Kanye Teams Up with A.P.C., the Best Dive Watches for Your Bucks and Canada’s Hipsters Take Flight
- Kempt Staff
Rope It In: A treatise on the roped shoulder (and how we might have gone too far with the unstructured-ness). [Wax Wane]
Loose Ties: Esquire profiles Massimo Piombo and also offers four ways to wear his suiting—three of which require a large scarf draped loosely around your neck. [Esquire]
Off-White Wedding: As wedding season continues, here’s a handy infographic on knowing whether you’re at a “hipster wedding.” Beware. [Refinery29]
Dread Not the PR Girls: The Paris Review imagines how authors of yore might have reported Fashion Week shows. Virginia Woolf seems nonplussed. [Paris Review]
Judging by this hilariously paced animation, Furni’s aiming their watches at the drunken brawler market. Because when you’re spending your evening punching people in the face, a Rolex is just too fragile.
Trust the internet to take something beautiful and turn it into something slightly uncomfortable.
Take this young woman, for instance. She seems like she’s having a good time. She’s smiling, after all. Sure, her legs are crossed, but she doesn’t seem in distress. Certainly not like she’s looking for a bathroom or anything…
Unfortunately, after Hipsters Have to Pee, everything is suspect.
Boxing Helena: Helena Christensen has not lost the knack. [Refinery29]
Dirty Linens: Jack Spade puts forth the first linen tote back. [Selectism]
The Saga Continues: The hipster grafter tale becomes more elaborate and uncomfortable. [New York Observer]
It’s About the Music: When hippies get their hands on classical music, incredible things can happen. [NYMag]
The world of hipsters runs on an intricate, almost Victorian code, so it was only a matter of time before someone pulled a Barry Lyndon. And, somewhat predictably, that person was an Asian girl who pretended to work for Vice.
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No sooner do we complement Kanye’s taste in denim than we hear his Yeeziness is planning a denim line of his very own.
It’ll be hard to top RRL, and the hipster/street divide is as difficult to bridge in fashion as it is in music. Then again, if anyone can bring the two camps together—possibly by sporting the perfect level of bagginess displayed in the picture at left—it’s Kanye. As legacies go, it wouldn’t be a bad one.
Let’s just hope it keeps him off the vocoder.
Mining subcultures is a tricky business, and nobody knows it better than Converse. They were already known as a hipster brand…and a whimsical web video full of Williamsburg landmarks probably isn’t helping anything.
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Part-Time Model: The occasionally exhibitionist heiress (no, the other one) strips down for Myla. [NYDN]
Hipsters will destroy us all: But not in a cool Mothra kind of way. [PSFK]
Rum in Exile: Forbidden rum is always the sweetest. [The Bachelor Guy]
Receding Clothing Line: Jude Law models for dunhill. Baldness jokes ensue.[Brandish]
It’s the Shades: Kanye makes the cut for Vanity Fair’s best dressed list. Once again, his MacBook Air is in danger. [Kanye’s Blog]
Belly Up to the Bar: Thank ??? someone out there is poking around Russian Elle for Bar Refaeli shots. [Goldenfiddle]
Casual Friday: We're a little surprised that this internal memo from Interview on office dress code was even necessary. We could guess that this has something to do with the magazine's new Capo di tutti capi, Glenn O'Brien—but then again, the guy doesn't always hew to the rule himself. [Gawker]
Spice on Set: Failing fashion designer Victoria Beckham teams up with failing movie mogul Tom Cruise for what will almost certainly be Ben Stiller's ugliest film since "Meet the Fockers". [FemaleFirst UK]
Bowery Boy: Does John Varvatos even have time to design anymore with all these CBGBs questions? [NYTimes]
Cheap Shots: The best suits under $500 photographed by Scott "The Sartorialist" Schuman. [Men.Style]
Word Games: Watch as three out of four panelists stuff their feet straight into their mouths while attempting to define "Hipster." [PSFK]
