Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.
Pharrell’s hat continues to grow, tallying Chunk’s food intake, more Bonobos news and… »
We’ve filtered through all of the online sale noise and graded your best options out there, should you feel inclined to do any menswear browsing this weekend…
For the Early Action: Get in on Ralph Lauren’s fall sale early, with the presale that knocks an additional 15% off the up-to-40%-off sale items (before October 30).
Sizes Available: B+
For the Pants: Bonobos is slashing up to 75% off their well-cut chinos, shorts, shirts and a few less summery items as well.
Sizes Available: B
For the Basics: Northeasternly outfitters Palmer Trading Company just made some more deep cuts on the rest of their summer gear and some of their always-handsome baggage.
Sizes Available: A
But there’s a next level: doing good.
And with all of the new socially conscious brands out there these days, you can find just about everything your daily wardrobe requires—while knowing you’re helping those in need, by actually clothing them Toms-style, or supporting small endangered co-ops, or building a well in Ethiopia.
Naturally, we’ve gone ahead and found you everything you’ll need to outfit yourself from head to toe in charitable dapperness. »
Times style writer and noted pants proponent David Colman has a fairly fine-tuned trend detector—so fine tuned that a strong breeze will sometimes set it off. But his latest target has us a bit confused. By Colman’s lights, the hot new trend for ’09 is…butt-hugging pants.
Of course, this is the Times, so they end up using terms like “backside display,” but the slideshow of a fully restrained model makes it pretty clear what the trend in question is. A personal trainer even stops by to testify to the increased popularity of squat lifts. The real question is…can they be serious?
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