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Title: Someone please get Bono a new stylist!
Post by: kgbodo on September 08, 2017, 04:13:18 PM
Remember when Bono was cool and we all wanted to look and dress like him!  The John Lennon glasses and the high rise jeans must go..  From the Joshua Tree to Pop, yes even POP, he was so cool!  I know it's really about the music and his clothing shouldn't really make a difference.  I don't mean to be superficial but, being a U2 fan for over 30 years.. I wish my Bono was still as cool as say : Dave Gahan, Sting, Bruce Springsteen, the Edge or even Larry.  Now he just looks like Geddy Lee from Rush!
Title: Re: Someone please get Bono a new stylist!
Post by: ShankAsu on September 08, 2017, 04:20:28 PM
he needs to ditch the black outfits he's been sporting a few years/tours
Title: Re: Someone please get Bono a new stylist!
Post by: kango on September 08, 2017, 06:01:19 PM
Agreed he's become a black prisoner. I liked the military shirts he used to wear in various colours. The glasses need to be the square / wrap around style but without daft tints.
Title: Re: Someone please get Bono a new stylist!
Post by: monopoly on September 08, 2017, 06:40:17 PM
At the beginning of TJT tour, his hair was at good length. But now it's too long in the back, trying to go mullet again. The SOE studio photo looks good. Clean cut sides, slight combover
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Post by: shineinthesummernight on September 08, 2017, 07:19:31 PM
I have to disagree--I like Bono's hair longer.  The glasses aren't great though.  He wore a black jean jacket in Detroit, which was a great improvement over the suit coat I had previously seen him in.  Overall, he's looking quite fine I'd say.
Title: Re: Someone please get Bono a new stylist!
Post by: Spaderholic on September 08, 2017, 07:42:31 PM
I like his longer hair, I think it suits him. Not so keen on the glasses though and yes, a change from all black clothing would be nice. He still looks great though, imo! :)
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Post by: monopoly on September 08, 2017, 11:00:17 PM
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he needs to ditch the black outfits he's been sporting a few years/tours

Time to go all white
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Post by: connorfin22 on September 08, 2017, 11:39:00 PM
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Agreed he's become a black prisoner. I liked the military shirts he used to wear in various colours. The glasses need to be the square / wrap around style but without daft tints.

Wrap-around glasses are incredibly out of style these days. And it seems to be that Bono likes to keep in style.
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Post by: The Edges Cat on September 09, 2017, 07:16:27 AM
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Title: Re: Someone please get Bono a new stylist!
Post by: monopoly on September 09, 2017, 10:28:26 AM
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Title: Re: Someone please get Bono a new stylist!
Post by: achtung child on September 09, 2017, 11:08:41 AM
His current look is an improvement of the 00's, though he looked cool during the Elevation era - it was a toned down version of Zoo TV.
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Post by: Luzita on September 09, 2017, 11:37:13 AM
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Lol! I don't think Bono has ever had much fashion sense, truth be told. But he's usually managed to look better than lately, esp. hair-wise. Definitely needs a new stylist!


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Title: Re: Someone please get Bono a new stylist!
Post by: trashbag on September 09, 2017, 02:29:52 PM
At least he's not blonde.
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Post by: shineinthesummernight on September 09, 2017, 02:31:08 PM
Yellow pants....Lord, no!
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Post by: Yaro on September 09, 2017, 04:00:38 PM
Gosh,some topic..but u know what,give the man a break..wonder what your pops looked like @ 57..he recently lost weight there is no doubt he's leaner..we just met him and he looks great..black will do just fine..at least in US, I look at 57 year old average guy, mostly overweight borderline obese, wearing wranglers jeans and Chrysler t-shirt..thats a look& outfit he picked for this tour and imho serves him just well..he is the biggest rock star in the world... at the moment anyway
Title: Re: Someone please get Bono a new stylist!
Post by: MysteriousFly on September 09, 2017, 04:15:28 PM
Well I figured he would have a ton of leather on at the Boston show but he seems to have ditched the leather look for this tour.
Title: Re: Someone please get Bono a new stylist!
Post by: Moser on September 09, 2017, 07:15:13 PM
Bono has always needed a stylist. But the Dead Opossum Mullet takes the cake.

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Title: Re: Someone please get Bono a new stylist!
Post by: The Edges Cat on September 09, 2017, 08:20:29 PM
It's all Frank Sinatra's fault, he told them to style up.
Title: Re: Someone please get Bono a new stylist!
Post by: shineinthesummernight on September 09, 2017, 08:27:52 PM
He's always been beautiful anyway.  If anyone could pull off the dead possum on your head look, it was Bono :o
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Post by: Luzita on September 09, 2017, 10:12:31 PM
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Bono has always needed a stylist. But the Dead Opossum Mullet takes the cake.

