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Category Archives: Gentlemen

Sean Connery is New Model for Louis Vuitton

Do you think that Sean Connery being commissioned by Louis Vuitton adds to the elegance and timelessness of the brand with the addition of a renowned gentleman? OR do you think that this collaboration will add to LV’s reputation as a stuffy snobhouse with a stuffy old man as its poster-grandpa? [Source: Vuitton’s New Bond… […]

Andre Benjamin: Launching a menswear label is the hardest thing he’s ever done

I saw this at Business of Fashion. I don’t think I could ever get tired of news about Benjamin Bixby. A lot is riding on his success. I feel like he’s the first rapper to legitimately break into the high-end fashion world. Sean John OR Rocawear do not count, not by a long shot. But […]

10.Deep pushes stamps. Kind of.

You might remember in my one of my earlier posts about how we’d be seeing even more plaid/flannel this season, along with an almost universal resurgence – nay, regurgitance – of M65-inspired jackets. Well 10.Deep dun went and did it. “Oh no they di’int!” Oh yes they did. Behold: Not just plaid. Not just M65. […]

The Guardian Interviews Andre Benjamin for Benjamin Bixby

Andre Benjamin talks to Simon Mills about his favorite shopping spots in London, how his outfits have evolved, and his ambitions for his fashion line, Benjamin Bixby. Hackett, the young Sloane’s outfitters, is his favourite stop-off. Benjamin spends a small fortune there and knows all the staff. “You might think that a rapper from the […]

This photo is just wrong

This photo from Esquire, featuring writer Nam Le, is no doubt taking its inspiration from Old Boy. And for those of you who’ve seen Old Boy, you why this is messed up. [Scan from The Sunday Best]

Mad Men Wins 6 Emmys

The most fashionable show of the moment and Steel Closet favorite, Mad Men, wins 6 Emmys including Outstanding Drama Series and Best Actor, going to John Hamm. Salutes to Don Draper. What I appreciate most about Mad Men is its ability to show how fashion can speak volumes of a person, no doubt a factor […]

GQ Photoshops Brett Favre’s Head

So GQ has a slideshow entitled “GQ Upgrades Brett Favre.” They have an introduction where they, as if they’re actually talking to Brett, criticize the quarterback for not being sartorially prepared since he has arrived in New York. And they say they’ll show him how it’s done. One would assume that they actually took Brett […]

John Varvatos Spring/Summer ’09

John Varvatos always has those pieces that would really be great additions to your wardrobe. I wouldn’t try to go all out John Varvatos or else I’d risk looking like Russel Brand. In other John Varvatos news, John Varvatos considers switching to Milan shows.

Andre 3000 Interviews with Esquire on Clothing Line, Benjamin Bixby

What kind of lunatic launches a luxury brand in a recession? It’s not like we planned it this way, but it actually kind of helps. The person that I’m making clothes for doesn’t want to wear the same thing as everyone else, and so our biggest advantage is that we can be exclusive. If a […]

Thom Browne Previews His Spring ’09 Collection

Fashion Week is ridiculous. The Sockless One, Thom Browne previews what he has up his sleeves in a video for New York Times