Stylist Andrew Michael Says Phoenix's Fashion Scene Is "Sort of Embarrassing"
|The stylist mixes colors and textures.|
What are you wearing?
Levi's, Zara shoes, a shirt from H&M, thrifted blazer, and a pocket square from Topman
What was the last item of clothing you bought?
I got these Zara shoes last week.
Where do you usually shop?
I'm a big online shopper. Zara is one of my favorite stores. It's sort of hard to shop in Arizona, but no matter what city I'm in, I love thrift stores.
Name 5 items every man should have in his closet.
1) Dark dress socks
2) Blazers as a staple dress-up piece
3) Bow ties (but not pre-tied)
4) Good denim without any white stitching
5) Loafers or a nice pair of dress shoes
What's one fashion trend you can't stand?
I'm not a fan of the Ed Hardy look. The print Ts with bedazzling . . . I can't stand it. I thought that went out of style, but I was mistaken. Basic is the best. Keep it simple and you'll always look great.
Give us a childhood memory of you and clothes.
Every school year, I always had new outfits for my first five days. I was a little spoiled. I always knew that first week of school would be fun. For that first week, I was going to look my best.
What is your one piece of fashion advice for Phoenix?
Keep it simple and keep it stylish. The idea of "simple" out here seems to be a struggle. People think it means jeans, a T-shirt, and flip-flops, and I'd like to help turn that around. What I mean is to keep it tasteful.