South Minneapolis style chronicles: Bertin, 14, is in the 8th grade and wears a uniform to school. Most of his classmates wear regular ties. But a year ago, Bertin started wearing bow ties. “I like bow ties a lot,” he told me. “I don’t see many people dressing like I do.”
Bertin also likes “really slim things” like fitted shirts and cardigan sweaters. I asked about his necklaces. He has two. One is a crab pendant, for his “oroscopo” sign, which is cancer. The other is half a heart. His best friend gave him the necklace yesterday as a gift. They’ve been best friends for eight months.