Posts Tagged: Fashion

Who's a Good Trendspotter? You Are, You Are.

"It's never been cooler to look like a baby."


What to Say to a Man in a Short-Suit

♫ Shorts, shorts, shorts, short shorts ♫: At this summer’s weddings and white parties, the nattiest gentlemen will be wearing shorts with a corresponding suit coat. At least, that’s what J.Crew would have you believe, along with a few other menswear companies that are giving the look a hard sell this season…

From all perspectives, the short-suit is an odd pairing. Sartorially, the look is equal parts business and schoolboy. Functionally, it’s both breezy and stifling, and socks are a no-no, unless they go up to one’s knees. The list of people who can pull it off doesn’t stretch much beyond professionals in Bermuda and street-style icons such as [...]


Both Ways Had

I suppose the only question I have left is whether or not deliberately quoting "a bearded, tattoo-covered 30-year-old who lives in East Williamsburg and sells $400 Japanese raw denim jeans for a living" provides enough of a knowing wink to offer inoculation against the cries of "trollery" you are so brazenly eliciting. I mean, it's a neat trick if it does, I guess.


Funeral: Who Wore It Best?

"Top designers are pouncing on the celebrity bonanza surrounding Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death by sending out photos of stars wearing their brands while paying their respects to the legendary actor."


How Can We Get Mayor de Blasio To Wear Something Other Than A Burlap Sack?

"New York mayors have almost always been fashion plates — from the jaunty cane and fedora of Jimmy Walker to the dapper tweeds of matinee idol John Lindsay to the custom-made suits of Abe Beame to the twee bowties and pocket squares of David Dinkins. Even Robert Wagner knew how to wear a suit. The dour Wagner held his own in a famous 1957 photo of him next to glamorous Marilyn Monroe at a movie premiere, thanks to his perfectly tailored tuxedo. But de Blasio seems to think that dressing for success is not part of his job description."


Being Dumb

I am a dumb writer, perhaps one of the dumbest that's ever lived. Whenever I have an idea, I question myself whether it is sufficiently dumb. I ask myself, is it possible that this, in any way, could be considered smart? If the answer is no, I proceed. I don't write anything new or original. I copy pre-existing texts and move information from one place to another. A child could do what I do, but wouldn't dare to for fear of being called stupid.

Tonight Kenneth Goldsmith will appear on The Colbert Report. This year he has been the Museum of Modern Art's first poet laureate, [...]

Look Good While Preventing Tiny Missiles From Perforating Your Body

"What’s driving the explosive growth in sales of fashionable bullet-resistant clothing for the rich and not so famous?"


The Uniform Outfit

The short black sleeves on Alex Pappas’s jersey were offset by a triptych of white and orange lines near the shoulder. "Yaquis de Obregon" was splashed across the front in a slanted, stylized font, the dark letters bordered in orange. Pappas told the small crowd around the table about how he had hopped the border to get the jersey, which represents a team from a Mexican winter baseball league. The kid next to him, Mike Engle, wore the blue and red of the Montreal Canadiens and offered a tamer story: He’d merely custom-ordered his clothes to look like those of the team’s mascot, and replaced the usual numbers with an [...]


Summer Fashion Foreboding

"The socks-with-sandals look has undergone a gradual rebranding to its now-cool status, Quinn said. Designer Kate Spade helped revive it by showing closed-toe pumps with fun socks. Tory Burch showed socks with flats, and in their ready-to-wear Spring 2014 show, Band of Outsiders paired socks with flat and heeled sandals." Socks with sandals, men in very short shorts, the return of crop tops—it's gearing up to be a miserable summer.


Wait, Is This Normcore?

"Marty himself has been something of a hipster template for a while now: the double denim, the checked shirt, the high-tops. If only Marty had arrived in east London 2014 as opposed to Hill Valley 1955 (and, later, 2015 and 1885), he would have fit right in and instantly sparked a sleeveless parka revival…. Lorraine Baines (later McFly, then Tannen) has, waist up, a proper Alexa Chung look going on, with her Peter Pan collars and demure little jumpers. Biff Tannen's sports jackets are definitely in style this season, for men and women, while George McFly's thick-rimmed glasses have been a fashion staple for absolute yonks now (ie about five [...]


