Made on the Street is a repository of fashion and hustle stories straight from some of the freshest voices of streetwear, streetwear photography, and hip hop culture on Instagram.
In another installment of our Made on the Street series, we connected with California-based Michael Jan Vincent, an app developer and a fresh voice of men’s fashion on Instagram (@raadius).
Michael has moved from a skate and basketball phase to a more modern style that incorporates streetwear and fast fashion brands alike, and he plans to put up his own clothing line soon.
We had a quick chat with him to learn more about his personal style.
When did you start blogging on streetwear and what was your creative inspiration or motivation behind it?
I got into blogging about streetwear around 2007, but I was still in my skate phase so I wasn't fully invested. I would say I was back into it around 2013, but it’s a completely different scene now. My inspiration back then was basketball, skateboarding and hip hop; today it's still skateboarding and hip-hop, but less basketball and more culture. My favorite rapper is Tupac.
Describe your everyday personal style to us - and how it's evolved through the years.
Tones and comfort. I love Supreme, so a tee is a must! I layer a lot, so you can always catch me in a Fear of God tank top, distressed denim and Y3 kicks.
My style has evolved tremendously, going from skate brands like Element, Zoo York, Nike Dunk SBs, and Supra to streetwear brands like LRG, Crooks and Castle, The Hundreds, 10 Deep, and Akomplice. I even went completely left and went modern casual like H&M, J-Crew, Banana Republic, and Gap. Through it all one thing has never changed, and that's my love for Jordans. I always wore Js through my constantly evolving state of mind.
What is it like living and working in your city? How would you describe the streetwear fashion scene in your specific community?
I just recently moved from Los Angeles to the Orange County so the vibes are night and day. The culture here is more skate then streetwear. The streetwear scene in LA is way more diverse, you see a little bit of everything. It’s a trends city, and everybody is above the curve in fashion.
How do you stay updated in fashion? What's your preference in the whole classic-trendy style spectrum?
I turn to social media. Instagram is a huge platform for what's trendy, and there I just look to my favorite clothing pages like Fear of God, John Elliott and Kith for inspiration, all which invoke clean, simple, color-coordinated fabrics.
Made Status and its #MadeFamily is all about the grind and transcending one’s background and limits to go from nothing to something. How does this message of hustle resonate with you?
Hustle hard, stay positive and out think those waiting for the next big thing. The grind never stops so you have to be on top of everything.
Any big plans or personal projects in the pipeline?
I plan to put up my own clothing brand. Future Presentation coming soon.
How do you see yourself 5 years from now?
Owning and operating my own business. I want to be my own director, produce, writer and actor. Everything. I want to see my brand go from scratch paper to runway.