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I must point out that, though it has become the notorious mullet in retrospect, back in the day it seemed pretty cool.


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Title: Re: Someone please get Bono a new stylist!
Post by: Catlithco on September 10, 2017, 01:52:37 AM
In my opinion Bono looks quite cool the way he dresses. He's always worn mostly black clothes, and what's wrong about this?
He really dresses cool considering he will be 58 next year.
And I like the round glasses he wears now. They're trendy. As someone said before, the wraparounds are sooo out of fashion.

I like the way he dresses...

http://u2start.com/photos/view/28396/#
Title: Re: Someone please get Bono a new stylist!
Post by: kango on September 10, 2017, 02:53:27 AM
It's not trend that is important with glasses but what shape they are to best compliment your face shape. Small round lenses may have worked for the more delicate John Lennon face shape but they are silly on Bono's big head! He needs large square glasses or even the aviators which looked decent on him as in the Invisible video.

I do like that he stubbornly does his own thing but just would like some variation and better fit. Oh and some new blazers instead of his go to 'got in a brawl at a dinner party' jacket.
Title: Re: Someone please get Bono a new stylist!
Post by: Catlithco on September 10, 2017, 03:10:48 AM
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It's not trend that is important with glasses but what shape they are to best compliment your face shape. Small round lenses may have worked for the more delicate John Lennon face shape but they are silly on Bono's big head! He needs large square glasses or even the aviators which looked decent on him as in the Invisible video.

I do like that he stubbornly does his own thing but just would like some variation and better fit. Oh and some new blazers instead of his go to 'got in a brawl at a dinner party' jacket.

You're right, the round glasses are not the best shape for his head/face, but I like him wearing them anyway :)
But I would be happy also if the aviators would come back  :)

As for his clothes, he seems to wear the same on almost every occasion, namely the wax coated denims (it looks like a wax coated denim to me) and either a denim jacked/wax coated denim jacket at present. No matter whether it's concert or on tv or private.
But this is also what I "love" about him: he doesn't care and he seems to be very frugal (apart from the fact that his clothes are probably expensive). Although he could buy a whole clothing store.

He also doesn't care when his jacket sleeves or trouser legs are way too long. He could employ tailors 24/7 in each of his residences who make the clothes suitable for him, but he doesn't care at all.

But when I saw him in ze four weeks ago, he was wearing a shirt which seemed to be one that he did not wear before when he was photographed :D




Title: Re: Someone please get Bono a new stylist!
Post by: shineinthesummernight on September 10, 2017, 01:57:37 PM
I think Bono looks really good in the black jean jacket.  I really disliked his suit coat on SOI.  He seems to be a person who gets stuck on a trend for a long while, then moves on to something else when he's ready.  He's not really one to change it up much.
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Post by: Kmama07 on September 10, 2017, 02:05:45 PM
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Bono has always needed a stylist. But the Dead Opossum Mullet takes the cake.

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Ya. The "Bono Mullet" was cool as hell.
As was the "John Taylor" mullet.
There were several others but those were my personal faves.
Title: Re: Someone please get Bono a new stylist!
Post by: shineinthesummernight on September 10, 2017, 02:07:21 PM
That rosary on his hairy chest has always been quite hot!
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Post by: Yaro on September 10, 2017, 02:14:53 PM
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That rosary on his hairy chest has always been quite hot!
Wow..now we getting into hairy chests..:-)..this topic is getting better by a minute.lol..who gave him that rosary btw,wasnt it the Pope John Paul IInd ..he s hat it for awhile now..
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Post by: ShankAsu on September 11, 2017, 11:36:12 AM
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Bono has always needed a stylist. But the Dead Opossum Mullet takes the cake.

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Ya. The "Bono Mullet" was cool as hell.
As was the "John Taylor" mullet.
There were several others but those were my personal faves.

Dave Vanian pulled it off better.  I don't think think it's a bad look, but it is for Bono.  AB era black leather suit with long hair and the fly glasses was his best look.
Title: Re: Someone please get Bono a new stylist!
Post by: 73October on September 11, 2017, 02:51:09 PM
Bono just looks good, whatever he is wearing....
Title: Re: Someone please get Bono a new stylist!
Post by: shineinthesummernight on September 11, 2017, 04:59:09 PM
If you are a straight guy, you probably have no clue how hot Bono was, mullet and all. 
   Yes, the rosary was given to him by JPII.  Despite JPII's strong conservative bent, Bono seems to have admired him quite a bit.
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Post by: Yaro on September 12, 2017, 06:34:09 AM
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If you are a straight guy, you probably have no clue how hot Bono was, mullet and all. 
   Yes, the rosary was given to him by JPII.  Despite JPII's strong conservative bent, Bono seems to have admired him quite a bit.
Lol,yes :-) Oh but  I do (have a clue)..my wife reminds of  it just about every  day for the last 20 years  :-o..and Im not surprised at all of Bono's affection for Karel Wojtyla (JP II) as he was a great man tearing down the barriers between east and west..Im sure you are aware of Bono's christian roots..in fact even recently he mentioned somewhere anychance they get (whosoever staying at the house) get together in a big bed at night n family prays  together..he's a good man 
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Post by: Mr. Sarajevo 20 on September 12, 2017, 07:57:21 AM
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Agreed he's become a black prisoner. I liked the military shirts he used to wear in various colours. The glasses need to be the square / wrap around style but without daft tints.

