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June 8, 2007

Lost Pounds

Filed under: Celebrity,Formal Wear,Men's Fashion,The Big Man — Izzy @ 5:56 pm

Jorge Garcia in formal wear

Jorge Garcia, one of the stars of the TV show Lost, clearly has a lot of food experience under his belt. But by wearing a well-fitting tuxedo—and keeping it buttoned—he looks like he’s been forced to forage on a desert island.

June 7, 2007

High Tide

Filed under: Men's Fashion,Shirts,Suits — Izzy @ 6:15 pm

Matt Damon in high collarBrad Pitt in high collar

At the premiere of Ocean’s Thirteen, Matt Damon and Brad Pritt proved that a high, stiff collar is as debonair today as it was in the nineteenth century.

June 6, 2007

Ruling Class

Filed under: Men's Fashion,Shirts,Suits — Izzy @ 7:09 pm

pick stitching up closeRalph Lauren Rugby up close

The ever snarky bloggers at Gawker got up close and personal with some blue bloods attending a polo match in Greenwich, Connecticut.  Even they had to admit that they were impressed by the habedashery on display, including the pick stitched jacket with hand-rolled silk pocket square at left and, at right, the cotton twill jacket, linen hankerchief, and heavyweight pique polo shirt, the last of which from Ralph Lauren’s new, “edgy” Rugby line.

June 5, 2007

Accentuated Brogue

Filed under: Men's Fashion,Shoes — Izzy @ 5:55 pm

Charles Tyrwhitt Aldwych brogues

A pair of brogues can sometimes be dull and staid, but, thanks to its energetic lines, this pair from Charles Tyrwhitt breathes life into the classic style.

June 4, 2007

Top of the Charts

Filed under: Men's Fashion,Outerwear,Suits — Izzy @ 12:33 pm

Paul Smith jacket with London lining

At a party not too long ago, Izzy saw one of his well-sauced English friends rearrange his jacket to be worn inside out, which seemed to be a quick and clever way to go from proper and formal to woo-hoo!.  It’s too bad he wasn’t wearing this jacket from Paul Smith, which features a stunning chatoyant map of London, which even includes some street names.  It reminds Izzy of the maps of Europe sewn into the linings of World War II bomber jackets, which downed Allied aviators could use to escape and evade.  Come to think of it, perhaps the Paul Smith lining has a functional use as well: to assist a liquored-up tourist return to his London lodgings.

A2 bomber jacket map lining

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