3. Artist x Rockstar Chic
“This leather was a birthday present last year. It’s one of my favorite jackets, but after a couple months I grew tired of the basic look. I needed to work with my hands on making it into something more unique and representative of me/my aesthetic.
The studs were actually tacks that I found on an abandoned couch near my apartment, and the paint I used on the back is gold nail polish. The main zipper didn’t work when I found it either, so I added buttons and buttonholes.
It really doesn’t take much to make something generic into something cool and unique. A little thought, some creative resources and a smidge of elbow grease can go a long way.”
“I only have one pair of jeans. They’ve seen farms, festivals, camping trips, house renovations, cliff faces, countless music venues (on and off the road)… They’ve been patched and repaired countless times but haven’t complained once.”
This might also be the first time I’ve ever seen a DIY convertible collar (Baxter sewed a button on the underside of the right collar, so he can close the button-down in a standing position).
There is a pretty deep significance to Baxter’s leather jacket artwork…can you figure it out?
“The crystal necklace was made by local CA artist Visions of Threes…they make all of their pieces from recycled materials, which I’m really into.”
Rip in the old denim shirt? Nothing a safety pin and a couple staples can’t fix…
- Denim Shirt by GAP 1990
- Blue Jeans by American Apparel
- Black Oxfords by Ralph Lauren
- Black Leather Jacket was a gift, no tags inside.
- Crystal Necklace by Local CA Artist Visions of Threes
Thanks, as always, for reading and special thanks to Baxter for participating.
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Yours in style,
Photography by Alex Crawford.
Check out more of his work at alexcrawfordphotography.com.