Quad Style: Felipe Bomeny
Hi, I’m Felipe Bomeny, a fourth year, History and Creative Writing double major. I manage Cobb Coffee so that takes up most of my time. Otherwise, I do a lot of writing-related things here and there; I also DJ at WHPK (I have an international variety show on Tuesdays from 5-6pm!).
How would you describe your personal style?
I’m not very into monochromatic fits. I like a splash of color and a dash of humor in what I wear, but with restraint. I’d say I pull a lot of influences from workwear and streetwear, although I find that streetwear has really deviated from its roots and reached this circularity on logos and subversion. I’ve been experimenting with baggier fits and styles to accommodate wearing XL stuff.
Where do you find style inspiration?
For inspiration, I like the late 90s but I’m increasingly drawn to the early 2000s. The early 2000s were so messy but I love how wild people went with baggy outfits. I’m a sucker for the iconography of that era; as an immigrant, I love re-appropriating working Middle American culture (Nascar, Bass Pro Shops, Big League chew, etc) into my aesthetic.
Where do you like to shop?
In person, I mostly thrift. Otherwise, it’s all online— anything that catches my eye and I think will be versatile in my wardrobe. If I have cash to splash, I like Scandinavian menswear brands because I appreciate the proportions
Do you have any fashion regrets?
What are you wearing for this shoot?
In one of my outfits, I am wearing Pistolero officer shoes, Dickies, a CAN band t-shirt, a thrifted Nautica knit, and a Kirkland Signature jacket
In the other, I am wearing Karhu Fusion 2.0 sneakers, Polar jeans, a thrifted NASCAR shirt, and a hoodie from Iggy.
What is your relationship to fashion? Has it changed over time?
My fashion has definitely evolved. I used to wear a lot of items I thought looked cool individually but really clashed in outfits. Then, I went to playing it safe with these really boring preppy fits. I’m glad I’ve moved past that. To me, fashion should be comfortable and utilitarian but most importantly, personal. Wear what makes you happy!
All images courtesy of Natalia Rodriguez. View more of her work here.