Did you ever think you would hear Band of Outsiders on public radio? Kurt Andersen (who bought his first tuxedo for Harvard Lampoon dinners) followed WHYY’s Jonathan Menjivar for the public radio show Studio 360 to be fitted for his first ever suit. After unsuccessfully trying the off-the-rack options at the Macy’s mens store, Menjivar hooked up with Scott Sternberg of Band of Outsiders for a much more stylish option. The journey takes them to the venerable (and now very fashionable) Martin Greenfield Clothiers in Brooklyn to be expertly fitted. The result is sartorial radio at its best. I loved when style expert Russell Smith quipped, “The shorter jacket is starting to look a little bit like a school boy outfit, this is an unfortunate look if you are portly”.
Jonathan Menjivar on Studio 360
Russell Smith: Men’s Style: The Thinking Man’s Guide to Dress
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The Scott Sternberg interview with Elvis Mitchel on kcrw’s the treatment from 2006, is also worth a listen….with the Band Of Outsiders history/philosophy casually laid out.
I also posted more of the interview I did with Scott Sternberg on my site here:
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