Style Scout: Robert Knapp


Clothing details: Ropers boots: Wildman Vintage, $20. Jeans: BBG Kickdown, gift. Black tee: Walmart, three for $12, Fruit of the Loom. Leather and wool vest: From the Antique Mall, $10. Wrangler denim jacket: Antique Mall, also in Wake’s booth, $15. Eyeglasses from LensCrafters in Denver, $70. Clip-on sunglasses: Kwik Shop, $10. Haircut, Malcolm Miller, Amyx Barber Shop. Belt: found fashion.


Ropers boots: Wildman Vintage, $20.

Name: Robert Knapp

Age: 24

Relationship status: Unemployable

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Time in Lawrence: Seven years

Occupation: Bartender/barista/musician

Dream job: Prophet

What were you doing when scouted? I was talking about the new X-Men comic book with my friend Randy.

How would you describe your style? Dead-head shaman punk

Current favorite fashion trends: Fur and feathers

Fashion trends you hate: Sandals worn with socks. Also, don’t wear a belt and suspenders together — “If a man can’t trust his pants, you can’t trust him.” Wearing them together is just rude. The only exception would be suspenders with an ammunition belt.

Fashion influences? Pigpen.

What would you like to see more of in Lawrence? Nachos, honky-tonk bars, and more guerrilla/flash art spaces and music, like the new “Lost Art” space where Penny Annie’s used to be.

What would you like to see less of? Less drama, mama.

Piercings or tattoos? I have six tattoos.

Tell us a secret: I live on tacos and coffee.


Steve Bunch 8 years ago

Another really slow news day and a waste of journalistic resources. "A tawdry cheapness shall outlast our days."

LaBelleFrancaise 8 years ago

I wonder how many journalistic resources are going toward style scout?

Steve Bunch 8 years ago

Well, it took a "reporter" and photog some time to do the interview and write it up. And it took up several column inches in the newspaper. And since it's a weekly feature, multiply that times 52. It'd be nice to have even those seemingly small resources devoted to something like investigative reporting (or even copy editing).

LaBelleFrancaise 8 years ago

yeah, maybe those who pay the "reporters" and "photographers" will take notice

Alex Parker 8 years ago

Style Scout is reported and photographed by a freelance journalist.

You can see some of our recent investigative reporting on the possible misuse of charity funds by the Purple Hearts Veterans Association here:, and how a Topeka man was falsely accused of rape, as DNA evidence that could catch the real culprit sits in a refrigerator here:

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