HubThreads: Celebrating Boston Street Style

Meet Zach.

Photo by Diana Levine

Critics say this city has no style. We’re here to prove them wrong. Welcome to HubThreads, where we chat with the most stylish people we find out and about in Boston. Think you or someone you know has the best street style? Let us know.


So you’re a student at BU studying Latin American Studies, what do you want to do after graduation? I would love to work in sustainable and fair-trade fashion. I think my background in Latin American Studies has taught me more about the issues the globe faces today and I think the fashion industry is one that can greatly improve the world.

Tell me about the sweatshirt you were wearing, I love it! It’s from Adidas’ Sailing collection. They released it about three years ago now and I cherish it so much, it’s definitely one of my top three favorite pieces I own. I have an affinity for really bold outerwear and the colors just make me feel more excited and energized, especially in the winter here.

Where are you from? I’m originally from West Palm Beach, but I’ve lived in Boston for almost four years now. West Palm is probably where my love of color comes from.

Do you have any style icons and or anything else that inspires you? I would say Kanye West and Lady Gaga. Aside from them, I feel more inspired by brands. I love Adidas, Acne Studios, and Everlane. Recently, I’ve been trying to incorporate more cuts and fits from womenswear into my wardrobe, and I have been looking to Lauren Caruso for some inspiration.

Give me an example of how you incorporate womenswear into your wardrobe. I really enjoy the oversized look, but usually when men’s clothes get oversized, they also get longer. So, I like to buy women’s tops that, when oversized, are wider, but still end at the waist. I think the overall effect looks much cleaner.

How would you describe your personal style? My core style is streetwear, but my friends also say I embody “cool grandpa,” so I definitely throw that into the mix.