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Kent Started with Vans And Escalated To Rick Owens

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Tessa Yan
July 15, 2021

Kent is a fashion content creator and a photographer on the side. His love for sneakers started with Vans. Back when he was in high school, it was so hard to get Vans anywhere in Indonesia, he even bought my first pair of vans that turned out to be FAKE at Taman Puring. It was a slip-on checkered Vans in a white/brown colorway.

Hey Kent, could you share a bit about your secret origin story and how you got started in the game?

Hi everyone! My name is Kent and I am currently a fashion content creator and a photographer on the side. My love for sneakers started with Vans. Back when I was in high school, it was so hard to get Vans anywhere in Indonesia, I even bought my first pair of vans that turned out to be FAKE at Taman Puring. It was a slip-on checkered Vans in a white/brown colorway. I really don’t remember why I started liking Vans in the first place, but then, whenever I had the chance to buy them, I would.

I remember one time I had a trip with my friends to Singapore, I spent all my savings on that one shoe, Vans x Takahayashi, it’s simply a really beautiful pair of sneakers.

Back in college, fashion and sneakers slowly grew on me at the same time. I remember exploring YouTube and found this guy named Jacob J Keller a.k.a AlwaysFreshApparel on his channel. He was one of the first fashion YouTubers that I knew! I love his style, and how he speaks on the channel is awesome!

Long story short, that’s how I love fashion and sneakers.

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What's your current favorite pair of sneakers?

I can proudly say that the Rick Owens low top Ramones is my favourite pair of sneakers.

@Ox Street Labs custom concept ‘‘Nike Air Jordan 4 x Jolibee” by @TheCyborgSamurai
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What drew you to this particular pair of sneakers?

I like the colorway, silhouette and versatility!

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Your dream hype sneaker you wish to acquire but don't have so far.

This is hard, maybe Jordan 5 x Off-White collab in the grey colorway.

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How would you describe your personal style?

¾ versatile ¼ statement.

What's your day-to-day style like?

My day-to-day style is pretty fun, especially before the pandemic. When I go to the malls or events, I like to dress it up and be bold. But if I know I’m just going to a coffee shop or going to do some errands, I’m usually pretty chill - shorts, sneakers, a T-shirt or a hoodie.

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Where can people find you on social media?

Instagram: @kenthadi
Tiktok: @kent.hadi
Youtube: NINETOSIX

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Tessa is a sneaker enthusiast, social media maven, and Marketing Manager at Ox Street. She is also a sushi expert having explored over 130+ sushi restaurants worldwide. You can see her sushi obsession on IG @sushimastertessa