Style Scout: Ricky Brown

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Clothing details: Hat, Stussy in Los Angeles, three years ago, $38; shirt, Stussy, Nice Kicks in Austin, Texas, March 2012, $35; pants, the brand I design for, Well-Fed Artist Society, one year ago, $blood, sweat and energy; shoes, Vans, White Chocolate, two years ago, $50; glasses, Oakley, my friend Ben Koehn, June 2012.

Name: Ricky Brown

Age: 24

Relationship status: Engaged

Hometown: Norman, Okla.

Time in Lawrence: Seven years

Occupation: Stylist

Dream job: Professional stylist

What were you doing when scouted? Waiting for my lady to finish shopping

Describe your style: Sometimes it’s Will Smith from “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”; sometimes it’s Carlton from “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” Sometimes, it’s both.

Fashion trends you love: Prints. Mixing high and low fashion — expensive meets thrift store.

Fashion trends you hate: None

Fashion influences: Gregory Peck. Ralph Lauren. RZA from Wu-Tang Clan

What would you like to see more of in Lawrence? Well-Fed Artist Society stickers

Less of? Close-mindedness

Tattoos or piercings? None

Who do people say you look like? My dad and Philip Seymour Hoffman

Tell us a secret… I actually do have a tattoo on the bottom of my foot