Our latest MOTH comes from Paris Review’s Spring Revel, which saw Gay Talese in classic form, complete with banker’s collar, English-style DB and martini in hand. We assume he left his hat at the coat check.
It’s a beautiful thing, not least because Talese has been hitting this circuit (and that cocktail) since before most of us were born. And the getup still looks good. A couple decades down the road, it’ll still look good, right down to the rumpled silk pocket square.
Cash, Money, Clothes: Jesse Thorn’s love of fine tailoring gets him in trouble with haters, forcing him to drop some science. [Put This On]
Borne Back Ceaselessly into Menswear: A style appreciation of F. Scott Fitzgerald. We’ll say it: the man could pull off a three-piece. [Apartment Therapy]
A Growing Demographic: Seven ruthlessly calculated pitches for TV ads to appeal to the stoner market. “Finish with a clip of a coconut being drunk through a straw by a monkey sitting next to a waterfall and four seconds of an MGMT song where they aren’t talking about trees.” [GOOD]
On the Case: The Brooks Brothers guide to your work bag. Whether you wear a suit to work turns out to be pretty important. [Rogues & Gentlemen]
Miss America: Captain America’s lady friend gets a moment in the spotlight. [BlackBook] The Double Breast: Ovadia & Sons continues to knock it out of the park. Extra credit for those shantung ties. [Sartorially Inclined] The Great: An interview with the man behind Kitsune, and their latest Gatsby obsession. [GQ]
Getting Personal: Jesse Thorn & Co. get a sit-down with Gay Talese, and talk about finding your groove. [Put This On]