WEAR IT OUT

His love of skat­ing and mu­sic have helped Ryan Lanz to come up with his own style

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This week we meet Ryan Lanz, a Done­gal-based skate­boarder. We chat­ted to him about how skat­ing and mu­sic have in­flu­enced his style. Mix­ing vin­tage sports­wear and high street sta­ples to cre­ate a great street look.

Tell us about your out­fit? I’m wear­ing my light blue Adi­das Orig­i­nals zip-up, I got it in a re­claimed vin­tage store while I was in Ger­many. I love retro sports stuff and of­ten pre­fer it to the mod­ern stuff. Its harder to find but the qual­ity is much bet­ter and I find the de­signs much more in­ter­est­ing. I love my white plas­tic rain jacket, I was af­ter one of these for a while and couldn’t find one for less than ¤100 and ended up stum­bling across this one in H&M on sale. I love it be­cause it’s re­ally light, I skate so it’s per­fect for keep­ing the rain off in this Ir­ish weather. I got my Ree­bok clas­sics when I was in South Africa last year.

How would you de­scribe your per­sonal style? Maybe I stick out from other peo­ple be­cause I try to wear bright colours as op­posed to wear­ing black all the time. I lis­ten to a lot of grime and punk rock, I guess those gen­res of mu­sic stand for not con­form­ing to what every­one is do­ing. I don’t gen­er­ally fol­low brands, if I like some­thing, I’ll buy it. I get most of my fash­ion in­spi­ra­tion from the peo­ple I’m lis­ten­ing to, at the mo­ment I’m re­ally into Danny Brown.

What are you most look­ing for­ward to about this summer, in fash­ion and en­ter­tain­ment? I hope to be work­ing for an air­line this summer so I’m ex­cited to be trav­el­ling around the world and see­ing dif­fer­ent places, on my lay­overs I’m look­ing for­ward to ex­plor­ing new skate parks in dif­fer­ent coun­tries while I have some time off. I’m orig­i­nally from South Africa where hope­fully I’ll be able to at­tend a few con­certs there with my fam­ily. Like every­one, I’m most ex­cited about the fes­ti­val sea­son and be­ing able to wear what­ever you want for three days!

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