One of the worst things about normal sweaters is that they cover up the glistening, hairy man chests that the world deserves to see. Firebox’s “70s Hairy Chest Sweater” solves that problem in truly horrifying style, with a printed image of a naked torso, complete with shiny belly hair and a gaudy necklace. This polyester nightmare can be yours for just $61! But really, please don’t buy this. [Laughing Squid]
It’s called the Zip Tie, and it’s exactly what it sounds like: a necktie that zips up, saving you the hassle of, you know, tying your tie. Ready to throw out all your non-zipping ties? This efficient accessory can be yours for the low, low price of $65! [Neatorama]
“When I go shopping, my wife doesn’t allow me to look around the store at all. I am put in a changing room and things are passed to me like you would pass food to a prisoner.”
–British Prime Minister David Cameron describes his usual shopping habits, which are apparently dictated entirely by his wife Samantha. When I first read this quote, I was kind of scandalized by the image of the Prime Minister trapped in a dressing room being forced to try on designer slacks, but then I realized I do the exact same thing to my boyfriend. Usually we do one lap of a store together, and then once he’s safely locked away in the dressing room, I start throwing things over the door and using a combination of threats and bribes to convince him to try them on (this is how he came to own a purple cardigan). Do any of you pick out clothing for your partner? Do you let your partner pick out clothes for you? What are your shopping habits as a couple? [Refinery 29]
As the year winds down, we’re handing out accolades to the celebs who impressed us with their spectacular senses of style. We’ve covered the best hair and beauty icons and red carpet looks on the women’s side; now let’s see which celeb men brought their A-game in the wardrobe department, shall we? Click on the gallery to check out our picks for best-dressed guys of the year, in no particular order…
Justin Bieber, Psy, Ed Sheeran and a Bieber lookalike by the name of Austin Mahone all attended the Hot 99.5 Jingle Ball in DC last night. And all were, predictably, dressed like total idiots. Although we give Bieber a few extra points for layering with a T-shirt adorned with cat faces, overall, we give the dude fashion for the night a resounding thumbs down. Maybe it’s because I’m 100 years old, but I don’t understand the Bieber tendency to dress as if you are actually 7-feet tall, in faux-distressed denim, kitted out with oversized hats and (pet peeve times a million) sunglasses indoors.
Check out the rest of the offenders after the jump…
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I love GQ magazine. There are some really good writers and they generally have well-written and researched features. They also have a style column, written by punk rock icon (he made the film “Downtown 81″) Glenn O’Brien. O’Brien provides fairly no nonsense sartorial advice on things like how to wear a bowtie and whether or not fat guys should wear suspenders (they should!). In this month’s issue — featuring Sexiest Man Alive Channing Tatum on the cover — a reader writes:
Sometimes when I see certain style or look in your magazine, I try to imitate it. However, even when I have all the elements of the look, I feel less put together than the guys on the pages. What am I missing?
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Just as there are certain women’s fashions that men freak out about (“The Fifth Element”-inspired lingerie, anyone?), there are some clothes and accessories men wear that drive the ladies wild. If you’re looking for some fall fashion inspiration and would like to attract some extra female attention, you’re in luck: click through to check out 12 men’s styles that women go crazy for. And if you have any men’s fashion questions, feel free to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org!
It’s officially September now, which means it’s time to reflect on how we spent the dog days of summer. Did you have a good summer? Did you make boozy popsicles? Did you smile broadly while wearing a sunhat the size of a Mini Cooper? If so, good work! Want to know what I did this summer? I saw a lot of men wearing tank tops and I had complicated feelings about it.
Seriously though, I think 2012 will go down in history as the Summer Of Men’s Tank Tops (SOMTT for short). I mean, men have always worn tank tops, but this year the trend really caught on, and suddenly sleeveless shirts became a totally legitimate clothing option for regular dudes, not just mega hipsters and Nickelback fans… Keep reading »
What were the most cutting edge men of the 1950s wearing to the beach? Butt-baring barely-there swimwear, if this old reel is any indication. This fashion show, highlighting the creations of campy Brit designer Dale Cavana, features male models with shockingly tiny waists, revealing animal-print banana hammocks, and de rigeur “leisurely” knotted ties. Enjoy! [YouTube]
A lot of times I’ll glance through the season’s runway collections and think, Isn’t anyone thinking of the marine biologists?! Like Christopher Walken’s “SNL” character demanded more cowbell, I say, “More bedazzled lobsters and embroidered whales!” And finally–finally–a designer has stepped up to the plate. Thom Browne’s S/S 13 menswear collection is chock full of sea life, like this whale-embellished vest. Click through to see a few more ocean-inspired looks! [Style Bubble]