Band of Outsiders

Milan: As the guest designer for the 80th edition of Pitti Uomo, Scott Sternberg took his all-American show on the road for S/S 12 — showing in the courtyard of Maniffatura Tabacchi, an old tobacco factory on the outskirts of Florence. The sultry night and industrial backdrop made perfect sense once the soundtrack of West Side Story started up, complete with two colorful gangs of dancers. It seemed that Sternberg was inspired by his host’s country, because a subtle mid-century Italian flavor made his signature crop of classics look new again.  —Michael Fisher

Color: White / Chambray blue / Slicker yellow / Navy / Pistachio green / Olive / Sky blue / Khaki / Red

Key Items: Blousons / One-button suit / Cropped cotton pants / Slim button-front shirts / Nylon and cotton anoraks / Double-breasted blazers / Linen sweater / Rain slicker

Materials: Oxford cloth / Nylon / Cotton poplin / Rubber and patent leather / Linen

Details + Trim: Contrasting taping / Exaggerated cable knit /  Small point collar and button-down collar / Ombre pattern on jackets / Rolled cuffs

Accessories + Footwear: Knit silk ties / Patent leather mules / Suede boat shoes / Skinny ties

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