By Cami Thomas
Photos by Richard Dailey
I had never actually met Nick Lenzini in person. In early August, my photographer Richard and I visited the Swedlife store on Delmar Boulevard to check out the pop-up shop that Nick was throwing for his clothing brand. Much like my millennial counterparts, I'd only seen Nick on social media after stumbling across one account or another on Instagram and Twitter. In the flood of clothing brands accounts that bog down my social media timeline, Nick stood out the most. He had long, platinum blonde hair that stuck out in whatever direction it felt like. His Instagram feed featured rows of images starring himself, often with a nonchalant expression that lived somewhere between "I just woke up" and "who the hell stole my lighter?".
Most notable, was the name of his brand that could be seen plastered on the back of the skater t-shirts he wore. Stay Broke.
The name Stay Broke goes against the theme of our generation, which often calls us to stack paper high enough to reach the top of the mound of student loan debt that we've collectively accumulated. Millennials want, love, and crave money. We see our favorite singers and actors pose on the stairs of private jets, fearlessly leap off yachts into th...(click read more to continue)