Fashion: What are you wearing? with Tristan Chamberlin

By Columbus Alive
From the September 20, 2012 edition

Name: Tristan Chamberlin

Age: 30

Hometown: All over the place. “I’m a Navy brat.”

Neighborhood: Brewery District

Job: Mortgage banker at JP Morgan Chase

Describe your style: “Esoteric”

Shoes: By Wolverine from Repertoire

Red, white and blue bracelet: From Starbucks

Earrings: Flathead screw-shaped style by jewelry designer Philip Crangi

Glasses: By Warby Parker

Watch: From Brooks Brothers

Raw ring: By G-Star

Diesel ring: “This was the first accessory I ever bought for myself. It’s from a Japanese Diesel store. Inside it says ‘Only the Brave.’ I look at it whenever I’m thinking about an adventure or doing something new.”

Jeans: Drop Crotch style by G-Star. “I own about 20 pairs of jeans. … G-Star is my favorite label. I fell in love with it when I was teaching in Japan. When Brigade [in the Short North] opened, they had a billboard that said it was going to sell G-Star. I wrecked my bike looking at the billboard.”

Anchor bracelet: By Miansai from J.Crew. “I grew up in a military family. My style is heavily influenced by the military.”

Bow tie: From Brooks Brothers. “The best part about a bow tie is that when it comes untied, you know the party has started.”

Tattoo: By Scott Santee at Memento Tattoo. Chamberlin, his brother and their dad got these matching tattoos on Labor Day weekend. The fouled anchor represents his father’s time as a senior chief petty officer in the Navy, and the swallows, one for each son, represent sailor lore that says birds bring seamen’s souls home to their families if they die at sea.

SBB card: Chamberlin’s favorite local places to shop for menswear are Brigade, Milk Bar and Tigertree.

Camo shirt: By Mark McNairy