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Subtle Quirkiness: Wes Anderson

Stuff white people like #10: Wes Anderson. Purveyor of films quirky and understated, Wes Anderson is beloved by hipsters everywhere. Though I thought The Royal Tenenbaums and Bottle Rocket were boring, I loved Rushmore and Fantastic Mr. Fox. So Wes’ movies get a pass from me. Essential to all Anderson’s movie is some sort of costume. [...]

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The Slim Fit

The “slim fit” is in, and that makes me happy. Because it means that men are finally paying attention to how their clothes fit them. And what do you know, we actually have a waist! Thom Browne, “inventor” of the slim fit. What is the “slim fit,” exactly? No, you don’t need to wear pants half a [...]

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Weekly Roundup

Maxminimus visits Boston, cans fruit, tries on 80s Polo ties, and more. This long stream of pictures and text is funny and flows well. Most of the advice I get about cuffs can be summed up like this: If you’re tall, do it, if you’re short, don’t. However, as Simon Crompton writes on Style Crave, pant [...]

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The Man Your Man Could Dress Like

Dear Old Spice guy, what should a man wear after he’s used Old Spice? Look at your man. Now back to me. Now back at your man. Now back to me. Sadly, he isn’t me. But if he stopped using lady-scented body wash and switched to Old Spice, he could smell like he’s me. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owGykVbfgUE[/youtube] As cliche as [...]

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The Tie Tuck – Yes or No?

The days of waistcoats are gone. Men frequently wear jackets unbuttoned, or forgo the jacket completely while sporting a tie. This leads to a predicament: What to do with a tie that flops around in the wind and potentially endangers you?The American answer is the tie clip, formerly emblazoned with logos and colors, now delegated [...]

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James Bond Style Review: For Your Eyes Only

In his fifth film as Bond, Roger Moore, the longest serving Bond, travels to Greece to retrieve spy equipment. Amidst the gorgeous scenery, he gets help from Carole Bouquet, who seeks revenge on the villain who’s trying to steal the equipment as well. It’s one of my favorite Bond films for those two reasons, the [...]

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Weekly Roundup

They’re not watches, they’re “horological machines.” At least according to the company that designed this watch profiled by Por Homme. Explanations fall short of a picture: Only $158,000! The company’s line of watches is worth a look, though. Eye-candy, you know. The Rake is a Singapore-based style magazine. Luckily, Christian from Ivy Style did an interview for [...]

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What To Look For In A Summer Watch

I’ve been thinking about watches lately. Specifically, what sort of watch is appropriate for casual summer dress? My dad was shopping for watches at Kohl’s, so I asked the jewelry saleswoman the same question. She responded that large, and metal watches are in. Well. I have a couple of problems with metal watches as casual wear [...]

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Team Edward or Team Jacob – Who’s Got Better Style?

Quick disclaimer, I’m not a raving Twilighter. However, I can’t ignore two stars who have captured the attention of many, many females. Ok, ok, if you want a more recent picture than “R-Pat” as Cedric Digory and Lautner as Shark-Boy, here’s corresponding GQ covers, linked to stories about each in the magazine: Twilight fans have practically developed [...]

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Knots and How To Make Them

A couple of days ago, this pamphlet turned up at my house. It came from my neighbor, who apparently inherited it from someone else. The book was published in 1942. Flipping through the book brought me back to my Scouting days. This is how the book starts: Yeah, haven’t you head of Og? You know, the Son of [...]

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