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STREET SCENE

Adam Silverstein, West Hartford

By SARA GRANT, sagrant@ctnow.com

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3:46 PM EST, March 4, 2014

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Adam Silverstein, 32, of West Hartford, was walking out of Cafe Sophia in the West Hartford Center on a crisp Saturday in a casually-cool layered ensemble. We stopped him and asked him a little about his outfit. He recently moved here from Utah to be a producer at ESPN, and he says living in Texas and Utah has definitely shaped his style.

CTNow: What is your favorite piece you're wearing right now?

AS: I would have to go with the boots. I got them when I was in Utah and I hadn't lived anywhere they had significant snow before, so I didn't know how to handle it, so they were my first real winter boot. When they were brand new I really liked them and was taking really good care of them and then they started getting really dirty and scuffed and I realized they look so much better when they look worn.

CTNow: What kind of boots?

AS: Sorel.

CTNow: You've lived in a few different places, has that affected your style?

AS: I would say definitely. I grew up in Texas and people say especially in the summer based off what I'm wearing they can definitely tell where I'm from, I own more pearl-snap shirts than I'm comfortable admitting to. But also living in Utah that's where I learned how to layer and deal with dressing for winter. You pick up a little bit from the people you're surrounded by and the people you see on the street.

CTNow: Now that you've been living here for a while, where do you shop?

AS: My favorite thing about living here that I hope I never take for granted is I'm so close to so many other cities. There's no where else to shop like New York, you can find places you've never seen before.

CTNow: What's the easiest way for a guy to dress up an outfit?

AS: The smallest details make the biggest difference. You can still wear stuff that's comfortable, but tiny things like a tie clip or a watch, you just throw it on, it draws attention and looks good without going over the top.