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June 2, 2015

This Is Really Easy

This is really easy. Justice Antonin Scalia, announcing the Supreme Court had upheld a lawsuit filed against Abercrombie and Fitch…

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How Salad Lunches are Killing American Leather

May 28, 2015

How Salad Lunches Are Killing American Leather

Bloomberg has an interesting story on the economics behind the leather trade, and how the decline of meat consumption is…

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The Changing Face of Youth Subcultures

May 21, 2015

The Changing Face Of Youth Subcultures

As anyone over the age of thirty knows, teens used to wear their taste on their sleeve. Punks dressed one…

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“It’s like a canvas.” Stan Smith on Stan Smiths

May 6, 2015

“It’s Like A Canvas.” Stan Smith On Stan Smiths

Since the great Adidas Stan Smith revival of the last few years, spurred by new celebrity endorsements and intentional scarcity…

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Wearing a Suit Makes You Think Differently

May 1, 2015

Wearing A Suit Makes You Think Differently

The Atlantic has an article today about how wearing a suit not only changes how the world perceives you, but…

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Fashion is Becoming More Egalitarian

April 6, 2015

Fashion Is Becoming More Egalitarian

The New York Times last Friday launched a new print section dedicated to men’s fashion. Megan Garber over at The…

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The Neurological Pleasures of Fast Fashion

March 25, 2015

The Neurological Pleasures Of Fast Fashion

The Atlantic has an article today on the neurological pleasures of fast fashion. Not much new revealed here, except for…

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A Female Male Model

March 14, 2015

A Female Male Model

Nice little story on Casey Legler, who’s a 6′2″ gay activist and former Olympic swimmer. She’s also a male fashion…

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Holding onto Textile Traditions in the Face of Economic Realities

February 10, 2015

Holding Onto Textile Traditions In The Face Of Economic Realities

Martin Fackler has a melancholy piece in The New York Times today about the traditional kimono trade in Japan, and…

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RFID Shields in Tailored Clothing

January 29, 2015

RFID Shields In Tailored Clothing

Jeffery Diduch, a professional tailor and pattern maker for a large ready-to-wear suit manufacturer, published a post yesterday about some…

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Why Do Little Boys Wear Blue?

December 29, 2014

Why Do Little Boys Wear Blue?

The Smithsonian has a great article on how children’s clothing became gendered in the 20th century. An excerpt: Little Franklin…

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Own the Jackets That Nearly Ruined Buzz Bissinger

December 16, 2014

Own The Jackets That Nearly Ruined Buzz Bissinger

“Get a U-Haul.” In an e-mail to Matthew, CEO of luxury consignment business Luxeswap, Buzz Bissinger wanted to communicate the…

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The new-ish Real McCoy’s store in Soho

November 26, 2014

The New-ish Real McCoy’s Store In Soho

These [Real McCoy’s] jeans are smarter than you are, designed with rough labor and nonsense-averse boots in mind, maybe even…

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Kimono Exhibits

October 16, 2014

Kimono Exhibits

A bittersweet story in The New York Times recently. Textile historian Terry Satsuki Milhaupt was almost finished with her book…

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The Fashion of No Fashion

October 16, 2014

The Fashion Of No Fashion

The New York Times on whether Tim Cook – now a leader in wearable technology – should tuck in his…

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