Willie Nelson may not be the Man in Black, but the country music legend and his sons come across as a stylish threesome in a new video for menswear designer John Varvatos.
Via GQ, Nelson and sons Lukas and Micah appear in the 3-minute mini biography of sorts, strumming guitars and talking family. For the boys, that means an extended musical family that contained a "lot of great uncles" -- Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings to name a few.
Nelson turned 80 this spring, and still sports his signature long braids. "I never had any plans of, you know, 'I'm gonna get me a style,'" he says in the video. "It just happens. You wind up with one after you kind of rip off all the other artists."
Lukas Nelson even borrows from his dad as he sports a flag bandana as the three play the country star's song "Still is Still Moving to Me." The camera even catches a closeup of a coffee mug with a pot leaf on it, and the words Willie Nelson First Aid.
The video for Varvatos' fall/winter 2013 campaign was created by YARD and shot by Danny Clinch in Des Moines, Iowa.
Nelson finishes things off by telling his son, Micah, that the music can't end there. "If you're gonna pass this along, you and Luke gotta get busy, get some kids."
First published July 9 2013, 11:08 AM