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Let’s face it–in a way, food is the new fashion. Just as buzzing fashionites pour over the latest news from Proenza Schouler, elated foodies can’t stop wondering what David Chang will do next, or if Andrew Carmellini‘s new spot will live up to all the hype. But sometimes what (or who) is in the back of house is just as important as what comes to the table.
Tom Ford has decided to show his men’s collection at the second-ever London Collections: Men showcase.
Legendary news commentator and TV fixture Andy Rooney has died from complications related to a minor surgery. He was 92. And while he’ll be missed most for hist witty and often sardonic musings on 60 Minutes, we hope his distinctly buttoned-up, casual style won’t be forgotten.
He might be on trial for going on what prosecutors have called a “rape spree,” but there’s no getting around the fact that Hugues Akassy has a commitment to his style.
Just in case you’d were finally able to scrub the images of the Versace for H&M men’s collection out of your eyes, allow us to present it in full!
Click the picture. It gets worse.
Tell your boyfriends to watch their wardrobes: The second class of the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s fashion incubator program aren’t all designing cocktail frocks and chic gowns. For the most part, this class is concerned with bringing menswear up to snuff. And as they were hand selected by the CFDA, we have no choice but to believe that American fashion establishment is taking some time to focus on the guys.
Here’s a sad truth about my life: I did not look cute as a teenager. No really. The years between 13 and 20 were, for me (and I’m guessing for a lot of people out there), absolutely and tragically fraught with horrible sartorial choices, bad hairdos and even worse skin. There are a few things I didn’t know back then that could’ve helped speed the process along — and it turns out, they’re lessons some adults could use, too.
There are tons of things we’d never wear — bedbug infested velour tracksuits, for example, or bolo ties. Also: mankinis. We don’t know what kind of synaptic misfire led to the designs in this post, and we warn you now that the things you’re about to see cannot be unseen. While we can kinda sorta appreciate how these swimsuits cleave to the trends we saw on the runway for spring (lots of cutouts, very minimal), what we can’t understand how their makers expect them to sell. We gather that, at the moment, business must not be going so well, because each suit is on sale for about $10 less than its original price.
Is it a little silly for guys to be obsessed with fashion? Yes, as a matter of fact, it is. It would seem, though, that the anonymous blogger behind the brand new and wildly popular tumblr F*ck Yeah Menswear wants to love his love of fashion and make fun of it at the same time. But you can only mock someone’s steez (or lack thereof) so many times before it wears off.
We here at Styleite are starting to get pretty tired of movie remakes. (The new “Footloose”? Totally starting to lose its charm.) But we don’t mind it at all that a group of pretty creative guys have re-imagined some of our favorite movie posters with a nod to the garments that played their own central roles.
Oh, how we long for 1996. We know better than to say this, but it just feels like a much simpler, more honest era. But maybe that’s because we were 7 years old. But even at that young age, we had a kind of fearful love of supermodel Naomi Campbell. And Naomi Campbell had most of the world’s designers wrapped around her little finger. Maybe that’s why Gianni Versace asked her to stand in the middle of the runway looking like a living statue, then take exactly one turn down the ramp during his men’s fall winter 1996/97 show.
Brad Goreski is the current zeitgeist of men’s fashion, has been in the same relationship for nearly a decade, and grew up chubby in Canada. And we wouldn’t have known two thirds of that if it weren’t for The New York Times. (Also, how great does he look in Styleite‘s signature pink and black?)
Until yesterday, the story of the leaked “Afghan War Diaries” was one of intrigue, espionage, treason, and battle, sparking near-simultaneous outcries of praise and outrage internationally. And then Gawker broke by far the most dramatic development in the Wikileaks saga: Wikileaks entity Julian Assange dyed his hair. No, really– it’s brown now, or at least part of it is.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. That’s what we can tell from this vintage fashion newsreel from 1954, in which various male models show off the latest styles for summer.
Hungry for some sausages? How about in your shorts? You may think this is a dirty joke, but we’re actually alluding to a real life collaboration between a Brooklyn sausage shop and NYC brand Outlier.
It’s the health discovery heard ’round the world — in the BCBGs, the Nordstroms, the lifestyle shopping centers popping up on every corner of suburbia — and it’s making us realize why the caged bird sings. Okay, not really, but we are starting to make sense of the boyfriends and brothers who sit gloomily in loveseats and on benches of retail stores everywhere.
Every morning, we wish we could throw on a dirty tee shirt and ripped jeans, mess our hair up, brush our teeth, and look devastatingly gorgeous, but alas, what makes one man incredibly attractive is not the same for women. There are some men, however, that take pride in their appearance. They know the difference between gingham and plaid, they opt for a skinny tie rather than a classic Ferragamo, and are well versed in fashion vocabulary. Such men — ahem, Simon van Kempen — may be interested in this.
In all honesty, it doesn’t take much to make a male model look good. A loin cloth usually works. But nonetheless, menswear designers (for the most part anyways) have overwhelmingly stuck to the straight and narrowly tailored. You know: suit, tie, solids, yawn. But this season, Milan got a little wacky. In fact, between all the meggings (male leggings), man-dals (with and without socks), and some body jewelry that would have made a “Faith” era George Michael blush, we started to wonder what was going on and, more importantly, if “Blue Steel” was strong enough to withstand it.
Ladies, it’s time to lock up that Nair because this summer the boys are re-embracing the short-short in all it’s pale, upper thighed goodness. According to WWD, as temperatures and stock prices muster a cautious climb, men’s swim lengths are heading north and maillot makers are eschewing boardshorts for a leggier length.