If you’re a gentleman of good taste, then you should’ve already begun to steer your life ambitions in the footsteps of Albert Hammond Jr. For those of you who don’t comprehend, his career is the epitome of the modern American dream – from making his mark in the music industry, to releasing a line of suits in the heart of Hollywood, to dating supermodel Agyness Dean, who wouldn’t want to be Albert?
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1 ) Instead of going to regular middle school, get your former rockstar father to enroll you in most expensive boarding school in the world, particularly Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland.
2 ) Manscape your way to the most amazing ‘fro on the East Coast.
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3 ) Ditch the rich life and move to New York City with four of your other wealthy best friends, dress like hipsters and start an indie band.
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4 ) Invest in a White Fender Stratocaster or Gibson Les Paul Jr. and hold your guitar as if you were Buddy Holly.
5 ) Make three piece suits as your signature style.
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6 ) With your band, release one of the most influential albums of the decade (Is This It) and have The Rolling Stones deem it as the second best album of the 2000’s (right behind Radiohead), and then influence new groups in the American music industry like Kings Of Leon.
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7 ) After success with a band, release two albums of your own.
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8 ) Be friends with only the coolest young stars of Hollywood like Danny Masterson, and start up a store with a line of men’s suits. Then, make suits for the biggest heartthrobs in Hollywood – like Ryan Gosling – and feature it on GQ.
9) Date British it-girl and world supermodel Agyness Deyn.
10 ) After breaking up with said famous model, focus on more important problems in life such as quitting drugs, and actually go to rehab for it.
11 ) After rehab, come back stronger and start dating the new it-girl in fashion, Alexa Chung.
And there you are, you, Albert Hammon Jr.