Menswear line Public School have a muse of their own invention for spring 2010, a fictional character by the name of Eddie Red. He's a young New York hustler circa 1975, a shadowy figure loosely inspired by Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man. Red's monocle-eyed moodiness in the new lookbook is giving just the right amount of sartorial shade for next season, and hands down the best collection we've seen from the label thus far. After marinating on the collection for a bit—and all the glorious bleached denim and badass leather accessories (holsters, suspenders, hats)—we've supplanted their invisible man with our own interpretive muse, namely dancehall legend Shabba Ranks in his early-90s X-tra Naked heyday. In case you'd forgotten, Shabba rocked his monochrome looks with checkerboard stunners.
Public School and The Invisible Man
October 20, 2009