Twenty-four pairs of designer jeans ranging from True Religion to Dolce & Gabbana—twenty-four pairs. Freshman Torrey Hicks has an admiration for watches and a love for a crisp and classic look, but his obsession for denim trumps all. After leaving swanky Southern California for laid-back Eugene, Hicks has learned to adapt to the local uniform while still holding true to his roots. We chatted about fashion inspiration, style necessities, and warm weather wear; this business administration major knows a thing or two about men’s fashion.
How would you describe you style?
I would describe my style as modern casual. I like to wear timeless pieces that have a fashionable touch to them. A pair of True Religions, v-neck Lacoste shirt, and a pair of fresh shoes is the way to go.
Who, or what, inspires your look?
Because what I wear is kind of mainstream, I don’t really have any icons. But GQ magazine always gives me ideas on how to complete my look. Also, men such as Zac Efron and Ryan Seacrest have that timeless look that I tend to gravitate toward.
What is something in your wardrobe that you think is a necessity to invest in?
Every man should invest in a nice pair of dark wash designer jeans for his wardrobe. A nice watch is also a necessity—nothing completes a causal outfit like a classy timepiece.
What advice do you have for someone who lacks in the style department?
I would say to just read fashion magazines and pop culture articles. And if you’re really desperate and it’s your taste, Nordstrom offers a personal stylist.
How could you describe the perfect out for spring and summer?
During spring and summer, when the sun starts shining, it’s time to unleash the shorts. An everyday go-to outfit could be chino shorts in any light color with a light button-down cotton shirt. As for shoes, Rainbow sandals or causal boat shoes are the way to go.