Fashion

Menswear Mondays: Underwriter Mark Lyle at the Westword Music Showcase

The nineteenth annual Westword Music Showcase left many fans dehydrated and exhausted Saturday night -- but at least one guy was still looking stylish amid all the wilted shorts and smudged shades. Meet Mark Lyle, a local underwriter who decided to dress in neon colors in honor of Dada Life. Keep reading to learn his style mantra, where he shops, and his 2013 jam mantra.

See also: - The People of Westword Music Showcase 2013 - Menswear Mondays: Starving artist Jesse Briata on his androgynous style - Menswear Mondays: sacred clown Bradley Mccollough on his utilitarian fashion

Name: Marc Lyle.

Spotted at: 11th Avenue and Lincoln Street during the Westword Music Showcase.

Profession: Underwriter.

Favorite film: Fight Club.

2013 jam: "We Missed the Boat," by Modest Mouse.

Style inspirations/icons: Sean Connery and I recently studied abroad, so Spain, as well.

Favorite color: Red. Black and blue, as well.

Favorite accessory: I don't wear accessories, usually.

Style mantra: Weekdays I am up at 6 a.m. I just get up and don't really tell myself anything.

Shops at: I bought the shorts at H&M and the tank from American Apparel.

"A fantasy for Dada" is how Lyle describes his Showcase outfit, which was inspired by Dada Life's ridiculous music. His pink wristband even matches his pink shorts. "I just like to hang out and have fun," says Lyle of his personal style. Here he wears neon pink-and-yellow detailed Quicksilver slip-on shoes.

Style analysis: Lyle demonstrates how his easygoing summer style could be amplified for the Westword Music Showcase. While many others were dressed in standard shorts and bro tanks, Lyle added an EDM twist to his ensemble with neon colors. The bright pink and yellow may not be how he dresses Monday through Friday, but the vibrant colors expressed his fun-loving personality on Saturday -- and showed how men can pull off pink properly.

Always dress according to your musical fantasy, 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