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Against Jeans, Pale Dogwood and Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli

Against Jeans, Pale Dogwood and Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli

Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.

Recessive Jeans: Racked makes an impassioned case against jeans.

Millennial Pink: The Ringer explains why suddenly you’re seeing a lot of pale dogwood.

House and Homme: WWD catches up with Valentino’s unconventional couturier Pierpaolo Piccioli to talk creative freedom and the next steps for the house.

Fake Out: Highsnobiety hits the streets of Bangkok to shop for fake streetwear.

Star Power: Dime Magazine charts the rise of the Starter jacket as a 90s style staple.

Duck-Rabbit, David Coggins and Buying 150 Tons of Cashmere In Cash

Duck-Rabbit, David Coggins and Buying 150 Tons of Cashmere In Cash

Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.

Second Look: Nautilus uses the phenomenon of the duck-rabbit to explain how in a world full of ambiguity, we see what we want to see.

Book Smarts: Five O’Clock catches up with man of style and recently minted author on the subject, David Coggins, to talk about, well, men and style.

Cashmere Rules: Fast Company tells the story of the founder of cashmere company Naadam, who began by heading to the Gobi Desert with $3 million in cash to buy 150 tons of cashmere.

Old School: Fader has your guide on how to wear 90s streetwear.

Rolling Out: The New York Times charts the rise of the rise of the Rolling Stones as fashion icons.

Herringbone, Campaign Merch and Ralph Lauren’s Fall ‘16 Collection in Cocktail Form

Herringbone, Campaign Merch and Ralph Lauren’s Fall ‘16 Collection in Cocktail Form

Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.

Cocktail Attire: RL Magazine takes us through the new Fall ’16 collection of cocktails being served up at the Polo Bar.

Merch Ado: Considering you might be wearing some today, Racked has put together this brief history of presidential campaign merch.

Bone To Pick: Bloomberg looks to vintage Hollywood for inspiration on wearing the recently resurgent herringbone sport coat.

Pot Luck: Vulture gets to the bottom of how Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart ever became friends in the first place.

AYPWIP: The New York Times pens a letter of recommendation for ’90s cartoon-within-a-cartoon Pinky and the Brain.

The Lie of Free Shipping, the Ballad of Clippy and Your Most Swagless Homie

The Lie of Free Shipping, the Ballad of Clippy and Your Most Swagless Homie

Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.

Reads Four Pins Once: Racked spends some time considering your most swagless homie.

Sinking Ship: Fast Company explains why free shipping is a lie.

Fast Clip: New York mag reconsiders the legacy of Clippy, who didn’t just annoy you—he changed the world.

Raw Deal: Cnet discovers a pair of raw denim jeans so thick, they can stand on their own.

Rom-Non: The Atlantic takes a long hard look at how rom-coms have ruined romance.

Russian Sneaker Culture, Skinny Ties and Do The Right Thing's Street Style

Russian Sneaker Culture, Skinny Ties and Do The Right Thing's Street Style

Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.

Street Savvy: The Daily Beast makes the case that Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing ignited street style.

Russian Intel: Highsnobiety gets the lowdown on Russia’s burgeoning sneaker culture.

Counting Digits: Glossy reports that digital is not to blame for the recent woes of Burberry and Ralph Lauren.

Tie Loss: Bloomberg rings the death knells of the skinny tie.

Bumper Crop: Kering mag has a look at Bumper Bunka, Japan’s premier fashion school.