While Labor Day has come and gone, stylish menswear remains on the streets year round. This week we spotted local DJ and retail worker Roberto DeJesus, who has a different take on traditional fashion. Read here to learn where he shops at, what his style mantra is, and which style icons he looks up to.
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Name: Roberto DeJesus.
Spotted at: 18th Avenue and Logan Street
Profession: I work at H&M, Pac Sun, and I also DJ under the name Love the Bassex. Check out his Sound Cloud here.
Favorite film: A Christmas Story. My grandmother showed it to me when I was in 6th grade and it reminds me of childhood.
2013 jam: A$AP Ferg's song "Work."
Style inspirations/icons: New York is one of them. It is full of so many different styles that can be amazing. Pharrell Williams is a person who I think, hands down, has one of the coolest styles. Another person whose style I admire is Lady Gaga. I love her courage and self-identity. She puts together a well constructed chaos that is consistently avant-garde. She does her own thing in the middle of pop-culture. Korean and Asian culture are interesting too.
Favorite accessory: Watches. Not too many people tend not to wear watches anymore. A watch will always pull the outfit together.
Favorite color: I used to like purple, but now it's red. I like to wear red in moderation though.
Style mantra: Are you prepared to make a first impression? I want to stand out with my outfit because people see that before they even know me.
Shops at: Yesstyle.com and karmaloop.com are two online store that I love. When I'm in New York I like to go shopping down by Greenwood Village or Soho. I like the Divided Gray label at H&M, and the stores Zara and Forever 21 are good too.
A Gotham, NYC native, DeJesus accessorizes with two gold necklaces: one of a rabbit and the other of a triangular shape.
"A watch is always useful and it's never too flashy," says DeJesus on his favorite accessory. He received this one as a gift from his father, and pairs it with a bracelet to create an "arm party" or a strong focus on arm accessories.
This collection of character key-chains are DeJesus' tribute to his fashion icon Pharrell Williams, who has a similarly decorated key-ring. DeJesus takes something that is normal and makes it interesting and fun by doing this.
Style analysis: DeJesus marches to the beat of his own tune quite literally as he DJs with strong fashion sense. Two of his fashion icons are musicians who explore avant-garde fashion possibilities in their work, and DeJesus takes similar fashion risks. He shops in New York, which is one of his fashion inspirations and also online for a well-rounded fashion perspective. The collection of characters: be it key-chains or golden bunny charms, make him stand out in the narrative of his own life where fashion and music work in tandem to form identity.
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Always allow your musical taste to match your fashion taste, Denver.