Glimpsed at Work: Albert Hicks IV

Ask Baltimore School for the Arts senior Albert Hicks, 17, to describe his style and you get "1950's paperboy." The Baltimore city resident specializes in visual arts, both in printmaking and when it comes to putting together an outfit. When we "glimpsed" him at the Mount Vernon school, he sported a blue chambray Old Navy shirt with black skinny chinos from Express. He added black suspenders with beige stitching from Urban Outfitters, where he also bought his Clarks desert boots. His big-face Fossil watch was a Macy's find, and his black crystal stud earrings were a gift. He added panache with a long navy and red diagonally striped tie that he had tied as a bow-tie. Hicks says he likes to express himself with the way he dresses. "I like to experiment like [I did] with this tie. You don't have to wear something the way everyone else does."
Lloyd Fox, Baltimore Sun
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