Uptown Bourgeois is an art space for the creative works of freelance writer, editor, author, and content creator Jefferey Spivey.


It's no secret that I love a great statement sweater. And as much as fashion can simply serve as a way for us to express our personalities through means other than speech, what we wear can also speak volumes about how we feel. This Riot sweatshirt stood out to me at first only because it was bold and aggressive. But for the guy who wears this, it can represent so much more. For me, it stands for rioting against convention-why follow the old rule book when you can find a new way to do things that suits you (i.e. using a fashion blog to influence others vs. sitting on the sidelines of the industry). Fashion gives us confidence and makes us look good. But sometimes you have to use it to give a "voice" to the message you want to broadcast to the world.

Photography by Tarik Carroll (www.tarikcarroll.com)

Sweatshirt: sub_urban Riot; Pants and Woven: Banana Republic; Boots: Steve Madden; Beanie: Urban Outfitters

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