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The Style Council: The State of the Nation's dress by Paul Weller

Lesley White, The Face, April 1983

"I SUPPOSE PEOPLE find it difficult to penetrate me," offers the pale young man in the white mac, "they're not sure whether I'm really deep or there's nothing there. I dunno... I don't sit around trying to analyse myself!" Most people his age wouldn't share this reluctance to describe Paul Weller, whether or not they'd met him or even listened to his songs. His reputation goes before, or rather instead of him, making him someone you just know about, have an opinion on.

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