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The Enemy

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If you were waiting for a cockney-inflected counterpoint to Pitchfork’s recent decade-spanning mega-list, wait no more. NME just unveiled their 100 favorite discs (or possibly downloads) from the last ten years—each equipped with a few perfunctory links and a video—kicking off drunken arguments in pubs, schoolyards and hospitals throughout fair Albion.

The Strokes’ Is This It lands in the top spot, which we must admit is a pretty solid call. But to get you started in your own ranting, here’s a few outstanding grievances:

Did they really put Speakerboxx/The Love Below higher than Stankonia? And Bloc Party higher than either one? How many Damon Albarn side projects do they really expect us to listen to? And if they think we’ve forgotten how much they slagged Kid A when it first came out, they’re wrong.

Enjoy yourselves.

Kempt Man of the Hour: Cameron Silver

  • Jared Paul Stern

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*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

Here claim his third MOTH—only the second fellow to score a hat trick so far, the first being Hamish Bowles—is dandified Los Angeles vintage clothing kingpin Cameron Silver. We might have expected the irrepressible Mr. Silver to rescue us from the sartorial lapses of summer with something like the study in brown and cream he wore to the opening of the new Prada store in San Franciso.

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Kempt Man of the Hour: Cameron Silver

  • Jared Paul Stern

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*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

Look sharp, men, the competition is heating up—we have our second repeat MOTH on the heels of Daniel Day-Lewis' landmark victory last week. The first time around, dandified Los Angeles-based vintage clothing mogul Cameron Silver caught our attention with a green velvet Gucci suit and custom croc loafers. At the Art of Elysium benefit gala in L.A. the other night he went one better in a custom-made toile dinner jacket that blew the lid off the staid black tie crowd.

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Kempt Man of the Hour: Cameron Silver

  • Jared Paul Stern

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*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan*

Well-dressed men in a dressed-down town like Hollywood are something of a rarity. Dandies on the order of Cameron Silver, owner of A-list vintage clothing emporium Decades, are practically an endangered species. The 6'3” fashion plate, pictured here with Debbie Mazar, showed his colors at a party for Boucheron's Animaux jewelry colllection to benefit L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art earlier this week.

More on our MOTH's kit, including those custom green crocs…