Menswear Mondays: Fashion designer Brien Hollowell on his line, Jesus Pistols

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All photos by Mauricio Rocha
While many students focus on studying for their future careers, some manage to start up their own companies while still taking classes. One of these overachievers is Brien Hollowell, a Metropolitan State University of Denver student who's the owner of Jesus Pistols. Find out more about his clothing line, what inspires his personal aesthetic, and even what's inside his bag.

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Name: Brien Excell Hollowell.

Spotted at: Auraria campus.

Profession: I go to Metropolitan State University of Denver for business, and am starting my own clothing line, Jesus Pistols. I also draw and do black-and-white photography.

2013 jam: "Diamonds," by Rihanna.

Favorite film: I like Quentin Tarantino's films because he goes through the fire and is controversial.

Style inspirations/icons: Kanye West, and A$AP Rocky is an upcoming fashion icon. I always was inspired by glam rock like David Bowie and Queen growing up. I love the Roaring 1920s look, Michael Jackson and even the Power Rangers as fashion inspirations.

Favorite accessory: Chains. I always wear at least three chains at all times.

Favorite color: Red.

Style mantra: Fly by faith, not by flight.

Shops at: Thrift stores, art stores, even dumpster-diving. If it feels right, I'll get it and make it art. I even shop at H&M sometimes.

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Hollowell wears a shell necklace as a headband, as well as dog tags that go with the military look and a rosary to add to the religious aspect. "I like to take everything, many genres, and blend it all together," says Hollowell.

Go to page 2 to see what's inside Hollowell's bag!


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