Big men on campus

Ben Harper and David Arquette have all the quintessential BMOC qualities. They're charismatic, famous and have a bevy of beautiful friends. Last spring, Harper, 39, and Arquette, 38, broadened their curriculum and launched Propr, a contemporary collection for men and women inspired by Southern California skate and surf culture, Pendleton and vintage OP. The design duo have been friends for 10 years, but long before they met, they knew of each other's passion for rare vintage clothing. "I would get to a vintage shop and ask if they had a certain item," Harper said. "And they would be like, 'Oh, we did, but David Arquette was just here and bought it.'" Eventually, they met and developed a friendship and a mutual admiration for each other's style. "For fall, we looked to '60s Liverpool, beatniks and the poets of the period," Arquette said. Think fuss-free, plaid men's button-downs; women's shirtdresses; and straight-leg, dark-wash denim. Propr retails from $48 to $345 at various boutiques including Kitson and Fred Segal Trend.
Joshua Kogan
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