Style Scout: David Martin

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David Martin

Age: 36.

Sign: Scorpio.

Time in Lawrence: 14 years.

Hometown: I’m from a town called Quinter. It’s in Northwest Kansas and has a population of about 900. I actually ran into someone from Quinter recently in Lawrence.

Occupation: Tax manager.

What were you doing when scouted: Getting my coffee.

How would you describe your style: Kind of outdoorsy, Sunflower Bike Shop style. I like to wear plaid, and my wife always makes fun of me for it. For work, I wear slacks and a nice shirt.

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Who are your fashion influences: I admire the style of guys who are well-dressed but not over-the-top.

What are your favorite fashion trends: Blazers and plaid.

What are your least favorite fashion trends: My wife tries to get me to wear sweater vests and stuff like that, and I just can’t do it. It can look stylish on other people, but it’s just not for me.

What would you like to see more of in Lawrence: I would like to see downtown grow and become more of a metropolitan area.

What would you like to see less of in Lawrence: Homeless people.

People say I look like: I get Chris Martin from Coldplay, and people used to say I looked like Jerod Haase, the KU basketball player.

Tell us a secret: Secrets don’t make friends.

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Shirt: Filatures du Lion, purchased at Hobbs on Saturday.

Jeans: Banana Republic, purchased two years ago.

Shoes: Tsubo, purchased at Footprints three years ago.

Sunglasses: Foster Grant, purchased at Wink two months ago.

Wedding ring: It belonged to my dad.

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