Style Scout: Chris Mears

Chris Mears

Occupation and/or major: Student at DeVry University, employee at Amarr Garage Doors

Hometown: Independence, Kan.

Time in Lawrence: 3 years

Age: 21

What were you doing when scouted?

Getting a video at Liberty Hall and picking up some food at Zen Zero.

Favorite clothing store?

Either vintage stores or online. For rock T-shirts, there's a great site called Rockabilly.com. Also, Fuckthemainstream.com has some good stuff.

How would you describe your style?

For the last few years, I've felt like I should wear all black. I woke up one day and felt the need to change all my clothes. I bought $400 worth of an entire wardrobe of black clothes in one summer. I started with more baggy clothes, but that became kind of lame, so I started buying tighter stuff to complement my body type. I don't feel comfortable wearing anything but black. The only time in the last five years that I did was for a play I was in. I've thought about wearing fake blood to work but haven't done that.

Favorite trend right now?

I like it when people buy from vintage stores and then manipulate the clothes-cut them up and reassemble them.

What's something you wouldn't be caught dead wearing?

Long-sleeved shirts. I get hot very easily.

Who cuts your hair?

I go to Static.

Do you wear it the same every day?

I try not to do the same thing every day. I just start manipulating it, and whatever comes out, I go with.

Favorite bar in Lawrence?

The Gaslight, because it has a lot of different kinds of people. I try to shy away from the college bar scene.

Is there anything you'd like to see more of in Lawrence?

Different people. You don't see much diversity here-racial, subcultural, whatever type of diversity. It's Lawrence, but it's still Kansas.

Less of in Lawrence?

Sporty stuff. A lot of people are drawn here by the KU Jayhawks thing.

Who has style?

Bjork is always good. Lisa at Juice Stop always has interesting things to wear.

Style= ?

Your self.

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