Anthony Muñoz, 37, is a photographer and an art director at the marketing agency Upshot. He’s planning to launch a visual culture magazine, Cheetahfight, and is the new father of a baby boy.
Tell me about your outfit.
I’m wearing a wool hat I picked up in a bazaar outside the 14th-century mosque Mecca Masjid in central Hyderabad in India. I had a hard time purchasing it, not just because of my complete inability to speak Hindi but because the vendor didn’t want to sell it to me. He assured me that I’d look silly in this style, as it was only for “old men.” He pointed to the elderly, snoozing shopkeeper sporting his own version of this hat as proof. It cost 15 rupees, which at the time was about 35 cents. My shirt is from a world-imports boutique in the Gothic quarter of Barcelona. The Members Only-style leather jacket I picked up at a south-side thrift store. At $9 it’s one of the more expensive parts of my outfit.
Who influences your style?
There’s no one thing in particular, but I watch all the travel shows on public television and get influenced by what I see on shows like Globe Trekker.
Where do you shop?
I do a lot of thrifting. I get vintage suits at Dame Couture up north. They have a lot of almost experimental stuff, like they’ll take a 30s-cut suit and tailor it and add western style to it. Living in Pilsen, I hit the south side, go to every mom-and-pop, every thrift, every resale shop. I have a route. When I find a brand I really like, like Camper shoes or Seven jeans, I go online and track ’em down.
Is being a new dad affecting how you dress?
We’re into attachment parenting—we have five slings. All the hip baby boutiques have expensive slings that cost $70 and have pockets and handles and all this stuff. I wear a traditional Mexican rebozo sling. I prefer something that I know has worked for thousands of years rather than some modern thing. And it fits my aesthetic anyway.
What do you do for fun?
I love to travel locally. My wife and I like to pick a neighborhood and explore—Vietnamese, Russian, Polish. You can have a mini trip to another place right here in Chicago. —Jessica Hopper