Who are the ATL Twins?

Leandra Medine | September 11, 2013

ATLLL Earlier in the week when we cogitated about Cara and her onesies, we wondered if she was zipping up into the flesh of the ATL twins.  You may have noticed these identical twins infiltrating your Instagram feed this Fashion Week clad in matching outfits, bizzare hairdos and sets of gold teeth, or you may not. So the first question on today’s agenda should be: Who are they??

And why are they casually hanging with Justin Bieber? Why are they flashing their matching teeth alongside A$AP Rocky? With Rihanna at the Opening Ceremony show? James Franco? (Though Franco makes a bit of sense, because they played identical twin drug dealers in Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers which could account for why they appear familiar.)

The twosome gained traction in 2011 after an interview with Vice went viral which reveals the nitty-gritty of their eccentric lifestyle.

Their names are Sidney and Thurman Sewell. They party HARD and share everything, and by everything I mean a a high rise in Atlanta, a Range Rover, a bed, a cellphone, and allegedly all women they sleep with. The longest they have been apart for is 6 hours when one of them went to jail for a DUI, and they claim to be “one person in two different bodies.” They are pretty much the closest thing to siamese twins without being literally conjoined.

Oh. And they have matching day jobs as paralegals and wear suits and kind of resemble Will Arnett.

Weird? Yep. But Fashion loves a bizarre freaky weirdo, or two for that matter.

They have a few collaborations in the pipeline, some with brands and a new project with Harmony Korrine for HBO. What do you think is next? Do they have any place in fashion? Are you intrigued? Fascinated? Repulsed? TELL US.

  • grossed out

    In the Vice article, they consistently refer to woman as bitches. Bitch is not term of endearment, so ew no thanks.

  • Chic Trends

    I’ve definitely heard of them before and have seen some pics on Instagram floating around but I seriously don’t understand why they’re so popular. They wear gold teeth, all the time! Strike one, or all of them for that matter. They’re just plain bizarre. Don’t even know what to make of them, to be honest. But to each their own I suppose.

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    • Defenseman13

      they aren’t popular. You just read this shit and buy into it.

  • Hmmmm … let’s see whether I got this one right: you were in the same room/near/in the same building as David Beckham and you write about them?

    (just showing my oldie side, that’s all – I have never heard of the twins, but Beckham … O Boy. :-)))

  • rose

    Heard of them, seen them on the silver screen, read the article. Ew, ugly, no.

  • Maybe entertaining but NAAAAH FANK YOU!

    IMPERFECT
    PERFECTIONISTA

  • Loo

    They remind me of the McPoyles from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

  • Salisha

    Highly repulsed!

  • Joshua Michael

    ew no. Jokes. people think because they mish mash designer clothing they are at the forefront of fashion. #fail

    **plus what Grossed Out said

  • I saw the Vice interview and Video and was instantly intrigued. They are truly awesome! haha. Great post!!!

    http://downtownhautefashion.blogspot.com

    • Defenseman13

      you might as well suck their dicks

  • annabel

    i saw them in spring breakers and they creeped the hell out of me. not sure if i could ever get over that first impression.

  • Rusi @Rusidesigns

    ew, no

  • Well, if they weren’t weird, then we wouldn’t be reading about them. Bring on the weird. It ain’t for me, but it’s fun to read freaky!

    Your Friend, Jess

  • Uh.. wait? Who are they? And why do they matter?

  • Tash

    REPULSED!

  • dd

    hrmmm, never heard of them, but I have a feeling they’ll blow up soon. No thanks lol.

  • I know now who they are: they are the Women Repeller.

  • Marissa

    They speak weirdly eloquently while speaking about, essentially, fucking bitches and getting money. But is that all they’re really talking about? They’re everything success in this crazy fashion industry is bred upon: they’re opinionated, well thought-out, radical, and on the most removed level, they have broad appeal. They’re cute together, and America has an everlasting love affair with endearing familial relations. They’re smart (enough)…they work as paralegals. Above all, they’re realistic…they know it’s intriguing/perplexing/concerning as shit that they are the way they are. They understand the deep-rooted social taboos they confront, and those seemingly large roadblocks serve as some mighty fuel for a seriously dynamic duo.

    • This is so well put. It takes a truly intelligent well minded person to have your take on them. I like that your comment wasn’t the least bit judgemental.

