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November, 2006 | Manolo for the Men
Archive - November, 2006

Chalk it Up

Kei Igawa

Pinstripes* like this either show you to be a gangster (think: Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls) or the newest member of the New York Yankees. Also note the young ballplayer’s awful tie and unkempt hair.

*Technically, chalk stripes.

Spoil Slick

Donald Trump JrGordon Gekko

The folks over at Gawker helpfully, if a bit uncreatively, coined a name for the hairstyle sported on the left by Donald Trump, Jr. Popularized in the 1980s by Gordon “Greed Is Good” Gekko, it’s called the “Wall Street.”

Bowlered Over

bowler hats

Izzy is not sure he could ever summon the gumption to wear a bowler hat without irony, but these gents prove its charms.

Gentlemen Do Wear Plaid

Izzy loves muted wool ties in traditional patterns, like this camelhair Prince of Wales number from Brooks Brothers. There’s no easier way to guarantee some class and dignity.


Jay-Z in safety pins

Jay-Z likes Safe-T. A lot.

Horsing Around

David Beckham horsey cardigan

David Beckham bravely attempts the horsey, belted cardigan. Despite his courage, the sweater is fated for the glue factory.

Oh, the Eau de Tom Ford

Tom Ford in Tux

Just in time for the release of his new perfume, Black Orchid, former Gucci designer Tom Ford confessed that he does not wear deodorant*, saying he prefers his own “human smell.” He also apparently prefers that ten-foot clearance everyone gives him.

*Or underwear.

The Shetland

Brooks Brothers shetland sweater

Located between the Norwegian and North Seas, Scotland’s Shetland archipelago is a cold and wet place. But without that inhospitable weather, it would never have given the world its incredible wool, famous for its loft and warmth. A Shetland sweater, like this one from Brooks Brothers, ought to be a staple for anyone in a cold climate.

Poncho Nonpareil

poncho with sprinkles

“How would you like your poncho, sir?”

“With sprinkles, please.”

Zip Zip Hooray

Paul Smith corduroy jacket

As recently discussed, today, 11|11, is Corduroy Appreciation Day. Donning a jacket like a jacket like this one from Paul Smith is as good a way to celebrate as any.


syringe head

Only a male model would not be injured by having syringes stuck into his cranial cavity.

The Chernobyl Collar

Chernobyl collar

A radioactive mutation is never easy to look at.

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