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Drinking Sherry with Bryan Ferry: The second sentence of this Bryan Ferry profile begins, “Unwinding a very large scarf from around his neck…” [WSJ]

Fit But You Know It: The way your clothes fit isn’t a standard or a science—it’s an art form. Nick Sullivan sounds off. [Esquire]

The Biker Crowd: A chat with the founder/designer behind Rapha. Required reading if you’ve ever thought of starting your own line. [The 99%]

Shoot the J: And just because it’s Friday, here’s some Super 8 footage of John Lennon playing basketball with Miles Davis. It turns out The Walrus has a weak jump shot. [Yahoo Sports]

Jane Fonda is Giving Up the Gun

Summer in Trinidad: Diplo leads us through his glamorous party-filled life—specifically, the Trinidadian part of it. Amazing stuff. [Vanity Fair]

Also, Drinking Sherry: The wisdom of Bryan Ferry. He does love those padded shoulders. [GQ UK]

Shadow of a Doubt: The style of Mr. Alfred Hitchcock, lifelong devotee of the double-breasted suit. [LIFE]

The Second Breast: Speaking of which, here are some of the best ways to pull it off. [The Style Blogger]

Girls Like Strangely Shaped Curtains

Also, Drinks Sherry: As usual, Bryan Ferry wears the hell out of a summer suit. [A Suitable Wardrobe]

Our Man in Thailand: Boogie offers some spectacular black and white photos of Thailand—and a few more from the boxing ring. [Hypebeast]

Trunks: Commerce with a Conscience rounds up their favorite swim trunks. [CWAC]

Reasons to Love Tom Waits, Part 43: Vulture’s recap of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame induction makes Tom Waits sound pretty awesome, and Neil Young sound pretty incoherent. [Vulture]

Kemptress: Lily Cole

  • Jared Paul Stern


Flame-haired Brit model Lily Cole is the latest testament to the indisputable superiority of French *Playboy* over the *frommage*-filled American original. Her *Lolita*-like cover pose - and the 14-pg. spread inside - is inspired by style icon Serge Gainsbourg's 1971 concept album *Histoire de Melody Nelson*. In a nutshell, the plotline involves Gainsbourg plowing his vintage Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost into a teenage nymphet's bicycle as a prelude to seduction.

More on the lovers of Ms. Cole»

Life of Bryan

  • Jared Paul Stern


Brit music and style icon Bryan Ferry, one of the world's best-dressed men, wants to try his hand at designing clothes—and why the hell not? Surely being such a lifelong sartorial savant qualifies him more than most. As the man himself tells the London *Times*, “If P. Diddy can do it, why can't I?” A private label is “something I would really like to do,” Ferry says, noting, “I should have done it years ago.”

After all, last year's Burberry men's collection was basically an homage to the Roxy Music frontman's signature *haute*-lounge lizard look, and he did once collaborate on a collection for Brit retailer Topman. So what would a Bryan Ferry collection look like? Well, he's partial to bespoke dress shirts from Dunhill these days and suits from Richard Anderson of Savile Row, so that might give you an idea.