CAMPUS STYLE: Vintage is now for Valley student.
by Jazmine Sanchez, Staff Writer
Joshua Esquivel is a 21-year-old Valley College student who isn’t afraid to try new looks, especially new-old-vintage ones.
In a midnight-blue, polka-dotted, short-sleeved button-down shirt, burgundy tapered jeans, and black patent-leather, low-heeled boots, Esquivel is downright Alex Turneresque (if the frontman from The Arctic Monkeys would want to know). Fitting for someone with a space-age bachelor-pad musician namesake, Esquivel would fit right in on a ’50s album cover.
“I would say my style is very eclectic,” Esquivel says. “One day I’m just like trying to emulate the whole nerd-core thing like ‘Star Wars,’ but lately I’ve been trying to up my style. I would consider myself as a person who is a fashion aficionado.”
His favorite accessories include watches, jackets, Converse sneakers, and a special belt, which he took from his mother who used to wear when she was younger.
“I love jackets like blazers to just throw on top of something. I can’t live without a pair of Converses,” Esquivel says.
Whether he is being inspired by pop culture or the quasi-Johnny Depp look, Esquivel is all for trying new things and is open to new ideas. He advocates being adventurous and taking risks. He strongly suggests wearing something one has never worn before.
He makes most of his clothing purchases from the likes of Forever 21 and vintage shops such as Buffalo Exchange and Crossroads.
“Were seeing a shift where it’s all about the recycled fashion, which I think is cool. I love vintage stuff like that. I go nuts for leather jackets and bomber jackets.”
Besides having great taste in fashion, Esquivel is also fond of the arts. He was currently cast as the title character in Valley’s fall production of “The Cripple of Inishmaan.” He plans on transferring to a four-year college someday, and although his major is yet undecided, he plans on continuing to work with theater arts.