Menswear Mondays: Graphic designer Trevor Jahner on his found fashion
All photos by Mauricio O. Rocha
One man's garbage is another man's gold. That's what graphic designer Trevor Jahner proves with his menswear. Jahner dresses with purpose, delivering both social commentary and bohemian style. Read on to learn who inspires his fashion, what his favorite accessory is, and where he got that red fringed coat.
This fringe is usually associated with a Western look and 1970s fashion trends. When paired with blue denim and "grandpa shoes," as Jahner describes them, it appears modern and retro at once. "I found this coat for free in the trash," Jahner notes.
A black fanny pack is hidden beneath the sheath of red suede; he received it as a gift from his brother. Here Jahner pairs it with his favorite Lust Cats T-shirt. "Only capitalists shop," he says. "We have already generated an infinite amount of clothing in our post-capitalist society; you can just look for free clothes or buy used ones."
Style analysis: While many people drop funds on high-end brand labels, Jahner uses fashion as a political commentary on America's social climate today. He rejects the need to spend cash on clothes, opting instead to allow clothing to find him. He rocks a red fringe jacket that looks pricey -- but was actually a free find on the street. He rebels against consumer culture and looks good doing it. Jahner respects the styles of the past and combines them with a new message today: reduce, reuse, recycle.
Don't be afraid to dress politically, Denver.
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