So what's your deal?
My name's Yaniel, and I'm from the Bronx. I'm here in SoHo right now, working at Uniqlo.
Can you walk us through your outfit?
I got this flannel from American Eagle. It was in the women's section, but I liked it, so whatever. I got this tank top at American Apparel and I got these jeans at Uniqlo. The shoes I got at Urban, too. I got these glasses on eighth street. They broke, but I still like them.
What's up with your necklace?
I got this from my friend Shannon. Shannon, that's what it says. I guess I just like the way it falls.
And what's your tattoo say?
It says "Why blend in, when I was born to stand out?" I really like to get reactions out of people, negative or positive. I don't care. I just like people to stare at me. So, I guess I dress for attention. I like to show myself off. But this is my work outfit, so I have to cover up a bit with this flannel.
What would you be wearing if you were really seeking attention?
Probably cutoff shorts or chino shorts rolled up. And then I have this deep V-neck shirt from Urban Outfitters. I love it because the cut is so low. I'm also trying to get more tattoos.
What kind of trends are you into these days?
I'm really into the Boho-chic style. You know, cut-off anything, broken, dirty shoes. I like to take that look and put some Puerto Rican spice into it. I really like the way people dress on Bedford Avenue, you know. Williamsburg is great.
Are you saying you like hipsters?
Oh my god, I love hipsters. People are always hating on them, but whatever. Hipsters are the best.
Are there any trends you're hating right now?
I hate when guys wear really big pants. I also hate it when women wear shapeless dresses. I mean, wear a belt or something. Get some shape.
Anything else you're really into right now?
I like art and going to art shows. I like drawing. I like music and tattoos. I love drinking. I love that a lot, actually.