David Gorin

"Poets make a habit of varying their patterns so readers stay attentive. If you repeat any pattern over and over, your readers or viewers become immune to it. This is one reason why literary forms evolve. So when I go teach, I think about what I wear, because form matters."

David is a lecturer of poetry at Yale. His beard, which he grew on the advice of his girlfriend, helps him blend in to the Brooklyn vibe. He promised his PhD supervisor that he would shave it if he did not turn in his dissertation abstract on time. Fortunately, he won the bet.

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David's outfit uses simple and beautiful classics. Pairing formal black oxfords with a blue OCDB, he balances a professorial professionalism with a collegiate nonchalance. He even leaves the collar unbuttoned! And of course, I love the umbrella.