Dispatches from Spring ’11: Band of Outsiders

The 'Take Ivy' connection.

Photo: Tyler Thoreson

If there’s a more consistently on-his-game menswear designer out there than Scott Sternberg, I’d like to meet him. His lightweight, forgivingly tailored spring suiting left one feeling that spring couldn’t come soon enough. Also unforgettable was this suede varsity jacket, which called to mind one of my favorite Japanese-to-English passages from Take Ivy, the recently-reissued visual dissection of Mad Men-era collegiate style: “The majority of students wear a varsity jacket. Its variations in design are limited, but it comes in a variety of colors and thus can be enjoyed in many ways.” Who’s gonna argue with that?

As Michael Hainey of GQ tweeted last night, “band of outdsider show wins for sexiest women on and off the stage.” He was right on both counts. I limited my picture-taking to the former.

Photo: Tyler Thoreson

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