Style Scout: John Dillingham

Clothing details: jacket, Gap, $60; T-shirt, Top Man, $2; jeans, $10, H&M; Vans, Vans Outlet, $10.

Clothing details: jacket, Gap, $60; T-shirt, Top Man, $2; jeans, $10, H&M; Vans, Vans Outlet, $10.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Name: John Dillingham

Age: 23

Relationship status: Single

Hometown: Houston

Time in Lawrence: This is my fifth year.

Occupation: Student and station manager at KJHK

Dream job: A curator at a children’s museum.

What were you doing when scouted? Walking to go get $2 margaritas and cheese dip (with Kayci Lineberger)

Describe your style: Somebody said that I was the kid they never knew what I was going to show up in, but they knew I was always going to show up in something. I guess my internal thought when I’m getting dressed is comfortable functionality and fun, all in the same package. I sound like a candy bar.

Fashion trends you love: I love the “dadcore” — it’s the comfortable approach; you look like you’re taking your kid to its soccer game but you're not old enough to have a kid. And I really like Uggs. Specifically around Lawrence, I think people use patterns really well — people in Lawrence have really good attention to patterns and color that’s often inspiring.

Fashion trends you hate: I think I’m hating jean-shorts now. I’ve just done them for so long. I don’t really like to hate on a lot — I feel like if someone can justify, even to themselves, why they’re wearing what they’re wearing, that’s cool.

Fashion influences: I would say my grandparents, Kylie Jenner, and whoever is stocking the clearance rack at Urban Outfitters.

What are your favorite and least favorite things about Lawrence? I love the community. I think Lawrence is a really great space for almost anybody that encounters it; there’s a niche for everybody. My least favorite thing is probably the weather.

Tattoos or piercings: Nose piercing; 19 tattoos

What’s your spirit animal? I would say an otter, because they sleep holding hands. Otters are just sweet, sweet little creatures.

Whom do people say you look like? Eminem, with the hair.

Tell us a secret: I probably more frequently than most call my mom on the phone and just cry, on a weekly basis.