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Suits
12 Aug

Suits

If not even bankers, the profession we suppose kept expensive custom tailors in business (because almost no other profession can still afford them), are wearing suits, then who is still wearing them? What will bankers wear instead? And what is to become of the suit? 

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Imagining Naples
06 Aug

Imagining Naples

The machines do not work as intended. They are always on the border of total breakdown, held together more by ingenuity than mechanical integrity. “As time goes by, one begins to have the impression that everything is already broken before it leaves the factory.” Even the handles of doors are chiefly decorative. This is the sketch with which Alfred Sohn-Rethel begins his essay “In Naples.”

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That Which Brings Joy
30 Jul

That Which Brings Joy

Two children’s books come to mind when I think of Marie Kondo.  Fitting, too, as ever since she’s become a sprightly, life-simplifying phenomenon, people on the internet have voiced fears that she would come for their books.  We iGents, though, knew better.  She (or her distaff converts) are coming for our #steez. 

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Man, It's a Hot One
23 Jul

Man, It's a Hot One

For a certain kind of jawnz-loving guy, summer is the worst season of the year. You can’t layer, it’s hard to accessorize, and if you’re like me, everything gets sweaty. This summer, however, I’ve decided to take a page from Rob Thomas and Carlos Santana; sometimes, you need to just embrace the heat.

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Belt Bow Cape
16 Jul

Belt Bow Cape

If Plants Are Disappearing, Why Are There So Many of Them on My Shirt?
09 Jul

If Plants Are Disappearing, Why Are There So Many of Them on My Shirt?

The academic journal Nature Ecology and Evolution published in mid-June an alarming report on the accelerating rate of plant extinction, but if we’re being honest, they would do better to chuck that report aside and find relief in the current state of menswear.

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A Hall of Famer
01 Jul

A Hall of Famer

A few words inspired by the recent induction of Bryan Ferry’s band Roxy Music into the Rock & Roll Hal of Fame.

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The Ballad of Ozwald Boateng
25 Jun

The Ballad of Ozwald Boateng

When the OG’s make a statement, it calls out to the younger dudes they paved the way for to come out and pay homage. That was the case this May when Ozwald Boateng debuted his latest show in Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater.

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