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PHOTOGRAPHY: LaQuann Dawson NAME: M.L. Thompson OCCUPATION: Poet, Editor, and Graduate Student at The New School AGE: 24 NEIGHBORHOOD: Bushwick M.L. Thompson’s Instagram handle is @dreamyuncle, and that is a pretty accurate description of his style. “I sort of have an old man aesthetic,” M.L. told me as we sat across the coffee table at our photographer’s (and M.L’s boyfriend’s), apartment and studio. Look at his outfits and you can see for yourself: M.L. artfully mixes old man essentials...
Sara Schpani, 21 Occupation: Student Where are you headed? Chinatown Tell us about your outfit: I’m going for 70s with a twist (patch pants) Favorite item of clothing? These pants One piece you covet more than any other? Blue fur collar Store where most of your clothes are from? Beacons Style icon? Spice Girls What other decade and city’s style do you most wish you were around for in its original iteration? 70s
I remember the first time I read that Birkenstocks were officially cool. Why was it suddenly okay to wear these horrendous hippie shoes? Even more mind-boggling, why was it okay to wear them with SOCKS?! Nothing could be worse than this, right? Wrong. For some reason, English designer Christopher Kane decided to send his models down the runway at London Fashion Week wearing—shudder—CROCS. The clunky pieces of rubber distracted the audience from the rest of the...
We’ll say this upfront: We don’t believe there’s such a thing as one “Brooklyn Look.” As a borough, we cannot be reduced to facial hair and tattoos, or to normcore and, well, man-buns. But although we decry any simple way of defining Brooklyn style, we still celebrate the fact that Brooklyn has fast become one of the most fashionable places in the country, renowned for everything from its innovative designers to its fashion-forward boutiques....

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