Wrap-around glasses are incredibly out of style these days. And it seems to be that Bono likes to keep in style.
...as well as the John Lennon style glasses he's wearing now. They look awful on him...they really date him.
Title: Re: Someone please get Bono a new stylist!
Post by: aviastar on September 12, 2017, 08:04:13 AM
Does Bono have a beard now?  I think I saw some images from Indy where he let his facial hair grow out.

Edit: I just looked again...it must have been a shadow or something because it's not as heavy as I thought.
Title: Re: Someone please get Bono a new stylist!
Post by: 73October on September 12, 2017, 10:36:59 AM
I just found out that I work with someone who is the same age as Bono.  So now in answer to the question: he doesn't need a stylist.....
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Post by: JTNash on September 12, 2017, 11:17:09 AM
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I just found out that I work with someone who is the same age as Bono.  So now in answer to the question: he doesn't need a stylist.....
just one person at your work is his age lol?

He is a trend setter lol. 
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Post by: Catlithco on September 12, 2017, 12:54:26 PM
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The glasses need to be the square / wrap around style but without daft tints.

Didn't see this posting before...but you know that Bono has an eye disease, and he probably wears glasses with these "daft tints" not for fun but for medical reasons...?)
(I guess that these tints are particularly choosen for that reason)
Title: Re: Someone please get Bono a new stylist!
Post by: kango on September 12, 2017, 02:16:51 PM
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The glasses need to be the square / wrap around style but without daft tints.

Didn't see this posting before...but you know that Bono has an eye disease, and he probably wear glasses with these "daft tints" not for fun but for medical reasons...?)
(I guess that these tints are particularly chosen for that reason)

Yes I knew and trust me, I've defended that man more than is healthy for me. I would always call people out for bashing him for trivial image reasons. But I have to accept his choices don't always help. Because he alternates colours, I'm not sure any of them actually offer greater protection. An understated grey would be fine.
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Post by: Catlithco on September 12, 2017, 02:49:19 PM
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The glasses need to be the square / wrap around style but without daft tints.

Didn't see this posting before...but you know that Bono has an eye disease, and he probably wear glasses with these "daft tints" not for fun but for medical reasons...?)
(I guess that these tints are particularly chosen for that reason)

Yes I knew and trust me, I've defended that man more than is healthy for me. I would always call people out for bashing him for trivial image reasons. But I have to accept his choices don't always help. Because he alternates colours, I'm not sure any of them actually offer greater protection. An understated grey would be fine.



If you have light sensitive eyes even a very light tint can help. As for the alternating colors I think that each colour is linked to a certain environment like blue glasses for when you are on water, and each color also filters a certain part of the light range. So I think that these different colours protect, and if you wear grey sunglasses there is a difference in how you see te colours as if you wear blue ones, for example. With blue glasses the colours look more natural than with grey glasses.
Maybe that's why he doesn't wear grey or brown so much, except somewhere on holidays. On stage he mostly wears pink/lavender or blue glasses.
Title: Re: Someone please get Bono a new stylist!
Post by: shineinthesummernight on September 12, 2017, 06:08:19 PM
Yaro, yes I do appreciate Bono's spiritual side, especially since he pulls it off with such a humane touch.
Title: Re: Someone please get Bono a new stylist!
Post by: shineinthesummernight on September 12, 2017, 06:10:01 PM
Someone on here just pointed out that someone at their work is the same age as Bono--like they had spotted an endangered species, lol!
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Post by: Catlithco on September 12, 2017, 10:32:34 PM
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Someone on here just pointed out that someone at their work is the same age as Bono--like they had spotted an endangered species, lol!

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I just found out that I work with someone who is the same age as Bono.  So now in answer to the question: he doesn't need a stylist.....

I think he/she means that now he/she has seen at work someone at the same age who is dressed worse or appropriate for his age, it's clear now ther Bono is dressed much better or cooler, and so it's clear now that Bono doesn't need a stylist. I think that's what he/she means.
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Post by: Luzita on September 13, 2017, 03:24:11 PM
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AB era black leather suit with long hair and the fly glasses was his best look.

