Stalked by 
Martyn Reyes

Socks and Sports Sandles...So Surry Hills

What first caught our attention with James was his ability to pull off the often-doubted combination of socks and sandals. By pairing black socks with Adidas slides, completed with a simple monochromatic outfit, James screamed trendy and comfortable. 

James’ outfit, painted in black and white from head to toe featured a mixture of vintage and branded pieces. His retro space themed NASA hat, along with his black long sleeve, collared top were both scored from thrift stores, joined with classic black denim from Assembly Label to maintain his simple look.

He got his bag as merchandise from the band, La Shark, where James kept the posters he was about to post around Newtown that afternoon for his personal project, ‘Volumes 2015’. A multi-venue music festival with a killer homegrown Australian lineup in the heart of Oxford Street, where James also manages one of Sydney’s best music venues - Oxford Art Factory.

The Surry Hills native didn’t seem to know how to describe his style, which leads us to believe that it is effortless and simplistic. Comfort is a big thing for James, who doesn’t think too hard about what he is going to wear. His style and outfit perfectly matches his laid back, easy going and goof-ball personality. “I wear mostly black because working in hospitality, you always get your clothes dirty.”

What he had on:

Hat - Thrift store

Top - Thrift store

Shoes - Adidas slides

Jeans - Assembly Label

Tote Bag - La Shark band merchandise