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Jacob on Abercrombie, Hollister, and when to wear suspenders and skinny jeans

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What's your name and what do you do?
I’m Jacob and I’m a public school teacher.  

What are you wearing?
Levi’s jeans, BedStu boots, Vintage cardigan, Jockey undershirt, Maharishi Productions jacket, hat purchased at hat shop in SoHo.  

What are some articles of clothing that you consider essential.
A snood scarf to keep me warm and stylish. A fitted black blazer is essential and versatile; black skinny jeans to go day to night. I also love to add a small detail when I’m going out at night — something like an understated pin on my lapel.  

If you're sizing up a guy, what are some outfit details that you really like?
I definitely prefer guys who dress with their own style and outside the box: alternative but sophisticated.  

What are some things that are absolute dealbreakers?  
I would prefer if they did not have any Abercrombie, Hollister, or visible brand names on their clothes. I also don’t like baggy clothes on guys. It tends to make people look outdated; like they’re still wearing their clothes from the early '90s. Go shopping!

If you were going out trying to get a date what would you wear? 
A mix of something classic and something trendy. I like to add a twist. I might wear a button-down shirt with some suspenders and some skinny jeans. I usually just wear my boots unless I’m going somewhere super fancy.  

Why do you think men are attracted to you?  
I think I look nice, but I also look approachable in my clothes. There’s something understated about my style; it’s not so outlandish that it’s offputting. Also, I work with children so I’m patient and I’m compassionate.  

How do you feel about winter fashion in New York?  
I definitely feel that winter poses a challenge to remaining fashionable; however, with some effort, you can find the right garments that will keep you warm but also remain stylish. It’s definitely easier to look good in the summer.