||By The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - When Mick Jagger gets on stage, he not only has to be a rock star, he has to dress like one.
"Part of the process of going onstage is to become a stage person," Jagger said in this week's New Yorker magazine. "Even if I wore these trousers on the day I put them on for the stage, they're stage trousers. Getting dressed. Any actor will tell you the same."
The Rolling Stones' lead singer says he has rigid specifications for everything he wears on stage, but most importantly his pants must be properly tailored.
"You're in them a lot more than anything else," Jagger said. "They've got to keep their shape. And the trouble is, stretch fabrics start to bag."
The Stones - Jagger, 58, Keith Richards, 58, Charlie Watts, 60, and Ron Wood, 54 - have been rehearsing for their fall tour, which begins Tuesday in Boston.
Between rehearsals, Jagger and his stylist have been going through hundreds of pieces of clothing trying to find the right fit.
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