Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Hometown: Overland Park.
Time in Lawrence: 3 years.
Occupation: Industrial design student at KU.
What were you doing when scouted? Drinking a double Americano at the Bourgeois Pig.
How would you describe your style? Variable. I work with what I got and try to keep it classy. I’ve been doing the button-up thing lately.
Who are your fashion influences? “Mad Men,” thrift stores and my grandpa. I inherited a couple of amazing cowboy shirts from him.
What are your favorite fashion trends: I like black, a sleek profile, leather shoes, leather jackets and socks.
What are your least favorite fashion trends: All the standards: cargo shorts, T-shirts that are too big and sweatpants in public — unless it’s a really slick velour track suit, which might be excusable.
What would you like to see more of in Lawrence: Good Indian food and street vendors. I want it to be more like a really big city without actually being big.
What would you like to see less of in Lawrence: Drunk people being really loud.
People say I look like: When I was younger and fatter and had big curly hair, people said I looked like Jack Osborne a lot. I think a couple people thought I actually was him and got (angry) when I wouldn’t talk to them. A few months ago, some dude said I looked like a Jonas brother. I don’t know how to take that exactly.
Tell us a secret: I’m wearing a toupee.
What do you plan to do with your industrial design degree: I want to focus on lighting design and making personalized, customized environments for people using new materials and bottom-up organization. I hope to make people’s lives more magical and smoother and easier to understand.
Does your study of industrial design affect your style: Since I’ve started to get more serious about school, I’ve simplified my style. It’s become more streamlined, and I think more about the message that’s conveyed by my style.
Are you glad school is back in session: I kind of had an extended summer because I took a semester off. It made me realize that I need to go to school if I want to actually do anything that would make me want to live another day.
Shirt: Montgomery Ward, inherited from my grandpa four years ago.
Jacket: Urban Outfitters, purchased seven months ago for $50.
Tie: Vintage, purchased at Arizona Trading Company two months ago for $5.
Pants: H&M;, purchased one month ago for $25.
Shoes: Florsheim, purchased at Savers two months ago for $10.
Glasses: LesCo Optical, purchased six months ago for $45.