You’re all about making your mark. All the better to do it sartorially with a vintage brass letterpress (each from a real letterpress!) necklace with your initial. For those really into multi-purpose pieces, you could press it into an ink pad or into a wax letter seal to leave your personal impression. (Although we’d probably rather just wear it and avoid ink- and wax-stained shirts.) We especially love the Etsy seller’s styling advice—buy two to represent your own initial and a special someone’s name.
Clothing sizing drives me insane because it gives designers a God-like upper hand in defining you. Helmut Lang likes to compliment me by allowing me to squeeze into a 2 from time to time, but Alexander Wang basically thinks I’m obese. Turns out designers are no kinder to men, and there’s all sorts of lying going on in the menswear sizing department. Apparently, there’s a huge discrepancy in the sizing of men’s pants, which often display a far smaller waist measurement than their actual measurement. An Esquire blogger made this handy chart to spell out just how honest and dishonest retailers are. The biggest liar: Old Navy, whose jeans (advertised for a 36-inch waist) physically measure five inches larger at 41 inches. We feel for you, dudes. [Esquire via Gawker] Keep reading »
Three reasons we love nail polish:
- It’s something you can change about your look in a few minutes time.
- It’s a cheap and easy way to add something special to your wardrobe or outfit theme.
- The trends are always changing, making it a pleasant surprise to find that gray actually looks really sophisticated on your hands.
This fall, we’re cultivating our nail polish palette with muted hues of gray and brown, earthy tones, and some rich pinkish reds to remind us of the changing leaves. Check out our suggestions after the jump! Keep reading »
No more dinette sets or speedboats for TV game show “The Price is Right.” Now they’re featuring lots of American Apparel
clothing for bidding games. How much would you bid on the selection? (We were pretty surprised to see how far-off our imaginary guess was.) Anyhow, we don’t know which to lament more—the downfall of American Apparel or of “The Price is Right.” We miss the days of Bob and Winnebago trailers. [YouTube
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As Ashlee Simpson became really excited at the US Open, her hubby, Pete Wentz, tried to pretend he wasn’t with her. He gave the crowd a blank stare while repeatedly thinking: “Please sit down. Please sit down. Don’t let them realize we’re together. I’d never let my hair look like that.” [NYC, 9/7/10] Keep reading »