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What Happens When Your Style Fave Is Problematic?

June 28, 2018

What Happens When Your Style Fave Is Problematic?

It’s often hard to separate the artist from their art, and why should we? A lot of the art we…

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Buttoned Up but Wild at Heart: The Style of David Lynch

June 25, 2018

Buttoned Up But Wild At Heart: The Style Of David Lynch

The notion of a style “uniform” has its champions and critics, depending on what fashion and menswear resources you read….

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Is the Idea of Wearing a Personal Uniform Dead?

February 8, 2018

Is The Idea Of Wearing A Personal Uniform Dead?

President Obama, whose reputation for style only seems to improve now that he’s out of the public eye, famously told an…

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Kelly again, in a polo and jacket.

February 1, 2018

Inspiration: Cannes In The 60s And 70s

There’s little less glamorous than an East Coast winter, all road salt stains and cinder-flecked snow banks. I live in…

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The Case for Color: the Style of David Hockney

May 5, 2016

The Case For Color: The Style Of David Hockney

You can steal wholesale from some style icons: McQueen’s sweatshirts, Dean’s jeans, Connery’s suits. But from others, you only hope…

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The Ensembles of Miles Davis Epitomized Cool

March 13, 2016

The Ensembles Of Miles Davis Epitomized Cool

The New York Times has an nice piece today on how Miles Davis epitomized cool – not just through his…

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David Bowie’s First Stage Costume

January 13, 2016

David Bowie’s First Stage Costume

How did you dress when you were 15? At that age David Bowie joined the Kon-rads as a saxophonist and…

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Reminder: Gordon Parks Was Cooler Than You

December 3, 2015

Reminder: Gordon Parks Was Cooler Than You

You’re probably familiar with the work of Gordon Parks, whether it’s his photography (over a decade documenting America and Americans,…

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Think you have problems finding well-fitting pants?

September 2, 2015

Think You Have Problems Finding Well-fitting Pants?

Think you have problems finding well-fitting pants? Pictured above is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar when he was just a young 20 year-old…

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When Hollywood Actors Dressed Themselves

August 9, 2014

When Hollywood Actors Dressed Themselves

The blog Collecting Classic Hollywood has a nice post showing the sport coat Gary Cooper wore in the 1934 film…

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Ernest Hemingway’s Game Bag

August 28, 2013

Ernest Hemingway’s Game Bag

Every once in a while, Jesse and I will list a fishing or game bag in our eBay roundups. Nice…

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