After sampling the better part of Los Angeles’s 20,000 or so bistros, gastropubs,
and grand halls of fine dining, the only thing swelling more than our bellies is our pride. This is one tasty town. Here, in ascending order, are our picks for where to dine now
On Friday, Daniel Radcliffe graduated from Potter to prep in the indie flick Kill Your Darlings. Set in 1940′s NYC, the film focuses on the college years of Allen Ginsberg (played by Radcliffe), Burroughs and Kerouac before they became literary legends. With fall’s imminent arrival, these Columbia University chaps are teaching us how to look cool while dressing warm. We’ve taken notes on where to find nubby tweeds, cable-knit sweaters, and classic peacoats about town. Leave it to the Brits to bring schoolboy style stateside. At Topman, Anglo designer duds are priced at a student budget. Go for bloke at Ben Sherman with their slim-fit, tailored take on the classics.
For a crash course in collegiate cool, flip through our slide show above.
With over 10 years of costume designing under her belt, Alexis Steinman has shopped this town inside and out. Working on prominent shows (“Weeds”, “CSI”) and outfitting an array of celebs (Jenna Elfman, Anne Hathaway, Sir Richard Branson), this industry insider will be sharing her cinema secrets with us weekly.