What Are You Wearing?

Jared Tate Johnson, What Are You Wearing?

Jared Tate Johnson designs some pretty bold looks for his jewelry line, Dear Raymer.

So it's no wonder this stylish man never shies from short shorts, sequins, headbands, loud vintage prints or a bare chest.

Yes, Phoenix could take a page from Johnson's book (you may have seen him in the fashion spread in the March 2010 edition of Java Magazine).

Tragically, however, he moves to Los Angeles at the end of the week and is taking his incredible sense of style with him.

But not before we snagged him for this interview.

What are you wearing right now?

Spats, fingerless gloves, and a disco ball.

What is the last item of clothing you bought?

A knuckle ring from Phoenicia Association and some G-Star sassy pants from Hub Clothing.

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

You said the word "covet," and that makes my palms sweat...everything Endovanera. I have a lot of their pieces but I just watched an interview of their designer, David Hershberger, and his inspiration comes from storm troopers, ninjas, and the grim reaper. AWESOME.

Give us a childhood memory of you and clothes:

A chubby, sparkle-winged bumble bee for Halloween is cute until the boy wearing the costume wont take it off for dayzzzZZzz.

Name five items every woman or man should have in his or her closet:

Straight jacket, sequins, vintage shoes, raw denim, and loads of leather.

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

Jackets. Duh.

Name an item of clothing you should NEVER buy used:
Nipple tassels. Other then that...nothing.

What is your one piece of fashion advice for Phoenix?

Get up, get dressed, get real.

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