In addition to providing tips and discussing trends, we here at WearabLe wanted to congratulate those Generals that already do a great job and dress to impress on a day to day basis. To kick off our Fashion Spotlight we picked one of our favorites.
Dylan Mills is a junior from Mobile, AL. Dylan is a physics and engineering major as well as a math minor. He is a member of the band Laced. Keep reading to get a peek at one of his great tracks.
Q: What influences your personal style?
A: I’m kind of a weird dude. I’m a big athlete and I’m big into music and also very sensitive politically and that the same time I love to party. I take the frat star way of dressing and put an edge to it. Like edgy preppy.
Q: What do you mean by sensitive politically?
A: Politically is not the right word. I like to be very in tune with the world. I like being knowledgeable about the world around me (but I still like to act like a complete idiot on the weekend).
Salmon polo by Otter Bay, W&L trident belt, blue shorts from Alvin Dennis, blue Sperry boat shoes.
Q: What are some brands you like?
A: I shop mostly by what I see. I like Wrangler products a lot. I have 4 or 5 pairs of Wrangler jeans. I like Saks a lot. Most of my nicer higher end products come from there. A lot of my clothing is strangely enough my grandfather’s. He had really really good style and taste. Armani was his brand of choice. Most of my very nice coats and ties are his so that could be another influence —- the way my grandfather dressed. I also like Ralph Lauren and Kenneth Cole a lot. Those are my two favorite mainstream brand names.
Vintage long sleeve silk/cotton blend polo.
Q: So I understand you’re into music?
A: Yeah, I’m in a band called “Laced” with Kenny Sharpless, Tate Young, Scotty Groth, Scott Harrison, Papa Osei, and Jake Rudolph. I’d say our style is like folk alternative rock.
Q: What instruments do you play?
A: Guitar, viola, vocals, and I like to try out new ones. I started playing the viola when I was in 6th grade and I started playing the guitar when I was a freshman in high school so close to eight years now. My next door neighbor, Rick Hirsch, was the lead guitarist for a band called Wet Willy and he taught me how to play. His music was so good. A sweet little southern band. Very funky. He played with Cher in the 70s.
Q: What are some of your influences?
A: Originally my biggest influence would have been good old classic rock like Led Zeppelin. He’s influenced my song writing a lot. More recent bands are Mumford and Sons and Sean Hayes. I try to mix the kind of “rockage” with southern eerie swampy music. To listen to some of his music click here.
Vintage sport coat, pants by Tommy Bahama, desert boots from Saks.
Q: If you could change something about how people dressed at W&L what would it be?
A: No more Lilly Pulitzer. Ever. Also, you know the plaid jackets that are patchwork quilt looking things? I’ve never been a fan of them. They just look messy to me.