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Scott Sternberg is tired of all the “social media overload” that permeates our lives. So for his fall men’s collection, the Band of Outsiders designer looked to a simpler time for his inspiration.

“This collection is inspired by the great American hardware stores,” he said, pointing to the “sense of purity and locality” of those neighborhood shops that filled American cities in the Fifties through the Seventies.

Sternberg used such hardware store staples as plywood, screws and hammers as design elements in the line. Examples included Japanese denim coats with a paint-splattered pattern, a bow tie with a rotary phone print, T-shirts with faux duct tape graphics and a cable sweater with a drill bit knitted pattern.

Perhaps the most striking pieces were a blue and red hooded puffer vest in a Loro Piana fabric and a Macintosh bonded cotton raincoat with a plywood print.

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