Track jackets are sporty. Leather jackets are dangerous. Yellowjackets are annoying. But a tweed jacket? Oh, a tweed jacket is the best jacket of all. Jackets and sport coats in tweed are intriguing–they’ve got a rich texture and a nice weight. Tweed has brilliant connotations: it is the preferred fabric of professors and writers. It adds an intelligent vibe to any outfit that you just don’t get from a slouchy hoodie. Whether worn with matching trousers or thrown over a plaid shirt and jeans, a tweed jacket looks mature, masculine, and put-together. Tweed is a classic fabric that feels thoroughly modern. And in case you couldn’t tell, we’re really excited to see this classic menswear piece make a comeback. [Slim Fit Tweed Jacket, $85, ASOS]
Sock choice is often determined by a blind grab from the sock drawer 5 minutes before you’re out the door. And that’s fine–we live in a fastpaced world, socks are an admittedly trivial part of our daily lives–but it is also exactly why a well-chosen pair of socks make such a big impact. Men’s style is usually simple and streamlined–a peek of a perfect sock can take an outfit from staid to spectacular. The well-chosen sock might be a bold color, it might be stripes, or argyle, or classic black. The well-chosen sock works in concert with the color of the pants and the overall vibe of the outfit. A man who puts some thought into his sock choice is a man who pays attention to detail, who takes pride in his appearance, who appreciates fashion. And we appreciate that. [Photo via The Sartorialist]
Ladies, ladies, back up, there’s enough crazy gimp man meat for everyone. There’s furry gimp, jolly green gimp, abstract art gimp — and everybody’s favorite – plaid destiny. If you want special time with him, there’s a six- to eight-week wait. Sorry, I don’t make the rules, I just enforce. (Actually, these are models from Walter Van Beirendonck’s Fall 2012 menswear collection.) [Getty Images]
Oh hi, I didn’t see you there. I was busy salivating over the Fall 2012 menswear collection from my favorite wackadoodle designer Thom Browne. Mr. Browne — he of the lobster claw arms from Spring 2012 — is famous for his transgressive take on fashion and the body. Browne plays with proportion and male archetypes and reworks them into incredible pin-headed plays on masculinity. And for that, his works should be noted. After the jump, check out 13 of our favorite looks from his latest menswear collection.
God bless Vivienne Westwood: Her Fall/Winter 2012 fashion show put a chill on the faces of the poor male models sent down the runway. The boys were forced to wear fake — and in some cases, real — icicle beards. The look was apparently an homage to British naturalist David Attenborough and his documentary “Frozen Planet.” Either way, those are some deliciously frosty snowmen. [Telegraph UK]
If you’re Miuccia Prada, you don’t get just anybody to walk in your fashion show. No, no, you enlist some of your famous friends — like Tim Roth, Willem Dafoe and Emile Hirsch — to pretty themselves up and walk the catwalk for your Fall/Winter 2012 collection. Keep clicking to see who channeled their inner “Zoolander.”
Well, well, holy nerds, what do we have here? It appears that a bunch of bros have discovered an untapped niche — the plaid shirt-wearing demo. And here, they rap all about their love for the ubiquitous pattern. I’ll just be over here in the corner eating a P’Zone and crying on the inside. [YouTube]
Questions for Guy Fieri, regarding his new line of men’s jewelry. Does this line include barbecue sauce, or barbecue sauce-flavored gems? If not, why? What about a container for hot sauce or a secret compartment for other choice condiments? Was your intention in creating the line to enable ladies to quickly and swiftly identify the d-bags in the room, or was that simply an unintended (but helpful) byproduct of your design? Get back to me, Guy. Thanks!
It must be difficult for the menfolk to figure out just how long to keep their sideburns. Too long, and they risk being mistaken for a member of a mid-’90s modern rock band. Too short, and we’ll assume you’ve been locked away in your parent’s basement with only your World of Warcraft to keep your warm. This genius chart will hopefully clear things up for the uninitiated. [Shmitten Kitten]
No seriously, your boyfriend saw these two hot studs maxing and relaxing in pajama jeans — replete with stone-washed effect and faux-ripped detailing — and told me to tell you that he craves that level of comfort, style and jazzy good times. [The Stir]