A Better Look at Band of Outsiders AW09

Since the dust has settled on New York fashion week (thank god), I thought it would be nice to post, for your perusal, better images from the Band of Outsiders collection. Behold the look book images straight from the company itself. I really enjoy the looks with the corduroy suits and the colored high-top boat shoes. Also, the outerwear is really nice. A full gallery after the jump.


Comments on “A Better Look at Band of Outsiders AW09

    plaidouton March 4, 2009 @ 10:28 AM:

    I am so excited for AW09. Mr. Sternberg’s navy duffel jacket and DB topcoat are definitely favorites! Thank you for posting these.

    EnzoAGCon March 4, 2009 @ 10:28 AM:

    Is it me or is this line getting worse with every delivery? I’ve had just about enough of this short, boxy jacket thing. I’m all for a slimmer garment that’s more formfitting but this is a far cry from that. Its more like a sloppy second, nerdy version of the thom browne aesthetic. I must admit that the foot and neckwear looks great. Sternberg should stick to what made him.

    The Standard Editionon March 4, 2009 @ 11:03 AM:

    Agreed on fashion week. Looking forward to some of this stuff, thanks for posting these.

    samon March 4, 2009 @ 11:08 AM:

    i don’t fully agree with the last comment, but i have to say the last image proves enzo’s point. it looks like the model is wearing his little sister’s jacket. other than that, everything looks pretty great.

    thesundaybeston March 4, 2009 @ 12:41 PM:

    The way I’ve been trying to dress for the last two years…all in one collection.

    nickon March 4, 2009 @ 3:46 PM:

    Except they just don’t make a fit for tall skinny kids, now do they? Every time I try on a shirt I feel like Baby Huey. Good look though.

    scnon March 4, 2009 @ 4:12 PM:

    Are those gray sweatpant material made into trousers with cuffs in the pics with tux jacket and navy toggle? In the pic with the tux jacket they looks as though they have knee pads sewn in.

    If so, very interesting, if not waht is the material?

    oleon March 4, 2009 @ 4:16 PM:

    How much will the duffel jacket cost, and where is it possible to buy these clothes online?

    Michaelon March 4, 2009 @ 4:40 PM:

    In re: to scen, yes, those are tuxedo fleece pants. They looked amazing at the presentation. There’s a black grosgrain stripe up the side.

    If you complain about the fit being for “your little sister,” you obviously don’t understand the Band of Outsiders aesthetic. It’s mean to be always boyish at heart, always cropped & slim, and never taken too seriously. If you are somewhat muscular or not slim, the collection won’t work for you period.

    This was Scott’s most effortless collection to date, though.

    KK Akuokuon March 4, 2009 @ 10:56 PM:

    Looks 4 , 11 , 12, 14, 15, and 18 are most definately my favorites! There have been hits and misses in BoO collections past, but Scott Sternberg and his semi-disheveled preppy aesthetic continue to astonish and delight me.

    Coolahanon March 5, 2009 @ 12:07 AM:

    Always a fan.

    cromaggedon March 5, 2009 @ 2:58 AM:

    Dig the loose fit on the main pic. It looks the odd one out

    williamon March 5, 2009 @ 8:36 AM:

    Still don’t get the boat shoe thing.

    samon March 5, 2009 @ 5:04 PM:

    i do understand the aesthetic of the line – and i think the rest of the images do that justice. what i meant is that particular jacket on that particular model doesn’t seem to be fitting properly. his arms appear to be bulging at the shoulder. that’s all

    hulamonkeyon March 5, 2009 @ 8:58 PM:

    seriously the most over hyped collection of weirdly cut clothes – try them on, check out the quality – not worth the price and ill-fitting unless you have never been to a gym and ingest more than tic tacs, marlboros and white powders.
    Give me Dries, CdG, Margiela, … any day.

    Hobo Kenon March 5, 2009 @ 10:49 PM:

    Aw…..they look like little boys dressed by their mothers !

    lane coutellon March 6, 2009 @ 9:27 PM:

    hulamonkey angry

    hulamonkeyon March 7, 2009 @ 9:16 AM:

    not angry cherie but I don’t’ like paying $300+ for a badly made shirt. Ideas are great but execution matters. Which is why I also don’t buy Raf, made-in-the-third-world, Simons.
    I worked in fashion in Japan and there quality matters. Check out Yohji or CdG main lines and you will see quite a difference. Even small, inexpensive brands in Japan are very well made.
    Maybe you “appreciate” the Emperor’s New Clothes; guess I am more concerned with quality over clusterf*ck hype.

    lane coutellon March 7, 2009 @ 3:55 PM:

    maybe you’re not angry hulamonkey, but you seem sufficiently perturbed enough to post the same rant several times on different blogs whenever the topic of Band of Outsiders comes up. I’m not sure what exactly you have against the brand or if perhaps you fancy yourself as some sort of fashion vigilante who swoops in to save everyone from hype, but as someone who is a fan of the brand and owns lots of their pieces and has plenty of experience with their garments, I’m a little confused about some of your criticisms.

