What’s Western Wearing
By: Logan Portteus
Name: Gabe Martinez
Major: English with an emphasis in creative writing
Where do you primarily shop?
“I generally go to Value Village or any sort of thrift shop. I’m pretty lucky because I find most of my clothes on the side of the street in boxes of discarded clothing.”
What is the importance of style to you?
“It’s a form of self expression. Clothing for me has become a great outlet for my gender expression. I try to make my own clothes as often as I can.”
Any advice on how people can find their own style?
“I’d say just find what makes you happy. If that means just wearing a raggedy old t shirt, wear the raggedy old t shirt, it doesn’t really matter. Personalizing your own clothing always feels very special, so if you find any kind of fabric at a fabric stores, just sew it on. Even if it’s something you [originally] picked up from a department store.”