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Anna G. Larson, Published March 10 2013

Style Profile: Young professional mixes prints, favors independent style

FARGO - Mixing prints and stylish neckwear will never go out of style.

I spotted Michael Mathers, a sourcing specialist with Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment, at Starbucks pulling off a cool business casual ensemble.

I like the way the larger print on his tie complements the tiny gingham print of his vibrant blue shirt.

Describe your style. Independent.

What are you wearing today? A mix of things from Express and Banana Republic. I don’t pay attention to brands, I’m more about fit.

What’s your favorite thing in your closet? My socks! I love fun socks.

What’s your fashion philosophy? Dress the way you feel at that certain point in time.

Do you have a favorite style? I really like Japanese men’s work style and 1970s style, but modernized.

You travel internationally for work. What’s your favorite travel destination? Sri Lanka – it’s the vacation spot no one knows about. It’s very beautiful, and people are really friendly.

Bow ties or traditional neck ties? My next purchase will be a bow tie.

What draws you to fashion? I like that style is fluid – always changing.

Do you have any tattoos? Two – a memorial tattoo for a friend and a tattoo for the 701 Crew in Williston.

Tattoos can be part of your style and represent a time in your life.

What was your style like in high school? I thrifted a lot, and my friends and I had “Mob Suit Wednesdays.” We’d wear cheesy suits – the cheesier, the better.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Anna G. Larson at (701) 241-5525.