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Anna G. Larson, Published January 27 2014

Style profile: Library worker sports punk influence

FARGO – Sam Bergman lists punk rockers Johnny Ramone of the Ramones and Milo Aukerman of the Descendents as his style icons.

The 28-year-old who works at the Fargo Public Library balances his Levi’s-and-leather street style with his “librarian costume” that usually consists of a sweater.

I spotted Bergman downtown and liked his classic punk style.

Describe your style. Rock and roll.

What are you wearing today? Converse Chuck Taylor shoes, 511 Levi’s and eyeglasses from an antique store in Red Wing, Minn.

Where do you shop? Orange Records, located at 641 1st Ave. N., for band T-shirts; for shoes, I go to This Skate & Snow, located at 625 1st Ave. N.

Besides local shops, I check out T.J. Maxx and thrift stores.

What are your coolest thrift store finds? A Singer portable record player, the jacket I’m wearing and Nocona cowboy boots.

What would you never wear? Flip-flops, especially with jeans. Cover your feet, you know?

You work at a library. What are you reading right now? A book called “Antarctica” written by a researcher who spent time there and Cormac McCarthy’s “Child of God.” He really has a voice.

How’s your work clothing different from your street clothes? I put on my librarian costume – I like to make myself a bit more professional before I serve the public.

If you had an unlimited amount of money to spend on something fashion-related, what would you buy? A bunch of motorcycle boots and time pieces.

How many tattoos do you have? I think I have 15. I got my first one at age 18.