We couldn’t be more excited about season two (FINALLY) being released on DVD, so we were double stoked to see this rather exhaustive article on The Washington Post‘s Express Night Out regarding the oft-overlooked sartorial brilliance that is Flight of the Conchords. They make a great point: “Sure, the wardrobe on ‘The Tudors’ probably took a bit more effort to create, but Conchords fashion is plenty evocative as well. Looking like a lascivious French royal would be expensive and ridiculous, but impersonating an expatriated New Zealander in a ‘guitar-based digi-bongo a capella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo’ is both achievable and affordable. So true! If you’re as busy as we are on Mondays, you may appreciate that we’ve gone ahead and cut through all the superfluous details. [Express Night Out]
The quickie version of how to dress like Bret, Jermaine and Mel cheatsheet — and a hilarious song from season two — after the jump…
Bret (arguably “the cute one”) has impeccable hipster-boy-in-headlights style, and no one has a more extensive vintage sweatshirt collection. He tends to favor small when it comes to fit and has a predilection for cute animal graphics, like this sweet little kitty number here. [$30, CafePress]
Jermaine takes his look to a slightly edgier place via nerd chic glasses and almost always but always a western shirt. Snag one at your local thrift store and pick one up at Macy’s. [$34, Macy’s]
Mel’s no Penny Lane-level groupie, and that’s what we like about her. On the other hand, we’ll never get behind her mom jeans. But a Flight of the Conchords t-shirt? Hell yeah. [$20, Amazon]
*Styles of Dave and Murray purposely omitted because who wants to look like a pawn broker in a do-rag or a
used car salesman failed band manager?