At its purest, style is not about adornment but expression. It appropriates what's au courant and fits it to suit the individual, not the other way around. For lack of a better term, it's genuine swag. To Leo Barth, who smirkingly combined dark jeans and a striped hoodie with loud blue sneakers and a pink T-shirt, high fashion evidently means comfort, functionality and, most important, glitter.
Name: Leo Barth Age: 22
Westword: What inspires you, in terms of fashion? Leo Barth: I really respect where I'm from. I like to represent local work. I have a lot of OBEY stuff, some stuff by graffiti artists from L.A., stuff by local dudes.
What do you usually wear? LB: T-shirts and sneakers. These are Vans. It's basically the only kind of shoes I've had since I was, like, three.
That's a pretty great shirt. LB: I have like four different versions of it. One has a unicorn, one has three cats. This one I got at a souvenir shop. It's shimmery.
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