It is officially freezing in this city — negative eight yesterday, negative two today, and the same again tomorrow — and I’m heading to Chesterfield, Massachusetts for Thanksgiving on Wednesday where it’s going to be even colder, so right now I am obsessively thinking about winter coats. They come in all shapes and sizes, and I am spending a disproportionate amount of time researching the best looking varieties to make my own. The problem, though, is that coats are bloody expensive. You’ve gotta look at them as an investment purchase that’ll keep you going for years ahead. So if youClick to Continue!
Rose Smith at Band of Outsiders. Photo: Greg Lewis 1. As a guy who loves wearable menswear, the boy’s collection was right up my alley: Khaki, bottle green, charcoal and blue and white butcher stripes as the base colours, in simple shapes that always work, like DBs, duffel coats, shearling-trimmed parkas and quilted nylon scarves (basically mini sleeping bags for your neck).2. The sun rising over Band of Outsiders’ Wild Wild West set was the single greatest moment of theatre seen at this New York Fashion Week to date. 3. Tavi Gevinson sat front row. 4. Four Australians walked theClick to Continue!
Photos: orangefoamfinger I’m not in Florence right now watching Scott Sternberg present his Band of Outsiders show at Pitti Uomo which will no doubt be a roaring success, the event of the season, and the best thing that’s happened to menswear in a long, long time. I’m at Kuala Lumpur airport using free internet and waiting for my flight to take me to Charles de Gaulle for a six hour stopover before Easyjet shoots me to Milan. Consolation prize: I got to try on a whole bunch of Band of Outsiders This is not a polo shirt polo shirts atClick to Continue!
Singapore is good for all sorts of reasons – perennial heat, friendly locals, incredible buildings, cheap taxis, strange smells emanating from grates beneath your feet – but I wasn’t expecting too much in the way of boutique shopping. “It’s mall-city,” I was told. “Miles and miles of malls stretching as far as the eye can see, and guess what’s behind the malls? More malls. Underneath the malls? Underground malls… And a few thousand food courts.” I was given just one store tip – from Leon Vince at Fabric – that Surrender in the Raffles Hotel Arcade was a must see.Click to Continue!
Photos: Katherine Lowe Band of Outsiders Fall 2011 will forever be remembered as the show at which I met Kanye West. So in my books, it was pretty much the greatest event of all time. But there were also other reasons for it being so awesome.They include: 1. Delicious lemon cookies on each seat (little known fact – Band of Outsiders designer Scott Sternberg writes his own cookie blog). 2. Kid Cudi being present, and extremely cool (we chatted briefly about How To Make It In America, which begins filming again in March – holla!). 3. Donald Glover tweeting allClick to Continue!