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July 11, 2006

The Armani Vendetta Begins

Filed under: Men's Fashion,Suits,Trousers — Izzy @ 11:08 am

Armani in baggy jeans

Giorgio Armani has thrown down the taupe gauntlet by attacking Savile Row, which he intends to challenge with a new couture line for men called Fatto A Mano Su Misura (hand-made to measure). According to the Times of London, the fan of baggy jeans (seen above in children’s playclothes) mocked the Row as “a bad English comedy,” stuck in the past, and run by men of “limited mentality.”

He further declared, “Men need couture just as women do—something made exclusively for them to define their social position.” If you believe that, please go ahead and order one of his couture suits, which begin at 5,000 pounds.

July 10, 2006

Bullock & Jones Does Denim

Filed under: Men's Fashion,Trousers — Izzy @ 1:27 pm

Bullock & Jones, the San Francisco haberdasher with a history extending back to 1853, has long been known for skillfully combining classic style with contemporary fashion. Izzy would not have thought it was possible to bring life to the tired look of jeans, but this unusual pair from them would appear to prove otherwise.

Bullock & Jones pinstriped jeans

July 7, 2006


Filed under: Celebrity,Etiquette,Men's Fashion — Izzy @ 2:08 pm

Since The Manolo is busy gallivanting around the country, Izzy feels it is his duty to inform readers of this report from the New York Post:

“Baywatch” star David Hasselhoff was barred from Wimbledon because he was “steaming drunk,” reports The London Sun. He had a series of clashes with security staff, who would not let him in because he didn’t have a ticket. Hasselhoff, 53, who’s had a long battle with booze, had his arm in a brace and yelled: “You should let me in. Do you know who I am? I’m the Hoff!”

Even more alarming than the story itself is the accompanying photo of the makeup-less Hoff.

the Hoff

All of those days filming in the beach sun have clearly taken their toll.

The Summer Sweater

Filed under: Men's Fashion,Sweaters — Izzy @ 1:26 am

This linen and silk sweater, complete with fine detailing around the neckline and cuffs, has been marked down as part of Brooks Brothers’ big summer sale. At just $44.75, it should be as lightweight on the wallet as the body.

July 6, 2006

Space Alien

Filed under: Bad Fashion,Men's Fashion — Izzy @ 10:54 am

Galliano in spacesuit

Galliano suits up to return to his home galaxy, which is far, far away from sanity.

July 5, 2006

Yankee Doodle Dandy

Filed under: Men's Fashion,Ties — Izzy @ 11:40 pm

flag bowtie

Last night while watching the National Symphony Orchestra perform for July 4th, Izzy noticed that the guest conductor, Erich Kunzel, was wearing this themed bowtie. For this we started a revolution?

July 3, 2006

Portrait of the Artist

Filed under: Celebrity,Men's Fashion — Izzy @ 6:06 pm

Johnny Depp as James JoyceJames Joyce

Johnny Depp’s self-transformation from TV idol to eccentric artiste has been obvious to all. But Izzy wonders whether he is the first to recognize that the actor is now playing the part of James Joyce in everyday life.

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