Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Victor, Walnut St, Philadelphia
Victor uses three words to describe his style: "edgy," "urban," and "futurist." Each could be a dissertation topic of its own. I might also add "trendy." I can, off the top of my head, think of at least five current trends Victor's outfit manages to adhere to: 1) Perfecto motorcycle jacket, rendered in something other than leather (in this case faux leather; 2) loafers without socks — for the record the only dress shoes with a long historical legacy of being worn without socks; 3) razor-ripped jeans; 4) floral print button-down shirt; and 5) a mixture of menswear, sportswear, and streetwear elements worn in a single outfit. Victor refers to this last trend as "mix and match." He likes to mix, he says, fast fashion items with the occasional designer piece and "random stuff [purchased]online." It just so happens that everything Victor is wearing in this shot is from Zara. He used to work at one, and a large portion of his wardrobe still comes from there. But he prefers to shop at Zaras in places other than Philly — NYC, Georgetown. They have a better selection, he says.