At 17 years old, Grant Curless has a look that is reminiscent of great, classic American style decades older than he.
On Wednesday at National Provisions on Walton Avenue, Curless wore a long denim jacket layered over a vintage cardigan and a chambray shirt. His shoes were a sharp looking pair of monk straps.
Pieces are gathered from a mix of men's retailers, vintage stores and even family members.
"I get a lot of clothing from my grandmother's attic," said Curless, a junior at the Montessori High School of Kentucky in Lexington.
Other sources include, "Antique stores where they sell old clothing, Street Scene, Goodwill."
His style has developed over the past few years.
"Middle school I started to get an interest. I don't know what my style was, but I just started to pay more attention," he said. "Definitely once I hit high school I paid more attention to what I was wearing."
Inspirations include the retro style of singer, songwriter Nick Waterhouse and movies, too.
"I think the first time I saw Shawshank Redemption I liked that look," said Curless of the 1994 film that includes scenes from the 40s and 50s. He also checks out posts on Pinterest and Tumblr.
Curless is also a musician, playing guitar and singing in the band Johnny Conqueroo.. He describes their sound as, "Swampy blues, maybe."
"We played at Christ the King Oktoberfest and we played at Willie's. We're just looking for anything else that comes up."
What he wore
Shirt: J. Crew chambray.
Cardigan: Vintage. "I get a lot of clothing from my grandmother's attic."
Pant: Banana Republic
Belt: Vintage leather style from Street Scene. The tooled design includes an eagle and the name "Matt" across the back.
Shoes: J. Crew monk straps
Socks: Urban Outfitters men's gnome socks with a bright blue background.
Jacket: Blue Bell, a vintage-style denim line from Wrangler. Curless found his in Portland, Maine.
Hair: The Rooster's Nest Barber Shop and Shave Parlour.
Favorite products: JS Sloane grooming products for his hair, sold at The Rooster's Nest. Also cedarwood essential oil.