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Style Guys Do Wear Plaid

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Head to toe madras got a boost this summer from the likes of Ralph Lauren and Thom Browne's Black Fleece collection. However, the full-on matching madras suit effect is a bit much, we feel, even in this realm.

Trust that old dog Glenn O'Brien to show us how it should be done. His plaids are complimentary but not identical; what's more they're obviously well-worn and look as if the fabric might be authentically Indian to boot.

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Dancing Queens

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*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

The other day we were musing on the go-to-hell fashions at ultra-fancy Hamptons summer benefits which enliven an otherwise dull sartorial season.

On the flipside, there's something to be said for the seamier sort of East End bacchanal, the kind where they use any means necessary to pack the joint and drum up publicity, such as the Hugo Boss and Interview magazine shindig at the Kingswood Estate in East Hampton the other night.

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Bleedin' Madras

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*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

Ah, a benefit bash in Southampton during the high season. Where the fuck else would you find people dressed like this? And god bless 'em for it. It's been rather a dull summer so far sartorially, and we welcome this demonic display of madras as much as we would one of those cocktails they're clutching.

Now let's examine their full tribal regalia a little more closely - not only are they wearing madras, which any amateur can do, but *patchwork* madras *and* clashing bowties. Guy on the left - we'll call him C.K. Dexter Haven - also has on shorts embroidered with little green lobsters. Guy the right - aka Sniffin K. Bellows IV - is wearing a contrast club collar shirt and a chronic case of lockjaw.

Now please put those jackets away until next year.