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Alan Suits Up, Damon in Denim and Next-Gen Girdles

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Fall Semester: Catch a preview of Public School's latest collection. [We Are The Market]

Strong Suit: Local fave Steven Alan tailors up a storm. [UrbanDaddy]

Same Old Song and Dance: Popular ##### and tabloid target ##### ##### has just penned a deal with ##### to market his/her signature fashion line "#####." We couldn't give a #####. [WWD]

Acid Wash: Look, if Matt Damon really wants to wear a trucker tux then back off and let the guy wear a trucker tux—unless you want he should crush your neck with a book. He can do that. [A Socialite's Life]

Something in The Way: Given that the only part of Kurt Cobain the cameras captured on April 5th, 1994 was his One-Star-clad leg, we can't help but think this new Converse collection is in very poor taste. No joke. [The Daily Swarm]

The Talented Mr. Minghella: In more depressing/Matt Damon related news, Anthony Minghella—the creator of some of the most sartorially precise movies of the 90s and all-around solid guy—passed on yesterday at the young age of 54. [NYTimes]

Contain Yourselves: "Shapewear" and "waist eliminators" are the new buzzwords for the "festively plump." [WSJ]

Liz teams with Donna, Tommy vs. Diesel and BronBron nets Gisele


LeBron Shoots: King James takes his career—and Tom Brady's girl—in his hands by posing next to Gisele "Game Killer" Bundchen on the cover of Vogue. [NYMag]

Land War: Join the fight as Diesel and Tommy Hilfiger battle for control of Manhattan in a Fifth Avenue cage match to the death. [Antara and DNRNews]

Girls Dressing Boys: Liz Claiborne and Donna Karen International are teaming up on a new DKNY line. Neither Donna or Liz will be involved as they are retired and dead - respectively of course. [Reuters]

Fashion Capital: The fashion industry is already chasing after New York's awesomely non-disgraced new Governor. [DNRNews]

Spank Rock: An Irish "Sperm for Tickets" scheme gets way out of hand. Sorry about that. [NME via Radar]

Paris, je t'aime: Next time you're strolling by the Seine, pop into the stunning April 77 store. [Refinery 29]

Bidding War, Tax Dogers and Nerd Lovers

friday_crop.jpgKate Moss by Irving Penn

Going, Going...: Christie's will auction off a 135-piece collection of glamour photography by Richard Avedon, Diane Arbus and Man Ray which will include tastefully nude shots of Gisele and Ms. Moss. The Irving Penn cheesecake pics will likely go for $30,000 or so?about the same price as a night with Kristen. [Vogue UK]

Advocacy Journalism: A popular men's fashion magazine contributes to a major shift in American foreign affairs. No, it isn't The Economist. [Jezebel]

Cat's Out of the Bag: Paul Smith is having a sample sale, just try to keep it on the down lo... crap... never mind. [Racked]

Four Eyes: Pull out your prescription lenses because cute/wacked nerd-chaser Verena Von Pfetten admits, "I just love me some myopia." [Huffington Post]

Man's Man: Jason Preston is everything women could want - fashionable, attractive, connected and willing to throw down to defend a lady's honor. Too bad for them he's engaged to Marc Jacobs. [NYPost]

All Aboard: By the next decade, New York Fashion Week may have a new home on top of the West Side Rail Yards, forcing poor Conde Nasters to walk more than half a block to the tents. [NY Daily News]

No Accounting for Taste: Dolce & Gabbana may be the most famous Italians slammed for tax evasion since Al Capone. [DNRNews]

Posh Denim, Prep Rockers and Monogram Lands in The Village


Top Banana: Monogram, Banana Republic's high-end branch line, will open its first stand-alone store on Bleecker Street next month. [DNRNews]

The Candy Man: Like so many celebrities, Willy Wonka has a fashion line. [LA Times]

Cut to Fit: A blogger's first foray into Hong-Kong bespoke sends him into revery. [Men's Flair]

The Source: A long hard look at the fabrics that separate the name brands from the knockoffs. [IHT]

Hats Off: The dizzying heights and heartbreaking lows of the newsboy cap. [Magnificent Bastard]

New York Noise: T charts the dress codes of your favorite local bands... and Vampire Weekend. Taste the backlash. [T Online]

Spice World: Unsatisfied with her successful campaign against feminine style and grace, Victoria Beckham attacks men's clothing. [DNRNews]

Cro-Magnon Chic, Bisexual Shoes and An American Girl

apparel_crop.jpgAmerican Apparel

She Was a Young American: Come for the impassioned defense of American Apparel mastermind Dov Charney. Stay for the sexpolitative photography. [Radar]

Fancy a Game of Footy?: Solid unisex, yes unisex, kicks from Jonathan Saunders and Goa. [JC Report]

Francophila: French women - now more sexual than ever. C'est Magnifique! [Time]

Changing Seasons: In Spring, a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of seersucker. [A Suitable Wardrobe]

Our Girl Friday: It's been a long workweek. Don't you think you deserve two minutes of Rachel Bilson being impossibly cute? [Nylon]

Sex Change: The TMagazine site has switched over from women's fashions and a shot of Natalie Portman to a George Clooney pic and menswear stores, which is pretty much an even trade. [The Moment]

Unintelligent Design: A sartorial history of the cinematic caveman. [The Globe and Mail]

Caught Red Handed: Pikey Colin Farrell tried to steal someone else's model girlfriend because, hey, why not? [NYPost]

Courtly Love: Our favorite low-tops ever go back to their roots. [Hypebeast]