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Styleforum first cut—May 24

Bruce Pask gives the T Magazine endorsement to Orlebar Brown’s photo printed shorts. Wear Slim Aaron’s sun-drenched beachside photos while lounging poolside. META. Uniqlo signs Novak Djokovic as brand ambassabor. Djok will debut his new duds at the French open–I assume Uniqlo Vintage Chinos and a +J parka. Our Legacy releases image of their fall

Styleforum first cut–May 23

Simon Crompton visits with Alan Flusser. Dressed in track pants and a suit jacket, Flusser touts a new age of Chinese manufacturing (0). Michael Williams endorses the Nike/Cole Haan Lunargrand chukka. The designs almost compensate for previous Nike/CH models, which were  a hybrid Dr. Moreau would find grotesque. Complex publishes a list of men’s style

The Styleforum First Cut–May 10

Ivy Style on the noreasterly direction of the costumes in Wes Anderson’s upcoming Moonrise Kingdom. Bound to be just precious. Bruce Pask sees a trend in rubberizing your shoes on the T Magazine blog. Will provide an excuse to make cheap “rubber” jokes in the office. A Continuous Lean revisits Brimfield, where vintage dreams are

The Styleforum First Cut—May 8

Styleforum hosted a little party over the weekend. I’m still hungover, and I wasn’t even there. Photos and summaries in the forum thread and on various tumblrs, like a bit of color or edwinzee. The Wall Street Journal goes in on the watering down of the term “bespoke.” “Made to measure” crackers just doesn’t have

The Styleforum First Cut–May 3

Don’t forget, Styleforum’s 10-year anniversary party is in San Francisco this weekend. Trend-driving Los Angeles boutique Fred Segal has sold rights to the brand to Sandow Media. Sandow may set up e-commerce,  which comes as good news, because good f—ing luck buying something on fredsegal.com right now. The Kentucky Derby is this weekend–Esquire reminds you

Nick V. talks with shoe care magnate Sergio Barange

Today, the discussion is between Nick V. and Sergio Barange, CEO of Tarrago Brands International, associated with Avel (led by Sergio’s brother-in-law, Marc Moura). Avel is the parent company of Saphir, whose shoe care products are among Styleforum’s most recommended. Nick V. of B. Nelson Shoes, New York, talks with has been sharing his conversations

Styleforum’s “While You Were -apping”–April 26

Title courtesy Jian Deleon. Neighborhood‘s spring/summer 2012 line editorial from stylist Stephen Mann and photographer Neil Bedford. Put em on the glass! (stephenmann) Panta gets the GQ treatment from Stephen Pulvirent. No mention of spaghetti? (GQ) The Smiths may be reuniting. Tuck some flowers in your pocket and Mozzen up that hair. (Pitchfork) Michael Williams

Styleforum Swag Bulletin–April 24.

Woolrich introduces the Woolrich Elite Concealed Carry line. Bulge only in the places you want to. (NYT) Cucinelli IPO oversubscribed! I don’t know what that means! (Reuters) The eloquent and esteemed Reginald Jerome de Mans discusses the value of character via a pair of someone else’s bespoke shoes. Careful, there’s some big words in there.

The Styleforum Daily Mentioner–April 23

“Never underestimate the power of what you wear. After all, there is just a small bit of you sticking out at the neck and cuff. The rest of what the world sees is draped on your frame.” –Oscar Schoeffler Savile Row turns out in its finest to turn away Abercrombie and Fitch. (Richard James blog