The Way We Dress Now: Bushwick Street Style

For our September print issue—the style issue—we sent our photographers to ten Brooklyn neighborhoods (from Greenpoint, to Flatbush, and eight others in between) to document the way Brooklyn is dressing now. Style is different than fashion, and our goal was to capture the highly individual, creative, and inspiring styles representative of the people who sported them, and the spirit of the neighborhoods in which they walked. This is Bushwick.
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Giad Ankari, 45

Occupation
Artist
Where are you headed?
House of Yes
Tell us about your outfit?
Unice
Favorite item of clothing?
Bowtie
Style icon?
David Bowie
What other decade and city’s style do you most wish you were
around for in its original iteration?
The 80s

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Occupation
Bartender/Musician (Drummer)
Where are you headed?
EBS New York (studying/drinking)
Tell us about your outfit?
French & US Vintage Stores
Favorite item of clothing?
Necklace
One piece you covet more than any other?
Ring
Store where most of your clothes are from?
Royal Cheese (Paris, France)
Style icon? Jimi Hendrix
What other decade and city’s style do you most wish
you were around for in its original iteration?
1960’s-1970’s
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Yugo Kuroki, 22

Tell us about your outfit?
Samae. Japanese traditional clothes. Break Fresh NYC.
Favorite item of clothing?
Kimono
Store where most of your clothes are from?
Break Fresh NYC
Style icon?
Japan
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Ryan Walters, 23

Occupation
DJ/Ableton Instructor
Where are you headed?
Party
Tell us about your outfit?
Vintage Jamaican Shirt/Junkanooz,
Joma Shorts, BornDesign.com slip-on kicks
Favorite item of clothing?
My Gibson Hat
One piece you covet more than any other?
My Gibson
Store where most of your clothes are from?
Vintage
Style icon?
Punk, Metal Shirts, ripped shorts
What other decade and city’s style do you most
wish you were around for in its original iteration?
Berlin- 80s
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Gregory, 25
Occupation
Wholesale @ Paul Smith
Where are you headed?
Brunch – House of Yes
Tell us about your outfit?
I wore this last weekend in Fire Island and a lot of guys liked it. I don’t know what the writing even means. A friend gave it to me.
Favorite item of clothing?
My 90’s dad shorts I thrift shopped for
$1 + My Paul Smith metallic briefcase.
One piece you covet more than any other?
My dad’s turtleneck sweater he gave me. Sometimes he wants it back. Ha.
Store where most of your clothes are from?
Paul Smith, Thrift Shops, San Francisco clothing, Friend’s Boutique
Style icon?
JFK, Bee Gee’s, YSL, My Mom
What other decade and city’s style do you most
wish you were around for in its original iteration?
70s NYC Glam, I wish I was older in the 90’s to dress better.
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Jenny Palumbo, 23

Occupation
Music
Where are you headed?
Brunch
Tell us about your outfit?
I ordered this dress online and it took like a month to get here and
then I didn’t love it – but I cut off the sleeves this morning and I’m def. Feeling it now.
Favorite item of clothing?
Fur vest
One piece you covet more than any other?
Ripped up Doc Martens from 2013
Store where most of your clothes are from?
Brandy Melville!
Style icon?
Hot girls from Tumblr (and I’m laughing about it)
What other decade and city’s style do you most
wish you were around for in its original iteration?
London or NYC punk scene (1980s)
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Be, 27

Occupation
Barista
Where are you headed?  Brunch
Tell us about your outfit?
Bunch of ripped up hand me downs from my best friend back home, and Chloe Sevigne’s shoes she sold to Beacons : )
Favorite item of clothing?
Shoes

Store where most of your clothes are from?
Beacon’s Closet
Style icon?
Most likely my best friend
What other decade and city’s style do you most
wish you were around for in its original iteration?
California in the 60’s/70’s
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Megan McDearman, 25

Occupation
Stylist Asst. (Fashion)
Where are you headed?
The Rookery
Tell us about your outfit?
I got this dress at a thrift store. I cut it a little too short but it works.
One piece you covet more than any other?
My Polo backpack.
Store where most of your clothes are from?
Thrift stores
What other decade and city’s style do you most wish you
were around for in its original iteration?
Late 70’s, Early 80’s
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Krishaine Francis, 24

