Street seen


June 1, 2022

Spotted: From laid-back to buttoned-up, dads in Charlotte show their personal style.

SouthPark Style Editor Whitley Adkins and photographer Richard Israel scouted three Queen City neighborhoods
— South End, Uptown and NoDa — to identify seen-on-the-street fashions for men.

A man stands on a pathway with his hands in his pockets. wearing a white business shirt, brown leather Hermes belt, black pants, and brown leather shoes.
Richard Wheelahan
Years in Charlotte: 28 
Neighborhood: Midtown
Children: two
Occupation: managing director and co-founder, Fund Finance Partners
A man stands in front of a bush wearing a white button down shirt, brown belt, dark colored pants, and brown shoes.
Moulaye Niang
Years in Charlotte: five
(originally from Senegal, Africa)
Neighborhood: Steele Creek
Children: three
Occupation: regional director,
Dimensional Fund Advisors
A man stands on a curb wearing a gray Champion sweatshirt, black pants, colorful sneakers, and a wristwatch.
Benny Watkins
Years in Charlotte: 25 
Neighborhood: SouthPark
Children: three
Occupation: owner, 
Bentala Salon in South End
A man stands on a hill wearing a denim button down, black belt, and blue denim jeans with brown sneakers.
Matthew Gonzales
Years in Charlotte: 16 
Neighborhood: Davidson
Children: one
Occupation: talent agent/owner,
KNOWN Management Group
A mans tands on the sidewalk wearing a yellow north face hoodie, acid wash cropped pants, and yellow slides.
Chris Wilson
Years in Charlotte: six 
Neighborhood: Plaza Midwood
Children: one
Occupation: general manager,
Khali Yoga Center
A man leans up against a stone wall holding a magazine wearing a dark colored polo, a dark colored jacket, red pants, and sneakers.
Richard Israel
Years in Charlotte: 20 
Mallard Creek
Children: three
Occupation: photographer
A man stands crosslegged wearing a white button down shirt with a dark colored plaid blazer, black belt, jeans, and black shoes.
Joe Cherry
Years in Charlotte: 23 
Neighborhood: Cotswold
Children: three
Occupation: partner,
Cherry & Associates
An elderly man stands on the sidewalk holding a cane and his flip phone wearing a blue button down shirt, came zip up vest, khakis, and brown shoes.
Bob Killough
Years in Charlotte: 26 
Neighborhood: Plaza Midwood
Children: two, plus three grandchildren
Occupation: retired general contractor
Three men stand on a stone pathway, the one of the far left wears a Care Bears graphic t-shirt jeans and slides. The man in the middle wears a gold chain necklace, a muted yellow long sleeve top, khakis, white Nike sneakers and a Louis Vuitton crossbody fanny pack. The man on the far right wears a gray fedora, gray button down, cream and black plaid coat with khakis and light brown sneakers.
James Jones (one child),
Cornelius Carmichael (three children)
and Willie Jones (six children),
visiting from Atlanta

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