Midland’s Mark Wystrach Reveals Who Inspires the Trio’s Fashion
The first thing many people notice about breakthrough country band Midland is their unique throwback sense of fashion. Like the steel guitars and harmonies in their debut single “Drinkin’ Problem” and their self-titled EP, their style takes us back to the good ole’ days of country music in the 1970s and 1980s. Though their outfits resemble the likes of Conway Twitty and Glen Campbell, they did not draw their inspiration from legendary country stars. In fact, according to the band’s lead singer Mark Wystrach, their sense of style comes from their families.
“From a very young impressionable age, for me, I was just coming out of the 70s into the early 80s, and for me I was a small little impressionable child watching how my dad dressed. My dad wore tight wranglers with French cut, beautiful Paul Bond handmade boots in Nogales, Sonora, with a huge gold belt buckle and a big gold chain and I’d see the way that my dad dressed and to me that’s what I am reminiscent and nostalgic for,” explained Wystrach.
With the styles of decades past characterizing many of today’s fashion trends, it makes sense that younger generations – who were not as fashionably aware during those decades – go to their parents for firsthand advice on what people actually wore in the 70s and 80s.
Midland’s much anticipated debut album will hit shelves September 22. Until then, fans can enjoy the trio’s self-titled EP, featuring their debut single, “Drinkin’ Problem.”