Style Scout: Ryan Beckland


Clothing details: hat, Target; Ray-Ban glasses, Target, $200; Calvin Klein shirt, Dillards, $50; tie, Haines & Bonner online, $50; Tommy Hilfiger jacket, online, $200; Levi’s jeans, online, $40; shoes, Michael Shannon, Off Broadway Shoes, $60.

Name: Ryan Beckland

Age: 33

Relationship status: Married

Hometown: Stevens Point, Wis.

Time in Lawrence: Seven years

Occupation: I own a software company.

Dream job: CEO of a software company

What were you doing when scouted: I was writing a presentation.

Describe your style: I can’t go all the way to wearing business-casual clothes, but I like to wear a tie and a jacket because I feel it makes me more focused and productive.

Fashion trends you like: Skinny ties and bow ties. I also like the way that suit jackets are being cut now with narrower lapels that make them more slim fit.

Fashion trends you dislike: I’m kind of not into the ’80s retro thing that was taken too far.

Fashion influences: I have no clue! Maybe, I get some ideas from movies like “Snatch.”

What would you like to see more of in Lawrence: Nothing comes to mind.

Less of? Kansas University T-shirts

Tattoos or piercings: None

Whom do people say you look like? My 2-year-old thinks that I look like chef Tyler Florence.

Tell us a secret… I spent a summer selling turkey legs at Renaissance festivals all over the country.


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