Style Scout: Jason Koontz


Ali Edwards

Jason Koontz, Lawrence. Clothing details: Cardigan, thrifted, 5 years ago, $13; shirt, thrifted in California, March, $3; pants, Buffalo Exchange, May, $11; shoes, Ross, Converse All-Star, August, $20.

Age: 38

Relationship status: Single

Hometown: Lawrence

Time in Lawrence: Seven years — I moved to LA for a couple years then came back.

Occupation: Environmental scientist

Dream job: Converting food waste into energy to create completely sustainable systems

What were you doing when scouted? Shopping for chocolate

Describe your style: Nerdy pop punk

Fashion trends you love: I like dressing up. I wore a lot of bow ties in the past.

Fashion trends you hate: The ‘80s were pretty bad.

Fashion influences: People on the train. I would go up to people whose style I liked and ask them where they got their clothes.

What would you like to see more of in Lawrence? Cute girls

Less of? People yelling out the windows of their cars

Tattoos or piercings? A couple tattoos and a couple piercings

Who do people say you look like? James Franco, Conor Oberst

Tell us a secret … Pets love me.


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