Matt Vergara’s style breaks all the norms. His wardrobe has an urban flair with hipster sensibilities. The Big Bing Theory singer, broadcasting student and California native brings a fresh take on fashion to Gonzaga’s campus with a confident smile and equally confident attitude. He finds style inspiration in everyone and everything, from sports to street wear. I got the chance to talk to this funny fashionisto and expose some of his style secrets that are truly inspiring.
JG: What are you wearing today?
MV: Today I wore a red plaid H&M button up with a plain white "Hundreds" shirt. For pants I have on olive green pants from Tilly’s and a pair of White Cement Jordan 3s.
JG: Where does your style inspiration come from?
MV: I am inspired by the way people carry themselves through their clothing [and when] what they wear gives them confidence. I like to tailor my style to anything that makes me confident.
JG: How would you describe your personal style?
MV: I’m very into hip-hop and urban street wear, but [I’m also] influenced by the Los Angeles hipster scene. So I guess you could say my style is hip-hop hipster.
JG: What is your favorite brand and why?
MV: I don’t really have a favorite brand, but my favorite styles are all the throwback sports gear. [I] Especially [like] finding teams from their original cities, like Seattle Supersonics gear or Charlotte Hornets gear.
JG: What is your signature style item?
MV: I’m always wearing a hat. Hats add that accent into any outfit. Loud caps are always something I look for. Snapbacks have become my signature.
JG: What advice do you have for guys trying to navigate style?
MV: For guys, just wear what makes you you. A big part of confidence is the way you look, and if what you are wearing is making you feel good, wear it.
JG: What is your favorite hashtag?
MV: #swag. It’s outdated, but it fits.
JG: What is on your iPod right now?
MV: A lot of Big Sean and Allen Stone. I listen to everything.
JG: Who do you follow on Instagram?
MV: There is an Instagram account called “Men’s Fashion” and they post a lot of business formal wear, which is what I need to update [in] my own closet.
This feature was originally written & photographed by me for the online version of The Gonzaga Bulletin.
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