Given his status as a somewhat polarizing figure to style-conscious individuals, over the past year my conversations regarding Taz Arnold have gone one of two ways. “Yo you fuck with Taz Arnold?” “Yeah man, Taz is dope. I fuck with TI$A,” so on and so forth. The other conversation goes similarly, yet very different. “You fuck with Taz Arnold?” “Na man, his fits are too crazy. He just rocks wild shit…”
Respected for not giving a fuck what anyone thinks when he gets dressed in the morning, the past two decades have seen Taz Arnold evolve from South Coast Plaza’s most celebrated booster to a bona fide fixture of runway shows across the globe. Sharing his thoughts on the intersections between clothing and character, this recent video helps to relate the man behind TI$A. Yet if time is of the essence, just read Taz’s approach to getting dressed after the MORE. Whether you like him or not, it’s hard to deny Taz’s peculiar character and extraordinary fashions.
“I start by thinking about what’s real then put it on acid. Accessories can make your outfit: your watch, a pinkie ring, a white T-shirt with a V-neck that costs a dollar but it’s a sexy fit. Maybe your watch is an Omega or an old Timex. . . . I’m just trying to be as fabulous as possible. I’m excited about what the day has to offer, so I’m going to be dressed for the occasion.”