Sidewalk Style: Funny Man

Our favorite DC comedian cleans up quite nicely

Who: Comedian Seaton Smith, 28

Where: A Chinatown studio for a Brightest Young Things photo shoot

What brings you here today? “I work with BYT a lot. We do monthly shows called ‘Family Hemerlein,’ where my friend [musician] Matthew Hemerlein and I host a comedy/music show. He does the music, and I do the comedy.”

Is anything in this outfit secondhand? “This military canvas belt was $1. This is a vintage cardigan. I have a checkered shirt, also vintage—no idea where I got it. The glasses are from some consignment shop. Also a vintage jacket.”

Your jacket fits really well for vintage.
“I have no idea why it fits so well. I was so happy because I specifically told myself, ‘I need myself a tweed jacket.’ Very rarely do you have a want in a thrift store and have it immediately achieved.”

Do you have a strategy for shopping vintage?
“This is all luck. This is eight years of thrift-store shopping. Sometimes you get lucky.”

Brooke says: I was participating in a photo shoot, and this man’s dandy style caught my eye. I love the mixture of fall colors and textures with the pop of blue in his gingham shirt.

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