Steal His Look: Jason Schwartzman as Max Fischer in "Rushmore "

By Style Girlfriend | Last Updated: Oct 18 2016

Max Fischer shows you how to pull off nerdy chic.

Max Fischer might be one of the worst students at Rushmore Academy, but he’s definitely the fictional private school’s best dressed.

Played to nerd-chic perfection by Jason Schwartzman (in his film debut!), Fischer fails all his classes, but counts himself the king of every extracurricular club in the school; you know we love a guy with ambition here at SG, so we’ve gotta take our beret off to Fischer/Schwartzman for bravado. And even though he doesn’t get the girl in the end, he gets Bill Murray as a best friend, so we’re calling it a wash.

What We Like
  • Each piece in Fischer’s uniform can be worn a million different ways. It’s an outfit born out of wardrobe essentials. Chances are you already have some or even most of what’s on this prep school-heavy check list, and if you don’t have each of these pieces, it might be worth the investment. Remember quality rules when it comes to buying staple pieces like a blazer and leather belt.
  • The smaller items, like the Swiss Army knife, Mason Pearson comb, and fountain pen, are things every man could use, making them great gifts for a brother, father, or best friend. (Of course, if your best friend is Bill Murray, the most appropriate gift would be one of the Perfect Attendance and Punctuality pins.)
Want to pull it off? Try these pieces:

Navy Blazer: ASOS / Comb: eBay / Shirt: Bonobos / Kinks CD: eBay / Typewriter: eBay

Tie: J.Crew / Glasses: Moscot / Belt: ASOS / Pocket Knife: Nordstrom / Fountain Pen: eBay

Perfect Attendance and Punctuality Pins: Etsy / Sneakers: DSW / Socks: Nordstrom


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Tell Us:

Would you rather date Miss Cross or keep Bill Murray as a best friend?

{Things to consider: Depending on how old you are, Miss Cross might get fired and go to jail for dating you. Bill Murray will most likely become your enemy if you date Miss Cross. Having Bill Murray as a nemesis might be cooler than having Bill Murray as a best friend….}

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