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 blogs you should be reading. I noted one oversight, at least…

WWD covers a goofball parade Beret Baguette Ride in Paris. It’s no Paris-Brest-Paris.

Barney’s presale started today, and other stores should be beginning to mark down spring/summer gear before long. Despite the fact the summer doesn’t even unofficially start until Monday.

The Styleforum First Cut–May 10

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 same ring though.

The Met Gala was last night (that’s right, the Met, you get second billing here). There’s some pictures of guys in tuxedos in here somewhere, but you can be forgiven for ignoring them in favor of Anja Rubik.

Permanent Style gets into summer shirting with chambray. Turns out it’s not just for workwear.

Kanye hates #menswear. #menswear sulks.

Tmag blog reviews the new Kitsune store. They bury the lede that Kitsune sells oxford shirts for $349.

Yoox code alert:  HEADSTART@YOOX for 10% off through May 10 (may be exclusions).

The Styleforum First Cut–May 3

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 visits the new IWC boutique on Madison Avenue. More window shopping for us Seiko-wristed plebes. (ACL)

NYT’s the Moment blog defends the short sleeve button front shirt. Sort of. (NYT)

SW+D classified of the day: Florsheim by Duckie Brown for Brooks Brothers longwings. Why not throw McNairy in there.

MC classified of the day–ties and pocket squares from Drake’s, Marinella, others.


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. (A Suitable Wardrobe, pictured)

The debut of a men’s focused London fashion week in June will include Oliver Spencer, Tom Ford, Tautz, Aitor Throup, J.W. Anderson, Richard Nicholl, and Richard James, among others. An opening event will be hosted by HRH the Prince of Wales. OMG who will he wear?

Yoox takes 20% off a bunch of stuff, including tons of Italian shirts and suits and some smaller selections of Nigel Cabourn, Our Legacy, Rick Owens, Margiela, etc. (No code, prices marked)

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

The Styleforum Portmanteau–April 19

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.

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 custom shoemaker.

Wax/Wane gives some history on Mackintosh rainwear. Fun fact: The “k” actually stands for KFC; founder Charles Macintosh was a big original recipe fan (10).

The Corner is offering free express shipping through April 23. Get your Dsquared bathing suit in time for next weekend.

Men’s clothing classified of the day: Edward Green Dovers, tan scotch grain, recrafted, UK9.5.

Streetwear and Denim classified of the day: Alden/Steven Alan plain toe boots in suede, size 12D.

New arrivals from Cucinelli and Dries Van Noten at yoox.