Style Scout: Andrew Claypool


Andrew Claypool, Lawrence. Clothing details: Shirt, Target, $9, one week ago; jeans, thrift store in Omaha, $14, two months ago; sneakers, Famous Footwear, $70, over a year ago.

Age: 34

Relationship status: I have a beautiful fiancée and we’re expecting a child.

Hometown: Lawrence

Time in Lawrence: Since ‘92

Occupation: Massage therapist, energetic practitioner and woodworker.

Dream job: I’m living the dream! I own a place called Elevate on Mass. St. where we do massage therapy, energetic healing and workshops.

What were you doing when scouted: I was having breakfast with my fiancée.

Describe your style: My style is very functional. When I’m in the woodshop, I like to wear rugged things that I can get dirty. When outside, I like brighter clothes like white, orange and red; something that opens up the energy centers in your body and makes you feel vibrant.

Fashion trends you love: When I was younger, I used to wear white T-shirts all the time and jeans. That was all I needed.

Fashion trends you hate: I love people and all their expressions. I see a part of myself in everyone else. So I can’t hate them or a style.

Fashion influences: I like to be in clothes that are natural and grounded so there is not a particular person or designer. It’s what makes me feel grounded.

What would you like to see more of in Lawrence? Bare feet!

Less of? High heels because it harms your feet after a while when they’re kept bound up for a long time.

Tattoos or piercings: Yes, both.

Whom do people say you look like? Abraham Lincoln

What type of music do you unwind to? Silence is good, but I’ve been humming a lot of Bob Marley lately. Music like that that brings me joy.

Tell us a secret … I have this condition that my body doesn’t produce its own chocolate, so I have to supplement chocolate.


PeriMac 5 years, 1 month ago

Those are great points this guy is making about being grounded and fashion trends. What I really like about this column or in general, is that everyone's style varies. I love jeans and a t shirt! They will never go out of style. There is something that is so comfortable about them. This guy has class inside and out. Good stuff!

KJ0910 5 years, 1 month ago

This guy is very inspirational! I'll have to check out Elevate because it sounds very interesting.

Crystal Patterson 5 years, 1 month ago

I, too, suffer from a chocolate deficiency disorder (CDD), I am glad to see that I am not alone. In fact, it is time for me to supplement with this peppermint patty.

Clovis Sangrail 5 years, 1 month ago

How nice that he put on his dress t-shirt since he was going out to eat.

thin_mint 5 years, 1 month ago

Shhh quite down. You sad little troll. Shhhhh.

peartree 5 years, 1 month ago

I have been to him and so has my spouse. I was really happy with his work! I'd been other established places in town and thought he was the best. Sorry for the shameless plug, but his business deserves it. I'm happy to see nice people building businesses in Lawrence.

EDemasio 5 years, 1 month ago

I also found out that the talented, Andy Claypool owns a Woodshop! Keep spreading that good vibe!

asixbury 5 years, 1 month ago

Any relation to Les Claypool, cause that would be awesome!

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