Top drawer

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Michael Boyko

• Who he is: Michael Boyko

• What he’s wearing: A 3/4-length corduroy coat from H&M (“It’s from the ladies’ section,” he reveals), a rust-colored V-neck (a Christmas gift from his mom) over a black button down, and another layer of cord — a three-button blazer he received as a gift from his sister. The piece de resistance: fingerless gloves with skull prints (“I cut the fingers off myself,” he notes, “and my girlfriend sewed on the rhinestones”).

• Why we love it: In a hipster-meets-professor move, Michael combines subdued colors and rich textures with a few edgy accessories for balance.

Try this on

After waiting years for low-cost T-shirts, jeans and khakis, 2006 promises not one but two Old Navy stores in our area. The first, located at 2 McKenna Road in Arden, opened its doors on Feb. 2. A spokesperson for the company reports that, among other innovations, this Old Navy will stock a women’s plus-sized line — new for the company — featuring clothing up to size 26. And forget frumpy: These full-figured items are allegedly “completely in line with sizes 0-12.”

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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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