Marcus Scribner Talks Fashion, Acting, and His Style Evolution

by | Dec 9, 2023 | Fashion

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CFDA: Marcus Scribner has grown up in the spotlight. Since landing a role on the hit ABC show Black-ish when he was just 14 years old, Scribner found himself on an eight-season run that also included a spin-off, Grown-ish, which the actor is currently starring in as the show returns for its final episodes in 2024. On set or on the red carpet, Scribner has found himself in front of the camera for much of his upbringing – leading him to understand the power of fashion.

While he admits there were some style mishaps early on, the actor recently hit his fashion stride. The LA native is frequently seen sporting looks from CFDA members Mike Amiri and Bode, and also attends events with Giorgio Armani and Zadig & Voltaire, for example. Mixing classics with a bit of flair, Scribner is becoming a rising force in fashion and entertainment.

Read our interview with the actor, who’s latest film “How I Learned to Fly” is out in theatres now.


Marcus Scribner


How would you describe your personal style?

I like to keep it classic and wear things I will look back on and feel good about. I take a lot of inspiration in my own personal life from the 70s and 90s. I try not to follow trends and do whatever is hot at the moment, though I did fall victim to the fanny pack when that was a moment in hypebeast culture. But generally speaking, I’m looking to keep things classic.

Do you have any fashion idols you look up to?

I really like Lakeith Stanfield. As an actor, he’s so dope, and then his style is so interesting and unique on top of that. Michael B. Jordan also has a lot of classic fits. He put me onto the whole tight shirt big pant vibe. Donald Glover is great as well.

Marcus Scribner


You’ve been a working actor from a young age. How has your style evolved over the years?

For a while when I was younger, I was very Steve Harvey-core – always in a big suit. But now, I feel like I’m all about comfort. That’s what I like to lead with. If I’m not comfortable, or there is something in the fabric that doesn’t feel right on my skin…I have some ADHD with that. If I don’t feel good about the outfit, then I’m not leaving the house. I think I’m all about texture now.

Marcus Scribner


How important is wardrobe when it comes to playing a character? Does clothing play apart in your process as an actor?

Clothing is everything. I have a thing with textures and the way things feel on my skin, and that can transform the character I’m playing for. Even in auditions I try to dress the part, to try to embody [the character] in every aspect that I can control. Clothing is one of the most important things for that. I had an audition I did a while ago for a boxer from the 50s. So for the audition I put on those clothes, and it transformed my slang and the way I was talking. I put on this transatlantic accent. The clothes completely transform me.

Marcus Scribner


Are there any brands in particular you are loving lately?

I got to work with Calvin Klein recently. I had to clear out my entire jeans selection, because there was a lot of things I hadn’t worn in a while – rips, holes, and some skinny jeans, so I needed a refresh. Calvin Klein hooked it up, and I’ve been working with them ever since. They are great partners. I also went to this spot Dana Foley in New York that i love, and I bought these bohemian green pants that are kind of see-through. I’m only wearing them on vacation, but they’re pretty sick. And shoutout to Hermès! I went to one of their events recently, and I had no idea what I was in for. Luckily, this was exciting. They had this entertaining show with dancing bags, and I got to wear a little something from them.

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