What are you wearing?

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Anthony Tienprasid

Job: sales assistant at Express at Easton

Neighborhood: Grandview

Hometown: Westerville

Label your style: "Clean, classy and comfortable"

Is this look typical for you?

Yeah. When I go out, I wear a vest or a tie, a dress shirt a lot of the time. It's a lot of blazers, dress shirts, graphic tees under blazers.

So you like to dress up?

Oh, yeah. I love going to work, because I get to dress up every single day. I was voted "best-dressed" [among the staff] at our last meeting.

Most guys don't like to wear ties.

No, when I try to sell to guys at Express, they're always like, "Dude, I don't know if I can pull off the vest or the blazer." I'm like, "Dude, just try it." A lot of guys don't want to venture into that, so I feel like I'm one of those guys that do.

Is that a hard line for guys to walk?

Yeah. Out of all the straight guys, I feel like I'm the most adventurous. I'm the only one who wears purple and pink. A lot of guys question me, like, "Are you gay?" I'm like, "No, I just dress really nice." It doesn't bother me. My girlfriend works there.

Do you usually wear accessories?

I keep it simple. I sometimes wear diamond earrings, but not today.


Shirt: Express

Vest: Express

Tie: Express. "I get a discount, so I gotta use it."

Belt: from Macy's

Shoes: from DSW

Watch: Guess from Macy's

Jeans: 7 for all Mankind from Nordstrom. "My ex-girlfriend told me to try on some 7s. I did, and I was like, 'I'm never going back.' I wear them everyday, so I feel like it's worth it."

To share your sense of style with fashion columnist Brittany Kress, e-mail bkress@columbusalive.com