    Let’s take quality, for instance. The only thing I can think of in this department that has ever seemed lackluster was an issue with the button thread becoming unraveled on some of their shirts. Annoying, certainly, but after recognizing this problem, if you’ve noticed, this past season they’ve switched the kind of buttons they use and the issue has been resolved. Also, if you ever lost any buttons, which I did once, they are more than happy to mail out more mother of pearl replacements to you than you’ll ever need. (By the way, on the topic of shirts, only their sea-island cotton ones are $300+). That said, aside from the shirts, I’ve never had a problem with anything else. Take the suiting for example. I’ve always found it to be top notch from the type of fabrics chosen – really beautiful salt and pepper Donegal tweeds, for instance, for their schoolboy blazers – to the way the jackets are canvassed – not fused – all the way to the integrity of the lapel roll. The trousers, ditto, are perfect compliments. Not to mention the fact that everything is hand made by craftspeople with more experience making suiting than I’ve had living on earth. Also, everything is made here in the good ‘ol u.s. of a., which seems pretty important especially right now. Keeping money in this country and supporting Americans instead of sending it overseas should be at a premium.

    Next up is your issue with the fit. I know you like to claim that only ‘manorexics,’ or ‘manorectics’ whichever spelling you prefer, can wear Band of Outsiders. I’m 6 foot 1 and 160 pounds which is pretty ideal as far as BMI measurements go (if I were a boxer in fact, I’d be fighting as a middleweight) and BoO fits me perfectly. I don’t argue that the garments aren’t made for everyone, but at the same time, what clothing labels are? Sure the sleeves are set high, and the proportions are slim, but saying to wear the clothes you have to be unhealthy or a crackhead is out and out false. In fact it I think it does a disservice to just how impeccable the fit is to just dismiss it like that. And the fit is impeccable. I don’t patronize their line based on how many times it’s mentioned in a gq article or how many times I spot one of their ties in a photo spread, the reason I buy and wear their clothing is it fits. It feels as if it were tailored especially for me. It has the rare gift of not making the wearer look like a shapeless blob. And I know plenty of other people who share this same opinion. If you haven’t had this experience, then I guess you just can’t appreciate the brand the same way, but don’t hate it because you can’t. You don’t fully understand what you’re missing.

    I guess what I’m saying is that if you’re going to criticize anything, criticize what you’re able to experience, what you know – the way it looks. Hate it because you don’t like people who dress like Alex P. Keaton. Or hate it because you don’t get the aesthetics of ironic wasp-y classic American clothing. Hate it because you don’t identify with the same cultural touchstones that influence the line (Godard, J.D. Salinger, Wes Anderson, Tuxedo Moon). People have different tastes. That’s fine. But having a vendetta against a company because of generalizations that simply aren’t true or exaggerated just to make a point isn’t kosher. Listen, I don’t want to turn this into a pissing contest because I don’t want to tabloid up ‘a continuous lean,’ so this is all I have to say. I leave you with the last word, or post, as it were. Go ahead, rebuttal. Just don’t call me cherie, cherie

    Michael Williamson March 7, 2009 @ 10:28 PM:


    I’m over your bullshit negative take on things. Why don’t you go troll superfuture or style forum. I’m putting you on blast and your comments will be moderated from here on out.


    Aaronon March 9, 2009 @ 12:22 AM:

    Clearly, those of you who think that BoO represents ‘quality’ cloths/tailoring, have no idea what ‘quality’ is.

    urban fashionon March 9, 2009 @ 5:44 AM:

    Wow. AW09’s got a really promising campaign. I’m lovin’ most of them but my favorites would have to be the two with the hoods. I’m currently into those!

    Ron March 10, 2009 @ 10:12 AM:

    really feelin for look 17 with the nice blue jacket.
    how, when and where can i get a chance to buy it? Aren’t there any online stores selling band of outsiders?

    Kristenon March 10, 2009 @ 7:58 PM:

    Absolutely exceptional.

    Fabioon May 1, 2009 @ 7:39 AM:

    Scott is such a creative genius, I love his classic pieces. I can easily wear his entire line.

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