Menswear Mondays: Christopher La Fleur on his modern, all-American style
For some, a refined style is acquired through age and maturity. Others decide that it's time for a more refined look. That's the case with Christopher La Fleur, a sales advisor at H&M who decided to go for a more sophisticated look. Keep reading to learn who inspires his style, what he considers his favorite accessory, and what's inside his bag.
All photos by Mauricio Rocha
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Spotted at: 17th and Champa streets.
Profession: H&M worker currently; in the past I have been a barista, a projectionist, a janitor, a server, a bartender, a model and even a camp counselor.
Favorite film: Reservoir Dogs, by Quentin Tarantino.
2013 jam: "Come and Get It," by Selena Gomez.
Style inspirations/icons: Hunter S. Thompson, for his writing and personal style. Marc Jacobs. Any sartorial male, really. Tom Ford has great style. I used to like James Dean, but I feel like I'm transitioning to a more classic and refined look. What James Dean started, Tom Ford has perfected. I'm really into classic, all-American menswear right now, a look that presents a strong man to the world, maybe from the East Coast. It's very preppy and colorful; think Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren.
Favorite color: Teal.
Favorite accessory: Watches. Every man needs a watch.
Style mantra: Never be the same person twice. I believe people should continue to grow and develop into a new, exciting version of themselves. A lot of people get stuck -- and I don't ever want to be stuck.
Continue reading to see what's inside La Fleur's bag.