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GQ may have dubbed Boston the worst-dressed city in America, but if you ask the local designers who exhibited their work in January's Evolve: Survival of the Freshest fashion show, that's total bull. Presented by new local company Karma Flows, the night had Capital Vice, Kulturez, House of Levin, Pilots Clothing, and other streetwear lines showing off adventurous styles (including a cool collection of V for Vendetta-like masks) - and setting out to prove we're not the town of style-stunted slobs the well-heeled gentlemen of a certain rag would have the world believe. Find out about future showcases for homegrown talents at


Ferns Francois, Social-Media Director at Let's Talk Magazine

It takes a confident man with a pair of (well-concealed) balls to rock a man-skirt, so we had to tell Ferns so when we spotted him. ("Oh, thanks, I think I'll take that as a compliment," he said.)

Turns out we were wrong. This was no ordinary man-skirt. Ferns was actually sporting one-of-kind kilt-pants. "The pants and kilt are attached," he said. "I had them made by a designer from Boston, Mark Cordell. He's awesome."

So what does one wear with kilt-pants? "I just kind of threw it together," said Ferns, who's clearly mastered the art of effortlessly edgy fashion. "I wanted to be comfortable, but also a little trendy. Not overdressed, not underdressed. I just threw on the kilt-pants, a nice shirt, and this jacket, just for contrast."

Ferns can be found browsing for stylish threads at Zara or thrifting for bargain finds "here and there," but you won't ever catch him committing his number-one fashion faux pas for dudes: "Oh man, skinny, skinny, skinny jeans," he said with a laugh. "Like, way too skinny."

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