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Gentlemen, take note. This is how you should be dressed right now.
As demonstrated here by one Michael Kenneth Williams at a recent Emmys Q&A for Boardwalk Empire—so he gets extra points for resisting the urge to show up in a three-piece. You might want to tone down the colors for everyday use, but everything here is right on: the trad navy blazer with gold buttons, the extra layer to account for a spring weather swing, the open collar. It all starts feeling a little Brooks Brothers until you spot those slightly eccentric blue brogues.
The lesson here: a little eccentricity goes a long way. (And even when it comes to pastels, Omar don’t scare.)
Any time a man’s pulling off a bootlegger suit on a weekly basis, we figure there’s a lot we can learn. We caught up with Michael Pitt at Wednesday night’s Tonight We Tanqueray event in Brooklyn, where he weighed in on his history with grunge, 20s haircuts and the curative effects of the three-piece suit.
As connoisseurs of history, we sometimes find styles, habits and turns of phrase from the past that we wouldn’t mind bringing back to the present, Doc Brown-style. This time around, we’re dusting off the magical moment when a woman jumps out of a cake.
We’re men of simple tastes.
And yet, we can’t suppress a slight melancholy whenever we see a roughly human-sized cake, only to realize that there is not a scantily clad woman waiting to burst from beneath its surface.
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