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The Wages of Yoox

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Ah, Europe.

The massive European retailer Yoox just unveiled their semi-annual sale, stocked with some of the best swag the continent has to offer.

The only problem is, it’s big enough to be downright daunting—so we thought we’d pick out a few favorites, starting with this fearlessly busy Thom Browne baracuta riff that might be the most downright badass item to come out of his chalet period.

But don’t worry, there’s plenty of more wearable stuff where that came from.

For instance...»

Anyone Can Play Guitar

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A good high-top boot is always welcome, but these caught our eye mostly because they come from Japan’s Lad Musician label.

We’d call the cut Italian, but we’re all cosmopolitans these days anyway. But given that the rest of Lad’s equipage looks like post-Armani streetwear, they look like they’re poised for more interesting things in the future.

We’ll certainly be keeping an eye on them.

Gisele, Batman in Armani, and Death Comes for The Dressing Gown

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Same Ol', Same Ol': Another day, another photospread of Gisele Bundchen looking so impossibly hot. It's almost boring at this point. Wait. This one's got video? Nevermind then. [GQ]

Under Lock and Key: Fashionable alternatives to that old carabiner you picked up durning your "crunchy granola" phase freshman year. [A Continuous Lean]

Dude Looks Like a Lady: Liv Tyler seems to be embarrassed about the wardrobe of her biological father, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. Some ladies have got no taste. [Contact Music]

Bat Suit: Christian Bale will be rocking Armani in the Dark Knight movie. We always figured Bruce Wayne was more partial to English cuts, but okay. [Brandish]

Call Me: Speaking of Armani and movies, seems Giorgio and Richard Gere made each other's careers. [The Moment]

Silk Shortage: The dressing gown is dead. The end is nigh! [A Suitable Wardrobe]

Kempt Man of the Hour: Snoop Dogg

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*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

Among the many things Snoop Dogg is known—or perhaps we should say notorious—for, sartorial splendor isn't really numbered among them. But we had to hand the man a MOTH for the threads he sported at the 13th Annual Critics' Choice Awards in L.A. the other night. Eschewing the usual barfy bling of the rap star set, Snoop (pictured here with his wife Shante Broadus) pulled off an ensemble that was both eye-catching and classic at the same time.

Anchoring the look was a black four-button velvet Dolce & Gabbana frock coat with satin trim »

Madness on 7th, Molto Giorgio, Playing With The Band

Armory Madness: Plum Sykes will be wearing a body-hugging, flesh-toned dress to 7th on Sale so she can avoid the dressing rooms. Try this with Lycra bike shorts and we don't know you. [NYSun]

Giorgio's Way: "No matter how hard I try, I will never persuade Sam Jackson to appear without a hat!" That and 20 somewhat more useful of rules for style appear in The London Times. Geez, that guy is everywhere these days.

Slacker Synergy: Mope/goof Jason Schwartzman is modeling for prep/punk Band of Outsiders. Seems right. [WWD 2nd Item]