What's in your bag? Rock-inspired menswear and more!
Denver will be all about fashion during today's Fashion's Night Out. But as we continue to move toward fall, more and more people are bringing out new fashions every day. Here for your viewing pleasure is a double dose of menswear that emphasizes the DIY punk-rock aesthetic. Meet Slug and Cassius Wolfe, who prove that not all the best fashion is found on the Parisian runways: It can be crafted with your own hands at home in Denver.
Spotted at: Jamba Juice on 16th and California.
Profession: Guitar player for unsigned band, also dabbles with drums.
Favorite film: Killer Klowns from Outer Space.
Summer anthem: "Bad Kids" by the Black Lips.
Style inspirations/icons: I'm really into punk-rock looks and DIY.
Favorite colors: Black, green and purple.
Favorite accessory: Hats, and black or white bandannas.
Style mantra: I throw on whatever I find first.
Shops at: I buy all my clothes from thrift stores.
This is an Iron Maiden belt buckle that Slug worked into his wardrobe.
"People should dress how they feel. I make all the clothes I wear and cut and sew zippers and patches on," says Slug. "Sometimes I trade patches with friends spontaneously if we both want to."
Slug usually carries his guitar case and plays on the 16th Street Mall for tips. We caught him on an off-day, though, without his bag and instrument. Slug was just out enjoying a smoothie.
Check out Cassius Wolfe's style on page 2!
Name: Cassius Wolfe.
Spotted at: Colfax and Broadway.
Profession: I work with Observe, a company that helps with Coors Field, Invesco Field and Dick's Stadium.
Favorite film: The Lost Boys.
Summer anthem: "Snow in Summer" by the Cure.
Style inspirations/icons: I love death rock, punk and kind of goth styles of music, so I dress like that.
Favorite color: Purple.
Favorite accessory: My chaos star necklace. I wear it all the time.
Style mantra: I just kind of just put things on, really.
Shops at: Fashion Nation, Rave's Oh My Goth and occasionally Ross or thrift stores.
"Everything in life is all about fashion, no matter what it is because we live our lives in it," Slug says. "One person can dress up as a jock and the other can dress up as a skater. Everyone has their own taste or style, and mine just happened to be death rock. "
"I carry my keys, iPod, and a notebook in my bag. That's pretty much it," says Wolfe of the contents inside his doodled-on canvas bag.
Style analysis: These two prove that you can make your look as unique as your taste in music and rock it on the streets as if it were European haute couture. Slug is inspired by his band of friends; while Wolfe sites Death Rock as his style source. Both men wear black boots and band tees; their distressed looks scream effortless rock and roll, mixed with a hint of Alexander McQueen British flair and Marc Jacobs grunge.
Be sure to match your visual style to the beat of your own tune, Denver.
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