      • Johan Wahlström

        A few moments later.. (4 and 3 year`s to be accurate, depening on whom of you that is read it:D ) And I reserve the right beforehand for error in the spelling and grammar part but I totally agree with both of you. I`m from Sweden so its my second language :), but I just heard about the ATL twins on MTV`s show Ridiculousness and got intrigued because I`m a father to identical twin boys.They seems similuar to my kids in alot of ways, that they do everything together, share eveything and are at their peak of happiness that way.

        Me and the mother to our twins are unfortunaley seperated but we have joined custody and are better of as really good friends and are closer this way than we were together as a couple .Sometimes our boys get sick of one another, like children gets and starts to argue and fight, they are merely 8 year`s old so the fights are just them screaming and pushing each other, and forgets it all after 5 minutes. And sometimes they want to sleep away from one another.

        We sometimes seperate them (though its very rare) with one sleeping at my appartment and the other at their moms the fun part is that they call one another from my phone to their mothers phone just to see what the other is doing. Not once but every 30 minutes :). And they start to miss one another after an hour.

        At this age they manage to “endure” staying apart but when they were younger this was impossible and I had to pick the other up and brought them together. They are happier when they are together, they can play with everything, with everyone, everywhere as long as they have one another around. They are “inlove” with the same girls in their school. They just change weeks for it or they are “inlove” with the same girl at the same time. It`s really fun to just spectate them playing (videogames or playing soccer/fotball outside or w/e they do) they are so syncronized and at peace, It`s amazing as a parent to see and raise them to the beautiful children they have become..

        Now back to the topic I*m glad that my twins are a little to shy and young for that matter to go all in like the ATL twins.And I hope they dont share everything like the ATL twins with the girls, phone, appartment? car and so on.. but I am not scared that they will since their personalities are nothing alike, and they have different hobbies but I hope they stay as close as the ATL twins are, but that they can be seperated from one another aswell. Pretty smart and cool guys these ATL twins, That does what they like and feel for. They dress in the fashion they think is “cool” or “neat”. They stick to what they know and like and stands up for who they are.

        They may use some phrases that are not ok (fuck bitches) for example, but i think you have to see it “with a twinkle in once eye” hope thats the right expression.) And not take it literally.

        Dont know if you have read this far, If you have than good job and thank you 🙂 Have a nice evening (morning) in USA or where you’re from and hope you still like these twin boys still 🙂 Even though I’m late out with this answer i wish you the best!

  • isaobeso

    I can’t say I know much about them but what you’ve just told us, but I find them quite interesting if it is as you describe them. I really hope I see more of them. Life without cool/”weirdos” would be so boring, wouldn’t it?

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  • Behind the Mirror

    They are super gross womanizing douches… Some of the things they say about the women they have been with are disturbing!

  • Wadjin

    They look like the hobo who hangs out in the bus shelter near my apartment but cloned

    • Strider

      I had to sign in just to “like” this comment.

  • Statan

    Some no-name rapper declares that they are two of the ‘realest’ people he knows, yet they wear gold grills at night and dress in suits as paralegals during the day. Seems a tad hypocritical to me.

    • Yeah.

      They’re not rappers.

  • Alina Micha

    I love them. Interesting guys. They’d get it.

  • Mish Ca

    Love them to death. Xxx

  • André

    just look like wiggers, its embarrassing just looking at them lol

  • Juliejaniece

    Umm fuck yes, I’m in love with them!

  • I’m impressed with the route their lives have taken. It’s not easy coming from they did and getting to where they are. I’m not into the slang language, but I find them inspiring and not fake. Honesty is sexy.

  • they chill

    im sorry but they seem like chill dudes. they are kinda disgusting looking and the fact that they call every girl bitches is annoying but id chill with them. Stop judging books by their covers, you cant be calling them repulsive because of what they say. At least they speak their minds.
    Ive got nothing against them. They didnt hurt me, i didnt hurt them.

  • Mimi228

    Not cute, and it looks like they have copper on their teeth. I have my receipt, I would like a refund please.

  • meg

    I met Sidney and Thurman on Wooster Street during fashion week. We started chatting and they invited me to view their art exhibit based on their collaborative childhood drawings. We walked and talked on the way to their studio. Large colorful works of art! Wonderful energy – special sweetness – yes, they have a place in fashion – FOR SURE!

  • ta mere eugene

    Losers

  • They work as paralegals????? Wtf! Very different to any paralegals I know.

  • NM2000

    So two weird gold-toothed paralegals talked to a magazine and now they get to hang out with celebrities at red carpet events? I still don’t know why I should care about them at all.

  • joe

    the result of inbreeding