If a man has good taste in shoes, he's probably going to be a successful billionaire sometime in his life.
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Peter Adrian Sudarso, Peter Adrian by birth, but long story short, it's now Peter Adrian Sudarso. I moved to America when I was about 9 from Indonesia and found a home in LA. I'm 21—turning 22 this coming August&mash;and attending Cal State Long Beach for studio art, though I'm currently taking a year off of school to pursue my dreams in the industry (modeling and acting). I am a born-again Christian, a breakdancer, a salsa dancer, a paper boy, a dog masseuse, an animal enthusiasts, a lover, an artist, a style blogger, a surfer, an Airsofter, a warrior (not really, though one can wish), a guitar player, a poet, an actor, a commercial model (the commercial part is very crucial); pretty much, I'm what you'd call a hobbyist. I'm passionate about a lot of things, style blogging being one of them. Though...I try to not to limit myself to just one thing. I find that life is all about passions and that's the beauty of it, there are plenty of things to be passionate about!
How did you first get interested in fashion and why is it important?
I haven't always been the most stylish person in my youth. In fact, I didn't become interested in fashion until late in my senior year in high school, which is actually why it became so important to me. I'd hate to say it, but we live in a vain, vain world, people just each other solely by how they look, especially in LA. LA is so fast paced that fashion becomes an instant language. Strange that it's become such an important part of my life, just because I've never thought twice about minding how I dressed in high school. One thing that I've always said to myself was, "comfort comes first". I still believe that to this day, if it doesn't feel good, don't wear it.
How do you describe the LA fashion scene?
LA's fashion scene is…I don't even know. I can't really describe it with any other words other than eclectic. Which is awesome actually, because it suits my indecisiveness so perfectly; I never have to have one set style, but instead I get to have an arsenal of styles to chose from everyday.
What do you love about where you live?
I'm close to everything! I wanna be in a fast paced city, I drive 30 minutes (more like 10019213812093813102983 hours in LA traffic), I wanna be at the beach, I'll drive 15 minutes, the mountains, 30-45 minutes; everything I need is close to me, except for my girlfriend, who ironically lives on the opposite side of LA, 1.5 hours away. And also of course the art, I love how artistic LA is, be it, street art, fine arts, applied arts, performing arts, ALL of it, I just love all of it.
What are your top 3 places to visit in the United States?
Well seeing as how I've only been in 4 other states, I can't really say. As a tourist, ya gotta visit NY, LA, and Vegas, but honestly, they're not my favorite; I'm a small town boy, I've always been and I gotta say, I just love small town cities. So I'd have to say my top three from the places I've been (not all of them are small cities mind you) San Francisco CA, Ludington MI, Duckwater NV.
Describe your personal style and its influences/inspiration.
Basics. Basics, basics, basics. My day-to-day style wear is pretty consistently boring: just slim straight jeans, plain tee shirt, some accessories, and probably a pair of chukka boots, depending on the season. Though I'd have to be honest, I'm rather extreme. I'll have random days where I'll feel really "themed" and dress really "themed," and on those days, you often see what I'm wearing on my style blog, sudarsobros.blogspot.com <-----freeshamelessadvertising. I usually gather inspiration from music as well as my surrounding environment.
Favorite designers and places to shop?
I know that I should really be into designers, being that I'm a style blogger. But…I'm not really good with all that stuff. I'll go into a store see something I like and know that I'd wear it, regardless if it's designer or not. In fact, most of my clothes are thrifted and off-brand. So favorite places to shop...sorry to disappoint, but I usually shop at the swap meet and thrift stores. Sometimes I'll feel fancy, and I'll shop at Walmart…oh the shame. Gotta admit though, I do love myself some good Old Navy/GAP clothes.
The first thing you look at in another person's outfit is:
Hair. Yes this is part of an outfit, believe it or not. If you've got some cool clothes and you're a cool cat, but you have bad hair, you shame your beautiful clothes. But in all seriousness, in apparel, I'd have to say shoes. If a man has good taste in shoes, he's probably going to be a successful billionaire sometime in his life&hellipl
What do you skimp on?
I skimp on buying pants. I have 3 pairs of pants that I circulate: dark washed jeans, beige pants, and grey pants. Simple as that.
What do you splurge on?
Oh gosh, striped shirts. I'm such a sucker for stripes. It's really, really bad.
A fashion rule you never break:
Uhh, I just got into this whole shebang recently, I didn't even know there were rules to break. I probably break a lot of them, but hey...rule-breakers do...cool things? IDK MAN IDK.
A fashion rule you always follow:
I do however have a fashion rule for myself: NEVER WEAR WOMEN'S GARMENTS....uhh except for girl pants, but that doesn't count right? Well..I have a sweater that's also technically women's wear..okay never mind! Scrap that rule. I NEVER WEAR WOMEN'S UNDERGARMENTS. There! That's a good fashion rule to go by.
What do you think is the most recent notable trend to appear/reappear, and what are your thoughts on it?
Camo print. Gosh, I saw a pair of Levi's that had camo print on the cuff, and I went insane looking for it. To this day, I still don't have it, but it is a great trend that I've been seeing lately, not just on the cuff of pants, as small accents, bold printed jackets, everything. It's cool though, so it's okay.
What is the most underrated item in menswear and womenswear?
Socks. The beauty is in the details, that's always how it's been. Sadly I only have a pair of black socks, I'm too lazy to go and find cool socks.
Your favorite colour(s) of the moment are:
I've been favoring salmon a lot, or pastel blue in terms of what to wear, though it could just be because of the current season. My favorite color, overall just as a color is red or indigo.
What is the ultimate showpiece in your closet?
That would have to be my Diesel Jogg jean jacket. I didn't think much of it at the time that I got it, but the more I wore it, the more it grew on me. Now, you'd have to kill me and pry it off my cold dead body to take it from me.
Are there any fashion icons or famous people whose style you admire?
I've always admired how Joseph Gordon-Levitt dressed. He is one spiffy fella.
What's on your iPod lately?
Beatles, always and forever. I've been listening to a lot of Chris Tomlin lately though, my love for worship songs is insatiable, a good praise song will brighten my whole day.
What can't you live without?
Air, Oxygen, Calories. Too easy! Next question.
What is your personal favorite outfit on LOOKBOOK.nu by you, and by another member?
My personal favorite look of my own is I know you're beating my heart or Because you're mine and I walk the line. Both of which didn't really do too well. And I gotta say, I love Vini U.'s latest look: Don't Let the Music End. The shirt is to die for, and the pants, UGH. Amazing. I've always been a fan of his style though, even before I joined Lookbook.
Next place you want to travel to (and why):
France, I've been planning to go for years, but I haven't gotten around to it. The next time I have time off and to myself, you'll catch me sipping lemonade on a terrace on a warm summer day in France!
In the year 2017 you will be:
God willing, in 2017, I'll be working as an actor while illustrating comics and storyboards on the side as well as character designing. Designing houses on the weekends, married and living in my own house.
What would you say to someone seeking fashion advice?
Wear what makes you feel good, don't wear what you think other's like. If you're not comfortable with your outfit, it'll show. Wear what feels good and what makes you feel good, and overall be confident in your decision.
Lina Tesch wants to know: If you get the chance to create your own fashion collection, what would it look like?
Oh boy, you don't want that, it'll look something similar to the fashion collection in Walmart.
What should we ask the next interviewee?
If you lived long enough to be in a zombie apocalypse, what is your survival plan?