Charlottesville Street Style: The rebirth of cool


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.