Style Scout: Eli Allen

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Clothing details: Red Wing shoes, $200; Rogue Territory jeans, $250; Orion leather belt; Merona hoodie, $15; Marmot gloves, $25; Columbia jacket.

Name: Eli Allen

Age: 22

Hometown: Lawrence

Relationship status: Single

Occupation: Creative director

What were you doing when scouted? I just dropped of some documents, stopped by the comic (book) store and was on the way to my car.

Describe your style: I kind of hopped on the Americana bandwagon recently. I just like straightforward, simple stuff like jeans, nice boots and whatever else.

Fashion trends you love: I’m really into stuff like Rick Owens, goth ninja, drop-crotch sweats and big ol' parkas. I can never pull it off but I think they’re pretty sweet.

Fashion trends you hate: I could probably do without people trying to ironically do the normcore thing that was briefly popular.

Fashion influences: I look at a lot of style blogs and one of my friends is a fashion illustrator. I pretty much just eat up everything that he does and try to copy it.

What would you like to see more or less of in Lawrence? I like pretty much everything that I see around in Lawrence. I think Lawrence is one of the better-dressed towns out there. Less of? When the weather was warmer, I would see too many dudes rocking egregious shorts like Daisy Dukes.

Tattoos or piercings: Yes, I have a facial piercing and tattoos on my chest.

Whom do people say you look like? Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Heath Ledger. I don’t agree with either of those but that’s what people tell me.

What type of music do you like? A lot of hip-hop, indie and drum and bass.

Tell us a secret: I can’t do carrots. I hate them.

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