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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


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


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]