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Fashion October, 26 2012

The Weekly Outfit: Halloween in New York City – Dress Like Patrick Bateman in American Psycho

Since his introduction in 1991, Patrick Bateman has been an inspiration for psychotic investment bankers the world over. The young banker lives an upscale if not empty lifestyle during the day and moonlights as a murderer by night. Besides being a murderous psychopath, Bateman acts as a walking encyclopedia of chic fashion designers as he runs through expensive brands in his head with every person he encounters. Take a look below for the complete Bateman outfit.

Oliver Peoples – Gregory Peck Sunglasses

“Is that… Ivana Trump?” she asks, peering over my shoulder. I whirl around. “Where? Where’s Ivana?” “In the booth near the front, second in from” – Evelyn pauses -”Brooke Astor. See?” I squint, put on my Oliver Peoples nonprescription glasses and realize that Evelyn, her vision clouded by the cassis-riddled Cristal, not only has mistaken Norris Powell for Ivana Trump but has mistaken Steve Rubell for Brooke Astor, and I can’t help it, I almost explode.

Get the shades at Colette.

Brooks Brothers – Button-Down Collar Cotton Oxford Shirt

I’m wearing a two-button wool suit with pleated trousers by Luciano Soprani, a cotton shirt by Brooks Brothers and a silk tie by Armani. McDermott’s got on this wool suit by Lubiam with a linen pocket square by Ashear Bros., a Ralph Lauren cotton shirt and a silk tie by Christian Dior and he’s about to toss a coin to see which one of us is going downstairs to fetch the Bolivian Marching Powder since neither one of us wants to sit here in the booth with the girls because though we probably want to fuck them, we don’t want to, in fact can’t, we’ve found out, talk to them, not even condescendingly – they simply have nothing to say and, I mean, I know we shouldn’t be surprised by this but still it’s somewhat disorienting.

Get the shirt at Mr. Porter.

Valentino – Paisley Classic Tie

The tie is a dotted silk design by Valentino Couture. The shoes are crocodile loafers by A. Testoni. While I’m dressing the TV is kept on to The Patty Winters Show. Today’s
guests are women with multiple personalities. A nondescript overweight older woman is on the screen and Patty’s voice is heard asking, “Well, is it schizophrenia or what’s the deal? Tell us.”

The tie is available at Bloomingdales.

ZZegna – Wool Silk Suit

I’m wearing a six-button double-breasted wool suit by Ermenegildo Zegna, a striped cotton shirt by Luciano Barbera, a silk tie by Armani, suede wing-tips by Ralph Lauren, socks by E. G. Smith. Men Who’ve Been Raped by Women was the topic on The Patty Winters Show this morning.

Get it at the Zegna online store.

Rolex – Stainless Steel Black Dial Black Bezel Sea Dweller 90s

“Or an AR-15. You’d like it, Evelyn: it’s the most expensive of guns, but worth every penny.” I wink at her. But she’s still talking; she doesn’t hear a word; nothing registers. She does not fully grasp a word I’m saying. My essence is eluding her. She stops her onslaught and breathes in and looks at me in a way that can only be described as dewy-eyed. Touching my hand, my Rolex, she breathes in once more, this time expectantly, and says, “We should do it.”

Get it at Time & Gems.

Giorgio Armani – Felt Trenchcoat

I shiver and hand her my black wool Giorgio Armani overcoat and she takes it from me, carefully airkissing my right cheek, then she performs the same exact movements on Price while taking his Armani overcoat. The new Talking Heads on CD plays softly in the living room.

Buy it at Bergdorf Goodman.

American Express Platinum Card

I slam the door of the stall and start shoveling the coke from the envelope into my nose with my platinum AmEx. In between my gasps I hear Evelyn leave, sobbing to the girl, “He made me walk out of my own Christmas party, can you believe it? My Christmas party?”

 

A. Testoni – Alligator Penny Loafer

I’m able to compose myself by simply staring at my feet, actually at the A. Testoni loafers, kicking pigeons aside, and without even noticing, I enter a shabby delicatessen on Second Avenue and I’m still confused, mixed up, sweaty, and I walk over to a short, fat Jewish woman, old and hideously dressed. “Listen,” I say. “I have a reservation. Bateman. Where’s the maître d? I know Jackie Mason,”

Get them at Pelle Line.

AK-47 Automatic Rifle

 ”I’d want to bring a Harrison AK-47 assault rifle to the ceremony; ” I say, bored, in a rush, “with a thirty-round magazine so after thoroughly blowing your fat mother’s head off with it I could use it on that fag brother of yours. And though personally I don’t like to use anything the Soviets designed, I don’t know, the Harrison somehow reminds me of…” Stopping, confused, inspecting yesterday’s manicure, I look back at Evelyn. “Stoli?”

Available at your local Russian arms dealer.

All quotes taken from the book American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis available at Amazon.

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