Glenn O’Brien on The Sound of Young America

Here’s a special treat for Put This On fans. I interviewed Glenn O’Brien, GQ’s Style Guy, about his new book “How To Be A Man,” for my public radio show The Sound of Young America. Since the interview is so PTO-appropriate, I thought I’d share it here first (and on the Put This On podcast feed in iTunes), before it airs on the radio.

Despite its title, the book isn’t another didactic how-to. It’s a collection of charming, funny essays about masculinity. It’s not a cliched masculinity, either. It’s a robust, full-spectrum masculinity that befits the author, who was a New Wave legend and a collaborator with Andy Warhol.

So: listen and enjoy! You’ll probably learn something. (By the way, if this happens to cut off, go ahead and grab the show in iTunes or by downloading directly from this link. Tumblr seems to have a bit of trouble with long audio.)

If you really like Glenn O’Brien’s socks in the video Jesse just posted, like I did, know that you can get them at Tails and the Unexpected. They have them for about $17 with taxes and shipping. That’s about $5-10 cheaper than I’ve seen them anywhere else. 
Now, I know I just talked about how if you buy cotton socks, they should be mercerized cotton, and that you should aim for over-the-calf socks. These are none of those. But you know what? Glenn O’Brien wears them. 

If you really like Glenn O’Brien’s socks in the video Jesse just posted, like I did, know that you can get them at Tails and the Unexpected. They have them for about $17 with taxes and shipping. That’s about $5-10 cheaper than I’ve seen them anywhere else. 

Now, I know I just talked about how if you buy cotton socks, they should be mercerized cotton, and that you should aim for over-the-calf socks. These are none of those. But you know what? Glenn O’Brien wears them. 

"If we’re created in the image of God, do you want to wear some Steelers jersey?" - Glenn O’Brien

“Don’t be a casual fascist. A man needs to kick back in his own inimitable methodology. I always aim to overdress rather than underdress. It looks like I have someplace better to go later.” — Glenn O’Brien
The Wall Street Journal: The Tournament & What I Wore
Ben Cohen of the Wall Street Journal was nice enough to give me a call and ask me some questions about how coaches should dress for March Madness. Ben also spoke with Glenn O’Brien, GQ’s Style Guy, so I’m proud to be in such august company.

The Wall Street Journal: The Tournament & What I Wore

Ben Cohen of the Wall Street Journal was nice enough to give me a call and ask me some questions about how coaches should dress for March Madness. Ben also spoke with Glenn O’Brien, GQ’s Style Guy, so I’m proud to be in such august company.

“In broad daylight, black suits tend to give off a funereal, clerical, Amish, or possibly satanic vibe.” Glenn O’Brien

1. Get a soft-shouldered cotton sports jacket. I buy them whenever I see them. They’re pliable, comfy, and easy to pack. They do the job of a sweater but look dressier and have lots of pockets.

2. Cashmere sweaters, especially V-necks. Can’t have enough of those, whether they’re four figures from Hermÿs or two figures from Uniqlo. I actually once noticed a stylish Uniqlo salesman wearing two at the same time, in lime and in sea blue. A great look.

3. Good chinos or sporty flat-fronts are a must. Maybe my best casual pants are Helmut Lang from back when there was a Helmut Lang.

4. The button-down-collar oxford cloth shirt.

Glenn O’Brien on mastering business casual.
Glenn O’Brien, GQ’s Style Guy, knows exactly what the f dressing like a grownup is all about.  This guy is so consistent he makes me want to wear Belgian Shoes.  Also: as you can see in the photo above he always brings the flavor.
PS:  501s.
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Glenn O’Brien, GQ’s Style Guy, knows exactly what the f dressing like a grownup is all about.  This guy is so consistent he makes me want to wear Belgian Shoes.  Also: as you can see in the photo above he always brings the flavor.

PS:  501s.

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