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Diesel XXX party, Paris, 2008

My girlfriend worked for Diesel for a few years in Paris and I got to attend their “XXX” party in 2008; I decided to glam it up good and proper. How I miss those shoes!!! It’s funny, I actually don’t own a single thing from Diesel; you know how I feel about jeans. Oh wait, I lied, I do have a pair of Diesel sunglasses that were a gift and I really like them and…Continue Reading →

Very superficial pet peeve: “Mad-Men-style suit”

Huge pet peeve of mine that has come up a lot recently: It bugs me when I hear someone praising a guy for being classy and wearing “a Mad-Men-style suit” because what they actually mean without realizing it is that he’s wearing “an adult-male-suit in the style that was prevalent during the one hundred or so years before American men dressed like children.”

If you’re not a Ramone, don’t wear jeans

I always say, blue jeans are my least favorite clothing made from 19th-century camping materials. (My favorite is an iron pot for a hat.) Jeans are default human covering. They manage to both look terrible and be invisible at the same time. They’re so invisible that no matter how blue they are they don’t count as blue clothes. A choice to wear blue jeans is a choice to not make any choice at all. And…Continue Reading →

I wrote this article a long time ago about what to wear (and what not to wear) in Paris

From my article, What to wear (and what NOT to wear) during your stay in Paris, originally posted on Cool Stuff 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….Continue Reading →

All of NBC’s Hannibal’s suits from season 1

Well, it took one long evening and several glasses of red wine, but I did it: I created screencaps of all of Hannibal’s suits and other outfits from the NBC series Hannibal, season 1. I could stare at those assorted checks and pinstripes and paisleys forever. I would straight-up kill for most of these suits (and those ties!), but the weird zipped-up-sweater things he’s rocking in episode 3 (in blue and red) I can definitely…Continue Reading →

Pinterest album, “les fringues”

I forgot I started a Pinterest account a year or so back and started dumping cool clothes in it! Here you go: Les Fringues, which is a cool French slang word for clothes, kind of like “threads.” I’m happy to have rediscovered this gallery of fine-ass people sporting fine-ass duds.

The time I was in Time Out New York’s Most Stylish New Yorkers (April 2011)

Hooboy, this is an interesting one; I’m simultaneously very proud and a little bit embarrassed to have been selected one of Time Out New York’s Most Stylish New Yorkers back in 2011. The photoshoot happened some months before the issue came out, and I’d just recently moved to NYC from Paris and was still figuring out shopping/dressing myself here. By the time the magazine hit the stands I didn’t love most of the things I’d…Continue Reading →

What not to wear: swamp edition

Haha, this one is quite a story. November 2008, I was living in France and had plans to visit my homeland of New Jersey, and I’d arranged to finally meet my dear friend Allen Crawford (aka Lord Whimsy) in real life for the very first time. Allen’s idea of a good time: trekking around in the New Jersey Pine Barrens (a huge pine forest full of bogs and swamps) and showing me lots of rare…Continue Reading →