“I’m Scott Sternberg. And I make clothes.”
Scott Sternberg designs for Band of Outsiders
, which shares a name with a 1964 French New Wave film
. Based in Los Angeles
Sternberg worked previously as a Hollywood agent
. Debra Scherer
’s The Little Squares
created a short film about Sternberg called Being There
Band of Outsiders has a preppy feel
running throughout their products: “These American staples, American sportswear classics [reinterpreted] in subtle ways.” In this way, the Spring Summer 2011 collections were "a study in brooding pensiveness...evocative of both The Royal Tenenbaums and Tin Tin."
. A New York Fashion Week runway show in February 2012 had hair and makeup going for a cowboy look
, in line with Sternberg's recent fascination
with "masculine ideals", drawing on Alejandro Jodorowsky's films El Topo
) and Holy Mountain
While most lines of the brand focus on menswear, last year the Girl line was introduced. Tavi, the style rookie called it
"ethereal and pretty and misty." (Tavi previously
) Renowned fashion critic Aziz Ansari once weighed in on
where he expected the line to go in the future, after Band of Outsider's first runway show for which Momofuku Milk Bar
pastry chef Christina Tosi made Lemon Tree Hugger cookies
, the likes of which the hosts claim will never be seen again.
Though Sternberg has criticized other clothing brands for industrialization, production of the line “This is not a polo” has moved to China.
Suits are handmade in Brooklyn at Martin Greenfield Clothiers
), the shop that's clothed Boardwalk Empire
Sternberg's rules of style include "Airplane-fart karma is a bitch"
talking about what brands you're wearing, and not choking yourself with a tie
when in a suit. He wears short-sleeved shirts under his suits! Sternberg's home is "a playful amalgam of vintage references and bright color combinations".