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August 10, 2006

Branding Unfit Even for Cattle

Filed under: Bad Fashion,Men's Fashion — Izzy @ 2:04 pm

brand tattoo

According to Newsweek, patrons of tattoo parlors are increasingly getting inked with their favorite brand logos.

Perhaps that Polo pony is actually one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse.

August 9, 2006

Day of the Unmentionables

Filed under: Men's Fashion,Underwear — Izzy @ 5:51 pm

In honor of National Underwear Day, Izzy would like to bring to your attention a style of boxer rarely found in America, but one that he has enjoyed wearing.

T. M. Lewin boxers

As you can see, the fly is scalloped-shaped, which makes it both quite comfortable and helps to prevent anything from indecorously poking out.
You can find this sort of style, which unfortunately Izzy doens’t know the name of, on sale at the British shirtmaker T. M. Lewin.

August 7, 2006

The Wound and the Well-Tied Bow

Filed under: Men's Fashion — Izzy @ 11:49 pm

While reading pleasurably by the pool this weekend, Izzy came across a passage from John Keats’ letters in which the poet explains his cure for depression:

“Whenever I find myself growing vapourish, I rouse myself, wash and put on a clean shirt, brush my hair and clothes, tie my shoestrings neatly, and in fact adonize as I were going out—then all clean and comfortable I sit down to write. This I find the greatest relief.”

Gentlemen suffering from the blues, adonize thyselves!

August 5, 2006

Blame it on Reno

Filed under: Bad Fashion,Celebrity,Men's Fashion,Shirts — Izzy @ 12:26 am

Jean Reno in untucked shirt

By wearing his shirt untucked to his own wedding, Jean Reno shows just how seriously he takes his third trip down the aisle. Izzy wishes the new wife bon chance.

August 2, 2006

The Loake

Filed under: Men's Fashion,Shoes — Izzy @ 11:57 pm

Loakes Gloucester shoes

Although they’ve been producing handmade shoes since 1880, the English cordwainer Loake is regrettably little known in this country. Donning a striking pair like this one should help to change that.

August 1, 2006

J. Press Ties by the Numbers

Filed under: Men's Fashion,Ties — Izzy @ 11:52 pm

J Press seven tieJ Press nineteen tie

Probably no haberdasher can take more credit for having created the Ivy League look, nowawadays called “trad” (for traditional American), than J. Press, which started as an outfitter to Yalies in New Haven. There’s a story that while in office a heckler shouted at the first George Bush, “Why do you always wear those boring Brooks Brothers suits?” Bush smiled, unbuttoned his jacket, and showed the J. Press label on the inside.

Though J. Press can indeed be ultra-conservative at times, Izzy doubts anyone would call these clever, youthful ties boring.

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