Summer Styling with Laurie Vincent

Slaves Guitarist, Laurie Vincent’s forever evolving style blends his music influence, intertwining subcultures and a journey of self-expression for an end result that’s uniquely his own. From touring festivals to days spent seeking out local skate spots or creating his art, Laurie’s everyday never looks the same, and neither does his wardrobe.

We caught up with the man himself to check in on what he’s been rocking recently and how he’s developed his style throughout the years.

If you could wear one outfit that defines your style, what look would that be?
My style is constantly evolving. Week to week, month to month, year to year. Recently id say a pair of loose fitting jeans, a baggy t shirt with an open shirt, a beaten up cap and a pair of half cabs is my staple. Comfort and practicality seems to play a bigger and bigger role as I age.
From Slaves, to Larry Pink the human, how can you describe your journey throughout making music? 
Immediate. Whenever I've felt like expressing myself I have a strong sense of urgency. With Slaves you can hear that in the playing I think. I really hate waiting and perfectionism. It's been a roller coaster but I have always tried to lead with my gut.

How did your interest in personal style begin?
I remember being a small child, nursery aged, and noticing everyone was wearing jeans but I was in jogging bottoms. I don't think I'd ever worn jeans. I asked my mum why my trousers were different and if I could have some jeans. I guess you could say it started there. Then watching the music channels on TV I was first captivated by rock bands and the kids id seen locally that at the time were called 'grungers'. Then I pretty much got into every single subculture during my teens. Punk, mods, skins, skaters I really loved them all. I wanted to belong. Now I think I'm finally working out who I am.

What words of wisdom would you give to anyone starting out in the music industry?
Make the music you want to hear, not the music you think others may like. I think that's fundamental to enjoying yourself.

What are you looking forward to most this summer?
Taking my campervan around the UK and Europe and spending time with my family. I can't wait to share the world with my kids. I want them to travel and to see as much as they can.

As a talented artist, musician and skater. What would you say your main influences are across your work and artistry?
Firstly thanks, May be a stretch to say talented skater, I've only been skating a year but I'm working on it!
The biggest influence has always been my day to day life. Whatever I'm living feeds a flows into my work. Whether I realise it or not. My teen angst and frustration lead in to Slaves, my adult melancholy works its way into my art. It's a natural process.

What are your Stance summer staples?
I'm really getting into the calf socks pulled up high.

Do you experience nerves when starting a new project?
Not when starting. Frantic excitement, hyper focus and obsession are what happen to me when I start something new. It's later on when presenting my ideas that some nerves may come. I'm learning i don't love being in busy places with lots of people. Ironic considering what I chose to do for so many years.
It’s safe to say you love music. If you could choose a song to best represent you and your style, what song would that be?
That's really hard. The first thing that sprung to mind was Soak up the sun by Sheryl Crow. She has such an amazing way of painting a picture with words. Don't take yourself too seriously. However do things well. She is amazing.

What do you get up to in your spare time?
To be honest spare time is quite non existent with two young children. However any time I do get I try and spend on my skateboard. Reconnecting with my inner child has been life changing. Re-learning how to play. It makes things so much better.