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Moving Mountains

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The Most Famous Frames in Rock: A story of how Buddy Holly found his famous glasses. Apparently, they had to be trucked in from Mexico. [WSJ]

The Year in Terrible Band Names: AV Club unleashes its yearly roundup of terrible band names, including Coeus the Boxing Titan, White Cowbell Oklahoma and Pulled Apart by Horses, soon to be famous for the heart-wrenching ballad “I Punched a Lion in the Throat.” [AV Club]

Deeply Felt: A new tie line called Gentleman Arthur makes bold patterns from felt and cotton. Definitely unlike anything in your closet. [Cool Hunting]

Don’t Call It a Comeback: The notorious Enzo returns with some fantastically tweedy menswear photos. [13th & Wolf]

A Night on the Town

Fashion’s Night Out is upon us, and in a mere eight hours, some of menswear’s best brands are going to unleash all manner of silliness upon us.

We’ll have a more detailed report tomorrow morning (hangover permitting), but we wanted to single out two noteworthy events. First, Warby Parker is continuing their Buddy Holly homage with a tribute show from Justin Townes Earle. Second, David Coggins is participating in something called “Whisker Wars” with Sloane Crosley and, somewhat confusingly, Whoopi Goldberg.

Naturally, we’re a bit curious.

Evidently there’s been a fierce debate raging over the relative merits of a beard, and the interest of heading off fisticuffs, Bergdorf Goodman has elected to settle the matter in a public forum at the mens’ shop, starting at 7:30.

The above picture is an artist’s rendering of what it will look like, if you squint and imagine Mr. Coggins as the Oscar-winning star of Hook.

The Semi-Nude Slag Heap Fitness Program

Vintage Shirts and Pornography: Theophilus London’s 10 Essentials include them both. A man after our own heart. [GQ]

Pulling the Wool: An indepth explanation of what the 100 in Super 100 means. The short version: it’s woven from lighter, finer threads. Now you know. [Put This On]

The Man Behind the Knife: A chat with the chef at Le Pigeon in Portland, Oregon. Apparently he’s an In-N-Out Burger fan. [The Moment]

On Repeat: A streaming version of the new Buddy Holly cover album, including Lou Reed’s “Peggy Sue.” Great stuff. [NPR]

Brigitte Bardot is Lightly Tousled

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Safety First: Using a safety pin on your precious knit tie: an underrated sartorial power move. [A Suitable Wardrobe]

Rocket Man: Celebrating Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space. If you can get around the whole Cold War thing, there’s a lot to like. [T Magazine]

Bikes of Glory: A rundown of famous men and their motorcycles. Buddy Holly’s looking pretty good. [Art of Manliness]

Dropping Fools: Antenna’s ten favorite knockouts. It’s not a good day to be George Foreman. [Antenna]