Black as night, sweet as sin: Starbucks x Band of Outsiders

“The coffee drink you choose – drip, espresso or a latte – is a form of style and self-expression just as important as what you choose to put on in the morning.” – Scott Sternberg, Band of Outsiders.

Words to live by Scott! I am stoked to see cult brand Band of Outsiders x Starbucks collaborating on an exclusive line for the summer months.

The collab consists of two exclusive designs, inspired by founder and Creative Director Scott Sternberg's favorite slang word for coffee, "drip." They feature black or multicolored paint dripping down the side of Starbuck's trademark coffee cups.

For readers not familiar with Band of Outsiders, the brand is known for its rebellious take on American style. The brand started with men’s shirts and ties inspired by Scott’s youth has since developed into a full line of casual men’s and menswear-inspired women’s clothing lines with a cult following, known for its shrunken schoolboy blazers, narrow oxford-cloth shirts, and impeccably cut trousers. Frank Ocean, Rashida Jones are a few celebs that have been featured in advertising campaigns for the brand. 

The Band of Outsiders for Starbucks® Limited Edition Designer Ceramic Mugs are available online at and in participating Starbucks® retail locations in the U.S. and Canada on June 24, 2014. 

Drink up!