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**Suspending Judgment**: A dissenting opinion on the current popularity of braces forwarded through exemplars like Urkel. [Casanova Peasant]

**A Waist of Money**: Speaking of keeping your pants aloft, this belt will set you back a cool $18,000. [NYMag]

**Classic Cut**: 501 jeans, the collector’s edition. [Retro To Go]

**Imitation of Life**: If you thought Zac Posen was already a little Stepford creepy… [Fashion Visa]

**Cut Corners**: Small-time hood Wesley Snipes breaks some lesser laws. [Manolo for the Men]

**Image Maker**: Valentino’s new men’s line will take direct inspiration from the house’s founder. Shocker. [DNRNews]

**Cutting Edge**: At Hong Kong Fashion week the models are fully trained in the ancient arts of self defense. [Monsters and Critics]

**Buyers Beware**: It doesn’t matter if you’re a buyer for Bergdorf Goodman with millions of dollars of purchasing power, the ability to save or destroy fashion labels and a lifetime in the industry—if Beyonce needs to sit, they’re making you stand. [The Observer]

**A Match Made in Heaven**: Rumors are swirling that the bombastic, unpredictable fashion diva Naomi Campbell and bombastic, unpredictable semi-fascist dictator Hugo Chavez are now are getting all Nic and Carla. Lovers of democracy beware. [Fashion Mag Daily]

—G.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Gabriel Bell