By Marcus Rodriguez
Art History student Erik Recendez, 21, would describe his fashion sense in a nutshell as “eccentric.”
Hailing from Southern California, this recent transfer student moved to the Bay Area because he wanted to get some “clean air,” and he was getting bored with “nothing but bright, orange sunsets.” Today, he rocks a mix of polyester pants, an indigo-blue blazer, and an okra-colored dress shirt matching beanie.
“The beanie was a hand-me-down, and I get most of my other clothes from Goodwill or other second hand shops,” Recendez said. “I don’t have a lot of clothes, so if somebody gives me something, I wear it.”
His outfit was also accented by a faux-leather book bag and authentic, hand-made moccasins from a store in the Mission District.
In his spare time, Recendez enjoys art projects, collecting movies with reckless abandon, writing, and making “f—ed up collages” in his journal.
His most recent art project is a canvas he found on the street.
“I plan to paint on with crayons, markers, pencils, or pretty much whatever I can find,” he said.
Recendez is also tackling French Literature and Modern Dance classes this semester.