Pete Hilsee, 46, calls his style "un-dateable." "I could've worn it 15 years ago and I could wear it 15 years from now." Either direction, the American Visionary Art Museum communications director is a stand-out in a white cotton short-sleeved button-down American Apparel shirt and Gap jeans, that he's topped with a blue-gray cotton pick-stitched H&M vest. His once-gray-now-taupe slip-on Chuck Taylors are "well-loved" members of his wardrobe. He found his solar-powered Casio watch at "some discount mega-retailer," his black leather belt at a thrift store and his black straw pork pie hat with black-and-white striped band at Urban Outfitters. "I call this [look] Americana 101," says the Mt. Washington resident. "I'm addicted to jeans. The only time I'm [not wearing] jeans, I step way over [the line] and dress like Captain America or in a yellow tuxedo for an AVAM event. I have a tough time finding middle ground between jeans and over-the-top."
COLBY WARE, BALTIMORE SUN
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