"I had a huge shoe fetish when I was younger. I had a newspaper route just to afford shoes. The rest of my outfits would suck and be all raggedy, but I'd have nice shoes."
Job: Insurance adjuster at Nationwide
Label your style: "Clean but comfortable"
So you're into shoes?
I had a huge shoe fetish when I was younger. I had a newspaper route just to afford shoes. The rest of my outfits would suck and be all raggedy, but I'd have nice shoes.
Where do you shop for them now?
I like colorful sneakers. Journeys has a lot of bright, loud sneakers. I just like how they're starting to sell those sneakers again that used to be sold in the '80s.
What are you excited to wear now that it's warmer?
Flip-flops. I get so excited, sometimes I wear them during the winter. But not in public.
What do you wear to work, when you can't wear flip-flops or sandals?
I have black loafers I got from Journeys that are so comfortable.
What's important to you when it comes to clothing?
I iron, every single day, because I hate wrinkles. That's my biggest thing. I iron jeans.
What influences your style?
I think I have a heterosexual crush on David Beckham. I like his style. I like people who stand out and accessorize.
Is this how you usually wear your hair?
I'm half-Puerto Rican, so my hair's frizzy. I use Murray's hair wax. It's, like, a dollar a can. I have red facial hair, so people always ask me, "Do you dye your hair?" It's like, nothing against redheads, but I wouldn't dye it red.
T-shirt: Urban Outfitters
Jeans: from Marshalls
Shoes: Adidas from Journeys
Black beaded bracelet: Aldo
Teal bracelets: handmade
"Baby harmonica" necklace: a gift
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