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The Launch

Band of Outsiders Denim


$185, available at Saks Fifth Avenue

What I want for my clothes and myself—I don't want to blend in, but I don't want to stand out. I just want to look good and feel cool, you know?

Since launching his cult label Band of Outsiders in 2004, Scott Sternberg has been busy—growing the brand to include shoes, accessories and a popular line of ladies clothes. But one thing that he hadn't tried until recently was jeans. "I wanted something with a consistent, classic approach but a modern fit and super nice fabric," he says. "And I finally had some time to focus on getting it right." The result is a small collection of jeans with a tailored, straight fit (slim, but not as skinny as you might imagine from a line known for fitted oxford shirts and shrunken suits). They're made from Italian and Japanese denim, trimmed in shirting fabric and sewn in Los Angeles. "There's a raw, dark pair, a nice lightweight linen blend and then some rinsed white denim," says Sternberg. "No tricks or whiskers or crazy washes—just great jeans. With some silly hardware if you look up close."