Cleveland Vibes


In the Midwest, light outerwear and a spare color palette are men's best spring-to-summer transition staples.

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Name: Justin Woody

Age: 22

Hometown: Canton, OH

Occupation: Sales Associate

Snapchat handle: @baasick

Where he's headed: Work

Best thing about his neighborhood or city: Comradery

Style inspiration: Ambiguity, Prince

Name: Phong Tran

Age: 22

Hometown: Jersey City, NJ

Occupation: Sales associate at American Apparel

Where he's headed: Work

Best thing about his neighborhood or city: Chill vibes and awesome friends

Style inspiration: '80s aesthetics, nature, and his father

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Name: Aaron Jacobson

Age: 30

Hometown: Cleveland, OH

Occupation: Clothing designer, FAAN

Where he's headed: To Big Fun [a local toy and novelty store] to buy a fog machine.

Best thing about his neighborhood or city: "Gordon Square. Beautiful space for my new warehouse/studio."

Style inspiration: [Swiss architect] Le Corbusier.

Name: Antonio McDonald

Age: 22

Hometown: Cleveland, OH

Where he's headed: Home

Best thing about his neighborhood or city: "It's real."

Style inspiration: Lil Wayne

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Names: Paul + Harper Sobota

Ages: 33 and 2 ½

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

Occupation: Freelance Photographer

Snapchat handle: @paulsobota

Where they're headed: To grab a bottle of wine for dinner

Best thing about their neighborhood or city: Walkable, great food

Style inspiration: "My wife motivates me stylistically."

Name: Ned Breznai

Age: 28

Hometown: Cleveland, OH

Occupation: Stylist, store manager at Whiskey Grade

Snapchat handle: @Ned_B

Where he's headed: Work

Favorite thing about his neighborhood or city: Creative energy

Style inspiration: Robert Rabensteiner mixed with Ralph Lauren

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Name: Rayshawn Ivory

Age: 33

Hometown: Cleveland, OH

Occupation: Store manager at XHIBITION and image consultant

Where he's headed: XHIBITION

Favorite thing about his neighborhood or city: The nightlife

Style inspiration: Kanye West

Name: Tim Freeman

Age: 22

Occupation: Sales associate

Hometown: Cleveland, OH

Where he's headed: American Apparel

Favorite thing about his neighborhood or city: The bars; Lake Erie

Style inspiration: The Fresh Prince, Basquiat

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Name: Jonathon Linaberry

Age: 33

Hometown: Syracuse, NY

Occupation: Musician

Where he's headed: Hingetown Sunday market

Favorite thing about his neighborhood or city: Sense of community

Style inspiration: "A mix of my father circa 1975, and Bruce Springsteen."

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