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Lads Only: Welcome to Public School

Thursday, September 12, 2013Aaron Reese






With New York Fashion Week wrapping up, we were left with some pretty epic menswear collections in it's wake, one standout being Public School.  I've been tethering on the line of obsession with PS for some months now and I can officially say that I'm enthralled with the brand.To help kick off my Lads Only series (a series of blog posts dedicated solely to menswear), it's time I admitted you into Public School NY.



Founded in 2008 by design team Dao Yi-Chow and Maxwell Osbourne, Public School prides itself on rule breaking and forging bravado inspired menswear pieces. Like it's name sake there's an element of youth and irreverence that are paramount to the brands personality. The spirit of New York is the muse for the brand (Fittingly since the duo hails from both Brooklyn &Queens.), culminating the high energies of street wear and the panache for well tailored pieces. All  which are made and crafted in New York.




Public School is the quintessential under dog story if there ever was one. The duo met while working at Sean John of all places, and talked of collabing someday. Once they got a a successful niche line up and running, PS shut down operations temporarily due to a couple of hiccups. However Public School was revived shortly after by the CFDA's incubator program. Coming back stronger than ever with a new vision and the backing of the CFDA, Osbourne and Chow's F/W 2013 show was a hit. In June the boys received CFDA's Swarovski menswear award for new talent and showcased their S/S 2014 collection at Fashion Week this past Sunday.


Osbourne and Chow are in fact still growing as a design team, but with this recent collection they proved why now is the best time to enroll in Public School. Below you'll find some of my favorites looks from their recent presentation at Fashion Week.


I myself couldn't pull this look off, but I can imagine my eyes being glued to the man that could. 

I've always had an hankering for bomber jackets. Make it this gold nylon one and color me obsessed.

This look goes for simplicity,  but that structured pant, and those elevated oxfords deserve a happy home. In my closet.

I love the carrot pant look here. So effortless.

An Asymmetrical leather jacket? There's nothing else left to say.

This should be every gent's dream palette. It does the work for you. Oh and that vest. I'll take two please

The perfect gym look. Obviously.




Seeing as though spring is still months away, it's only appropriate that I show you some of their current fall looks. Swoon away gents.

This entire look deserves closet space, don't you think?

Suit. Sneakers. Done.

Flannel and leather= the kid you probably picked on in HS.  Now look at him, he's a total bad ass.

If it's one thing PS is good at, its giving good layers. 

Just say yes. To all of it.

So what's it gonna be kids? Are you ready to get schooled? I for one am so ready, and I can't wait to see what the future holds for PS. Check out their site here, and let me know which looks are your faves.


All images via Style.com & Hypebeast.




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2 comments

  1. Absolutely Love it! My favorite caption was "the kid you probably picked on in school." Definitely a total bad ass ;)

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