Anna G. Larson, Published March 06 2014
Style Profile: Bike rider sports urban lumberjack look
The 25-year-old avid bike rider describes his look as “hipster before hipster,” but I like the term urban lumberjack.
When Gion isn’t riding his bike (yes, he rides in below-zero temps), he’s a server/bartender at Wurst Bier Hall in downtown Fargo.
His favorite thing on the menu besides beer? The Haus Cheeseburger.
I spotted Gion downtown on Main Avenue keeping cozy in a flannel and well-worn Red Wing books he inherited from his grandpa.
Describe your style.
It’s like a dad’s from the ’70s – hipster before hipster.
It’s about sporty things and reusing what you have.
What are you wearing today?
A flannel from REI, vest from a friend, pants purchased online, my grandpa’s Red Wing boots, hat from THIS Skate & Snow (Fargo skateboarding shop) and Zenni Optical glasses.
Who are your style icons?
People I see in town – there’s a 68-year-old guy named Jerry who builds guitars.
I’d also say Richard Dreyfus in “Jaws,” and I get inspiration from Wes Anderson movies.
Where do you shop?
Thrift shops mostly. Fit matters to me though.
I like THIS Skate & Snow for T-shirts and winter gear, Revolver (vintage clothing store in Fargo), and I shop online.
What’s your best thrift store find?
What’s the strangest thing in your closet?
A full-body Max costume from “Where the Wild Things Are.”
I’ve worn it to parties and in a music video. Sometimes I wear it downtown just to weird people out.
What do you splurge on?
Records, shoes and guitars.
What’s the last thing you Googled?
The Talking Heads’ “Once in a Lifetime.” Such a good song.
Where’s your favorite travel spot?
I spent 10 days in Salem, Mass., while my friends were recording.
I went on bike rides, pub crawls, visited Winter Island and saw tons of farmers markets.
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