Before we knew Aaron as an amazing photographer, we knew him as a super charming, super stylish guy we met at Bleach and wanted to hear a bit of his Grit City Style story.
Marshall: Describe your style.
Aaron: I feel like my style in general is mostly thrifted. I really like to be sustainable. I think when I thrifted it’s a little bit more unique. I find pieces that are more one of one or just like, stuff that’s a little more tatter, a little more rough. I really like utilitarian stuff. So I can wear it out to skate. I can wear it out to shoot. If I really wanted to, wear it out to go to out on the Ave, grab a couple drinks. Just stuff that’s really versatile, I don’t like to be too casual or too comfy; kind of that middle ground. Definitely, like skate influence, hip hop influence– and a little bit into the grungy right now. You know distressed look, vintage tees. I’m digging the country vibe right now too. Stuff that fits, I use to wear a lot of oversized stuff, but now I’m really into wear stuff that like fits me, compliments my shape and my height and everything.
Marshall: How is your style unique to Tacoma?
Aaron: Like I was saying a little more gritty, just a little more , you know utilitarian– things I can get down and dirty in it. Like I don’t wear stuff that can’t get wet, if it’s raining…you never know when it’s going to start raining around here. So yeah, kind of just more gritty, distressed, dirty—dirty in a good way, you know — not like literally dirty, dirty.