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]
So, remember those leotard/bodysuit shirts that were mega-popular in the ’90s? Well, it seems that unbeknownst to us, dudes have had their own version of that shirt for like, forever.
It’s called the Pettegola (which means “gossipy woman” in Italian) and it’s a men’s shirt with a tail that is meant to be brought between the legs and buttoned on the front. The idea is that this accoutrement allows for a perfectly tucked shirt — one that won’t come undone unless you absolutely need it to. Keep reading »
Rarely does TopShop do anything egregiously wrong — on the women’s side of its operation, at least. But on the men’s side? Well, there’s a reason why TopMan is lagging far behind its female counterpart in sales and hype. You can see what I mean by taking a look at TopMan’s latest offerings — a smattering of ’80s-inspired jam shorts and football tops styled in the most incomprehensible ways. It’s not simply that the clothes themselves are unfortunate — it’s that TopMan seems to think that its clients want to model themselves after nerdy gradeschoolers. As far as I can tell, that’s not a recipe for success. But go ahead, take a look for yourself and tell us what you think.
You’re lucky, you have The Frisky to help you out of any and all crises, whether they be style-generated (can I wear socks with heels?) or relationship-oriented (Is it okay to have murderous feelings about my significant other after I trip over his shoes for the twelfth time?). But where do our guy friends go when they need an extra-serving of online advice, inspiration or distraction? We’ve got a new suggestion: A Gentleman’s Read, a website that helpfully gathers together top men’s fashion experts, style sites and good reads in one space. The site’s curators gathered material from sites like Gilt, Dezeen, Another Something and Protein to provide readers with everything from interviews with artisans to reviews of new clothing lines to must-have design trinkets. Think of it less like a blog, and more like a very convenient everything-and-the-kitchen-sink awesome dude education system. [A Gentleman's Read]
Take a gander at this J. Crew online catalog image (that’s since been removed) and try and guess what might have happened here. Is it a hot dog bun that the model was surreptitiously hiding in his pants until the right moment? A poor assistant’s fingers that somehow escaped the airbrusher’s skilled eyes? Or something more sinister? [PSD]
Jennifer Morrison used to star on “House,” but now she’s on a new show called “Once Upon a Time.” I’ve never seen it, but my roommate is obsessed, so maybe it’s good? The other day, Morrison and pixie-haired co-star Ginnifer Goodwin appeared at the Paley Center for Media’s Paleyfest, at an event designed especially to honor the fairytale-themed show, and Jennifer wore this. This. While I’m generally all for ladies playing with notions of masculinity and femininity, and breaking up the staid “woman-in-a-cocktail” dress monotony, I’m not sure I’m totally feeling Ms. Morrison’s ensemble. What do you think? Does she pull it off?
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]
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.”