Soft-spoken, well-dressed and humble is how you would describe Alec Friedman if you happened to meet him on the street. A freelance consultant and the editor-at-large of Dossier Journal, a bi-annual arts and culture print magazine, Friedman is a New York native who spent his entire life in Brooklyn until recently moving to Portland. In his opinion, he didn't have the necessary motivation or drive to be in the big apple, he just happened to be born in one of the most competitive and resource-rich cities in the world. But we have different thoughts on the matter.
The thoughtful editor recently invited Stylelist Blogger Network members Elisa Goodkind and Lily Mandelbaum of StyleLikeU into his home to take a closer look at his impressive collection of blue button-down shirts and his impeccably color-coordinated closet.
Alec's wardrobe is very precise; his clothing is all in the same color palette (think neutrals like beige and black) and he doesn't wear anything too busy, save his "typical hip-hop commemorative t-shirt" designed by a friend. He is keen on letting his crazy mop of curls and facial hair speak for themselves and he keeps his look subtle except for colorful pocket squares or handkerchiefs. When Friedman speaks about clothing he has a very particular goal in mind: creating an everlasting look. However when he talks about art he is more interested in creating a dialogue and evoking a reaction. Though he may not have intended to, his look can definitely generate a conversation too.
Watch the video above to find out why people are surprised to find out Alec isn't French upon first meeting him.