Call it overpriced and pretentious or investment-grade and elemental, Band of Outsiders is probably the most polarizing “preppy” brand since Ralph Lauren. At retail, its price points are hard to stomach, but Band’s refined color palette and playfully grownup aesthetic has always appealed to us.
In this Hypebeast TV profile, Band’s Scott Sternberg talks about “a system of dress” — in our opinion, the smartest path to strong personal style. The idea is to invest in foundational pieces to create a “uniform” that will hold up both physically and style-wise. From there, you’re free to spend smaller sums on items with shorter shelf lives like, say, those glasses Scott’s wearing or Band’s coveted ties… some of which happen to be on sale right this minute.