Boy by Band of Outsiders RTW Fall 2010

Between the Wes Andersonian vignettes and hipster ethos, Scott Sternberg’s highly stylized lineup was undeniably charming, if on the affected side of things.



Between the Wes Andersonian vignettes and hipster ethos, Scott Sternberg’s highly stylized Boy by Band of Outsiders was undeniably charming, if on the affected side of things. This season, his vaguely retro country-club stock had an outdoorsy, ski-lodge twist. There were polished fishing vests, and cozy, gray knit pants, cuffed and worn with disco-ish platform heels to achieve an intentionally counterintuitive look. Boyish tailoring — shrunken shirts, a gold-buttoned blazer and a sharp waistcoat with a blond fur collar — continued to be spot on. And ample use of classic camel and gray conveyed a collegiate attitude punched up with preppy quirks, such as a skirt made from banded suspender straps and a fresh patchwork fur vest.

 

For the men’s collection, called simply Band of Outsiders, Sternberg can address more of a man’s wardrobe now that he’s working with an Italian manufacturer. He introduced dress shoes and shearling and leather outerwear. But despite these higher-end items, the overall style was more relaxed, adolescent and worn-in than ever. The best-selling polo shirts came with long sleeves, faded colors and contrast sleeves.

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