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August 9, 2007

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Hair Maintenance

Filed under: Celebrity,Grooming,Men's Fashion — Izzy @ 12:42 pm

Ewan McGregor with motorcycle hair

Why would Ewan Mcgregor ride a motorcycle from Scotland to Cape Town, South Africa?  Some say for charity, others say for the thrill of it.  Izzy thinks it was to get that hair.

August 8, 2007

What the Slush Fund Is For

Filed under: Men's Fashion,Shoes — Izzy @ 4:48 pm

Dark Brown Wing Tip Boot

Ever a sucker for off-season deals, Izzy just found these wing-tip boots on sale at Brooks Brothers. They’re ideal for those looking for dress boots that can be worn in foul, wet weather.

August 7, 2007

The Waistcoats Are Coming

Filed under: Men's Fashion,Suits — Izzy @ 9:10 pm

J Crew herringbone vest

If one’s not careful, the wrong vest can make one look like a fuddy-duddy or seventies throwback.  Thus, Izzy was pleased to see the youthful but scholarly vests J. Crew is offering for the new schoolyear, including this herringbone number in a soft wool.

August 6, 2007

Good Cop, Kitty Cop

Filed under: Men's Fashion — Izzy @ 6:28 pm

 Hello Kitty mask

According to news reports, misbehaving Thai cops are going to be forced to wear a pink Hello Kitty armband as a mark of shame.  (Although the articles doen’t say so, it would appear that virtually all rule-breaking Thai police must be men.)  The armband featuring the Japanese feline character is intended to emasculate, but Izzy wonders whether it will merely cause onlookers to recognize that the wearer is a rogue tough-guy (who perhaps drives this car).

In any event, the miscreant/Hello Kitty combo has already been perfected.



August 3, 2007

Libyan Glam

Sarkozy and Kadhafi

Still fabulous after all these years, Muammar al-Gaddafi, the world leader/rock star with the most glamorous backup group/bodyguards in the business, zhuzzes up his white suit/black shirt/wrap-around shades combo with a sash and a giant brooch of Africa, which he apparently has in multiple colors.

Izzy knows what French President Nicolas Sarkozy (who has quite the narrow lapel, by the way) is thinking: Is that a botched perm?

August 2, 2007

La Vita e Bella

Filed under: Celebrity,Men's Fashion,Shirts,Suits,Ties — Izzy @ 12:45 pm

Michelangelo Antonioni

Modernist film direttore Michelangelo Antonioni has faded to black.  Although his movies were often studies in ennui, his attire never bored.  As this circa 1960 photo proves, Antonioni was graced with that innate ability, so common among Italians, to combine patterns with panache.  Note especially his horizontally-striped square tie, a few of which Izzy himself has been sporting lately.

August 1, 2007

Sobriety Check

Filed under: Bad Fashion,Celebrity,Men's Fashion,Suits — Izzy @ 7:36 pm

Tom Cruise et al

In this panoply of celebs, only Tom Cruise looks like a normal guy.  Ironic, no?

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