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Style Icons Rallying for Civil Rights

The civil rights movement was born out of an ugly time in US history, but we’ll be damned if it didn’t make for some good-looking protesters.

With the always-impeccable Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. leading the way, a sea of crisp suits, skinny ties and Wayfarers led our country into equality. In honor of the great man and movement, we dug through the archives and were surprised to find a handsome lot of style icons also heading up the charge for civil rights—a veritable who’s who of impossibly cool gentlemen—everyone from Brando and Newman to Belafonte, Dylan and Davis Jr. Hell, even Charlton Heston got in on the action. It’s as if somehow impassioned, selfless endeavoring has a way of adding an extra layer of dapperness—not to mention being on the right side of history.

Now presenting: A Pictorial Demonstration of Style Icons Rallying for Civil Rights.»

Do Not Fear the Turtleneck

The turtleneck. It’s a statement, for sure—and not the easiest one to make without verging on creepy Euro-beanik, or for lack of a better word: dweeby.

The trick is to avoid some common pitfalls—wearing something too gauzy, too tight or with a maniacally steadfast gaze. There’s a sweet spot in the middle there. And we’re going to help you find it, by taking some subtle cues from some of the most stylish guys to ever do it.

And now, a master class in the turtleneck, courtesy of five icons of style.»

Myf Sheppard is Sparrowed

Rest Easy, Sockless Gentlemen: The sockless, white-panted Picasso thief is now officially in custody—which means you can resume your sockless ways without fear of legal reprisal. [Atlantic Wire]

Glamour (Not the Magazine): The only picture of John Lennon hanging out with Mick Jagger that you’ll ever need. [Driven]

Whither the Beef: Dean Martin’s burger recipe. It involves bourbon, but not in the way you think. [TwitPic]

Ms. Dawson, We Presume: Rosario Dawson is a pretty cool lady, it turns out. [Mother Jones]