January 2019 Recap
BEST DRESSED: ZAID ARSHAD
Dope District: First off, congratulations for being recognized as one of Atlanta’s most stylist at the Dope District Streetstyle Meet-Up. What are you wearing?
Zaid: Thank you! I’m honored. I’m wearing a vintage Trejo’s cowhide jacket, a black button up shirt from H&M, Levi’s 510 jeans, and vintage Acme boots.
Dope District: Very cool. Your style is very western, and dates back to the 60’s and 70’s I assume. What was the inspiration behind your look?
Zaid: I was inspired heavily by the western scene of the 1960s and 70s; the “cowboy revival,” era. Think Harry Dean Stanton, Deadwood Dick, Clint Eastwood, and other infamous pioneers of the American western scene.
Dope District: Dope! I love how specific your inspiration is. What are some of your style influences?
Zaid: All things cowboy, hippie, and punk. Everything from my favorite films (such as “Nocturnal Animals,” “Paris, Texas,” “Urban Cowboy,”) to photoshoots of Jimi Hendrix, John Cooper Clarke, and Andrew Dice Clay. My influences are ever-unrestricted, though.
Dope District: Un-restricted influence; not many people have that strength or recognize the importance in the ability to be influenced across multiple platforms. I commend you! What are your favorite places to shop in Atlanta?
Zaid: The Clothing Warehouse and Psycho Sisters in Little Five Points are my go-to spots. Great places for high quality vintage.
Dope District: Having an eye for vintage pieces is very unique, and you have a highly acquired taste! Where can we keep up with your style?
Zaid: I’m @zaidarshadd on Instagram. My poetry appears from time to time in the art section of Dope District.