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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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Whither the Metrosexual?

August 28, 2014

Whither The Metrosexual?

For The Awl, Johanna King-Slutzky considers the culture behind the buzzword, which was first coined in 1994 but peaked in…

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Why There’s No Good Writing About Fashion

July 10, 2014

Why There’s No Good Writing About Fashion

Anne Hollander, author of Sex and Suits (among many other things), recently passed away. She penned this really good piece…

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The Lack of Honest Critiques in Fashion

February 28, 2014

The Lack Of Honest Critiques In Fashion

Jason Dike’s op-ed today in Business of Fashion is interesting. It’s about designer fashion mostly, but the idea here applies much more…

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What the Shift to Online Shopping Could Mean

February 26, 2014

What The Shift To Online Shopping Could Mean

US News & World Report recently put together some data showing something we’ve already long known: people are shopping less…

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Is there anyone who can actually follow someone like Cathy?

February 3, 2014

Is There Anyone Who Can Actually Follow Someone Like Cathy?

“But the question on my mind is this: Is there anyone who can actually follow someone like Cathy? Have we,…

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