Armories and Lofts Are So 2006: Band of Outsiders Shows At Sea

Spotted at the Band of Outsiders show, which took place on Tuesday night aboard a sailboat docked at Chelsea Piers: former New York Times film critic Elvis Mitchell, sipping a drink with GQ multimedia editor Andy Comer on the starboard side. The waters were rough, and the boat was rocking to and fro as its passengers—including a bunch of models looking like jaded Andover escapees—clutched the railings for dear life.

Mr. Comer was wearing a Band of Outsiders blue skinny tie and button-down, and Mr. Mitchell was wearing a khaki cotton two-button Band of Outsiders suit. Is it standard practice during Fashion Week, we wondered, to wear a designer's clothes to his/her show?

God, is it like wearing a band’s t-shirt to that band’s concert?” Mr. comer said. “Because I would never do that.”

Mr. Mitchell explained that B.O.O designer Scott Sternberg is the only man alive who could get him to wear a summer suit. “I don’t like cotton suits. But this…I just love the silhouette.” Mr. Mitchell was so impressed, he added, that he had invited Mr. Sternberg on his public-radio show (we didn't know he had one either!), and they had been friends ever since. Additionally, Mr. Mitchell had just made a cameo on Entourage, our big-cheese editor's favorite show ever, wearing Band of Outsiders.

Was his fitted baby-blue silk shirt also by Band of Outsiders?

Mr. Mitchell paused. “It’s…”

Out it came:

“I’m almost like a gay man when it comes to clothes,” he admitted. “This is a vintage shirt, and a vintage belt, and the shoes… I bought in Italy.”

Shortly after eight, the masses cleared out, the models went home, and a small group of Mr. Sternberg’s friends and associates set sail for a quick jaunt around the harbor. Or were they going to New Jersey? The editors on board seemed unsure. “It’s going to hell!” cried one woman, drink firmly in hand. Armories and Lofts Are So 2006: Band of Outsiders Shows At Sea