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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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The relationship between the frequencies of men’s beards and the width of women’s skirts

January 17, 2014

The Relationship Between The Frequencies Of Men’s Beards And The Width Of Women’s Skirts

Above: The relationship between the frequencies of men’s beards and the width of women’s skirts, charted over time from 1823…

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The U.S. Supreme Court endeavors to define <em>clothing</em>, unsuccessfully

November 12, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court Endeavors To Define clothing, Unsuccessfully

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a case regarding compensation of steelworkers for time spent donning protective, er, clothing, endeavors to…

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Men’s Wearhouse Said to Weigh Bid for Allen Edmonds

October 23, 2013

Men’s Wearhouse Said To Weigh Bid For Allen Edmonds

Men’s Wearhouse Said to Weigh Bid for Allen Edmonds In a strange bit of news, Men’s Wearhouse is apparently putting…

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The Problem with Labeling

September 5, 2013

The Problem With Labeling

Pete posted a great excerpt yesterday from a recent New Yorker article about the relevancy of country-of-origin labels in the…

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Men (British men, anyway) are spending more on shoes than women

August 19, 2013

Men (British Men, Anyway) Are Spending More On Shoes Than Women

Industry analysts were shocked by recent market research reports that show that men (British men, anyway) are spending more on…

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New York Times piece on Spivack’s exhibit

August 14, 2013

New York Times Piece On Spivack’s Exhibit

It’s probably BS that Hemingway’s shortest story was the six-word “For sale: baby shoes, never worn,” but nevertheless the clothes…

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Anthony Weiner gets 2 legs up on NYC mayoral competitors with bright trousers

July 1, 2013

Anthony Weiner Gets 2 Legs Up On NYC Mayoral Competitors With Bright Trousers

New York Daily News: Anthony Weiner gets 2 legs up on NYC mayoral competitors with bright trousers “Is it a…

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Ivy Style at the F.I.T. Museum

October 25, 2012

Ivy Style At The F.I.T. Museum

I’m headed out of New York this morning, having taped a few episodes of Judge John Hodgman, enjoyed a San…

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Andy Sullivan from Reuters called yesterday

August 28, 2012

Andy Sullivan From Reuters Called Yesterday

Andy Sullivan from Reuters called yesterday, wondering what I thought of Paul Ryan’s style choices. The answer is that I…

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Yellow Baggers

July 16, 2012

Yellow Baggers

One of my favorite hyper-specific blogs, Yellow Baggers, covers only the East Coast clothing discount chain Daffy’s. Or did… because…

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