Occupation
Restaurant Manager
Where are you headed?
Home
Tell us about your outfit?
Simplistic is the idea behind it.  Denim jacket from Topshop,
denim pants from Zara.
Favorite item of clothing?
Jackets
One piece you covet more than any other?
Balmain Jeans Jacket
Store where most of your clothes are from?
Vfiles, Topman, and Opening Ceremony.
Style icon?
Michael Jackson, Rihanna, ASAP Rocky, and myself
What other decade and city’s style do you most
wish you were around for in its original iteration?
1920s, 1960s, 1991
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Michael Burch, 29

Occupation
Fashion Designer
Where are you headed?
To a designer Friend House
Tell us about your outfit?
Edgy & Raw
Favorite item of clothing?
Shoes
One piece you covet more than any other?
Don’t have one.
Store where most of your clothes are from?
I design and wear most of my own clothes,
but if not, then I support other designer friend’s pieces.
Style icon?
Myself & Boris Saberi/Rick Owens/Julius 7
What other decade and city’s style do you most wish
you were around for in its original iteration?
Medieval/Dark Ages
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Emily Carroo, 22

Occupation
Actor, Dancer, Makeup Artist
Where are you headed?
Work : )
Tell us about your outfit?
I made the top, and needed pants obviously,
so went with Black jeans & my Jefferys <3.
Favorite item of clothing?
Undies <3 (is that allowed?)
One piece you covet more than any other?
Shoes and accessories!
Store where most of your clothes are from?
Thrift and I cut up old things… and the typical chain stores!
Style icon?
Anyone that can rock leather and  sexy red lip.
What other decade and city’s style do you most wish
you were around for in its original iteration?
Always NYC <3
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Darryl Riley (White Shirt), 17

Occupation
Photographer
Where are you headed?
A friend’s house
Tell us about your outfit?
Most of it was handmade and thrifted. I found the chain in a box
and got the handcuffs from a Halloween costume.
Favorite item of clothing?
My green thrifted bomber jacket.
One piece you covet more than any other?
I love a good denim pant.
Store where most of your clothes are from?
Thrift stores like L-train or Beacon’s Closet.
Style icon?
Jaden Smith
What other decade and city’s style do you most wish
you were around for in its original iteration?
Most likely the ‘90s.
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Ziggy Black, 22

Occupation
Human Rights Activist
Where are you headed?
Friend’s place
Tell us about your outfit?
I’m really into the high waist pants lately.
Favorite item of clothing?
Acid wash, high waist denim.
One piece you covet more than any other?
Travis Scott merch tee.
Store where most of your clothes are from?
Various thrift shops.
Style icon? Jaden Smith
What other decade and city’s style do you most
wish you were around for in its original iteration?
90’s hip-hop era.
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Mike Green, 33

Occupation Music/Books
Where are you headed?
BBQ
Tell us about your outfit?
Comfortable Shirt, Old Shorts, Black Feet, Basica CIA-style hat
Favorite item of clothing?
Comfy Shirt
One piece you covet more than any other?
Boxer Brief
Store where most of your clothes are from?
Burlington
Style icon?
Kramer, right?
What other decade and city’s style do you most wish
you were around for in its original iteration?
Richard Hell Dressing “up”
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Maxime Robillard, 27

Occupation
Music Producer
Where are you headed?
Backyard Cookout
Tell us about your outfit?
This is my Romeo + Juliette, Baz Luhrmann,
Silk Shirt and Old ass shoes that ought to be replaced.
Favorite item of clothing?
Sheets as scarves, shawls, just to use as anything.
One piece you covet more than any other?
This fabric/rug I bought in an oasis in the Sahara desert
Store where most of your clothes are from?
The Arc, thrift store in Colorado
Style icon?
If I ever have questions, I look to Bowie…
What other decade and city’s style do you most wish
you were around for in its original iteration?
Pittsburgh 1962
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Anne Freya, 27

