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Tuesday 23 December 2014

Chester Bennington: I made style errors

BURBANK, CA - JUNE 18:  Singer Chester Bennington performs onstage during the iHeartRadio album release party with Linkin Park presented by Clear Channel at the iHeartRadio Theater on June 18, 2014 in Burbank, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
Chester Bennington

Chester Bennington's style was "all over the place" growing up.

The Linkin Park frontman has joined forces with Porsche Design to create a clothing collection. But he hasn't always got it right when it comes to his style.

"Growing up I was kind of all over the place, I was the kid with the Mohawk and the tight leather jacket with MC Hammer pants on and like, a bolo tie," he said to MTV. "I didn’t always have the greatest fashion co-ordination, but I definitely always had a flair for my own thing, and as I’ve gotten older I’ve refined it."

The 38-year-old has created a range which includes T-shirts, boots and jackets. Chester believes it reflects the way he approaches what he chooses to wear day to day.

"My style is definitely a combination of contemporary, clean lines. I like a tighter fit, but I also want to make sure the cut is comfortable," he explained. "I wanted to create a line that’s versatile, meaning I want to wake up in the morning, put on my trousers, my boots, my T-shirt, drive my kids to school, go to the PTA meeting, drive off to rehearsal, do a photoshoot, sit on a plane, play a show and walk on the red carpet all in one day and not have to change except for adding a couple of things, like a jacket or a different shirt."

The father-of-six had a picture in his mind of what Porsche Design clothing would be like, but found that during the development process, he had it all wrong. The same can be said for his Linkin Park bandmates.

"I had preconceived notions about what Porsche Design would be and I think the band did too," he added. "And then when I started bringing clothes around and they started seeing the lines the guys were like, ‘We had no idea, this is not at all what we were expecting.’ They were expecting guys who live in a world that is not a part of what we can relate to: Formula 1 jackets and fast cars that are really expensive."

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