the graphic design
of mr lou dorfsman
the antoine doinel film series
by mr francois truffaut
of mr ed ruscha
of mr mikhail bulgakov
Love leaped out in front of us like a murderer in an alley leaping out of nowhere, and struck us both at once. As lightning strikes, as a Finnish knife strikes! She, by the way, insisted afterwards that it wasn't so, that we had, of course, loved each other for a long, long time, without knowing each other, never having seen each other...
Exerpt from The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
of mr bob dylan
of mr stephen shore
- Photography by Mr Michael Bodiam
- Words by Mr Peter Henderson, Senior Fashion Writer, MR PORTER
Band of Outsiders is a renowned US fashion label based between Los Angeles and New York City, but its creation was almost accidental. The founder and designer, Mr Scott Sternberg, was working for the Hollywood talent agency CAA, when he encountered a problem that many of us can relate to: he couldn't find the perfect shirt for work. Instead of trawling the shops he decided to create his own, tweaking the fit and fabric of existing dress shirts to make something softer and less rigid. Before long, his clients at the agency started to notice and began requesting the shirt for themselves, with the actor Mr Jason Schwartzman among the first. From there, Band of Outsiders was born, and has since attracted a cult following for its preppy classics with a twist, which bring to mind vintage Americana in a contemporary way.
The name of the brand is significant because Band of Outsiders remains grounded ("I'm looking for something more honest and human in fashion," Mr Sternberg has said) and retains an offbeat edge: the New York showroom is disguised inside an old cookie factory, which still has the original store front, and a section of the Band of Outsiders website is dedicated to these sugary snacks ("Why cookies? You should be ashamed for even asking", the header informs us). And it's no coincidence that Mr Jean-Luc Godard's New Wave movie Bande à part lends its name to Mr Sternberg's company: while the film's title is usually translated as "Band of Outsiders", it comes from the French phrase faire bande à part, which means to do something different from the rest.
Navigate the interactive desk, above, and click the objects to discover more about what's inspiring Mr Sternberg.