As you may have already heard, today is “Opt Out Day,” in which people intend to protest the TSA naked x-ray machines by refusing to go through them and instead get a pat down. Some have even called for more drastic measures—Jeffrey Goldberg at the Atlantic has come up with the brilliant idea for men to wear kilts, commando-style, through security. At the same time, the Scottish Tartans Authority has issued a warning about hygiene and wearing kilts without underwear. While it’s actually the tradition to go underpants-less with a kilt, the association makes the following plea: “We are saying, please use common sense and decency, as it can be unhygienic and it can be offensive. If you are out and about in a kilt, then remember to show some decorum. If you are hiring a kilt, then wear underwear because some of them are left in a horrible state.” (Eww!) There was no word on whether the well-timed statement was in response to Opt Out Day … or if they’re just having a bit of a cleanliness problem in Scotland at the moment. [New York Times] Keep reading »
Refinery 29 put me on to Street Etiquette, a men’s street fashion blog run by two gentlemen from the Bronx, Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs. These guys and the other stylish men they feature on their site have mastered the art of making retro-inspired clothing look current. And their accessories game is on point, too. I love a man who’s not afraid to wear jewelry–and I like the way they wear multiple rings, bangles/bracelets, and necklaces.
Sometimes it’s great to borrow from the men’s department, and I instantly fell in love with this look from photographer Kadeem Johnson, a friend of Street Etiquette. I knew I had to recreate it for the ladies. Only problem, though? It’s very difficult to find a maroon and blue stripe button-down shirt right now (his is vintage). So check out a similar look after the jump. Keep reading »
Let’s all agree that one thing that separates the sexes is the fact that women like to dress up in fancy clothes and look pretty and men also like it when women dress up in fancy clothes and look pretty. But men, however, do not like to dress up in fancy clothes and look pretty. Men who dress well and have cultivated a personal style do it because dressing sharply serves a purpose. That specific purpose is to attract women who are naturally inclined to enjoy fancy clothes that look pretty. Men do not have an innate desire to doll themselves up. The irony, of course, is that the animal kingdom is full of males with bright plumage, flowing manes, and glowing red asses. But if peacocks could strum an acoustic guitar, those Technicolor chickens wouldn’t have to strut so much. Keep reading »
We already told you that we do not want the adult BabyGro for ladies, but we want our man to wear the dude version even less. The guy version of the OnePiece features a snowflake design and a kangaroo pocket. We’re not sure how combining this manages to equal cool. But maybe you think this is hot? [Telegraph] Keep reading »
Soccer Star and Man Who Gets Paid To Take His Shirt Off David Beckham has announced that he’ll be launching a line of men’s underwear. Wait—so this didn’t already exist before? Beckham is known for walking around in his skivvies, perhaps most famously in his hot Armani underwear ads. So to us it seems 100 percent natural that Becks would have his own designs. Keep reading »
Behold the Tee PJ, an extra-long T-shirt-style pajama outfit for men and women. Now, we don’t actually find the lady version to be all that offensive … it’s more the guy’s Tee PJ that really puts us off. A full-length nightgown doesn’t exactly stir the fire in our loins, if you know what we’re talking about. Is it just us, or are these pajama designs kind of weird? [Wittmann Textiles] Keep reading »