Artists and Bands

Clothes Make The Man talk Mark Twain, being awesome and dressing (um, undressing) Ryan Reynolds

“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”

Using this insightful comment from Mark Twain as their banner, Clothes Make The Man have taken Canada by storm. The Toronto-based band, which is comprised of vocalist Ryan McLennan, guitarist Scott Henry, drummer Phil Wilson and bassist Ross Machon, released a new EP on November 2 and has been touring through Ontario and Quebec to promote it. I caught up with Ryan McLennan and Ross Machon before their show at Montreal’s Absynthe to talk about music, movies, Canada and Ryan Reynolds.

Q: That’s a really interesting name. How did you come up with it?