Last week, Adam Lambert sat down with MTV News’ Jim Cantiello for an extended conversation about a variety of topics, including the development of his new album For Your Entertainment, his controversial performance at the American Music Awards, the aftermath of “American Idol,” his new music video and a host of other topics. (If you want to catch up with any of the excellent Lambert footage that came out of that interview, be sure to check out “Extended Play: Adam Lambert.”)
When he showed up for his interview, Lambert wore a casual-looking blue flannel shirt that recalled the grunge era. Considering Lambert’s eclectic image, it added another wrinkle to his ever-evolving style. So imagine everyone’s surprise when “Deal or No Deal” host Howie Mandel showed up on ABC’s “Good Morning America” for an interview wearing the exact same shirt. Is this Mandel’s way of tapping into a more rocking side of his personality? Are these shirts suddenly ubiquitous and fashionable? Or do Lambert and Mandel secretly exchange clothing ideas and decided to unleash a one-two punch on the universe?
Whatever the case, we leave it to you, the reader, to decide who wore it better. Does the shirt work better on Lambert or on Mandel? Strangely, it does sort of make Howie look like the bass player of a second-generation alt-rock band (perhaps Live). But it’s hard to argue with any part of Lambert’s style. Who will reign supreme in the flannel wars?