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We bumped into Travis Brevard last Wednesday at the Eight Mile Meijer in Detroit. It was just past 5 p.m. and we were immediately intrigued by this dashing man's daring legwear. You see, year-round Brevard, an interactive designer at Doner, wears white pants every Wednesday. It started six years ago as a joke when Brevard was going to school in San Francisco. One fateful day, his class was canceled and he found himself purchasing a pair of white Guess pants.

"I asked the clerk, 'How cool do you have to be to pull off white pants?' The rest is history," he says. Though friends initially made fun of him for sporting the bright trousers, Brevard has chosen to "embrace the power of white pants" as a lifestyle. Now on his third pair of white pants, he says his first pair lasted him five years. His advice is to lean in, and don't worry about the stains. "That's the power of white pants," he says. "They're so bright and wonderful, you don't even see them unless you're up close."

Jacket, Guess at Great Lakes Crossing: $40

Shirt, Express: $50

White Pants, Macy's: $25

Shoes, Dockers from DSW: $90

Star Wars Key Chain, LEGO store: $15

TOTAL.... $220

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