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May 22, 2006

Tommy Can You Beat Me?

Filed under: Bad Fashion,Celebrity,Men's Fashion — Izzy @ 2:42 am

Tommy Hilfiger reportedly slapped Axl Rose at a club in New York over the weekend. In Hilfiger’s defense, he could easily have confused the faded frontman for Galliano.
Axl RoseGalliano as Axl Rose

May 19, 2006

Stripes and Stripes

Filed under: Men's Fashion — Izzy @ 1:40 pm

Chanel stripes

As much fun as it is to knock the Lagerfeld (here offering cruise wear for Chanel), Izzy must confess to liking the skillful combination of the same pattern at different scales.

May 18, 2006

Striking Models

Filed under: Men's Fashion — Izzy @ 1:29 am

models on strike

It is Izzy’s sad duty to inform you that models in Milan just went on strike over the awful working conditions in the fashion capital. Their complaints include: 1) the widespread use of non-hypo-allergenic baby oil, 2) being forced for hours on end to look like they just smelled something bad, 3) warm Campari. They are also demanding that the health authorities investigate and put an end to the industry’s analogue to black lung disease: white nostril syndrome.

Fear not, however. The strike lasted a mere three hours (really), so cancel your plane tickets, you beautiful scabs.

May 17, 2006

The Ben Silver Tie

Filed under: Men's Fashion,Ties — Izzy @ 11:02 am

Ben Silver TieBen Silver Tie2

Not only does Ben Silver, purveyor of classic menswear in Charleston, South Carolina, claim to have the world’s largest selection of striped ties, but all of them are handmade and of the highest quality.

Izzy is especially fond of these linen examples above, which combine muted colors and exquisite texture.

May 16, 2006

The Fuzzy Apple

Filed under: Grooming — Izzy @ 3:37 pm

bearded Mel Gibson

If you can’t get enough of competitive facial hair, tonight the Knitting Factory is hosting the New York City Beard and Moustache Championships, complete with “celebrity judges” and comedians riffing on the subject.

The Etrosexual

Filed under: Men's Fashion,Shirts,Suits,Trousers — Izzy @ 11:08 am


Jet-setting, possibly gay, and fond of meshugenah patterns is the Etrosexual.

May 15, 2006

Prime Chuck

Filed under: Men's Fashion,Suits — Izzy @ 4:22 pm

Senator Hagel

No matter their politics, nearly all Congressmen are ultra-conservatives when it comes to their attire. Izzy therefore wishes to salute Senator Chuck Hagel for wearing a non-dark suit on a recent junket to India.

May 12, 2006

The Marching Bland

Filed under: Bad Fashion,Men's Fashion,Shirts,Suits — Izzy @ 8:14 am

tieless and boring

Plain shirt + plain suit = totally boring. Guys, add a pattern or a tie to create some visual interest.

May 11, 2006

Brown Is Beautiful

Filed under: Celebrity,Men's Fashion — Izzy @ 9:13 am

Ving Rhames

Ving Rhames proves that pulling off an all-brown outfit isn’t always a mission impossible.

May 10, 2006

The Fantasy John Lobb

Filed under: Men's Fashion,Shoes — Izzy @ 1:12 am

Lobb Briar Boots

Should Teddy Roosevelt’s ghost call on you to stage a cavalry charge in the tropics, fill your stirrups with these John Lobbs.

May 9, 2006

Flattery Never Fails

Filed under: Men's Fashion — Izzy @ 12:22 pm

Last week in New York, Izzy had the good fortune to attend a dinner party at which the venerable Dr. Ruth Westheimer was the guest of honor.  As he introduced himself to her, she scanned his clothing from head to toe, and then exclaimed in her inimitable German accent, “How elegant!” Izzy, he almost plotzed from joy.

May 8, 2006

The Competitive Beard

Filed under: Grooming — Izzy @ 2:16 am

competitive beard

Izzy knows what you’re thinking: That wasn’t tobacco in his meerschaum pipe.

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