Nightclub artist relations
How has working in nightlife influenced your style?
I’m a tall guy and I am running around all night, so as much as I would like to wear a nice suit to work, it’s usually jeans and a long T-shirt for me with some Nikes. I have to be able to work fast on my feet, but look presentable and chic since I pop onstage during the show.
You work with a lot of high-profile people. Whose style inspires you most?
Tim Smulders from Firebeatz. He’s one of my best friends, and he’s a tall guy like me [who] gets my sense of style. He brings me stuff, and I show him my spots to shop here in Vegas. He and I are always exchanging fashion advice. Musicians have a lot of natural confidence, and their look represents it well. Confidence in what you wear is key to great fashion.
What is one thing you can’t leave home without?
Unless I’m going to the gym, I always wear multiple mix-and-match bracelets. Accessories are a must to individualize your style. Sometimes the most simple bracelet or ring might define an outfit.
What wouldn’t you be caught dead wearing?
Crocs. I can’t … I just can’t! I understand how comfortable they might be, but I refuse to put them on—even if it’s to go take out the trash.
Do you view Las Vegas as a fashionable city?
The locals are very fashionable, and we have great places to shop, but working in a nightclub you see it all. From one too many bandage dresses to the dudes who need to invest in an iron. But all in all, everyone wants to shine in Vegas and steps up their style game. Most tourists have their own understanding of “Vegas fashion” based on their outlook of the city.