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Anna G. Larson, Published March 06 2014

Style Profile: Bike rider sports urban lumberjack look

FARGO - Troy Gion tailors his attire to fit his love of the outdoors.

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?

Cardigans.

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.


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