Monday, October 5, 2009

Boys Boys Boys

Scott Sternberg widened the eyes of the fashion world with pieces like his kitschy-preppy blazers, shrunken coats (trench and pea), and neon pink and yellow pointed toe pumps. His lines, Band of Outsiders (men’s) and Boy by Band of Outsiders (women’s), have shaken up the preppy Nantucket suiting look, making it accessible for hipsters of this day and age. Today as I browsed through Sternberg’s spring 2010 collection, one look in particular stood out to me as epitomizing the spark of his collection. The look emanates his aesthetic of preppy hipster. The oversized rugby stripes on the shirt are a new twist on an old classic, and are accentuated when paired with the white, clean-lined spring peacoat. The short length of the peacoat is emphasized when set against the wide lapels. And the boxy shape of the coat gives it that boyish charm so familiar to the line. The shorts seem to be made of a suedish material so that the light hits the fabric in different ways, creating a very interesting texture that looks modern against the clean, simple planes of the shirt and coat. And finally, we come to the shoes. The shoes were borne from a collaboration with Manolo Blahnik, one of the spectacular collaborations that have been happening frequently in the fashion world lately. The straps on the shoes are made from suspender material, such an ironic take on the gladiator sandals that have become so popular recently. They creatively echo of the stripes from the shirt, but in a totally different way. This outfit is pure, prepster perfection.
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