Like everyone else who occasionally wastes time (I mean, does research) on YouTube, I’m crazy about Paducah, Ky.-based fashion guru William Sledd. Here’s why: he’s adorable, he’s snarky without being nasty, and he understands fashion as it relates to the mall-going majority. That, and just by posting his opinions as regular YouTube video logs (Ask A Gay Man), he’s created a grassroots fan base that now extends to major media (he appeared on last night’s edition of i-Caught).
Watching Sledd basically just being himself and dispensing his fashion advice (he starts with his catchy “Hey Bitches!” greeting), I got to wondering, who’s Asheville’s underground style guru? Since this town is less about mall trends and more about indie designers and recycled creations, GAP employee Sledd might look askance. But surely there’s a local expert with plenty of attitude ready to answer such important questions as:
• Can flip-flops and dress clothes ever mix?
• Are raw seams still in?
• Crocs: brilliant invention or style scourge?
If you or someone you know wants to sound off on local fashion, tell us.
— Alli Marshall, fashion editor