The Worst Trends of 2022, According to Men’s Fashion Obsessives - The New York Times

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Hosts of the cult podcast “Throwing Fits” gathered with friends and fans to measurement successful connected manner and who’s the coolest idiosyncratic successful Los Angeles.

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Fans of the podcast “Throwing Fits” and different revelers gathered successful Mohawk General Store, a cautiously curated boutique successful Los Angeles.Credit...Michael Raines for The New York Times

Max Berlinger

LOS ANGELES — The “Throwing Fits” vacation party, toasting the fashionable podcast that ridicules and reveres men’s manner equally, began conscionable aft 5 p.m. past Thursday, erstwhile Lawrence Schlossman and James Harris, the hosts of the show, stepped retired of a car successful beforehand of Mohawk General Store successful the Silver Lake vicinity of Los Angeles. They cradled packs of Budweiser and Modelo similar infants they had rescued from a state station.

Guests dressed successful baggy work-wear pants, chic but fraying shirts, limited-edition sneakers and nubby fleeces. Many were regulars of the store oregon avid listeners of the podcast. Inside, determination was a array with wine, liquor and CBD beverages.

Slowly the assemblage ballooned and spilled extracurricular the shop, a fashionable boutique owned by the husband-and-wife squad Kevin and Bo Carney. Its banal database — Our Legacy, Dries Van Noten, Stüssy, Bode — is the benignant that a listener of “Throwing Fits” would find appealing.

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Partygoers spilled retired onto the thoroughfare successful beforehand of Mohawk General Store. Credit...Michael Raines for The New York Times

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Holiday decorations successful the store.Credit...Michael Raines for The New York Times

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A rack of tops for sale.Credit...Michael Raines for The New York Times

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Hosts served wine, beer, liquor and CBD beverages. Credit...Michael Raines for The New York Times

This is the 2nd twelvemonth that Mr. Harris and Mr. Schlossman person held the party, and has been a accidental for them to make a real-world meet-up for their net friends. All were welcome.

“I deliberation anytime you person an online net relationship and past you really conscionable the idiosyncratic and you some recognize that you’re not weirdos, you recognize that transportation is real,” Mr. Harris said.

We asked immoderate of the attendees for their thoughts connected the coolest idiosyncratic successful Los Angeles, the worst trends of the year, and their predictions for the coming one. Here’s what we heard. Interviews person been edited.


“Throwing Fits” podcast hosts

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Who’s the coolest idiosyncratic successful Los Angeles?

Mr. Harris: Kevin from Mohawk. The enactment speaks for itself. He does truthful galore retired determination projects and executes them successful a sick, tasteful way. The antheral decided to conscionable motorboat a vino brand, called Loose Wines, and present the foodstuff is loose.

Mr. Schlossman: I’m gonna accidental Nick Dierl. He’s the astir connected antheral successful Los Angeles; he’s the mayor. Every bully restaurant, helium has the batline. Whether it’s Horses oregon Jitlada, he’s the feline who’ll get you the res with a moment’s notice. What shows coolness similar getting a preservation connected a dime?

What volition beryllium the unexpected inclination of 2023?

Mr. Schlossman: Leather for me. Pants, shirts, jackets. It ne'er truly went away. I’m conscionable truly drawn to that stuff. I conscionable emotion the thought of a dude successful leather.

Mr. Harris: I deliberation it’ll beryllium casual grills. Nothing serious. Nothing excessively heavy, support the hardware light. Maybe it’s a one-piece oregon a two-piece.


Owner of Mohawk General Store

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Who’s the coolest idiosyncratic successful Los Angeles?

Donald Glover. I deliberation he’s an astonishing all-around Renaissance man. He does truthful galore things truthful well. I look up to him for that. Style, cinema, writing, dialogue, everything helium does.

Do you person immoderate resolutions?

I privation to enactment much with my hands. I privation to plot more. Getting soiled with my hands gives maine truthful overmuch pleasance and, astatine the extremity of the day, if I’m covered successful ungraded I’ve had a amended time than if I’m wearing immoderate chill outfit.


Fashion designer

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Who’s the coolest idiosyncratic successful Los Angeles?

My therapist. He’s a large listener. That’s portion of being cool, being a bully listener.

What’s a inclination that you privation to spot dice with the extremity of the year?

I tin accidental what I hope, which is information and cynicism is simply a inclination I’d similar to spot go. In manner oregon plan — I’d similar to spot much susceptible stuff. I’d emotion to spot little logos and much individuality and biographical stuff. That’s what I’m trying to do, not conscionable a temper committee but to archer a story. That’s wherefore I emotion Margiela. You didn’t cognize who helium was but, done his work, you knew who helium was.

What was the worst outfit you saw this year?

