Q & A
Dancer Marcus Tan, additionally recognized within the dance group as Marzipan, is one half of the robotic dance duo ScRach MarcS along with his spouse, Rachel Lee. The 33-year-old, who has been dancing for the previous decade, is a sneakerhead who enjoys experimenting with color.
How would you describe your type?
A mixture of the traditional and new. I am all the time making an attempt out totally different appears and types, relying on my temper and the season. Recently, I used to be into the classic look, with gadgets reminiscent of T-shirts and sports activities jackets. I am additionally into color, particularly with footwear.
When did you get desirous about vogue?
When I used to be youthful, I preferred shopping for sneakers. But again then, I did not have my very own earnings, so I could not purchase many pairs.
I began moving into vogue significantly round 2007, throughout a dance journey to Japan. The individuals there had nice vogue sense and good garments have been really easy to search out, so it was eye-opening. My curiosity grew from there and about three years in the past, I realised I had extra footwear than Rachel.
Who are your favorite designers and that are your go-to manufacturers?
I am into Japanese and American vogue. I like manufacturers reminiscent of Momotaro, Japan Blue and Levi’s.
I do not help the fast-fashion trade, however Uniqlo is my go-to for fundamentals. I like Brixton for hats.
For footwear, I like Asics, Nike, Adidas and some different manufacturers reminiscent of Saucony.
Who are your type icons?
I get most of my inspiration from taking a look at what individuals put on in magazines and movies or on the road.
But maybe, Michael Jackson is a method hero for me. When I used to be rising up, he was a dance legend and was all the time carrying garments that made him stand out.
What are your favorite items in your wardrobe?
For footwear, there’s my Asics GEL-III and I have two pairs of them. They are a part of a collaboration with one other model that just lately closed down, in order that makes them even rarer.
My first pair is very significant to me as a result of I went via a variety of hassle to pay money for them.
I bought the footwear on-line from Australia, however I feel the vendor tried to cheat me by sending a distinct pair.
I ended up having to get a buddy who lives in Australia to go to the vendor’s metropolis to assist me get the footwear.
There can also be my Puma x The Weeknd noragi-inspired jacket (photograph above) which I purchased at Tangs for about $400 and my Uniqlo denim jacket with a graphic design on the again (photograph under) that was customised by a buddy.
For equipment, there’s my watch, a Timex 40th Anniversary Easy Reader (photograph under) that I obtained as a present and my Porter x Stussy pouch bag that I obtained for about $75.
What are your weaknesses with regards to buying?
Sales, particularly at Uniqlo, throughout which the costs of some garments may be slashed from $60 to $5.
What is your favorite splurge piece?
My Nike Air Max 1 Premium Patta x Parry sneakers (photograph under), which I have two pairs of as effectively.
I obtained my first pair model new from a collector for about $5,000. My second pair was second-hand, for which I paid about $2,000 from one other collector.
Do you remorse any purchases?
Yes. I purchased a extremely enormous pair of navy cargo pants with out making an attempt them on and let’s simply say I used to be swallowed by the pants.
What is your most up-to-date vogue buy?
A classic Hunt Club (a former home model of American division retailer JCPenney) shirt (photograph under) that I obtained from a thrift retailer in Japan for about $60.
What’s the very best buying or type recommendation you reside by?
Try the whole lot. You by no means know whether or not the type matches you and generally, you may shock your self.