24 May
The prep collaboration continues into Spring/Summer 2012

Just half a decade ago Sperry Top-Sider had fallen somewhat of a fashion victim, but the iconic prep shoemaker has seen a Renaissance thanks in large part to Band of Outsiders’ designer Scott Sternberg. Sperry sponsored the California-based label’s first Runway Show at New York Fashion Week after Sternberg approached the Massachusetts cobbler seeking Top-Siders for [...]


19 Jul
David Robert Mitchell’s tender ode to high school summer ennui

A group of suburban Michigan teens spend the last night of summer wandering around town, hitting parties, looking for love — or at least a kiss — and doing what most of us did on those epic high school nights: meandering the humid streets bored, looking for something, anything, to break open the steady monotony [...]


31 Mar
Limited edition boat shoes for the colorfully inclined

It’s nearing springtime, which means another iteration of Band Of Outsiders ongoing collaboration with Sperry Topsider. Taking another colorful spin on Sperry Topsider’s prep classic boat shoe, the Authentic Original features a nylon upper with plush suede accents and contrast-colored panels. With a reverse tongue and premium leather insoles, the boat shoe retains the pinstripe [...]


8 Mar
Reconstructed twist on the classic penny loafer

The classic Sperry Top-sider — a staple in nearly every man’s wardrobe — has come together with Band of Outsiders designer Scott Sternberg for this master collaboration. Beyond styling numerous young Hollywood actors such as James Franco, Jason Schwartzman and Michael Cera, Band of Outsiders’ menswear succeeds in melding classic lines with a flair for [...]


4 Aug
6 stylish ties to save you time

The idea of a clip-on bow tie is enough to give any red-blooded fashionista an outbreak of hives, but if you could make stylish clip-ons with all the attention to detail and panache of a traditional bow tie? Why not, right? Sometimes you’re in a rush, and a clip-on tie would make a convenient and [...]


Los Angeles-based designers Band of Outsiders team up again with the classic Sperry Top-Sider brand for this nylon Chukka shoe. Most notable, other than the material used, is the  silver finish which compliments the nylon’s softness. Nylon with the Chukka silhouette always seems to work well. via Complex The Estonia-based Renard Motorcycles features a composite [...]


15 Apr
Tailored pjs for the distinguished sleeper

What do you get when the best of the West designs for the best of the East? Why, pajamas of course. It’s been many a moon since I’ve regularly rocked pjs to bed (since moving out of mom’s house, basically), but seeing these pure cotton creations makes me want to revisit my stance on the [...]


19 Feb
New interpretations of the classic boat shoe for Spring/Summer 2010

Growing up in New England and attending Jesuit boy schools I have to say I’m not the biggest fan of boat shoes — I had to wear them daily and they bring back memories of falling asleep in religion class, 4 hour lacrosse practices, freezing my ass off on dark mornings and the general choking [...]

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