thing, like Richard E
Grant in Withnail and I. What a brilliant look – a high-waisted girl’s
coat with pleats!’
The full interview with Jamie Hince appears in the September issue of Esquire
And he admits he’s had his fair
share of fashion disasters and grew up wearing jeans with elasticated
waistbands and clothes knitted by his mother.
‘I grew up in Africa, and no one cared what brand of jeans you wore,’ he explains. ‘She would knit things, too. It was just what people did.’
Jamie also reveals that his ultimate style icon is the late artist Lucian Freud, who was a close friend of his wife’s.
'He always looked immaculate,’ Jamie said. ‘We went to see him when he was ill in bed, and even then, at the age of 80-odd, and in just his pyjamas, he still looked completely incredible.’
And while he does experiment with clothes, he draws the line at hoodies and trainers.
‘Hoodies. Can’t do that. Trainers. I can’t wear trainers,’ he insists.
‘They look good on the shelf, but as soon as I put on a pair of trainers, I’m disgusted.’
Jamie and Kate, 38, recently moved into an 8million mansion in Highgate, North London after waiting over a year for renovations to be completed.
He recently showed off a new tattoo dedicated to his wife, which reads 'Kate above all' in German.
The full interview appears in the September issue of Esquire, on sale Thursday 2 August. Also available as a digital edition