An individual’s style often evolves as a combination of their life experiences and personal influences. As you’ve heard me say time and time again, style should be individual, personal and unique to you.
For example, I consider my personal style a combination of different influences/experiences that have shaped my life. A splash of urban (from my long days on inner city basketball courts), a little prep (that I picked up when I attended Columbia), slightly rustic/rural (since I was raised on a farm), plenty of tailored wear (because of my love of classic tailoring and my asethetic preference for clean lines), and a little creativity (since I am a fashion stylist and blogger after all).
Enough about me. Meet Townsend’s friend Lynton Barnes – Williamsburg Brooklynite and employee of Ralph Lauren Rugby’s NYC flagship. Lynton is a perfect example of awesome personal style created by mixing personal influences. In his case; a combination of classic American prep and the artistic neighborhood where the “hipster” originated.
Here, Lynton gives us a taste of how a stylish Brooklynite with a passion and knowledge of traditional prep style can create his own niche: the “Prepster”.
1. East Coast Tradition x Brooklyn Swagger