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August 22 2014

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Pete Doherty: Sex, Drugs, And Cuff Links

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I’m not sure how our market editors missed this one, but Pete Doherty is launching a line of jewelry called Albion Trinketry. Britain’s Guardian newspaper has some fun with the announcement, as Britain’s newspapers are wont to do. “The range encapsulates Doherty’s love of things that look much older than they actually are, as evidenced by the state of most of his organs,” it asserts. But, assuming this isn’t an elaborate wind-up, I’m at least semi-intrigued. Unlike some Britpop supernovas-turned-designers—hello, Liam Gallagher—Doherty is a bona fide fashion icon. For proof, see the street-style pic at left from Nylon magazine, which identifies the singer only as “Peter, 26.” (The tie bar is clearly a sign of things to come.) Still, Doherty has some famous shoes to fill. I’m thinking of Keith Richards and the skull ring he wears as a daily reminder to resist the deadly allure of heroin. Apparently, that one’s available, too.

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