"If I'm not wearing a T-shirt or something from my store, I want to be wearing something that nobody else has in Columbus. "

Job: Co-owner of Milk Bar boutique, grad student

Neighborhood: Victorian Village

Hometown: Jersey

Label your style: "On top of the trends"

What do you like to wear?

Right now, I'm doing the whole nautical theme - boat shoes, chambrays, rolling the pant leg. If I'm not wearing a T-shirt or something from my store, I want to be wearing something that nobody else has in Columbus.

Where do you get ideas?

There's these specific forums I frequent - one is Superfuture.com and another is Styleforum.net. The forums, basically, are a bunch of dudes who are into fashion who just keep on current trends and ideas of fashion and are constantly throwing stuff back and forth.

What are some of your favorite pieces?

I have this Rag & Bone chamberlain jacket that's my favorite jacket right now. My favorite jeans are APC raw denim. I've had them for a year and haven't washed them yet.

Do you think it's hard for guys to be stylish in Columbus?

I was reading the other day that Columbus is one of the manliest cities. I don't think of manly people as going out and dressing themselves well. From the store, though, I've noticed a bigger influx of people who are starting to care more.

Are you into accessories?

No. The only thing I think dudes should wear is a watch, and I can't afford a nice watch, so I just don't wear a watch at all.

The outfit:

T-shirt: Homage Clothing from Milk Bar

Blazer: Shades of Greige from Milk Bar

Glasses: Tag Heuer from Ohio State's optometry office

Denim trousers: Rag & Bone from Milk Bar

Shoes: Sperry Top-Sider from Finish Line

To share your sense of style with fashion columnist Brittany Kress, e-mail bkress@columbusalive.com