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.
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).
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)
“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
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 Balance threat level—orange: The Journal at Mr. Porter shows off spring styles on the men of Beams, Huge Magazine, Wow, and The Senken.
- Well-Spent introduces Confirmed Stock, a pop-up men’s retail event April 28 in the most fashionable city south of the Mason Dixon and north of D.C.: Baltimore.
- Simon Crompton addresses tie care at Permanent Style. Does not address whether using mink oil will darken a tie.
- The Pulitzer committee couldn’t agree on a fiction winner. It just wasn’t my year.
- Brooks Brothers offers a fleeceload of polos: a boxed set of 44 for $2k. You could outfit a large IT department!
- If you’ve gotten your refund, spend it. Sales: C’H’C’M’ is celebrating their third birthday with 20% off through Sunday (code: ThreeYears). C’H’C’M’ carries Drake’s, 6876, Chauncey, G.R.P., Ovadia and Sons, and more. J. Crew is doing 30% off final sale through Friday (code: MUSTHAVE).
- Arnold Palmer pours himself a… pours himself. (old Sportscenter promo via Cork Grips)