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Style Report

OUT's street style blog for Fall 2011


OCTOBER 31, 2011
Get INCed

INC editor-at-large Tom Stubbs styles the hottest trends for fall 2011

OCTOBER 28, 2011
INC Collection Viewing Event

Take a look as Tom Stubbs' visions for Fall 2011 come to life

OCTOBER 25, 2011
Style Report: The Military Overcoat

Out hits the Streets: We go trend-hunting on the streets of New York
Think functionality and understatement. Travis, illustrating this week's trend - the military overcoat - is a normal person living his life...and he looks great doing it! Travis is the definition of street style. Check out how our team snatches his home and shoots his authentic style.

OCTOBER 24, 2011
Do Ask, Do Tell

Doask-dotell-travismilitaryThe enduring utility and flair of military-inspired fashion hits the street
Name: Travis Matthew DeZalia
Age: 25
Zodiac sign:Taurus
Hometown (where you were born and raised): born: Plattsburgh, NY. Raised: Las Vegas, NV
Occupation: Retail Manager
Three words to describe your style:Just woke up
Three artists and/or songs that are currently in heavy rotation on your iPod: Lana Del Rey, Greg Laswell, Terrordactyls
Your idea of a perfect weekend day is: A huge vegan picnic in Central Park with lots of sangria, my dog, and best friends. And board games. Definitely board games.
Favorite meal and/or restaurant: Ronald's Donuts in Las Vegas -- best vegan donuts ever.
Your drink of choice: Whiskey and ginger ale.
You can invite four people to a dinner party (dead or alive). Who would you invite?Why would I invite someone dead when I can invite 4 Somali children who really need it? I'd give up my dinner to invite a 5th.
Favorite fashion/style icon of all time: A dressed-up lesbian bike messenger.
Something you'd never wear: Boot cut jeans with flip-flops. Never boot cut jeans. Ever.
Best city in the world, and why: Maybe I haven't been there yet. But for now, I really love NYC.

Photography by Shannon Sinclair


Sign up for the draft: this is the winter of the military coat. With its unbeatable knack for combining fashion and functionality, you don't only want it. You need it. Store your iPad in a secret pocket originally meant to store boxes of artillery or a Bible? Yes. You can take it easy with a simple and chic pea coat or pilot's jacket, or you can opt for one of those double breasted green numbers with military patches and a collar big enough to dodge bullets. The military coat isn't a trend, really. It's perennial. So suit up this winter, and stay on the front lines for good. -- JORDAN SHAVAREBI


OCTOBER 21, 2011

It Boys: Andre Saraiva
This man about town may always be on the run, but his sturdy boots help him get to his next destination looking cool.


For every fashion star that's a household name, there are countless behind-the-scenes movers and shakers who keep the industry constantly running. One of the most charismatic and suave members of this elite team is Andre Saraiva. In his career, Saraiva has been a graffiti artist, a nightlife impresario, and the creative director of an influential men's fashion magazine L'Officiel Hommes -- sometimes all at once. Needless to say, he's a well-liked character whose sphere of impact casts a wide net. One thing that remains constant in his every-changing life in fashion, though, is his love of a black boot. Whether he's channeling his inner-greaser a la Danny Zuko or he's just maintaining his modern day hipster vibe, a black pair of boots has gotten this man far in life.

Pictures courtesy of Backyard Bill.

OCTOBER 19, 2011
Ready for Combat

Ready-for-combat-tylercombatbootsx300Combat boots have you ready to rumble, no matter where you roam.
Name: Tyler Ashley
Age: 26
Zodiac sign:Cancer/Leo Cusp
Three words to describe your style:Random, eclectic, loud
Three artists and/or songs that are currently in heavy rotation on your iPod: Parallel Dance Ensemble, Lady GaGa, A Tribe Called Quest
Your idea of a perfect weekend day is: Friends, food, and a good dance party!
Favorite meal and/or restaurant: I'm an eater and can't pick a favorite, but I definitely couldn't live without cheese.
Your drink of choice: Currently, rose.
You can invite four people to a dinner party (dead or alive). Who would you invite?Marie Antoinette, Rogue from X-Men, Martha Graham, Franz Marc
Favorite fashion/style icon of all time: Male: David Bowie, Female: Bjork
Something you'd never wear: I can't think of a single thing that I would never wear.
Best city in the world, and why: New York City, it's no holds barred.