At Paris Fashion Week I met Angus McCloud, who seemed precise nice. But helium was virtually wearing a portion from each luxury house. Like, connected his chapeau helium had 2 bandannas, 1 being Chanel the different being Louis Vuitton, and past the chapeau was, like, Dior.


Handyman and operation worker

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What’s a inclination for 2022 that’s got to go?

I’m truly upset astir the parachute pants thing. Because a batch of radical enactment connected a large sound and a tiny garment and immoderate sneakers and they deliberation they’re dressing. I’m not truly large connected that full happening close now.

What trends are you excited astir for 2023?

I’m really truly liking immoderate of this unusual Y2K worldly coming back. Obviously, it’s been beauteous dense the past mates of years. But the continuation of the Jean Paul Gaultier, that benignant of look and feel. And the aged trainers from backmost then, getting escaped of the full chunky sneaker look. I’ve ever liked an oversized sound with a slim shoe. I similar seeing the Vans Half Cab making a comeback.

Do you person immoderate benignant resolutions for adjacent year?

I deliberation I request to halt buying but successful general, my solution is to lone bargain apparel made by my friends.


Research analyst

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Who’s the coolest idiosyncratic successful Los Angeles?

Twin Shadow. He’s a philharmonic creator who rides motorcycles. I emotion his music, and I got into motorcycles a fewer years ago. And I’ve really met him, and he’s truly down-to-earth. Seeing that helium was into motorcycles gave maine support to travel my passionateness with that. I emotion his idiosyncratic style, and his unrecorded shows are immoderate of the best. And past to person met him and he’s this idiosyncratic you look up to and he’s down to person a speech and link astir the things you similar is amazing.

What bash you deliberation radical volition beryllium into adjacent year?

I privation radical to support appreciating vintage. Vintage is the canvas that a batch of decorator pieces travel from. It’s sustainable, it’s casual to acquire.

Do you person immoderate benignant resolutions for adjacent year?

I conscionable privation to bargain 1 portion per season. Just 4 pieces. This twelvemonth introduced maine to a authorities of contentment. I’m precise contented with my wardrobe. And focusing connected 1 portion per play volition marque maine truly intentional and bargain thing I truly like.


Retail associate

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What volition beryllium a inclination successful 2023?

I anticipation that consumers are smarter with what they buy. Companies similar Shein are increasing successful popularity, but astatine the aforesaid time, with Gen Z coming up, they’re besides becoming much attentive successful presumption of what they buy.

What’s a inclination from this twelvemonth you privation to beryllium done with?

Fake angst. It conscionable leads to a pretentious vibe.

Do you person immoderate benignant resolutions for 2023?

To halt buying shoes. I person similar 10, but successful reality, I lone deterioration 3 of four.


Content producer

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Who’s the coolest idiosyncratic successful Los Angeles?

Well, the existent reply is my woman due to the fact that she’s the champion communicator. But the chill reply would beryllium that feline Edgy Albert. He’s large connected TikTok, he’s a men’s deterioration guy. He’s precise cool, and he’s precise sincere and precise overmuch a existent person.

What’s a inclination from this twelvemonth you privation to beryllium done?

Live podcast tapings wherever you bargain tickets to spell spot a recording. It’s conscionable truly weird. Like, you’ve benignant of paid wealth to spell eavesdrop connected a conversation.

Do you person immoderate benignant resolutions for yourself for adjacent year?

No, I’m beauteous blessed with wherever I’m astatine close now. I’m blessed with however small I’ve been spending wealth and however overmuch versatility I’ve been getting retired of my wardrobe. That’s ever a large happening for maine — versatility. I conjecture that’s the main benignant solution for me: continuing the pursuit of versatility and keeping it arsenic airy arsenic possible.


Retail associate

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Who’s the coolest idiosyncratic successful Los Angeles?

I’m honestly inactive looking for him. He hasn’t revealed himself yet. I mean, it could beryllium anyone, I instrumentality manner inspiration from my homie who works up the thoroughfare astatine the florist shop. My roommate, Drok — I instrumentality inspiration from him, and helium takes it from me. It’s a feedback loop.

What’s a inclination you deliberation volition beryllium large adjacent year?

I emotion the mode that denim is coming back. I emotion radical getting into cuts and fits and silhouettes.

What inclination bash you privation to dice with 2022?

I truly privation logos to end. Any benignant of embroidery enactment oregon block-printing, oregon dyeing — let’s bash that. I don’t request idiosyncratic signaling to maine wherever they bought something.

Do you person immoderate benignant resolutions for adjacent year?

Just to support learning and capable successful the gaps successful my wardrobe. Like, if denim is going to beryllium large adjacent year, past accessory items for denim volition beryllium bigger, similar cardinal chains oregon T-shirts, oregon boots. Just gathering that world.

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