Why “Game of Thrones” Author George R.R. Martin is a Fashion Icon

Last month, George R.R. Martin, released his latest book, The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones.

When you finish reading it, you’ll go back to waiting with baited breath for the sixth book in the A Song of Fire and Ice series, due some time in the near future.

This, of course, is after the books have sold more than 25 million copies, and after the titular HBO show has become the most-watched program in the channel’s history. More popular than Sex and the City. More popular then The Sopranos.

But with all the hubbub about Martin, what’s lost in the sauce is everything else about the guy.

Mostly, the fact that he’s kind of a fashion icon.

I mean, look at him.

He’s like a 50s-era Johnny Cash. Just, larger.

Truly fashionable people don’t try to be fashionable, they just are. Think George is really trying here? No. He woke up like dis.

Fashion is unapologetic, in your face and against the grain. George R.R. Martin gives no fucks. Let him remind you about that.

Picture this: actors Alfie Allen and Richard Madden are walking down a New York City street with George R.R. Martin. Who, in this gangly trio, really catches your eye? Hint: it’s not the two basic bitches.

This is Fantasy Writer chic. If you’ve ever been to a convention, you know that it’s a very important look.

It’s so important, Martin will go on national television like that.

Then he’ll do it again.

And again.

Then he’ll do a red carpet.

Then another one. And see, Martin’s not wearing some form-fitting suit with the ankle socks showing just because he can. Stylistically, he’s the same person today as he was in 1975, which is the year fashion peeps are trying to emulate anyway.

Plus, did you know he invented normcore?

No, really. He did.

And he was doing the beard thing before there was a ‘beard thing.’

He kinda looks like your dad. That’s cool. Dads are cool.

He even maintains his ‘look’ in real life. The hat. Suspenders. All-black. I mean, this is Martin, in late September, at Sante Fe Concourso, the biggest auto show in the Southwest. That’s dedication.

I suppose by now you should be convinced.

Martin is the king. The king of fashion.

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