Menswear Mondays: 7-Eleven clerk and writer William Reynolds on his thrifty style
This past weekend, as many savored the sunlight, we spotted William Reynolds, a 7-Eleven clerk who writes poetry and short stories, enjoying the weather while wearing an unusual piece of menswear: a purple hoodie. Read on to learn his personal connection to thrift stores, what pseudonyms he goes by, and what items he keeps with him on the go.
All photos by Mauricio Rocha.
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Spotted at: 19th and California streets.
Profession: 7-Eleven clerk and aspiring writer.
Favorite film: Taxi Driver.
2013 resolution: To stop smoking cigarettes, which I have, stop biting my nails, and be more fit.
2013 jam: Big Sean's "Guap."
Style inspirations/icons: A sense of wanderlust. A specific place is Savannah, Georgia. We would drive there from Florida when I was a kid, and there's a rich history and cemeteries there. There is also T.S. Elliot, who is an icon to me.
Favorite color: Baby blue.
Favorite accessory: Shoes. But they're really not an accessory. They're a necessity; I can't walk around barefoot. I don't wear necklaces or bracelets, and I don't own a watch, so I guess I'm not that into accessories.
Style mantra: Always make sure that what I wear is clean and form-fitting.
Shops at: Tattered Cover for one, but not any one particular store. I like the ARC and Goodwill: thrift stores. My mother ran a thrift store in Florida, so I grew up around them and love not knowing what you are going to find. I get excited about going to Buffalo Exchange. It's fun to find something kitschy that I'm going to love and show all of my friends. You can find weird art-deco pieces and conversation pieces there. I go to H&M if I need a basic hoodie or socks, though.
Go to page 2 to see what William Reynolds keeps in his pockets.