It’s a known fact. Steven Alan’s papery soft shirts in plaid and polka-dot are the best shirts to steal from your boyfriend, husband, neighbor, or roommate. (The Village Voice simply made it official.) What makes 10-year old line exciting for me is Alan’s embrace of the concept of ugly-beautiful. The patterns and color compositions of his textiles are jaunty and unexpected and the tailoring is androgynous and no-nonsense. Visually, they may read Brooklyn urbanite or Silver Lake drifter, but that doesn’t make them any less cute. www.stevenalan.com
Steven Alan annual Los Angeles Sample Sale:
Siren Studios, 6063 W. Sunset Blvd (between N. Gower & La Baig Ave), Los Angeles
**Parking is available on site
Thursday 11/12: Open to the public 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday 11/13: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday 11/14: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday 11/15: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pieces from Steven Alan men’s and women’s collections and Steven Alan retail stores at up to 80% off. Cash and major credit cards accepted.
Sample Prices: Steven Alan – men’s cotton shirt – regularly $168, Now $65
Steven Alan – women’s cotton shirt – regularly $148, now $55