The Natty Nittany
Ramon. Photographed Outside the McAllister Building.
I tip my hat to Ramon. This is fly. Period. First look at the details: the graphics on the belt, his watch, the use of a “shine-based” motif – all of these are brilliant. Then check how Ramon integrates them. A white tee and black denim to me are a blank canvas. Sometimes one should go very Dada with it and leave it as is, but it also leaves room for personal accents like Ramon uses here. A busy graphic tee or non-neutral colored pair of pants would be an overload. Notice the jacket material. It’s a faux leather with mesh-style detailing. Definitely Kanye-approved (more people should take lessons from the egocentric mogul). The big sell for me: the Onitsuka Tigers. I’m a casual collector and absolutely love this color combination. Yes, maybe this is a bias, but it’d be impossible for someone to deny those shoes as hip. On top of it all, Ramon was a great guy, too. Look out for this Nittany Lion to up the style credentials at your next party.