Sam Stinson, aka
, is a purveyor of vinyl, an eccentric and a general musicphile. You’ve likely seen him down at DJ Feral Cat Randy’s Records slinging LPs, and you can catch his set on April 22 at the . Metro Music Hall Grand Re-Opening Party
Special thanks to
, who hosted this month’s Randy’ Records SLUG Style within their storefront and warehouse.
features distinct and unique members of the community and asks them why they do what they do. Exploring more than just clothing, SLUG Style SLUG Style is an attempt to feature the people who give Salt Lake City flavor through personality and panache.
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“You can wear a T-shirt and shorts or sometimes a shirt and tie. That’s the great thing about fashion: It’s what you’re feeling when you get up that day,” says Stinson. “It’s what you want to put on that day or that night when you’re going out—you can either put on clothes to match your mood or sometimes put on clothes to change your mood. I do the same thing with music. I’ll be in a certain mood and want to go a different direction.” Photo: @clancycoop
“When I DJ, I like to spin vinyl at certain events, but other times, I love to have a laptop and give me that wide variety of whatever is there,” says Stinson. “If people connect to music, I think that’s what’s most important.” Photo: @clancycoop
“Certainly as I age, my style’s changed,” says Stinson. “When I was in my early 20s, I used to rock crazy retro, bright, ’60s pants and stuff like that, which I would never wear [now].” Photo: @clancycoop
“To me, jazz is like the highest form of art in my mind … guys getting in a studio and making music,” says Stinson, “sometime, with little or no direction, and all the improvisation of jazz is, to me, kind of whatever your version is of God, coming through in the moment.” Photo: @clancycoop
“My clothing style is probably certainly influenced by looking at record jackets,” says Stinson. “Then other parts of my style … I’m known to always wear these suspenders, and that’s really just a functional thing. I keep my clothes on. I don’t like wearing belts. As soon as I found a pair of these, I was like, ‘That’s it,’ and I just kept wearing them as the suspender craze came in and went out again. … It’s functional. It’s utilitarian really for me.” Photo: @clancycoop