Bill de Blasio Not THAT Cheap

"An article last Thursday about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s preference for New York designers referred incorrectly to the blue Corneliani suit that he bought at Rothmans in the spring of 2013 during his mayoral campaign. Mr. de Blasio wore it at his inauguration, but not on primary and election nights."


All Turtleneck-Wearers Are Bad Men

"This season, there are more ways than ever to wear turtlenecks." [Via]


Hallmark Of Office Style At Pitchfork Media Revealed

"Comfortable clothing—with a subtle nod to rock ‘n’ roll—is the hallmark of office style at Pitchfork Media, publisher of the influential online music publication The company has 23 (mostly male) employees in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint and Williamsburg neighborhoods." There's a photogallery!


How Long It Will Take Your Girlfriend To Start Dressing You

Men beware: That special new lady who makes you feel like everything you do is amazing will eventually become the woman who changes everything about the way you dress because it sucks. How long is "eventually"? Six months. This would probably be more disturbing if men weren't secretly just as happy not to be making decisions about these things.


Introducing… Shirterate

People often ask us what's next for our company. We've spent a lot of time surveying the Internet landscape, and, while the land rush into the content arena has been gratifying to watch for those of us who've worked in the "space" since long before there was a venture capital invasion, we really feel that the future of the Internet is in serving individuals. One by one. Artisanally. Particularly high net worth individuals. So we'd like to invite you to visit our new project, Shirterate.


The Male Topknot Takes New York

Back in early 2012, the Times Style section tried to convince us of the coming of the "man bun" to Brooklyn. It was too early and it was really a stretch: For famous cases, they had to rely on tennis players "Alexandr Dolgopolov and Xavier Malisse." (And Malisse was more prone to wear an actual ponytail.) The man bun, they helpfully defined, is "similar in form to the topknot worn by many women… but it is often worn slightly lower on the head."

The Daily News gave it a whirl last November, noting that Jake Gyllenhaal was top-knotting at SoulCycle; the Guardian pointed out that the [...]


"Nothing Was Vulgar, Nothing Was Bling-Bling"

Jaime Wolf recently spent some time with Agnès Troublé for T Magazine. (Perhaps you know her best as Agnès B.) They went to Brooklyn to photograph graffiti! The legendary designer's first film, Je m'appelle Hmmm…, is currently playing in festivals and opens in France this spring.


2013 Style: A Tragedy In Four Acts

1. He adored Los Angeles

Instagram: @RhondaIntl

Fashion is for either the very young or the very old; style is for everyone in between. I do not function participatorily in any fashion polity, which is another way of saying I live in LA. If you are a dude here, you take one of two looks: Patrick Bateman or Christopher Robin. If you abstain, grown women will come up and ask you if you smell, neither knowing nor caring that style is an outsider's game.

A lot of what passes for street style here is liminal and kind of en-route in nature, as most of it is confined [...]


Nipples Coming Up

"Whether on full display, or peeking coyly out of mesh dresses, there was no ignoring the overwhelming abundance of mammaries on display on the runways this month. We didn't find any bra, on any runway, in any city. From the sheer whites of Michael Kors, Alberta Ferretti, and Paul Smith, to the primary reds and pinks at Sophie Theallet and Max Mara, to the sexy blacks at Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, Alexander Wang, and more, the message was clear: Spring 2014 favors small-breasted women who feel comfortable going virtually topless." —You are going to find this almost impossible to believe, and I understand your shock, but—trust me, we will get [...]


Gays Tear "Mad Men" Apart, Put It Back Together

Oh my God, these queens are absolutely crushing it on the matters of color palette ramifications in "Mad Men." This report will change your life in how you watch the show.