I saw Shawn through a shop window on 18th Street and patiently waited by the alleyway for him to come out. I felt like a thug casing a victim.
This is the first time Shawn has been stopped by a photographer since moving to Philly. But it used to happen fairly often "back home in Miami." Shawn described his style to me as "street style." That's the first time I've gotten that answer, and it confirmed my intuition that he was the right person to stop for my blog. I asked him where he gets his fashion inspiration from and he told me fashion blogs like Nabile Quenum's J'ai Perdu Ma Veste.
Shawn is wearing a beanie from Urban Outfitters, a plaid shirt from Hot Topic that he took the sleeves off of himself, and a flannel shirt from Scotch and Soda tied around his waste. The necklace he recently purchased at the newly overhauled and relocated Joan Shepp on Chestnut Street.
The leggings are by Asger Juel Larson. We had a fun time trying to figure out how to spell that. I googled it when I got home. The boots are Aldo.
The jewelry he's wearing is an assortment of stuff he accumulated over time from Free People and American Apparel.Between American Apparel, Hot Topic, and Urban Outfitters, Shawn seems to have his teen angst supply chains covered. In case you're wondering, he listens mostly to indie music these days, bands like Tennis and Grizzly Bear.