Style Scout: Kareem Wall


Clothing details: Zara Man shoes, $99; Express socks, four for $25; Express pants, don’t remember price; Ralph Lauren shirt, $54; tie, $44; Express tie clip, $20, Cadence watch, $20.

Name: Kareem Wall

Age: 22

Hometown: North Charleston, S.C.

Time in Lawrence: Three years

Occupation: I’m a student at KU as well as a peer educator at Lawrence Public Schools.

Dream job: If I had to pick a dream job, I’d be a stay-at-home writer.

What were you doing when scouted? I just got out of a meeting for a Martin Luther King project on behalf of my fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha.

Describe your style: I want to say my fashion style is modern with a touch of retro.

Fashion trends you love: A lot of people don’t like skinny [fit] clothing, but I like it. I really love my clothes to fit a little bit snug. I feel that it brings a bit of pop out of my style.

Fashion trends you hate: I guess I can’t stand jean shorts. Personally, I just like to keep it classy. I like dress pants, dress shirts and a tie so I can call it a day.

Fashion influences: Honestly, I look at GQ magazine to see what’s current. But I’d have to say my grandpa because he has this classic style from the ’50s that I really dig. With that, I like to splash in a little bit of color, too.

What would you like to see more or less of in Lawrence? More places to buy suits. Less of? I really don’t know. Everything in Lawrence is fine.

Tattoos or piercings: I have eight tattoos.

Whom do people say you look like? Ne-Yo and Larenz Tate.

What type of music do you like? Neo-soul and rap.

Tell us a secret: I like my friends to come in all shapes and sizes.


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