Menswear Mondays: student Rajiv Clark on his custom-punk style

Punk street style can mean many things. For local student Rajiv Clark, it means not being afraid to embrace color or style. Keep reading to learn more about his fashion icons, where he shops and his favorite accessory.

See also: - Menswear Mondays: Mechanic James Hill on his royal fashion - Menswear Mondays: Christopher La Fleur on his modern, all-American style - Menswear Mondays: Underwriter Mark Lyle at the Westword Music Showcase

Name: Rajiv Clark

Spotted at: 9th and Auraria Parkway.

Profession: I'm going to the University of Northern Colorado to be a flight nurse.

Favorite film: Titanic.

2013 jam: "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore.

Style inspirations/icons: Eric Whitacre. He is inspiring as a musician and he has great style, too. He travels all over the world.

Favorite accessory: My hair. Usually it's bright-colored. A few days ago I had a full mohawk with leopard spots on the sides.

Favorite color: Purple.

Style mantra: Holy crap -- I'm late. I'm usually in a rush. I still do my face routine, though.

Shops at: Hot Topic. I usually get all of my clothes from there.

This is the back of Clark's vest, which has an American flag pinned on it. This multitude of colorful band bracelets matches Clark's shoes and vest. These DC sneakers have about five different colors. Of menswear in Denver, Clark says: "If you're a guy, don't be afraid to express yourself. Do whatever makes you feel happy. Whether it is your hair or even make-up, don't care about what other people say."

Style analysis: Clark shows how to create your own style using supplies found at retail stores like Hot Topic. He embraces color, as shown by his shoes, custom-crafted vest and bracelets. His "face routine" of make-up shows that he doesn't care what others may think about his personal style. This new punk look follows the same timeless ethos of punk: Do whatever you want.

Always dress how you feel, 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.
Contact: Mauricio Rocha