Menswear on the Denver streets: BOYLONDON necklaces and blue suede shoes
This week we spotted clever pieces of men's fashion all over town -- from a puffy blue vest on the D line light rail to blue suede shoes on the 16th Street Mall shuttle. Take a look at this variety of looks for men across the metro area....
all photos by Mauricio Rocha
Name: Sean Malcolm.
Spotted: in line at University Hill Deli and Market in Boulder after a Kreayshawn, Rye Rye, Honey Cocaine and Chippy Nonstop concert at the Fox Theatre.
Profession: I travel the world to party.
Style inspirations: Weird grunge with a hint of '90s cyber, or else I dress really classy. It depends on my mood.
Favorite film: Either Melancholia or A Clockwork Orange; they're both fantastically twisted.
Autumn anthem: "American" by Lana del Rey or "Kicked Out Da Club" by Chippy Nonstop.
Favorite color: Purple, no question.
Favorite accessory: necklaces, probably my BOYLONDON one I got in Harajuku, Japan.
Style mantra: Intriguing and ironic.
Shops at: I love thrift stores. They always have super-cool things that are so weird that you can't get anywhere else. Or online from oversea shops.
Malcolm also offers some styling tips: "Dress to impress yourself, wear what you like and what you think is cool. Who cares about what other people want you to wear?"
Turn to page 2 to see more men's looks!
While on the 16th Street Mall shuttle, we noticed this pair of baby blue suede oxford shoes whose owner was listening to music and in his own world.
Name: Sean Bueno.
Spotted at: Colfax and Broadway, waiting for the 6 bus.
Favorite film: I loved the new Twilight movie actually, Breaking Dawn Part 2.
Autumn anthem: "Feel So Close" by Calvin Harris.
Style inspiration/icon:Lafayette from True Blood.
Favorite accessory: My studded belt.
Favorite color: Lime green.
Style mantra: Be yourself; don't try too hard.
Shops at: Herbs and Arts, Goodwill, any thrift store pretty much.
The second Sean we encountered in one week, Bueno loves to be eclectic in his fashion sense, buying pieces at thrift stores and any local shops that strike his fancy. Here he displays a nice mix of bracelets that are all neutral colors.
Bueno moved here from Indianapolis two years ago. "It was a bit more ghetto back home," he says. "A lot of the guys wore backwards baseball caps with sagging jeans below their waist. Denver has a more fashion-forward style."
Bueno is fashion-forward himself with his simple Converse, jeans and hoodie combo. The most exciting part of his outfit is the circular, knitted bag he carries. "I only have my phone and keys in there, " he says.
Style analysis: There seems to be no shortage of amusing men's fashion in metro Denver. These men are always on the move, be it by foot, train, plane or free mall ride. While Malcolm has a fun BOYLONDON necklace that demonstrates his global style and sense of campy fun, Bueno has a very straightforward, outdoorsy style that mixes local and popular culture. Both men are thrifty and adore uncommon accessories; both individuals take fashion cues from such disparate sources as True Blood, A Clockwork Orange, Indianapolis and Harajuku to create their look.
Even on the go, always remain cultured and fashionable, Denver.
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