Meet Mars Jackson, an indie artist raised and based in Pittsburgh, PA.
Mars is currently signed with Misra Records, and when he’s not working on music or doing shows, he’s busy discovering new ways to enjoy his city to the fullest — as you can see on his artfully curated (and Pittsburgh-proud) Instagram.
We asked Mars to style one of our favorite pieces from the latest AEO men’s collection: the denim cutoff. With an updated, tailored fit, shorter inseam, and distressed details, these shorts are an obvious choice for your summer go-to.
Check out Mars’ style tips for the perfect casual-cool look (along with a few glimpses of his beloved Steel City) below.
“Music and researching the art of style is something that makes me feel free. Growing up, I was heavily influenced by my surroundings and friends who loved watching cartoons, wrestling or skating and playing video games.”
What inspired Mars’ look:
“I’m still influenced by my upbringing. I naturally give off a laid-back vibe, especially when it comes to style, and I love feeling comfortable wherever I go. I loved how comfortable the Extreme Flex Denim Shorts were. You can’t go wrong with the Flex. I paired them back to the Long Sleeve Feel Fine T- Shirt and a basic jean jacket – perfect for a summer evening in the city of Pittsburgh.”