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?
First thing’s first: we survived. And with Fashion’s Night Out safely in the past, we thought we’d set down a record for posterity, with all the plinko, side-tabs and grenadine that implies. Admittedly, our note-taking got a little shaky towards the end…