You’ll either spot him on campus with his bike or you’ll just spot him in general for what he’s wearing to class that day. Let me introduce you to Julian Ryles– a junior from San Francisco, California whose style has a lot to do with where he’s from. Dressing comfortably over dressing flashy is his motto, but let’s be honest…even when he dresses comfortably it’s not your typical t-shirt and basketball shorts. Not only is his style great, but he also has killer taste in music to go with it. (Ask him for song recommendations, you won’t regret it) Thankfully we were able to sit down with him recently to get a glimpse of who Julian Ryles really is.
SS: Who are your style icons?
Julian : Arthur Ash, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Ryan Gosling, and JFK.
SS: What is your favorite piece to shop for?
Julian: Watches. Because like shoes, it says a lot about a person. I’m into square vintage watches and ones that are hard to find.
SS: What would you describe your style as?
Julian: I would say my style is very California-hippie-urban based.
SS: What does every guy need in his closet? And why?
Julian: Every guy needs a good pair of vans. They’re great to just throw on, and even when they’re beat up they still look good.
SS: What is something you absolutely have to bring with you when you walk out the door?
Julian: A nice pair of sunglasses. I use to be big on Oliver Peoples, but the quality isn’t that great so now I really like Persols.
SS: What are you most excited about in 2015?
Julian: I’m excited to hang out with my best friends Rehan, Jared, Austin and Ted. Those guys keep me grounded and they influence me everyday some way or another.
Photos Taken By: Taylor Lewis