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Sidewalk Style: Hitting All the Right Notes
We stop two musicians whose styles, complete with coordinating scarves, are very much in tune. By Rachel Cothran
Comments () | Published January 6, 2009

Storm Garner, 25
Musician and student, Columbia University

Jonathan Vincent, 34
Singer and composer

What sort of music do you play?
Storm: “We just decided on the Wilder Worldwide for our name. It’s sort of cabaret-folk.”
Jonathan: “Sort of Tom Waits meets Nico meets Kurt Weill.”

What Jonathan is wearing:
Vivo Barefoot shoes (“I’m in love with these shoes”), H&M jeans, Urban Outfitters belt, wool sweater from a thrift store in Scotland, scarf from the Andover Shop in Massachusetts. The glasses are from 39dollarglasses.com, “but they were $59,” he laughs. The bag is Storm’s; her father brought it back from Tajikistan for her.

Jonathan: “Some guy rear-ended us the other day and her neck hurts, so I’m carrying her bag.”
Storm: “I think men should always wear purses. It’s the ultimate show of gallantry. And the strap across the chest is kinda hot.”

How would you describe your style?
Jonathan: “Professorial . . . something.”
Storm: “I knew you were going to say that! He definitely wears jackets with the patches on the elbows.”
Jonathan: “I had a composition professor in college whose style I like to emulate.”
Storm: “We saw him earlier today, and he was wearing two plaid shirts layered over one another and a yellow hat. It was great.”

What Storm is wearing:

Jenitisport boots, thigh-high socks, and a favorite winter skirt in pleated wool, purchased in Italy. Her jacket, from Benetton, is layered over a light-gray cashmere hoodie. Her scarf is from Scotland.

Storm, how would you describe your style?
“My younger sister and her friends call it ‘Amish vogue.’ I tend to wear peasanty stuff. I grew up in Paris, and I’m sure that helps the vogue part.”

Where do you like to shop?

Storm: “I’m a firm believer in buying secondhand and sustainable things. There’s so much stuff in the world.”

Rachel says:
I adore the way Storm is rocking this skirt. Short, pleated skirts have been terribly misrepresented, having been cheesified by one too many bad Halloween getups and the “Oops! . . . I Did It Again” video, but Storm’s beautifully made wool version brings the look back to its preppy, playful roots. Paired with a sophisticated blazer and cool, sporty boots, it’s just right.

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