Top drawer

So Boho

Paul Bearer

• Who he is: Paul Bearer of the Circus Street Orchestra

• What he’s wearing: A red bandana from his friend “Miss” Jonathan, a vest from his friend Sparrow over a lapis button-down, black pants and made-for-walking boots borrowed from “Big Al.”

• Why we love it: Paul proves that every man would do well to invest in a vest — either from Brooks Brothers or Goodwill, as long as it has that vintage taking-tea-in-the-parlor feel. The overall effect is rouge gentleman — a look Johnny Depp has been perfecting for decades.

Try this on

• Catch the 2nd Annual Gothic Fashion Extravaganza at Joli Rouge (130 College St., 350-1660) Saturday, Nov. 26 from 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Visit for info.

• Cute clothing alert: The Open Door Boutique (35 Haywood St., 254-8056) is stocking a great line of skirts, blazers and shrugs by Tulle. The label makes fun separates (the plaid skirts feature a tulle-trimmed hem and matching jackets) with great details (wide-wale corduroy and a sparkly button turn a casual blazer into evening wear) for affordable prices (jackets start around $42).

• Sayley Girl recently opened (195 Charlotte St., 225-5788) next to Rosebud Video. The small boutique, a new business by the owner of Street Fair, carries imported clothing, jewelry and more.

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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