Portrait of blogger and menswear influencer Bobby Hicks

Bobby Hicks of This Fellow

Instagram: @thisfellow

Where is home for you?: 
Orlando, Fl.

If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?: 
The Highlands of Scotland.

If you could only have one pair of shoes, what color would they be?: 
Converse Chuck Taylors.

Podcasts or audiobooks?: 
Ugh, not fair.  I listen to more podcasts, so let's run with that. But, I love both.

Extroverted or Introverted?: 

If you were a dragon, what would you hoard?:  
Camera gear and pizza.

Has one piece of art, literature or music helped shape who you are today? 

I was always an avid reader growing up, and really fell into a sense of wonder when I read the works from Hermann Hesse.  I had been recommended by a friend to read something by him and I picked up the only book I saw available, at the bookstore: The Glass Bead Game. This book was Hesse's last and was the culmination of his work, encapsulating all of his key themes into one brilliant work.  I've read this book probably 4 times now and it never gets old to me and has truly shaped me to become a person of understanding, compassion and creativity.  

Do you prefer to learn from other's mistakes, or make your own mistakes? 

I am an experiential learner.  I am one of those people that somebody can explain from a distance what to do, but until I actually do what I need, it's just a bunch of words.  I need to paint the picture together and then I can complete the task.  I've always learned this way, and I learn quickly, but this element also falls with my mistakes.  I could have someone bark at me what I'm doing wrong, or what to avoid, but until I experience the failure or the mistake, I can't allow myself to believe that I made one.  But because of this, I push further than I should, which gives me the ability to know more than the last person.  I don't believe in mistakes (and I've made plenty), but I believe that the errors we make continue to educate and define us, and it is only from experiencing our own mistakes that we can truly learn a thing.