clothes

Cool Stuff in Paris: What to wear (and what NOT to wear) in Paris

Okay, Americans*, I’m gonna give it to you straight: the clothes you are wearing in Paris make you really stand out as a tourist, and you look sloppy and underdressed and disrespectful almost everywhere you go. You stand out like a sore thumb; the Parisians can spot an American a kilometer away. This isn’t necessarily a terrible thing in itself, but wouldn’t… (Read more…)

PORTRAITS FROM ROME’S ‘DARK MOVEMENT’ SCENE OF THE 1980S

The “Dark” collection, taken primarily in Rome between ‘83 and ‘85, showcases the patrons of clubs, movies, concerts and theater events associated with the dark movement. Of course nothing stays non-commodified in the modern world, and Ignani is quick to point out how rapidly the look was appropriated by high-end fashion. See the full article and gallery here.

JackThreads has officially lost me with these Playboy/NSFW/porn tshirts.

Disappointed to see @jackthreads selling Playboy/NSFW/porn tshirts. Men should dress with class and with respect for the people around them. — Glamdies (@GlamdiesBlog) June 23, 2014 .@jackthreads A vintage pinup is one thing. T-shirts for bros with bent-over asses on them is douchey rape culture bullshit. — Glamdies (@GlamdiesBlog) June 23, 2014

Drunken office party selfie last night

I have only the vaguest recollection of taking this picture, but I do remember being happy about my outfit and how well my hair held up despite yesterday being the humid-est, grossest day ever. That’s right, nasty summer humidity doesn’t stop me from wearing a suit and tie. Suit is from H&M last year, shirt is probably Zara, tie is from Daffy’s. The skull ring I grabbed on Amazon a while back on a whim…Continue Reading →

Is three skull ties enough? (Of course not.)

Here are the three ties with skull patterns that I currently have in my collection. The one on the left is from H&M many, many years ago, and the one on the right is from H&M just recently. The one in the center is my favorite, and I have no idea where it came from; I’m 99% sure my girlfriend bought it for me as a gift, and I’m 99% sure she got it in…Continue Reading →

I have a tie problem…

… and my problem is that I don’t have enough ties. My necktie collection hovers around the 50-60 mark at any given time. The vast majority of these are from all my usual haunts: Daffy’s (R.I.P.!) was my absolute best tie-shopping place for years, and at least a dozen of these are from there. The others are from JackThreads, H&M, Delaveine in Paris, celio* in Paris, and of course several of them were gifts. I…Continue Reading →

You don’t need a bespoke suit to look like a million bucks

I’ve never owned a bespoke suit in my life. When I see normal businessman-type guys rocking nice bespoke suits, I can certainly appreciate that they look great, but that look is not part of my world and it’s not something I aspire to. I’m not saying I would turn down a nice $3000 English-made suit, but that look is not a priority for me. The fact that I wear suits and ties almost every day…Continue Reading →

All of Hannibal’s suits from NBC’s Hannibal season 2

Here they are, all of Hannibal’s glorious suits and other outfits from season 2 of NBC’s Hannibal. It’s 86 pictures total! As with season 1, the lighting is so somber in this series that in many cases it’s hard to be sure if there’s a wardrobe change from scene to scene, so when in doubt I’ve erred on the side of caution and included everything. One dark plaid suit in dark cool lighting might be…Continue Reading →