This gentleman in Milan is doing so many things right, it’s hard to know where to begin.Â There are his narrow, short trousers which show off the sensational antiqued shoes (Berluti?).Â And it’s not every day one sees a pocket square in an overcoat.Â But the gloves, cradling a cigar, are really what set the outfit apart.Â If there’s one accessory any dandy must absolutely possess, it is a pair of canary yellow gloves.
The top’s all business, while the bottom’s all set for the ski slopesâ€”circa 1985. Could DSquaredÂ² be targeting the undervalued Swiss newscaster demographic?
Incidentally, shouldn’t DSquaredÂ² be pronounced “DSquared squared”? Just sayin’…
A suit is good for nearly any occasion, though playing cricket, or any strenuous sport, is usually not one of them.Â Still, Prince Charles didn’t look completely out of place taking a swing in a double-breasted suit with two-inch cuffs (a cuff size that is generally acceptable only with such a suit).Â Izzy especially appreciates the understated tie, something that is all-too-rare in the U.S.
Slippers are often absent from the ranks of handsome footwear, but these shearling mocassins from Brooks Brothers are a cozy exception.
In a journalistic coup, a Venezuelan political leader was railing against capitalism when a reporter pointedly asked him about his luxury brand preferences:
Venezuelan Interior Minister Pedro Carreno was momentarily at a loss for words when a journalist interrupted his speech and asked if it was not contradictory to criticize capitalism while wearing Gucci shoes and a tie made by Parisian luxury goods maker.
“I don’t, uh … I … of course,” stammered Carreno on Tuesday before regaining his composure. “It’s not contradictory because I would like Venezuela to produce all this so I could buy stuff produced here instead of 95 percent of what we consume being imported.”
Could this be a new kind of supply-side economics?Â Gorbachev, at least, waited to flaunt his Louis Vuitton until he left office.
The video, in Spanish, can be found here.
According to a blogger at MyItThings, Manolo Blahnik is going to be coming out with a line of shoes for men. Â Izzy was very excited by the news, until he realized that from the looks of the designs, Blahnik is apparently trying to appeal to the pimp-clown demographic.Â The Manolo, not to be confused with the Manolo, is equally devastated.
For a few seasons now, J. Crew has been offering fun twists on the classic Jack Purcell sneaker, such as replacing the canvas with madras or seersucker.Â Izzy is particularly fond of this wool patchwork model, which is perfect for autumnal lounging around.
Complete with bells (but no whistles), these vintage Converse All-Stars are the ultimate in Christmas footwear.Â And like a degenerate elf, they’reÂ guaranteed to annoy everyone in their vicinity.