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Why It’s Hard to Take Men’s Fashion Magazines Seriously

September 9, 2014

Why It’s Hard To Take Men’s Fashion Magazines Seriously

This New York Times Magazine piece features a brooding model wearing some beautiful leather jackets in a banal suburban setting….

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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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What Is A Gentleman?

August 14, 2014

What Is A Gentleman?

On my way home from work today, walking through Union Station in Los Angeles, I was listening to Fela Kuti’s…

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Slimmer Clothes Don't Necessarily Make You Look Slimmer

August 7, 2014

Slimmer Clothes Don’t Necessarily Make You Look Slimmer

There’s no bigger myth in menswear today than the idea that slim clothes will make you look slimmer (or conversely,…

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Expats in Tangier

August 1, 2014

Expats In Tangier

The New York Times’ Style Magazine published a feature a few months ago on Tangier, a northern Moroccan city that…

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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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Street Style From Around the World

June 10, 2014

Street Style From Around The World

The New York Times has a nice collection of vignettes on street style from around the world. Pictured above are…

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The Man Who Believed in Simplicity

March 26, 2014

The Man Who Believed In Simplicity

Although I own more clothes than I need, and think there are a number of advantages to having a big…

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Our Editorial Policies - Elaborated.

March 1, 2014

Our Editorial Policies – Elaborated.

The Basics Given Derek’s excellent post about conflicts of interest in the fashion media industry, I thought I’d elaborate on…

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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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On The Ways We Judge Fashion and Taste

February 3, 2014

On The Ways We Judge Fashion And Taste

After Saturday’s post on the coming 1930s fashion exhibit, I spent some time re-watching clips from our second season. I’m…

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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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Perspective on Pitti

January 8, 2014

Perspective On Pitti

Today marks the start of another Pitti Uomo, the sprawling men’s clothing tradeshow held semi-annually in Florence. Pitti is technically…

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