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Julian Casablancas and Nick Valensi of The Strokes perform during the 2011 SXSW Music Festival in Austin on March 17.
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Our 16-year-old selves were FUH-REAKING out when we heard The Strokes were performing at SXSW in Austin this year. And judging from all the write-ups of the showcase (that included FIREWORKS... blorg why weren't we there??!!) basically everyone lost their minds at what was apparently an awesome event. When the guys hit the stage in their recognizable rock 'n' roll ensembles, we began to wonder one thing—do these men ever age? The answer: Hmm... maybe BUT HAVE A LITTLE RESPECT. Minus the wedding bands (...and babies), these dudes still basically embody the same brand of superhot awesome as they did 10 years ago (good God was it 10 years ago?), and we LOVE IT. Lead singer Julian Casablancas wooed us with his distressed vintage leather jacket, inside-out graphic tee, pearl wash black skinny jeans, aviator sunglasses, and a calculator watch. Guitarist Nick Valensi looked '90s chic in an open flannel shirt, ripped white tee, gray skinnies, and pendant necklace paired with a Cobain-y bob and facial scruff. Fabrizio Moretti was ANNOYINGLY bathed in this otherworldly glow and blurry behind the drums in every damned photo known to the internet so here is just a hilariously gratuitous and RIDIC SMOKIN' shot of him and Devendra Banhart (ZOMG <3333333 :))))) at 3.1 Phillip Lim earlier this year wearing... OH JEEZ WHO CARES? (om nom nom). And... erm... yeah, Albert Hammond Jr. kept it simple in a vintage Neil Young tee and black pants, while bassist Nikolai Fraiture went all out in a white suit, white shirt, and giant buffalo belt buckle. OH MAN, thank you information superhighway, you rule. xoxo

Fabrizio Moretti and Devendra Banhart at the 3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2011 fashion show in New York on Sept. 10.
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Albert Hammond, Jr. and Nikolai Fraiture perform during the 2011 SXSW Music Festival in Austin on March 17.
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I love these two as a couple. What a festive way to celebrate two important events in their life. Mariah looks like a dream.

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