The David Hart Fall 2012 lookbook is modeled after classic prison mugshots. The images of black placards emblazoned with white lettering makes most feel uncomfortable, sparking images of crime scenes and never-ending trials. Hart has gone against the grain by showcasing an alternative and entirely fashionable side to the notorious inmate lineups.
All of the male models in this David Hart photoshoot sport ties and varying takes on the work-friendly oxford shirt. Vests and cardigans add to the preppy office feel, one that is largely incongruous with the mugshot motif.
Photographer Justin Bridges has made this New York production appear suave and anything but criminal. Hilarious captions such as 'Nice Try, Bro' further diminish the corrupt feel, playing up on the humor that is truly at the base of this David Hart lookbook.