Photography by Shannon Sinclair


The combat boot is your friend. It adds that undeniable surge of masculine energy that the more fashion forward of your outfits may be in need of. Tuck your slacks into them if you're the obvious type, roll your jeans over them for the subtle "Yeah, I am wearing combat boots, thanks for noticing" look, or wear them with a kilt if you're in the mood to be snapped by a street style photographer. Take them from grunge to formal with a simple trick of the cuff. No matter which look you choose, an extra ego boost comes complimentary with every pair. -- JORDAN SHAVAREBI


OCTOBER 14, 2011

Some Kind of Blue
We look to the streets for some navy inspiration


As always, stylish guys stalking the street are a fertile place for us to get ideas for new, dapper ensembles. Take this man on the left, who proves that combined with the white pant and a cress the navy blazer still signals upper-class refinement. Yet the man on the right shows that with a relaxed pant, a t-shirt, a dress shoe and a thin scarf you can imbue a standard navy blazer with some street-chic realness. --JORDAN SHAVAREBI

OCTOBER 12, 2011

True Prep
Rizzoli's Latest Book Celebrates Classic American Style.


Today, the idea of preppiness is as malleable as it is ubiquitous. The upright, high-minded visual language was born in the 1920s on Ivy League campuses, serving as unspoken language of elitism and scholarly society. Upper class leisure activities -- golf, polo, and tennis, for instance -- were appropriated to create what would become an American archetype.

But times sure have changed. The trend has long since shaken its staid, priggish implications and has been adapted, re-imagined, tweaked, and subverted over and over in popular culture. Each generation has forged a new iteration of the classic ideal, at times paying homage to its air of aristocratic exclusivity, or conversely, turning those very connotations on their proverbial head. From Hollywood to high fashion; music to sports; this is one movement that doesn't appear to be going anywhere, providing a foundation for endless interpretations.

In Rizzoli's latest book, Preppy: Cultivating Ivy Style ($45.00), Jeffrey Banks and Doria de La Chapelle explore the history of this world with exhaustive details. Filled with insightful commentary (the foreward is even by the "Queen of Prep," Lily Pulitzer) and a wealth of incredible imagery (Robert Redford in The Great Gatsby, Rene Lacoste, JFK, Pharell Williams, Miles Davis, Prince William, Chuck Bass, and many more all make appearances) the book proves that one needn't be a square to appreciate the joys of being preppy.

For a glimpse at just some of the incredible imagery from the book, click here.

To purchase Preppy: Cultivating Ivy Style, click here.

OCTOBER 10, 2011
The Navy Blazer

Navyblazerx300An enduring classic can still turn heads -- even on the streets of New York.
Name: Mark Edio
Age: 32
Zodiac sign:Cancer
Occupation: Makeup Artist
Hometown:Born in the Philippines but raised in LA.
Three words to describe your style:Easy, clean, with a sense of humor
Three artists and/or songs that are currently in heavy rotation on your iPod: Haircut 100 via Pandora, Theophilous London, Amy Winehouse
Your idea of a perfect weekend day is: Going on a food tour of NYC.
Favorite meal and/or restaurant: Anything from Sea by the Beach
Your drink of choice:Martini with Ketel One, with a twist
You can invite four people to a dinner party (dead or alive). Who would you invite?Grace Jones, Tina Turner, mom and dad
Favorite fashion/style icon of all time: Grace Jones
Something you'd never wear: Tevas!!
Best city in the world, and why: Paris -- watching women with effortless style!! So chic!

Photography by Shannon Sinclair


The Navy Blazer is a classic that's instantly new. It's a must-have that you want, a standard that can turn extraordinary, and an endlessly fashionable contradiction of terms. With a crest it's preppy, but pair it with a loose-fitting tank and jeans and you're turning Yale on its head. Roll the sleeves and you're ready-to-work, wear it with shorts and you're ready-to-sail. It can be a cover-up the morning after a long night (that everyone will see right through). This season, the navy blazer pops best with a tan or camel pant (that's the color, not the hair). But in the end, it can be whatever you want it to be, which comes along rarely in the grander scheme of fashion trends. So seize the blazer, and do with it whatever you'd like. It'll work.


OCTOBER 7, 2011

Strike a Cord
We look to the street for more style inspiration.


We spend a lot of time -- and we mean a lot -- looking at street style blogs for inspiration. One of our most frequented is definitely Streetpeeper. Photographer Phil Oh stalks the streets of the world to deliver an international does of sartorial stimulus. These three gents are perfect examples of how to take one article of clothing and put your individual stamp on it. While each is wearing corduroy, you get three completely different feels from the way they are incorporated into their outfits. From dandy prepster to dapper lumberjack, corduroy can if into anyone's wardrobe.

Photos courtesy of

OCTOBER 5, 2011

Style Icon: Wes Anderson
The Hollywood director has a sartorial stand-by in the corduroy suit


When Wes Anderson burst onto the Hollywood scene in the late '90s, he was noted for the archly stylized visual worlds he created. His obsessively nuanced films--Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic, The Darjeeling Limited and Fantastic Mr. Fox achieve a quirky sophistication thanks to Anderson's eye for mannered detail. Fittingly, the director himself cuts a stylish figure and adheres to a formulaic pattern for success. Almost always dressed in a slimly cut, rumpled suit, the auteur is a master of the dorky-cool look. For a hint of retro polish, his suits -- usually in a neutral tone--are often of the corduroy variety, but avoid looking dated with modern tailoring details, proving that nothing ever goes out of style.

