TO MEET · 08/09/2013
Style Stories: Darius Garvin
We work with some pretty sharp dressers, and it’s always a treat to see what they will wear each day. We’re highlighting a few of the stories behind their looks.
Darius Garvin, Retail Associate (wearing the Winston in Old Fashioned Fade)
White button-down, H&M: “I have about 20-30 white button-downs in all different fabrics. You can throw it on with every single thing, especially on those days when I’m not too sure ‘what do I want to be today?’ They are very hard to keep clean.
Polka dot tie, Uniqlo: “I’ve never been a tie guy. But now that I’m in my 20s, I thought I should try a tie; it looks professional. I just woke up that day and thought, ‘I’m going to sell a lot of frames today! I’m going to wear a tie and people will take me seriously!’”
Belt: “Sometimes an outfit requires a belt just to break it up. I usually go without it if the shirt is so tight that it doesn’t require any more tucking in. I’ve worked my way into an extra-small shirt. I know if it’s too tight if it’s choking me just a little. If it’s that tight, it’s going to come out of the pants, and I’m going to add a belt.”
Watch, Aldo: “I’m 23, and there’s a certain look I think I should have by now: I need a watch, I need a tie, I need a belt. I knew I wanted a black watch; I love black accessories, anything neutral to tone everything else down. My style is ever-changing, kind of like my personality and my mood: there one second, over there another, but I feel like I’m finally growing into the one I’m most comfortable with.
I just give my cousin the things I can’t or won’t wear anymore. There’s a polka dot shirt I love so much, but it reminds me of a birthday party clown, and as much as I love it, it was time to pay it forward and give someone else the polka dots. Now my cousin owns it. He likes it. He’s in high school.”
Pants, Theory: “I’ve always had trouble finding pants; I have a skinny waist and thin legs, thanks to my dad. These were a little out of my price range, but I’m going to wear these forever. It’s an investment piece, and I feel like cropped pants are amazing for showing off nice shoes. I love to show a little bit of ankle.”
Shoes, Topman loafers: “I hate socks. I am not a fan of socks. They are the one thing that sit in my closet year in and year out, but I won’t wear them. I have a ton but they’re not my thing. I’ll wear cropped pants with no socks in the winter. My mother always says, on a weekly basis, ‘where are your socks?’ ‘You know I’m just not a fan, Mom.’ I was wearing a pair of the most uncomfortable shoes before this and went over to Topman after my shift and bought these shoes.”
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