What Are You Wearing?

Chris Fiscus, What Are You Wearing?

Chris Fiscus is a Valley native, a local musician, a kid disguised as a husband and father, and a newspaper guy turned ad agency guy....

What are you wearing right now?

My Phoenix ad agency outfit: untucked longsleeve black shirt, old jeans, black Dr. Marten boots and Swiss army watch if that counts.

What is the last item of clothing you bought?

An English Laundry shirt. Pricey but everybody needs a "sexy shirt'.'

What is the item of clothing you most covet at the moment?

A beatup gray vintage shirt....

Give us a childhood memory of you and clothes.

The pictures don't lie. An ASU t-shirt, cutoff jeans, old school Nikes and, for some insane reason, tube socks pulled up like to my knees. The Elliot Perry look/'Summer in Phoenix' wardrobe when I was growing up.

Name five items every man should have in his closet.

Sandals, good running/walking shoes, a blazer that fits and comes from at least the last presidency, dress shirts that don't wrinkle easily, old beatup jeans.

Name an item of clothing that's best when it's vintage.

Leather jacket/overcoat.

Name an item of clothing you should NEVER buy used.

Undies of course! But that's too obvious. I'll go with hats.

What is your one piece of fashion advice for Phoenix?


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