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Live-Action Betty Boop is Unimpressed

The Seagull: Michael Williams tracks down a Chinese heritage watch brand. A deep cut. [A Continuous Lean]

Centurion: Tyler Brule sits down with the CEO of Zegna to celebrate the brand’s 100 year anniversary. [Monocle]

The New Standard: The Standard Hotel teams up with Happy Socks for some unusually geometric foot coverings—quite possibly the quirkiest thing Andre Balazs has ever done. [Hotel Chatter]

Neckerchiefs and All: The latest crop from Apolis Activism. [Secret Forts]

Marion Sealy is Sun-Dappled

The Brothers Parton: The newly resurrected “10 Essentials” series takes us behind the scenes with the brothers behind Apolis Activism. [GQ Eye]

The Reemergence of ‘Ye: Apparently Kanye played a secret show at the Box last night, in which he complained that not enough women sext him when he’s on the road. Take a minute with that one. [The Awl]

Life Lessons: Feast your eyes on the 30 worst baseball cards of all time. Style lessons include not wearing a sombrero, a Budweiser-themed umbrella-hat, or a novelty wig. [Acid Cow]

A Gentleman’s Guide to Akira Kurosawa: In case you’ve got a spare 30 hours this weekend, here’s a rundown of all the Kurosawa movies you never got around to watching. [AV Club]

Deep Cuts

  • Najib Benouar

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The three brothers at Apolis Activism dropped their Spring ’10 line over the weekend, and this olive chambray Survival Shirt caught our eye.

Specifically…those pockets.

They’re more like upper-rib pockets than breast pockets—a trick they cribbed from WWII-era field shirts. Originally, the idea was to allow for more storage and easier access to ammo or a trusty field map, but in our case, “ammo” and “field map” would probably be replaced by “phone” and “notepad” when heading out for the day.

Sure, it might look a bit askew at first glance, but we’re in Louis Sullivan’s camp on this one: form follows function.

Megan Fox Prepares to Embrace the Legitimate Press

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Fox on Fox: The New York Times Magazine boldly defies the Megan Fox embargo. [NYTimes]

Protect Your Neck: The scarves of the world, just in time for winter. [CoolHunting]

Bag Man: Checking in with Apolis Activism’s Ugandan cotton briefcase. [Valet]

No Flipping: A countdown of the top 30 television series of the decade. Taken as a whole, they will swallow up an entire year of your life. [AV Club]