Photos by Getty Images

OCTOBER 3, 2011

Corduroy-trendreportkrisWe caught up with cutie Kris as he was headed to dance rehearsal, sporting one of fall's hottest trends.
Name: Kris Seto
Age: 26
Zodiac sign:Taurus
Occupation: Writer, dancer, choreographer
Hometown:Mukileto, WA
Three words to describe your style:Crisp. Clean. Casual.
Three artists and/or songs that are currently in heavy rotation on your iPod: SBTRKT, Little Dragon, and I've been revisiting Erykah Badu lately.
Your idea of a perfect weekend day is: Sleeping in, spending a lazy afternoon at MoMA, and a backyard barbecue that includes drinks with my friends. Maybe a dance class if I can squeeze it in.
Favorite meal and/or restaurant: This summer, I had one of the most amazing meals in Barcelona at this unassuming little restaurant, La Podega Tinaja. It was super simple--cured meats, cheeses, and great wine--but it blew me away.
Your drink of choice:Vodka-tonic
You can invite four people to a dinner party (dead or alive). Who would you invite?Alexander McQueen, Freddie Mercury, David Sedaris, and my mom (cue the canned ). I think we'd have a fun time.
Favorite fashion/style icon of all time:Bill Cunningham
Something you'd never wear: Those toe shoes give me the heebie-jeebies.
Best city in the world, and why: New York City--everything's here (except sanity).

Photography by Shannon Sinclair


For fall 2011, designers almost unanimously seemed to be saying that they've grown tired of jeans. Surely, denim will always be an integral part of the contemporary wardrobe, but from New York to Paris and beyond, there was a plethora of other options offered. From brightly colored and printed khakis to rich, sumptuous corduroys, it seems that denim has some attractive competition.


SEPTEMBER 30, 2011

Sporty Spice
Perhaps the reason the nylon "tech" jacket has become so popular is because its so versatile


The best and most convenient aspect of the tech jacket, is that any piece of outerwear can be given an athletic makeover by simply rendering it in a new fabric. Collegiate letterman jackets, sturdy trenches and windbreakers all receive a jolt of youthful energy when re-imagined in a more casual, forward-thinking material. Additionally, designers who are thinking more about the modern man and how he wears his clothes -- and fashion is, ultimately, a game of thinking ahead, not looking back -- offering some decetively simple solutions. The three pictures above perfectly illustrate how men can take one concept and truly make it their own. How do you wear it?

Photography by Shannon Sinclair

SEPTEMBER 27, 2011

Out Hits the Streets
We go trend-hunting on the streets of New York
There was a time when a small group of editors would sit at fashion shows and dictate trends to the world via the glossy pages of their respective magazines. Thanks to the Internet, those days are long gone. Now, any teenage with a keen eye, an old pair of jeans and some scissors can become a fashion icon. Ironically, now the streets are where world class designers now source their inspiration. We, too, are not immune to the charms of stylish "real" people -- normal folks just living their lives who look great doing it. We found George cavorting on the streets of Manhattan's Meatpacking District making this week's trend -- the tech jacket -- work perfectly. Check out our team snatch him up an shoot him in his natural environs.

SEPTEMBER 26, 2011

Techjacketx300The fashion industry has finally embraced the world of technology with geek-chic designs.
Name: George
Age: 35
Zodiac sign:Aquarius
Occupation: Art Director
Hometown:West Seneca, NY
Three words to describe your style:Random, simple, and borrowed.
Three artists and/or songs that are currently in heavy rotation on your iPod: Serge Gainsbourg, Belle and Sebastien, Cults.
Your idea of a perfect weekend day is: A good Bloody Mary, not showering until 4 p.m., a walk to get coffee, finding a great kisser.
Favorite meal and/or restaurant: Please see the next question.
Your drink of choice:Gin martini, Proseco, boxed, mouthwash....
You can invite four people to a dinner party (dead or alive). Who would you invite?Dorothy Parker, Colette, Amy Sedaris, Paul Rudd (why not?).
Favorite fashion/style icon of all time:Querelle, James Dean.
Something you'd never wear: Boxers.
Best city in the world, and why: New York. It's home.

Photography by Shannon Sinclair


The zeitgeist's obsession with modern gadgetry would eventually have to impact fashion in some way. Now, designers and labels are clamoring to incorporate technologically-altered fabrics and sporty design elements to blend business and casual. The more we move forward, the further the line between appropriate office attire and sporting attire blurs, with surprisingly stylish results.


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