Where are you headed?
BBQ
Tell us about your outfit?
It’s really comfortable
Favorite item of clothing?
Latex Crop Top
One piece you covet more than any other?
Really comfortable underwear
Store where most of your clothes are from?
Need Supply
What other decade and city’s style do you most wish you
were around for in its original iteration?
1970 NY without a doubt.
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Kendall, 25

Occupation
Fashion Designer
Where are you headed?
Friend’s Party
Tell us about your outfit?
This romper is the best in 90 degree weather because I don’t need a bra.
Favorite item of clothing?
Metallic Silver Hat
One piece you covet more than any other?
Matching Socks
Store where most of your clothes are from?
My mom
Style icon?
Marty McFly from Back to the Future
What other decade and city’s style do you most wish
you were around for in its original iteration?
2069
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 Seth Rosenberg, 31

Occupation Servant
Where are you headed?
Some nameless abyss
Tell us about your outfit?
I got jumped in these jeans. There’s a hole in the crotch and inextinguishable blood stains.
Favorite item of clothing?
A good pair of new socks.
One piece you covet more than any other?
Rompers. I wish I could wear rompers.
Store where most of your clothes are from?
Metropolitan Vintage/The Internet
Style icon?
The actors in “Jules and Jim”
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Gregory Hill, 27

Occupation
Manager
Where are you headed?
Global
Tell us about your outfit?
I wear the Grant Hill jersey cuz my last name is Hill
Favorite item of clothing?
Grant Hill jersey
One piece you covet more than any other?
My jordan shorts
Store where most of your clothes are from?
Ebay
Style icon?
Kobe
What other decade and city’s style do you most
wish you were around for in its original iteration?
90’s
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Dominique Fitch “Night Doll”, 28

Occupation
DJ @ Night Doll
Where are you headed?
The abyss of my drunken mess : )
Tell us about your outfit?
Forever 21. My mom bought it for me because I told her I was going to church, but it was just some crazy concert at a church, lol.
Favorite item of clothing?
All of my black boots. 100 pairs.
One piece you covet more than any other?
I love all my babies the same : )
Store where most of your clothes are from?
All my stuff from thrift stores + sex shops are pretty equal. Also, UNIF.
Style icon?
Grace Jones. Jane Jetson. Naomi Campbell.
What other decade and city’s style do you most wish
you were around for in its original iteration?
Brooklyn year 5000. Future shit!
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Monica Morales, 26

Occupation
Asst. Buyer/ Receiving Manager
Where are you headed?
Curating my experience for your buying pleasure.
Tell us about your outfit?
Uzi Tee Dress in Wht/Blk Broken Lines, Black Military Rangers Vest,
Orange Platform Sandals (EBAY!)
Favorite item of clothing?
Rangers Vest, trying to no longer carry a bag.
One piece you covet more than any other?
Same ^
Store where most of your clothes are from?
Alter (Brooklyn)/EBay
Style icon?
The Fifth Element (Gaultier)
What other decade and city’s style do you most wish
you were around for in its original iteration?
NYC 2040, Future is now.
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Liz Pfriem, 29

Occupation
Music Supervisor
Where are you headed?
To the top
Tell us about your outfit?
Company clothes
Favorite item of clothing?
Sophie Shorts

Store where most of your clothes are from?
Other otheries or thrift
Style icon?
Fart noise
What other decade and city’s style do you most wish
you were around for in its original iteration?
1970s NYC
 
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Devon Banks, 34

Occupation
architectural photographer
Where are you headed?
Birthday barbeque
Tell us about your outfit?
Vintage skirt from this excellent vintage store in Salem, Oregon; black Lacoste polo; Vince sandals; Bally bag
Favorite item of clothing?
Men’s kimono
One piece you covet more than any other?
Depends on my mood
Store where most of your clothes are from?
Black off vintage, salem, oregon;
Lexington, VA Goodwill; various vintage stores
Style icon?
Swinton
What other decade and city’s style do you most wish
you were around for in its original iteration?
60’s Paris

 

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