Some gentlemen put a great deal of effort into making their fashion look effortless, while for others style seems to come naturally. This is the case with sociology major Spenser White, who is studying at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Continue reading to find out what instrument he plays, which musicians influence his style, and where he shops.
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Name: Spenser White.
Spotted at: 20th and Lincoln streets.
Profession: Sociology major at MSU Denver.
Favorite film: It's Such a Beautiful Day by Don Hertzfeldt.
2013 jam: "Give Blood" by Rain Machine.
Style inspirations/icons: I don't really model my style on anyone, but if I had to pick style icons, I'd say Jack White and Ty Segall because they're hot.
Favorite accessory: I don't really accessorize much, but sometimes I borrow my friend's accessories. I do wear shoes, though. I love my Vans.
Favorite color: I love all the colors equally.
Style mantra: Dress how you feel, and dress to feel pretty or good about yourself.
Shops at: Buffalo Exchange, H&M and random online stores for graphic tees.
These are the black canvas Vans that White usually wears. "I used to wear Converse every day, but Vans are much more comfortable," he says. This is the guitar White was carrying when we spotted him. He picked it up at Guitar Center three years ago and, after he dropped it a bunch of times, it would no longer plug into amps and transformed from an electric guitar to an acoustic guitar. Although White did not have a bag with him, he wanted to show us his unique cell phone, which has no back cover. "It's lost in my room somewhere," he says.
Style analysis: White is inspired by classic staples of rock-and-roll menswear -- and also rock-and-roll attitudes. He cites musicians like Jack White and Ty Segall as icons and even plays the guitar himself, completing his rock-and-roll aesthetic. Clad in blue denim jeans and jacket with contrasting red flannel the day we saw him, he wears his Vans religiously -- and doesn't mind his phone being unprotected.
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