Menswear Mondays: Graphic designer Trevor Jahner on his found fashion

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All photos by Mauricio O. Rocha
One man's garbage is another man's gold. That's what graphic designer Trevor Jahner proves with his menswear. Jahner dresses with purpose, delivering both social commentary and bohemian style. Read on to learn who inspires his fashion, what his favorite accessory is, and where he got that red fringed coat.

See also: Menswear Mondays: Drawer Daniel Donez on his autumn fashion

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Name: Trevor Jahner.

Spotted at: Rhinoceropolis, at 35th and Brighton Boulevard.

Profession: I'm a pedicab driver and graphic designer.

Favorite film: A short film called "My Name Is Oona," from 1969.

2013 jam: I really like this band called The Beachniks.

Style inspirations/icons: Esquerita. That was the stage name of singer, songwriter and pianist Eskew Reeder Jr., originally known as Steven Quincy Reeder Jr. He inspired Little Richard, and I think we need to go back to having more sculptural and textile hair in menswear, like those two did.

Favorite color: Orange.

Favorite accessory: Hats.

Style mantra: I don't really have one.

Shops at: I don't shop anymore. I like to stumble upon items and let them find me. I just flow into clothes -- although I thrift-shop or receive things as gifts sometimes.

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This fringe is usually associated with a Western look and 1970s fashion trends. When paired with blue denim and "grandpa shoes," as Jahner describes them, it appears modern and retro at once. "I found this coat for free in the trash," Jahner notes.

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A black fanny pack is hidden beneath the sheath of red suede; he received it as a gift from his brother. Here Jahner pairs it with his favorite Lust Cats T-shirt. "Only capitalists shop," he says. "We have already generated an infinite amount of clothing in our post-capitalist society; you can just look for free clothes or buy used ones."

Style analysis: While many people drop funds on high-end brand labels, Jahner uses fashion as a political commentary on America's social climate today. He rejects the need to spend cash on clothes, opting instead to allow clothing to find him. He rocks a red fringe jacket that looks pricey -- but was actually a free find on the street. He rebels against consumer culture and looks good doing it. Jahner respects the styles of the past and combines them with a new message today: reduce, reuse, recycle.

Don't be afraid to dress politically, Denver.




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