By Elizabeth Kerin
EK: You’re a well-dressed guy. When did you first become interested in fashion?
MD: I guess ever since women started getting me clothes: my mom, grandma, girlfriend. Whatever they got me, I’d wear. But it wasn’t until high school when I started buying my own clothes, so it was actually then. I really wouldn’t say I’m interested in fashion. I don’t really follow one style. I buy what I think is cool and then mix and match whatever I have in my closet.
EK: Tell me about your “obsession” with Chubbies. What’s so great about them? When did you first become dedicated to the Chubbies brand?
MD: It really is because they are very comfortable and I think they look great. I think the way the company is run is unique, plus the owners of it are hilarious, you should go check out their website. I started wearing them senior year of high school.
EK: How has your sense of style changed over the past few years? Especially in that you moved from a colder climate – Idaho – to Texas, are there any necessary changes that you’ve had to make?
MD: Well, I started wearing shorts a lot more; that’s one reason why I wear Chubbies, it’s so hot in Texas. Since I came to Texas I’ve stopped buying warm clothes.
EK: Is there something that you’d like to see more of in your closet?
MD: I would say classier clothes. I’m beginning to realize that it is important to dress yourself appropriately. It’s better to look presentable, because you never know who you might meet. Your dress can leave a negative or positive impression on them.
EK: What do you think the biggest fashion faux pas is? Is there a particular look that you see on campus a lot that bugs you?
MD: I think beanies, usually someone will wear a beanie and it’s halfway on their head. They’re made to warm your entire head, not half of it. People also decide to wear them when it is warm outside; to me, it doesn’t make sense.
EK: Do you have any fashion advice for the readers?
MD: It’s better to base your fashion off what you can afford and not what you want.