Boys to Men

Band of Outsiders' 2008 Holiday Collection


Scott Sternberg, the boyishly charming designer of Band of Outsiders, made a name for himself with retro-chic clothes that are often just as boyish and charming. But his new holiday collection has a grown-up polish thanks to velvet bow ties and silk dinner jackets in such un-holiday colors as inky plums and mustardy golds. The clothes are modeled by photographer Paul Jasmin, who the designer felt was a natural fit. "I met him a while back and we became friends," says Sternberg, who shoots every look book himself with a simple Polaroid camera. "We just shot in and around his place, which is in this historic L.A. building—it was a lot of fun." (Photos: Courtesy)

Silk tartan dinner jacket, sea island cotton shirt, velvet bow tie, wool flannel trousers.

Cashmere topcoat with raccoon fur collar, wool flannel trousers, sea island cotton shirt and silk tie.

Velvet dinner jacket and bow tie, overdyed oxford shirt.

Tartan hooded jacket, wool pique trousers.

Wool pique jacked (part of a suit), sea island cotton shirt, reversed silk club tie and cashmere scarf.

Velvet three-piece suit and bowtie, oxford shirt.

Cotton velvet waistcoat and trousers, oxford shirt and silk tie.