Manolo for the Men Fashion and Lifestyle Advice for Men

November 29, 2006

Chalk it Up

Filed under: Grooming,Men's Fashion,Suits — Izzy @ 11:50 am

Kei Igawa

Pinstripes* like this either show you to be a gangster (think: Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls) or the newest member of the New York Yankees. Also note the young ballplayer’s awful tie and unkempt hair.

*Technically, chalk stripes.

Spoil Slick

Filed under: Celebrity,Grooming,Men's Fashion — Izzy @ 1:37 am

Donald Trump JrGordon Gekko

The folks over at Gawker helpfully, if a bit uncreatively, coined a name for the hairstyle sported on the left by Donald Trump, Jr. Popularized in the 1980s by Gordon “Greed Is Good” Gekko, it’s called the “Wall Street.”

November 28, 2006

Bowlered Over

Filed under: Hats,Men's Fashion,Suits — Izzy @ 1:21 am

bowler hats

Izzy is not sure he could ever summon the gumption to wear a bowler hat without irony, but these gents prove its charms.

November 22, 2006

Gentlemen Do Wear Plaid

Filed under: Men's Fashion,Ties — Izzy @ 1:54 am

Izzy loves muted wool ties in traditional patterns, like this camelhair Prince of Wales number from Brooks Brothers. There’s no easier way to guarantee some class and dignity.

November 21, 2006


Filed under: Celebrity,Men's Fashion,Outerwear — Izzy @ 1:25 am

Jay-Z in safety pins

Jay-Z likes Safe-T. A lot.

November 17, 2006

Horsing Around

Filed under: Celebrity,Men's Fashion,Sweaters — Izzy @ 11:51 am

David Beckham horsey cardigan

David Beckham bravely attempts the horsey, belted cardigan. Despite his courage, the sweater is fated for the glue factory.

November 15, 2006

Oh, the Eau de Tom Ford

Filed under: Celebrity,Formal Wear,Grooming,Men's Fashion,Underwear — Izzy @ 11:57 pm

Tom Ford in Tux

Just in time for the release of his new perfume, Black Orchid, former Gucci designer Tom Ford confessed that he does not wear deodorant*, saying he prefers his own “human smell.” He also apparently prefers that ten-foot clearance everyone gives him.

*Or underwear.

The Shetland

Filed under: Men's Fashion,Sweaters — Izzy @ 1:32 am

Brooks Brothers shetland sweater

Located between the Norwegian and North Seas, Scotland’s Shetland archipelago is a cold and wet place. But without that inhospitable weather, it would never have given the world its incredible wool, famous for its loft and warmth. A Shetland sweater, like this one from Brooks Brothers, ought to be a staple for anyone in a cold climate.

November 13, 2006

Poncho Nonpareil

Filed under: Men's Fashion,Sweaters — Izzy @ 11:56 am

poncho with sprinkles

“How would you like your poncho, sir?”

“With sprinkles, please.”

November 11, 2006

Zip Zip Hooray

Filed under: Men's Fashion,Suits — Izzy @ 10:21 am

Paul Smith corduroy jacket

As recently discussed, today, 11|11, is Corduroy Appreciation Day. Donning a jacket like a jacket like this one from Paul Smith is as good a way to celebrate as any.

November 9, 2006


Filed under: Bad Fashion,Men's Fashion — Izzy @ 12:21 am

syringe head

Only a male model would not be injured by having syringes stuck into his cranial cavity.

November 8, 2006

The Chernobyl Collar

Filed under: Men's Fashion,Shirts — Izzy @ 1:12 am

Chernobyl collar

A radioactive mutation is never easy to look at.

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