Fashion is a creative field, in which people can take materials from the strangest of places and re-purpose them as wearable pieces of art. Someone who we caught rocking innovative menswear is Marques Pryor, a cashier at a Hyatt hotel , who was wearing a circuit board turned lapel pin. Read here to learn where he shops, his style inspirations, and his favorite accessory.
Name: Marques Pryor.
Spotted at: 16th and Glenarm streets.
Profession:I work in hospitality.
Favorite film: The Avengers, Star Wars V, and Easy A.
2014 jam: "Viva La Vida" by Coldplay. It always has been and always will.
Style inspirations/icons: The Armoury, which is a men's shop in Hong Kong. Sadly enough, science-fiction, math, and science inspire my style, too.
Favorite accessory: A dragon lapel pin made out of a circuit board. The eye is a small bit of Abalone shell. My boyfriend got it made from an online shop called The Blue Kraken. It ended up becoming the first of a line of pins she now makes!
Favorite color: Green.
Style mantra: Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.
Shops at: Anywhere and everywhere I can afford. I shop too much online. Thrift stores and stores like Ross and TJ Maxx are a great place to find neckties.
"Please learn how to tie multiple knots. Windsor knots and four-in-hands are boring. Spice it up a bit!" adds Pryor.
Style analysis: Pryor demonstrates how selecting what you wear can be an art form in itself. He crafts this technologically savvy look by mixing prints with his scarf and plaid button-up shirt. His grey blazer is a nice neutral color to allow his favorite accessory to standout. Pryor's interest in science-fiction like Star Wars along with math and science inspire him to wear outdated technology as fashion. He mixes business-wear with avant-garde to form a look completely his own.
Don't be afraid to include technology in your fashion statements, Denver.
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