My Prize Possession: Glenn O’Brien
"I got this in 1979 and it has a lot of miles on it—some motorcycle miles, and it was my regular outerwear during the days when New York streets could be risky. It probably saved my life when I resisted a two perp mugging at knifepoint on Avenue D. (Or maybe it was the Sacred Heart of Jesus pinned inside it over my heart.) Some guys wore tagged leather jackets back then. One day I asked my friend Jean-Michel Basquiat to draw one of his crowns on the back of mine. Jean was so into kingship he smoked Chesterfield Kings. My friend George DuBose had nicknamed me Leroy because he said I acted like a king. This jacket made me feel even more like one." - Glenn O’Brien

My Prize Possession: Glenn O’Brien

"I got this in 1979 and it has a lot of miles on it—some motorcycle miles, and it was my regular outerwear during the days when New York streets could be risky. It probably saved my life when I resisted a two perp mugging at knifepoint on Avenue D. (Or maybe it was the Sacred Heart of Jesus pinned inside it over my heart.) Some guys wore tagged leather jackets back then. One day I asked my friend Jean-Michel Basquiat to draw one of his crowns on the back of mine. Jean was so into kingship he smoked Chesterfield Kings. My friend George DuBose had nicknamed me Leroy because he said I acted like a king. This jacket made me feel even more like one." - Glenn O’Brien

The Style Guy on White Jeans

  • Q: Is it ever okay to wear white jeans at night?
  • The Style Guy: Why not? As Mick Jagger says at the end of "Something Happened to Me Yesterday" (on the Rolling Stones' Between the Buttons, 1967), So if you're out tonight…on your bike, wear white. If it's a hot summer night, if you're out in Ibiza or Rome, if you're feeling like David Hemmings in Blowup, or if you're just feeling like it. Combine with a floral or a madras shirt, a sailor tee, a blue blazer, or whatever the other Beach Boys are wearing. I've been wearing white Levi's, occasionally at night, ever since Jefferson Airplane did a radio ad for them.