Sidewalk Style: Sheldon Scott

Welcome to Sidewalk Style, our new feature where we photograph stylish people on the street and ask them about their fashion tips and ideas. This week we stopped Sheldon Scott, manager of Marvin, the newest hotspot in DC’s U Street neighborhood. Sidewalk

By: Rachel Cothran

Who: Sheldon Scott, 31
General manager, Marvin. He’s also a playwright and actor; he wrote and performed Faggot at this year’s Capital Fringe Festival.

What he’s wearing:
Top picture: Slate-gray denim suit (by Corpus) from Redeem in Logan Circle, shirt from Ranger Surplus Army-Navy on Ennalls Avenue in Wheaton, H&M sweater and tie. The “tie clip” is one of the plastic clips that came with his dry cleaning.
Picture below: Sisley pants, vintage shirt, H&M sweater, vintage shoes found in LA, and glasses from Meeps in Adams Morgan.

Where he likes to shop:
Meeps, the Salvation Army on Georgia Avenue, H&M, and Redeem.

How do you approach style?
“You should wear fashion; fashion should never wear you. I’d say that I’m stylishly diverse. Right now I’m inspired by Rollo Larson on Sanford and Son and definitely Marvin Gaye. Everything he did then still resonates. It has longevity.”

Favorite thing on the menu at Marvin?
“The shrimp & grits and the frites. We have a lot of great Belgian beer, but I like Bombay Sapphire and pineapple juice.”

You’re heading down to Art Basel Miami Beach soon, right?
“Yeah, I’m going down with a couple of friends. I’m looking forward to the weather. I’m excited to see DC representing down there. DC has such a cool contemporary-art scene, and I’m pretty sure Conner Contemporary Art and Meat Market Gallery are gonna be there.”

Rachel says:
I love that Sheldon finds cheap, quirky accessories and makes them his personal signature. And I’m loving grayish denim for guys—it’s much more sophisticated than a dark wash.