You can learn a lot from P. Diddy, but eventually it’s time to go back to school. That’s what Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne discovered in 2007 when the two Sean John designers launched their own Public School label. If the marauding ’70s gangs from <i>The Warriors</i> were to put down their baseball bats and take a few style tips from modern-day Japanese streetwear, they might emerge with something like Chow and Osborne’s high-end hoodies, jeans, and jackets. Melding European tailoring with an intentionally skewed aesthetic—“perfection in imperfection” is the stated goal—Public School could earn you extra credits in street cred.
“Out with the old, in with the new” applies to your closet, too. Get your wardrobe 2010-ready with pieces from these edgy designers. Snag a new go-to suit from LOVA, slim down with Idol Radec’s fitted crewnecks and flannel shirts, and shake things up with Rxmance’s graphic T-shirts. Also rediscover the classics, but with modern twists, including plaid caps from Brixton and bomber jackets from Public School.
Get in the ring for our Main Event and get up to 90% off the retail prices on more than 75 designers. These head-to-toe discounts run deep — be sure to check out Calvin Klein for suits, Y-3 for stylish techie pieces, Cockpit for rugged button-downs and Sperry Topsiders for preppy, shearling-lined boat shoes. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg (yes, we have that brand, too).
Everyone from biker boys to bookish types will love this diverse assortment of bad-boy wear, like Public School’s jet-black, leather-and-wool varsity jacket, Cardigan by Lynne Hiriak’s Rushmore-esque jersey cardigans and MATT & NAT’s metal-studded wallets (made with recycled materials).