Charlottesville Street Style: The rebirth of cool

WHO/WHAT/WEAR

Photo: Sean Santiago Photo: Sean Santiago
Photo: Sean Santiago

I ran into EDGAR (above), the owner and lead stylist of Reflections Salon, looking decidedly dapper on a break. He is wearing a Ralph Lauren shirt with Banana Republic pants, Cole Haan shoes, and a vintage hat for a unique look that’s rooted in the past but relevant for today. Edgar says his style mantra is, “Always look good,” and that he doesn’t try to emulate any icons or movie stars. “It’s all about me,” he laughed.

Photo: Sean Santiago

I stopped MARVIN on the Corner to ask about his unique style. The Charlottesville native is a Juilliard-trained cellist who likes to be trendy, but whose ideal style is, “the gentleman look: kind of preppy, but more classic. Bow ties and blazers and such,” he said. At this point in the interview I look surprised, so he pulled out his iPhone camera roll to prove the diversity of his wardrobe. “On my casual days, I like lots of denim, plaid, and prints,” he said. He’s seen here wearing Levi’s shorts, a Zara hoodie, and plaid Converse hightops.

Posted In:     Living

Tags:     ,

Previous Post

Small Bites: This week’s restaurant news

Next Post

Camino chugs along serving a crew of regulars

Our comments system is designed to foster a lively debate of ideas, offer a forum for the exchange of ad hoc information, and solicit honest, respectful feedback about the work we do. We’re glad you’re participating. Here are a few simple rules to follow, which should be relatively straightforward.

1) Don’t call people names or accuse them of things you cannot support.
2) Don’t direct foul language, racial slurs, or offensive terms at other commenters or our staff.
3) Don’t use the discussion on our site for commercial (or shameless personal) promotion.

We reserve the right to remove posts and ban commenters who violate any of the rules listed above, or the spirit of the discussion. We’re trying to create a safe space for a wide range of people to express themselves, and we believe that goal can only be achieved through thoughtful, sensitive editorial control.

If you have questions or comments about our policies or about a specific post, please send an e-mail to editor@c-ville.com.

Leave a Reply

avatar
  Subscribe  
Notify of