Hi my name is Jack Cow'boy Convict Kelly and I have short ebony brunette hair (that’s how I got my name) with blue streaks and red tips that reaches my mid-neck and icy brown eyes like limpid dirt and a lot of people tell me I look like Theodore Roosevelt (AN: if u don’t know who he is get da hell out of here!). I’m not related to Davey Jacobs but I wish I was because he’s a major fucking hottie. I’m a vampire but my teeth are gay and white. I have pale white skin. I’m also a newsie, and I work at a magic city called Manhattan in New York where I’m the lead newsie (I’m seventeen). I’m a goth (in case you couldn’t tell) and I wear mostly black and a newsy cap. I love Hot Topic and I buy all my clothes from there even though it’s 1899. For example today I was wearing a pair of new shoes with matching laces around it and a black leather vest, grey tweed fishnets and black shoes. I was wearing black lipstick, white foundation, black eyeliner and red eye shadow and dirt on my face. I was walking outside the lodging house. It was snowing and raining so there was no sun because summer stinks and winters freezing, which I was very happy about. The Delanceys stared at me. I put up my middle finger at them.
Prefer more detailed fabrics to simple ones, like a textured knit to stockingette, or herringbone or tweed to plain weave.
Shoes are rugged and utilitarian, but can also be a bit stylish.
Worn in leather boots and wool topsiders are popular, but mocassins. traditional japanese sandals and even battered western sneakers like New Balances also work, as long as the color coordinates.
Wants to look like wanderer, may accessorize with tools like binoculars or compass’
Will usually carry a bag, backpacks and large leather or canvas satchels are roomy and sturdy
Hair can be short to long, but has a unstyled tousled look, bed head is ok, especially if its curly (LOL)
Loves scarves of the thick and chunky variety, can be knit, felted, or even a fur stole
Often wears a statement cardigan or jacket, what it is is totally up to personal preference, but is often a major element of the outfit. Common examples are large gauge sweaters, cardigans with pattern or large buttons, or haori with a large printed pattern.
Likes vintage style, but stays away from the fussier elements of western clothing
Enjoys working with hands, hobbies like gardening, crafting, cooking, etc.
Loves to read, and maybe write, may daydream about vintage typewriters (Not necessarily, that’s a little antiquated hehe, seems too much stereotyped, or hipster -_-)
Likes animals, and may even look to specific ones for outfit inspiration
Prefer to appear quiet and wild, mysterious. (just calmed, haha)
Enjoys outings that allow for discovery, like wandering in the country or a new part of town.
Might settle down in a coffee shop for longer than average.
Likes to take photos of adventures, but may lack for photos of themselves (they are behind the camera!)
Whether openly or not, may believe in fairies and other folkloric characters or spirits.
Has an interest in music, whether playing or listening, especially unusual instruments like harpsichord or ocarina. (lol, I like sax, or guitar…)
Is a collector of objects, usually small things they think are under appreciated
Often found in thrift, vintage shops, flea markets
Enjoys museums, especially ones with dioramas
If the choice is present, prefers rustic and wholesome food & drink, not necessarily veg/vegan (you don’t have to be vegan, gosh)
Hot drink connoisseur
Try to stick with mostly unsaturated colors like ecru, deep navy or cadet blue, khaki green, burgundy, charcoal, chambray blue, sage, etc. most colors have a place, as long as they can be described as “rustic” or “earthy”
Bright colors can be included too, but can be more difficult to stay distinctly “mori”(I’m not agree)
Patterned or lightly textured button down shirts. chambray, flannel, and printed cotton are easy to find.
T-shirts with henley neck detailing or waffle texture
Bold & simple patterned sweater that can go with many outfits, ecru and navy dot or stripe is prefect.
Bottoms can be most any type of rugged pant, even trousers if they are worn. even wide culotte pants or wrap skirts are fine, just try to keep the forest wanderer element here.
Good starter bottoms would be straight legged corduroy or denim pants in a khaki or faded blue.
This style is not for minimalists, it usually requires layering, even in summer, for the right look (You can do it as you wish). Thats not to say you have to wear long pants, socks, cardigan, button down etc when its sweltering, but wearing a lot of items at once is almost essential.
Good starter shoes might be leather boots for cool weather and short desert boots or Birkenstocks for warm weather.
Since summer is a difficult topic in all mori styles, a nice mori boy summer outfit might be:
Khaki shorts with a leather belt
Interesting crew length socks (to show color or pattern)
Short sleeve button down, with a flower or other brooch
Talisman style necklace worn over shirt
Backpack & watch
Hat (lots of options: straw boater, vintage felt, twill newsboy, etc, again color is important)
So, you can wear a lot of things but not be all covered up!
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