Style spotlight: Sean Szczepinski


When it comes to personal style, for Sean Szczepinski, it comes down to three elements: color, fit and price. These choices are evident in a wardrobe that has evolved from the shapeless mass of the mid- to late 90s into a tailored classic modern ensemble. "When I was younger it was all about name brands and designers," Sean says. "If money were no object, I would be head to toe in designer wear. Realistically, it is more important that a piece of clothes be well designed and fit properly than it is just to have it be a big name." Stores such as Swedish retailer H&M and hipster magnets American Apparel and Urban Outfitters, all with an eye towards the narrow-framed man, have aided in the creation of Sean's personal style. But even with the coolest outfits from any of these stores, Sean still likes to add a bold stroke when it comes to his accessories to make it his own. From belts, shoes and watches to a notable pair of sunglasses, playing with the design and color of these items can help dress up, or dress down, any outfit. Sean adds, "Clothes make me feel better. Being older and knowing what style is, this is an evolution over time."

Monday, April 27, 2009