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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 right now. The Kentucky Derby is this weekend–Esquire reminds you

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

The Styleforum Portmanteau–April 19

Britain shakes its head as Aquascutum is placed in administration (i.e., files for bankruptcy). The Bureau in Belfast made an exceedingly relaxing lookbook film. I want to buy everything then take a nap. Dior is remodeling their E 57th St. store in NY. Meantime, Homme in on 133 Greene St., where the brand is setting

The Styleforum Occasional Intelligencer–April 17

In the U.S., today is the last day to file your taxes. So, you know, get on that. Adam Gopnik proposes the Golden Forty-Year Rule of nostalgia in the New Yorker.  Quick question: can tapered pants be bellbottomized? Derek Guy continues his seven-part Put This On series on ordering custom shirts. Good commute reading. New

The Styleforum Reader–April 16

Lapo Elkann wearing Rubinacci in L’Uomo Vogue, via Rubinacci Club. Lapo is touching the ground in exactly half of the photos. Hipsterpalooza: Mister Mort’s been posting Coachella style shots on his tumblr. Ladies in vintage Air Jordan teeshirts = HYFR. Simply Refined’s Stephen Pulvirent talks ordering butterfly loafers from Ed Et Al shoes, a Singaporean

The Styleforum Daily Collar–April 11.

Put This On released the second episode in their second season, further footage from New York including thrifting with the Street Etiquette guys, jacket construction with Len Logsdail, and the handsome stylings of Dave Hill. Lucas Ossendriver talks Lanvin men’s with Barney’s. Worth watching, at the very least, in order to hear someone say “Lanvin”

The Styleforum Mirror—April 10.

Tuesday, April 10th. Raf Simons named couturier at Dior (WWD). A menswear designer first and a student of subcultures, Simons succeeds John Galliano. It was bound to be a controversial move on the forum, as Simons often styles his suits with the bottom button fastened. Facebook buys Instagram (NYT). According to Mark Zuckerberg, “The Hefe

Catching up with Jesse Thorn and Put This On.

Jesse Thorn didn’t set out to be a menswear authority—but through happy accidents and hard work, he finds himself as the main dude of Put This On, a video series and blog about “dressing like a grownup.” Jesse and the PTO crew, including directors Adam Lisagor and Ben Harrison, comedy-type-person Dave Hill, and blogger Derek