Russell Rabb

. March 1, 2014.

How do you describe your personal style?

Confident. I like the word confident when I refer to my appearance since I’m pretty passionate about the entirety of the outfit.

How do you put your look together?

I try to pick one item, like my scarf and compose a look around it. I learned all 11 ways to tie a scarf. I find getting dressed every morning doesn’t have to be a production if you choose one piece to mold the rest of your outfit around. For me, that’s typically an accessory.

What is the most important accessory to compliment your look?

I have a strong attachment to my chained wallet. It’s kind of an edgy, ‘don’t mess with me’ type of accessory. I wear it daily, so regardless of what look I’m going for I always appear tough. It’s a bold fashion statement.

Who or what influences your style?

Style is within a framework, like an empty house. If the exterior of the house is in style, I provide the furniture to make it my own. I like to see what’s happening on a red carpet, etc. and base outfits off of that. So I look at my style influencers as pieces around me and the mood I’m in.

How do you mix and match colors?

My color schemes go with the season. Michigan seasons are one of a kind. Patterns and textures change a lot. Some prints I will see on others and love the way it looks on them. That may not always be the case for me. I like to use texture as something to pop, mostly in terms of an accompaniment and not a major piece in my outfit.

How often do you wear a suit?

It depends on the occasion. I’m probably a once-a-month kind of guy. When I do wear suits, I rock a tie. If I decide on jeans and a suit coat, I may rock a bow tie and suspenders.

What part of your wardrobe can you not live without?

Because I have such a wide range of eclectic clothing, there are few things that I can’t live without. My accessories are items I wear with everything I put on. So whether it’s cuff links, my chained wallet or my watch, those would be the items I can’t live without.

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