Fashion moves in cycles. The wise among us do all in our power to maintain continuity with our wardrobes, with the firm belief that eventually our personal sense of style will be back in vogue. But others among us throw out clothes with each coming trend, leading to no small amount of regret…
Where he presides: Daddy-O, West Village Favorite drink: Bramble
I’d have to say the tapered jeans. You know… the kind that came down and hugged your ankles? You put some boat shoes on with those and then you rolled them up. You remember? You went around looking like Robert Downey Jr. in Less Than Zero. I miss those days. [Ed. Good news, Phil, those days are kind of back.]
Where he presides: Blue Ribbon, Greenwich Village Favorite drink: Paulaner Hefeweizen
Oh man. I had this vintage Aquascutum brown corduroy overcoat. It was beautiful. It took me a year to get a hold of the thing — it was too big for my friend and too small for his boyfriend and I had to keep asking for it. I loved that coat. Tragically, it was stolen in the gym a couple years later. Broke my heart!
Where she presides: The Waverly, Greenwich Village Favorite drink: Stella Artois
My brother’s hand-me-down, royal blue, Chuck Taylor high-tops. I was in love with those, but I only wore them once. To kindergarten. I got to class and this girl told me they were boys’ shoes and started making fun of me. Her name was Amber Beacroft. I missed out on 20 years of Chuck Taylor Converse fashion because of her. How awful. Hey, but I’m making up for lost time. .
GEORGNIA Where she presides: Rain Lounge, Williamsburg Favorite drink: Tequila shots
People always say things like, ‘I can’t believe the stuff I wore in the 80s’. But all that stuff is cool again. So, actually I wish I hadn’t thrown a lot of it away. Like my sweet-ass old Ghostbusters t-shirt. I wish I still had that.
Where she presides: Laila Lounge, Williamsburg Favorite drink: Pilsner beer
I’ve been looking for a suit, like a Condoleeza Rice skirt-suit. I do burlesque shows and I want to be like the ‘business woman.’ And I figure there’s no way to be the businesswoman without shoulder pads. My mom used to have a whole closet full of them, but they’re all gone now. I’ve been thinking about that a lot this week actually.