Izzy missed it at the time, but not too long ago Speedo unveiled the LZR Racer, its new, super hi-tech swimsuits that will be worn by the American team at the Beijing Olympics. Gold medalist Michael Phelps showed the suit off while posed like Leonardo da Vinci’s Vetruvian Man. In traditional Speedo fashion, the Saran-wrap like suit leaves little to the imagination.
Jack Valenti, the big macher who for 38 years headed the Motion Picture Association of America, was Napoleonic (or, more positively, Churchillian) in stature, but, like many diminutive but ultimately powerful men, he skillfully used his attire to make the most of what nature gave him. Sartorialists everywhere will miss him.
An early, mulleted incarnation of Donny Deutsch demonstrates the unbearable brightness of wearing trunks before briefs.
Han Speedo (looking a bit scrawny, no?) demonstrates that the Schwartz is with him.
Tom “C.O.” Jones frightens the children.
Hulk Hogan’s bikini probably glows in the dark, just like that alien from Communion he’s impersonating.
David Beckham, here in cancerous crimson, proves he can pull off just about anything clothing-wise.
For the longest time, it was torture for Izzy to wear cheap flip-flops when heading to the beach. The “thong” between his toes would jam and chafe, while his heel would ache from the lack of cushioning. One day, however, a friend introduced him to flip-flops made by Reef, a life-changing moment. Thanks to their soft uppers and anatomically correct, well-padded footbed, Izzy was suddenly delighted to walk miles and miles on the boardwalk in his flip-flops. He cannot commend them to you more strongly.
Reefs may not be cheap, but don’t forget the old saying: You’re only as happy as your feet.