Street Detail: Rodney on Madison Avenue

Rodney5.7NAME: Rodney

OCCUPATION: Coordinator of film & video for Museum of Fine Arts

HOME BASE: Boston

BLAZER: H&M

SHIRT: Helmut Lang

PANTS: Ben Sherman

SHOES: Vintage

Must-have item for spring? Perforated leather shoes. It's an incognito way to keep the stank out.

What's going to be the big spring trend? Big hats. Not Kentucky Derby big, but big enough to have a presence.

What sneaker style are you rocking this season? Converse forever.

Who inspires your style? Old French film actors (Jean-Paul Belmondo, Alain Delon).

What city has the best style? Paris lives up to its reputation.

What movie best captures your style? Wall-E.

Who has wack style? I'll raise a glass to anyone who commits to their own personal style.

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What trend do you want to see die? Show me a girl in a kitten heel and I'll show you a girl going home alone tonight.

Last clothing item you purchased? The shoes pictured, yesterday at the Hell's Kitchen Flea Market.

Most money you ever spent on a single item of clothing? I bought a Band of Outsiders button-down on sale for $150. I ended up giving it to Buffalo Exchange, it was like a corset.

Favorite online shop? I'm (unfortunately) getting really into gilt.com.

What do you collect? Lots of books and magazines in foreign languages.

Favorite brand? I play the field.

Favorite tech gadget? My loyalty to my iPod is both admirable and disturbing.

What do chicks dig about your style? My affinity for "fun" socks.

Most common statement people make about your style? Probably that I resemble a lost Crayola crayon. I'm frequently monochromatic.

Item currently in your closet that you most regret buying? I have an "OJ is innocent!" T-shirt that I now just view as a historical oddity.

What do you see as the next big trend? Tuxedo jackets with tails.

Favorite city? NYC.

Dream job? Something that involves lots of travel.

Dream date? I frequently invite the Sunday Times and peanut butter M&Ms into my bed.

Trend-proof style advice for our readers? Don't take yourself or your clothes too seriously.

Photo by Valerie Gelicame

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