I have to agree. They all looked really cool then. Must have had a great stylist.
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Post by: wlomaco on September 13, 2017, 08:04:48 PM
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AB era black leather suit with long hair and the fly glasses was his best look.

I have to agree. They all looked really cool then. Must have had a great stylist.

Yes, that.  Major coolness.  But I might be the only one who also thought the Popmart buzzcut and especially the red t-shirt in the Popmart video was the epitome of my I can't stop looking at you feelings.  Sometimes hard to picture the guy I saw the other night is that guy, but I still find him attractive even in his grizzly current form.  But I especially enjoy looking back at the old pictures.
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Post by: shineinthesummernight on October 01, 2017, 12:42:36 PM
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AB era black leather suit with long hair and the fly glasses was his best look.

I have to agree. They all looked really cool then. Must have had a great stylist.
"His grizly current form"....lol!

Yes, that.  Major coolness.  But I might be the only one who also thought the Popmart buzzcut and especially the red t-shirt in the Popmart video was the epitome of my I can't stop looking at you feelings.  Sometimes hard to picture the guy I saw the other night is that guy, but I still find him attractive even in his grizzly current form.  But I especially enjoy looking back at the old pictures.
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Post by: 73October on October 01, 2017, 02:46:21 PM
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Someone on here just pointed out that someone at their work is the same age as Bono--like they had spotted an endangered species, lol!

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I just found out that I work with someone who is the same age as Bono.  So now in answer to the question: he doesn't need a stylist.....

I think he/she means that now he/she has seen at work someone at the same age who is dressed worse or appropriate for his age, it's clear now ther Bono is dressed much better or cooler, and so it's clear now that Bono doesn't need a stylist. I think that's what he/she means.
Yes, there are other people the same age as Bono but this lady dresses very conservatively and in a staid style - old fashioned sturdy lace-up shoes and a sturdy handbag (didn't realise they still did that style).  Bono does wear the same styles a lot but he does look cooler/better.
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Post by: Inishfree on October 05, 2017, 07:37:44 AM
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The glasses need to be the square / wrap around style but without daft tints.

Didn't see this posting before...but you know that Bono has an eye disease, and he probably wears glasses with these "daft tints" not for fun but for medical reasons...?)
(I guess that these tints are particularly choosen for that reason)


Hi everyone, it's been awhile,

Bono does have Glaucoma and this disease can and does make the eyes more sensitive to light because of the higher eye pressure.
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Post by: monopoly on October 09, 2017, 08:46:20 PM
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The glasses need to be the square / wrap around style but without daft tints.

Didn't see this posting before...but you know that Bono has an eye disease, and he probably wears glasses with these "daft tints" not for fun but for medical reasons...?)
(I guess that these tints are particularly choosen for that reason)


Hi everyone, it's been awhile,

Bono does have Glaucoma and this disease can and does make the eyes more sensitive to light because of the higher eye pressure.

He's always had tint. The red/pink is fine. I just don't like the round glasses. But they are what is in style right now. I see lots of people wearing circular raybans. Come next year, he will have new glasses for the new tour.
Title: Re: Someone please get Bono a new stylist!
Post by: GoldenStateGirl on December 03, 2017, 01:39:26 PM
Like many others here, I have long defended Bonos hotness to just about anyone who will listen. But I just cannot with these granny specs. I truly cannot stand them. And short hair is hotter on him lately. Ali is SO PRETTY that she is beginning to outshine him in photos.
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Post by: redrunningred on December 04, 2017, 09:33:08 AM
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Bono has always needed a stylist. But the Dead Opossum Mullet takes the cake.

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I must point out that, though it has become the notorious mullet in retrospect, back in the day it seemed pretty cool.


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Ya. The "Bono Mullet" was cool as hell.
As was the "John Taylor" mullet.
There were several others but those were my personal faves.

Dave Vanian pulled it off better.  I don't think think it's a bad look, but it is for Bono.  AB era black leather suit with long hair and the fly glasses was his best look.
It looked good in the Sydney live video, but if i recall, the hair gel was definitely hit or miss. Some nights his hair would look cool, but other nights it would look like a mess.
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Post by: 73October on December 04, 2017, 01:34:22 PM
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Bono has always needed a stylist. But the Dead Opossum Mullet takes the cake.

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I must point out that, though it has become the notorious mullet in retrospect, back in the day it seemed pretty cool.


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Ya. The "Bono Mullet" was cool as hell.
As was the "John Taylor" mullet.
There were several others but those were my personal faves.

Dave Vanian pulled it off better.  I don't think think it's a bad look, but it is for Bono.  AB era black leather suit with long hair and the fly glasses was his best look.
It looked good in the Sydney live video, but if i recall, the hair gel was definitely hit or miss. Some nights his hair would look cool, but other nights it would look like a mess.

That one is almost Meatloaf territory!