Edgy, But Practical
“Rogan’s new A Litl Betr line is perfect for here; it’s so cool and confident. Denim is a universal fabric, but in a tailored suit, it becomes more formal, more city, and the sexy fitted shirt reinforces that. In Chicago, they’d wear a looser top. Big bags take on more importance here because they’re like our cars. Balenciaga’s crocodile bag is a luxury, but it’s functional and makes a statement, like a car would in L.A.”
—Julie Gilhart, vice-president, fashion director, Barneys New York
A Litl Betr denim jacket, $1,445, pants, $650, and shirt, $455, Balenciaga crocodile bag, $17,500, Guillaume Hinfray “Borglinde” shoes, $465, at Barneys New York (660 Madison Ave., nr. 61st St.; 212-826-8900).