We’re confused.

This is Humberto Leon, co-founder of Opening Ceremony and, for a certain breed of New Yorker, the ne plus ultra of forward-thinking style. He’s sharper, more avant-garde and just plain cooler than any other store owner on earth.

And yet, somehow, he was photographed at Fashion’s Night Out Tokyo with not one but two hallmarks of bad ’90s style: the peekaboo white undershirt and the infamous square-toed shoe.

We’re just not sure what to believe. Have these things passed through the gauntlet of uncoolness and become so cool that only Humberto Leon knows about it? Is it only okay in Japan? Has this picture been photoshopped and planted in WWD by his powerful and numerous enemies? Did he lose his tie?

This could go all the way to the top.

—R.B.

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  • Russell Brandom