Fashion

Menswear Mondays: Hyatt worker Marques Pryor on his tech fashion

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.

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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 Pryor's interest in science-fiction like Star Wars along with math and science inspire him to wear outdated technology as fashion.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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Mauricio Octavio Rocha graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in English writing and a minor in cinema studies; He has been writing about fashion and style for Westword since 2012. Rocha also writes songs for his music and art project, VULGAR FEVER.
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