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The Single Most Important Detail On Your Summer Jacket

Acne Jacket

This gentleman from the latest Acne show reminded us of a certain oft-overlooked detail.

It’s a simple thing, holding true for denim jackets and Harringtons alike. And it’s the source of the ineffable sharpness radiating from the pic…but naturally, you’re going to have to click through to find out what it is.

The one thing to look for the next time you pick up a jacket»

Silver and Gold


Midnight’s Child: Ms. Lakshmi appears nude in her latest jewelry spot, presumably just to spite Salman Rushdie. [The Cut]

The End Times: The internet has determined that loose nukes and peak oil are the most anxiety-inducing apocalypses. Good choice? [Boing Boing]

Leaving Scars: A word with Acne’s founder. [BlackBook]

Button Mashing: Open Chord puts their finger on what’s bothered us about Guitar Hero all along. [Gizmodo]

Out to Sea


We’ve been digging canvas sneakers for a while, but Acne seems to have taken the look to its natural conclusion: the sailboat. These Stroll Low sneakers aren’t obviously nautical, but those grommets do look awfully familiar. Of course, actually wearing them on a sailboat would be the preppy equivalent of the trucker tux, but as long as you ditch them in the marina you should be fine.

Skin and Bones


We’ve always been on the side of precise tailoring, but it takes all kinds, and there are always a few new fits to try out.

Acne has been pushing clean, unbroken drapes as much as anyone outside of Japan, and we’re starting to come around. The typical dig is that they make you look like a clothes hanger—skin and bones, as our mother would say—but if the colors are right, you could do a lot worse. In this case, the colors are deep maroons and somber grays, which is about right.

And if you’ve ever passed through Stockholm, you’ll know why.

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The Old School


We mostly know Acne for their raw denim, but apparently they’re a lot more mod than we gave them credit for.

This Spring/Summer 09 collection is a lot more colorful than we expect from them…in addition to containing some of the shortest men’s shorts we’ve ever seen. On the bright side, there are suits with sandals, a brash commitment to sneakers and a general atmosphere of mod-ish insouciance.

Well played, fellows.

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Feminine Mystique, Brand Spankin' New Video, And Still More Eva


Mad Women: The female stars of AMC’s *Mad Men* are not as marginalized as you may think. [LA Times]

Spanked!: *Penthouse* writer Rachel Kramer Bussel got herself in quite a bit of trouble for publishing this spanking video on Youtube to promote her new book. If anyone deserves a bottom-slapping, it's her. [Jossip]

Calvin's Magic Touch: From Marky Mark to Eva Mendes, Mr. Klein just has a way of getting them down to their skivvies. What a talent. What a magical, magical talent. [Socialite Life]

Busty Beauties: Pictures from Miami’s Spring ’09 swimsuit showcase. [Men.Style]

Fashionable (almost) Nude: Soon enough, you’ll be able to emanate fashionista even when your outer layers come off. [Refinery29]

Guitar Heroine, Do The Brady, and Crushing on Squash


Picture Perfect: The only thing hipper and wackier than Adam Kimmel's clothes are Ryan McGinley's lookbook shots. [Selectism]

Newly Available: These starlets are all suddenly single. Have at it boyos. [Radar]

H&M is Pushing Menswear: Yes, but where to? [Fashion United]

Pull The Blinds: There's something deeply creepy about Hussein Chalayan's new T-shirt. [Men.Style]

Lanvain + Acne: Equals one very cool, very classy hightop. [Scotch and Plaid]

How to Get The Tom Brady Look: Giselle Bundchen not included. [Valet]

Squash is The New Golf: Yes! We can finally make good use of our super tight shorts! []

Chic Rock: When we boot up Guitar Hero at home, we can only wish things like this happened. [Crave Online]

Gisele Gets Wet (Kinda) and Men Go to Sex in the City (Maybe)


Gisele Wears Naught But CGI Water: Damn you, Photoshop! [Popcrunch]

Sonia Rykiel Closes Men's Line: And we're not going to stop her. [VogueUK]

Blue-Blood Style: 2108 Vintage releases sweaters for those Ivy League shits who've been making your life miserable (not that we're bitter for being waitlisted). [AnimalNY]

Blue-Collar Style: Way on the other side of the economic spectrum, our boy at ACL revels in 1940's workwear. [A Continuous Lean]

"Why Are Straight Men Seeing Sex and the City": They are? Really? Are you sure? [Gawker]

Cannonball!: Finally, some good advice on swim trunks. [Hint]

Deal Alert: Get down to Opening Ceremony and Acne you dirty, dirty hipster. [Racked]

Code Pink, Knockout Punches and Towering Tommy


Foxy Boxing: Adriana Lima, Doutzen Kroes and, sigh, Karolina Kurkova have been practicing the sweet science at a local gym. We kind of like the fact that they could beat the snot out of us. [Observer]

"Women Love You in Pink Shirts": We have personal, experiential evidence that this is true. [Just a Guy Thing]

Barney and Friends: The appearences of Michel Gondry, Timo and Panama-hat wearing ping-pong champs at Matthew Barney's National Arts Club dinner add up to the first party report that actually made us jealous. [VF Daily]

One Step at a Time: Just like everything else there, shoemaking in Iraq is a study in tragedy and persistence. [IHT]

Neighborhood Watch: How could we have missed this one? Not only has our beloved Style Guy returned from the front with a new report on CBGB's, but he also waxes nostalgic (in his own unsentimental way) about causing a minor riot with his "socialist-realist rock band." Awesome. [GQ]

Acne Treatment: What? You still haven't hit Acne? [Paper]