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]
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 fiercedebate 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.