Man on the Street: "Style is an extension of one's spiritual well-being."
All photos by Ward Rubrecht
(Editor's note: Man on the Street is a new series by Ward Rubrecht. Each month, he'll be snapping pics and chatting with a variety of dudes who have their own unique style.)
Name: Jaira Donery
Occupation: Musician, dancer, visual artist, healing artist
What are the pieces of your outfit?
The pants were handmade by a friend, the jacket and Air Jordan hiking boots were "freeganed," and the vest and sweater were gifts.
Describe your look:
I don't try to look a certain way. Style is an extension of one's spiritual well-being. I'm drawn to patterns, color, and personality in my items.
Do you have any advice for fellows just starting out on their fashion journey?
Dress in a way that resonates with you. It's not about "dressing cool." If you feel good, you'll exude that.
Whose fashion do you find inspirational?
Yamantaka Eye of [Japanese noise-rock band] Boredoms. He's a creative/experimental guy, and embodies his art. I enjoy people who do that.
Do you have any favorite trends in contemporary fashion?
Handmade stuff. I'm digging on people making their own clothing.
Photo by Ward Rubrecht
Do you have any pet peeves in men's fashion?
No, I try not to get attached to things like that.
Do you have any recent acquisitions you're excited about?
I got these pants last month from a friend who handmade them.
Do you have any favorite local shops?
All of my clothes are gifted, found, or made by hand.
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