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Abstract Dunks, Nazi Kicks and The Dukes of Broadway

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Duty Free: Paul Smith takes off at Heathrow, unlike some. [Vogue UK]

Rabbit, Run: Furry chic makes its unsettling debut at Tokyo Fashion Week. [Boing Boing]

"Composition with Yellow, Blue, and Red": Nike goes all Neo-plasticist on us with the Piet Mondrian Dunk Lows. [NikeSB.org]

Goose Steps: The Cut hashes out this whole Adidas-Puma-Third-Reich thing. [NYMag]

Repeat Performance: Daniel Craig, star of *Lara Croft: Tomb Raider* and some other stuff, wins GQ's best-dressed award for the second year straight. [Vogue UK]

Signing Out: Portfolio's fashion blogger Lauren Goldstein Crowe waves a "Peace the Fork Out" to the rest of the linkable world. [Portfolio]

Pig-malion: The classiest classy guy in the world of high class wants to play Henry Higgins to Ashley "The Governator" Dupré's Eliza Doolittle, though we suspect she's already had her elocution lessons if you know what we mean. No? Us either. [NY Daily News]

Big Top: David Coleman snuggles up to our favorite dandy fabulist and his long, thick hat. [NYTimes]

It's About Times

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Did you notice anything odd about the Times Style Section today? We don't mean chicken-fashion odd - indeed, we mean good odd. Look, when The Grey Lady offers up another David Coleman piece about the resurgence of pants, a "Modern Love" entry on dead babies/girlfriends/husbands or whatever dust bunnies are rattling around Cathy Horyn's head, we're always the first ones to take the piss.

But today...

Working Men, Will Rebounds, and Giorgio On a Tear

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Salt of The Earth: It's fun to dress like a laborer when you don't have to lift a finger. [NYTimes]

It's a Cinch: Our mental jury is still out on this drawstring-hem t shirt. [Carrying Contraption]

Rope A Dope: According to this, Monroe-wannabe Lindsay Lohan's sobriety is hanging by a thread?a resonating, energy-balancing thread. [SheFinds]

Tough Love: After banning Cathy Horyn, increasingly pissy Giorgio Armani has some choice words for Anna Wintour. [NYMag]

Big and Tall: After doing his best Dr. J impression, Will Ferrell indulges in some Charles Barkley. [Style Dash]

"Why Does Everyone Hate Hipsters?": Um, because they're hipsters? [LAist]

Politics as Usual: Sharia Law has nothing on campaign dress codes. [NYTimes]

Andre Goes East, Big Mac Makeover and Alan Goes Disco

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The Cumming Storm: Our favorite Scottish pixie swings from a disco ball and makes it rain champagne. We'd like to think he was celebrating his recent MOTH win. [NYPost, 3rd Item]

Low Profiles: According to our boy David Coleman, "Fashion Insider Ken" is a boring dresser. [NYTimes]

Model T: Redefining luxury by redesigning a time-worn staple. [Coolhunting]

Bra Snap: The Lingerie Bowl has been canceled! Now what are we going to do on Sunday? Oh, right… that. [TMZ]

…Like a Polaroid Picture: Andre 3000 says he doesn't really follow fashion. Having run into him in camouflage safari gear a couple times, we'd agree that the man blazes his own trails. [NYObserver]

Billions Served: McDonald's will be getting new unis courtesy of one of Princess Di's favorite designers. So long as Ronald gets to keep his socks, we're cool with this. [FemaleFirst UK]

Political Phrenology: Width and length battle it out in the primaries. [Material Interest]

Ghost Rider: This is everything we ever wanted for Christmas. [PSFK ]

Revenge of the 70s, Uomo Updates and Vested Interests

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"More Paul Glaser Than David Soul": Critics drop "Starsky and Hutch" references as Italians channel the 70s yet again. [Telegraph UK]

Croc Hunters: According to the Japanese government, Crocs are unsafe—thus are last year's Uggs stripped of their singular redeeming value. [Mindblogging Stuff]

Hissy Fits: Dudes, chill—_Men's Vogue_ is more of a corporate hobby than a real mag anyways. [Daily News]

We Like Girls Who Wear Abercrombie & Fitch: Apropos of nothing, fun-loving, sepia-toned nudity. [Style Dash]

Suicide Blonde: Amy Winehouse and peroxide—it was only a matter of time. [Hating It Magazine]

Ciao!: Pitti Uomo coverage worth running through Bablefish. [PittiBlog]

In The Trenches: Izzy brings this cropped, high-collar number to our attention. [Manolo for The Men]

Pop In: Racked checks Trovata's back room at Ernest Sewn. [Racked]

The Quiet One: Seems George Harrison liked to dress up in his old Beatles costumes—well, come on, wouldn't you? [Thaindian News]

In Vest: Gawker learns what we've known all along—David Coleman is making it safe for men to wear clothes. This week, he introduces us to this new "vest" thing. [Gawker]

Deal Alert: Tim Hamilton sample sale begins Saturday. [Marc & Dolce]

Passing Showers: Maybe Vincent Gallo and Terry Richardson can "make it rain"—but nothing, nothing could ever wash them clean. [Hypebeast]