The Designer Inspired by Our Great Cultural Icons


J.D. Elquist, a blogger and designer, is really inspired by Americana. Like, really. He cites Gatsby and JFK as sources of influence. "I'm really inspired by ... think JFK on his boat back in the day." If that's not varied enough for you, he's also into the short-pants look made famous by Thom Browne. And bow ties — not Lanvin bow ties, but Pee-wee Herman bow ties. Now that's Americana, people. Find out more about his style by watching the video.