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There are few things more wonderful than a handsome man in a pinstripe waistcoat. Except, maybe, a Winklevoss twin in a well-tailored suit of smooth, steel grey. Or what about a red carpet featuring Johnny Depp in a cowboy hat and a Winklevoss twin in rugged leather booties?
As the riotous tonsorial shifts of a handful of guys in Brooklyn are worthy of serious news coverage, The New York Times today brings us a story about men with very long hair and what they’re doing to keep it out of their faces. Specifically, these guys are wrapping their follicles into balls that they secure on top of their heads with elastic bands. But don’t you dare call them buns. They’re man buns.
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.
A few weeks ago when we heard that we’d be following one of our worst-dressed colleagues around while he got a full makeover at Saks Fifth Avenue, we were more jealous than anything else. We here at Styleite had never met Mediaite‘s Tommy Christopher in person (he covers the White House for our sister site, so he’s never in town!) but as soon as we saw him we realized just how badly he needed and deserved to get a few upgrades to his style. And now we have video evidence of the weeks of tailoring, grooming, fitting and life improving we witnessed Tommy undergo.
[A little backstory: Tommy Christopher, who covers the White House for our sister site Mediaite, is the worst-dressed person in the White House press corps. We couldn't stand the thought of him interviewing the president in polyester, so we teamed up with Saks Fifth Avenue to help him update his look. Herein, his take on the process.]
Until a few weeks ago, Mediaite’s White House correspondent Tommy Christopher was one of the worst-dressed men in Washington. And we’re not being mean — this guy used to have just three outfits, and many of the garments that made up those outfits is spun from fabric that would light aflame if it got too close to an active microwave oven. And because it simply wouldn’t do to have our company’s envoy to the president’s house wearing nothing rayon ties in offensive patterns, we decided he needed an upgrade. Then Eric Jennings, the VP of men’s fashion (and lots of other fun stuff) at Saks Fifth Avenue, decided to get involved, and the project turned into a full-scale style intervention.
Brad Goreski hasn’t been a style star in his own right for that long, but now that his sartorial sensibility warrants love from The New York Times and inspires copycat acts everywhere, we thought it might be the right time to take a look back at the clothes that made the man. For starters, this was him in 2003.
There’s the plethora of books detailing the perfect pick-up line and pointers on refining one’s social graces. Then there are the websites that tell you they can get you a date, get you into a relationship and even get you married. But today, researchers let loose that for men, attracting women can be as simple as wearing red.
It’s Q & A day! Are you a small-footed lady in desperate need of stylish stilettos? Or a sartorially adventurous guy wondering how to pull off the ever elusive “Dress Suit with Sneakers” look? Our resident advice-giver extraordinaire Jackie Johnson is here to help you out.