Style Scout: Cole Bittel


Clothing details: Shoes, $80, Off Broadway; pants, $50, Express; shirt, $40, Asos; sunglasses, $10, from some vintage store.

Age: 22

Relationship status: Yes

Hometown: Basehor

Time in Lawrence: Four years

Occupation: Mechanical engineering student

Dream job: Owning a really massive business.

What were you doing when scouted? Just came from Amyx Barber Shop.

Describe your style: Modern and formal. That’s all I got, or a little bit French, I guess, when (my girlfriend) is trying to make me into a Frenchman. But I like tight clothing. That’s all I got and that’s where I’m at. Leave me alone, Ed!

Fashion trends you love: I like the new wing-tip shoes that are coming out and anything French or European is good.

Fashion trends you hate: Wearing sweatpants to class says, “I’m here for class and that’s all I’m here for. I have no purpose other than to fall asleep in class.” I also hate suits that are really oversized.

Fashion influences: (My girlfriend) buys me clothes. That’s where my fashion influences come from.

What would you like to see more of in Lawrence? Well-dressed young people, more scarves and good shoes.

Less of? Sweatpants

Tattoos or piercings: None, but they’re cool if you can pull them off. I can’t because I’m much too innocent and too pure.

Whom do people say you look like? Definitely Tom Cruise! Often times I get that like once to three times a day! Nah, I don’t get told that I look like many people.

What type of music do you unwind to? Frank Sinatra, Alt-J, Louis Armstrong, Nina Simone and Ella Fitzgerald.

Tell us a secret: I got nothing. I have no secrets!


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