Dressing well is a form of good manners. —Tom Ford. Chalkboard in front of The Strand Hotel today.
Posts Tagged: style
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…)
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.
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 →
… 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 →
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 →
An important turning point for teenage me was when I noticed how rock fans dressed & how rock stars dressed & switched from one to the other — Glamdies (@GlamdiesBlog) May 24, 2014 If I had one wish, I would probably waste it on more color/pattern options for men's pants. — Glamdies (@GlamdiesBlog) May 16, 2014 It stresses me out when the inside part of my tie (which no one can possibly see) doesn't match…Continue Reading →
I’ve been obsessed with Hannibal’s style for a long time now but Mason Verger is bringing some fierce competition
Gary Oldman is probably my favorite actor of all time and I don’t think I could have ever imagined I’d prefer someone else’s interpretation of a character over his, but Michael Pitt as Mason Verger is killing it. The clothes definitely help. When I think cool, two things that do not come to mind are fur and white/off-white, but somehow it’s really working here. And a baby pig as an accessory is an ingenious touch…Continue Reading →
I have a love/hate relationship with JackThreads. I’ve probably bought at least three dozen items from them in the last couple years, from three-piece suits and ties to t-shirts and sunglasses. Some of it’s great, and some of it’s garbage. JackThreads’ prices are super cheap for the most part, and the quality of their items is very hit and miss. I’ve gotten a few suits from them in the $100-$150 range, which is incredibly cheap,…Continue Reading →
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.”