A Japanese company says it has designed a suit that will fight the H1N1 virus. Haruyama Trading Co. has produced 50,000 suits that are coated with the chemical titanium dioxide, which reacts with light and destroys the virus, according to a company spokesperson. Titanium dioxide is a common ingredient in toothpaste and cosmetics. The suit costs $600 and looks like any other business suit. [Impact Lab]
Wow, who knew swine flu could be stopped with toothpaste and some lipstick? But seriously, after the H1N1 scare swept across the globe, we all learned that germs are spread primarily by hand-to-face contact. So I’m curious how this suit will stop the spread of swine flu since the hands and face are still exposed. I’m no chemist or doctor, but I think a better and cheaper investment than this $600 suit would be a simple flu vaccination. Keep reading »
Fur th’ kilt-wearin’ lad who likes th’ freedom of the murt, a regular Scottish plaid print might jist be a bit ower th’ top fur everyday wearin’. That’s whaur Utilikilt steps in, to provide fashionable guys wi’ a variety of kilts for non-bagpipe-related occasions. Fur th’ workin’ man, there’s a khaki skirt perfect fur th’ construction site, ootfitted wi’ pockets to hauld tools like yer hammers and such. Fer yer black tie events, yuh gotcher tuxedo kilt, wi’ a sleek satin stripe doon th’ side.
So be a man an’ hike up yer skirt … pants-wearin’ sissies need not apply. [Utilikilts.com via Inventor Spot] Keep reading »
Let us add this to the list of things we never want to see our boyfriends wearing: baggy, Annie Hall-style khaki pants. Here’s a reminder that some menswear looks are better suited (heh) for the ladies. Guys, if you want to go ahead and rock out with your Dockers out, be our guest. We’ll even be happy to see you in an untucked button-up and vest. But please, for the love of Diane Keaton, don’t wear these. Because chances are if you do, we’ll just be stealing them from your closet. [Oki-Ni.com] Keep reading »
Not to “go there” with gender stereotyping, but whoever said men are pigs knew what they were talking about. Or at least, they’d spent enough time watching the way some guys eat and witnessed the disgusting massacre of their meals. (OK, to be fair, girls can be equally disgusting; we’ll cop to that.) For the man who can’t keep it on his plate, there’s this handy dishtowel tie from Atypyk. A washable blend of linen and cotton, the tie can catch messy eaters’ drippings. Or, let it serve as a two-in-one that he can use to clean up with after. Bon appétit, boyfriends! [$41.58, Atypyk] Keep reading »
OK, so if you think about hippie ear plugs and rapper swag style, man jewelry hasn’t really gone anywhere. (Mewelry? Guylery? Man bling? Mling? But we digress …)
According to The New York Times‘ The Moment blog, man earrings are coming back from their heyday in the ’90s, and this time, with a slightly different flavor. Used to be, guys might pierce an ear to signify sexual preference. Left means straight; right means gay gay gay. Apparently, however, recent fashions haven’t necessarily advertised sexuality so much as style. Rag & Bone decked out its guy models with piercings for its recent showing during Fashion Week. (OK, slightly ambiguous).
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“This winter the city’s most stylish men will have a secret weapon hidden in their trousers.”
No, no, no, get your mind out of the gutter, kids! That’s David Walker-Smith, the director of menswear and beauty of the famous London department store Selfridges, commenting on the fact that the huge (ha) new craze amongst British men is to wear tights (over their knickers and under their trousers) to keep their legs feeling warm and looking trim. In fact, demand for mantyhose has skyrocketed to the point where they’ve developed a line of them by lingerie brand Unconditional that are strong enough for a man at “a tough 120 denier thickness,” whatever the hell that means. And now dudes will get a taste of how expensive ladies’ “accessories” can be, as each pair costs a whopping $114. (REALLY!?) Hey, supply and demand folks, supply and demand. Those dudes must be seriously wanting to get their tights on. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
“Honnneeeeyyy! I’m hooo-ooome!”
“Oh, Poindexter, I’ve missed you all day. Here’s your Scotch, and just let me loosen your tie for — what? What’s this? You’re wearing a bowtie now? And I don’t even have to undo it for you?” Keep reading »
Photographer Ian Cole captures these speakeasy boys for Topshop‘s Topman Fall 2009 campaign and collection. [Design Scene] Keep reading »
Gone are the days of Marilyn Manson‘s goth-rock and black lacquered nails (we would hope). But apparently nail polish for dudes is experiencing a European revival in a much more colorful way. Makeup line Uslu Airlines has come out with a manicure product branded for men in participation with Berlin DJs and urban culture figures. The colors gracing the men’s hands are baby blue, metallic purple, and silver. Keep reading »
Today, the U.K.’s Telegraph is running a photo gallery of men’s shoes that will give the shorties some height. (Side question: do guys wear lifts anymore?) Most of the newspaper’s picks aren’t too offensive, but the pair pictured above by Schuh definitely has a dramatic heel that’s a bit costume-y. Besides wishing we’d thought of the idea ourselves (well, to do the gallery; we’ve already reported on the medge extensively), it got us thinking about this most serious issue.
For some women, short guys are an automatic dealbreaker. (Although Tom Cruise seems to have no problem.) Think they’d reconsider dating one if he had a few more inches on him? Or is a guy wearing a noticeable heel too over-the-top? [Telegraph.co.uk] Keep reading »