Shwing!: Tom Ford wants you to appreciate the human dingle as much as he does. [NYMag]
Freak Folk: Always on the hunt for a deep, sensitive mate, Natalie Portman is reportedly nuzzling up to Cripple Crow crooner Devandra Banhart. Yeah, we don't know how we feel about this one either. We mean, he is wearing a woman's jacket. [Egotastic]
Napoleon Complex: Lil', wee plutocrat Nic Sarkozy is kicking up a press dust storm in his fierce heels. [Shoeblogs]
What Would Moz Do?: Dress like Morrissey and you're set for life. [Style Salvage]
Spit and Polish: The geopolitics of the shoeshine. [NYT via On The Fly]
Throwing Sparks: Sharp dockside looks from Philip Sparks. [Philipsparks via Notcouture]
Blinded by the White: N.B. to African-American society partygoers - some photogs may require you use nametags. [Radar]
Environmental Hang Up: Going green starts at your dry cleaner. [Fox23]
Out of Africa: A brief history of the safari jacket. [Mercury News]
New Journalism: The Wall Street Journal is set to launch a new luxury magazine to compete with the Times' glossy insert, T. Yes, yes - you're right - they're calling it WSJ. [Editor and Publisher]
Luxury Hacks: Next time you're in Moscow, flag down a Maybach. [Autopark]
Home, Jeeves: In other auto news, The Chauffeur magazine has named its "Car of the Year." The Chauffeur magazine? We should really get our guy a subscription for his birthday. [Autoblog]
Space Case: Once, we were grown men who watched football and Westerns. Then, Sci-Fi fox Tricia Helfer snared us her Tholian web of leggyness.[OhNoTheyDidn't]
Shields Up: In related news, Spock goes down hard. [The Observer]
Picking Numbers: Cathy Horyn starts off her morning congratulating her friends at 6267 on their new post as chief designers at Gianfranco Ferre, has a glass of red wine before lunch to celebrate, gets all moist about Scorsese. [NYTimes]
Crimes and Misdemeanors: Forget Beckham, marketing guru and American Apparel founder Dov Charney knows that no one can sell more underwear than Woody Allen. Too bad he didn't ask permission first. [Radar]
New Kid on The Block: Given the criteria, we most likely qualify as "Lad Nouveau." Call us that on the street and... well, let's just say you'd better have good insurance. [Times UK]
"Well-Dressed Rebels": ACL breaks down the stars of April GQ. [A Continuous Lean]
Better Than a Card: Earnest Sewn will be offering discount tattoos for Mothers Day. How come you never see moms sporting "Son" tats? [Paper]
Love For Sale: Scarlett puts herself up for auction on eBay, meaning it's only a matter of hours before our PayPal bill dwarfs our student loans. [Gawker]
Hip To Be Square: The Roots of American Prep. [Men's Flair]
"Most Females Lie More Cleverly and Successfully Than Men": Or at least that's what they want you to think. [NYPost]
Wedding Bells?: Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. and Mrs. Marc Jacobs. [NYMag]
Transition of Power: In his first appearance as Russia's new President-elect, Dmitry Medvedev greets the nation in a turtleneck and jeans apparently from Sears. Weep for the Motherland. [Reuters]
Trading Sideways: Geeks fighting to replacing hipsters? Let's settle this one at the playground during recess. [Scrawled in Wax]
Bloggerati: Rising fashion blogger Kanye West is shut out of Balenciaga, says he doesn't really mind and declares that his "first love is for fashion." Jesus, it's Faran Krentcil all over again. [The Celebrity Truth]
To The Brim: Ain't ya heard? The Hat Is Back , y'all.
A Beautiful Day in The Neighborhood: Please join us on March 20th by wearing a sweater in honor of Mr. Rogers, won't you? [AP]
Teenage Wasteland: Okay! Enough with the Cory Kennedy already. [Everyone, Everywhere]
Man of Letters: Original preppie king, Goldwater Conservative and trad icon William F. Buckley grabs a wing chair in that great club room in the sky. [Observer]
Theme Song: Remember Rock&Roll? Their new tribute to Milan Fashion week is called, "Coke Freaks and Fashion Whores." Sounds right to us. [WWD]
"You'll Never Go Wrong Dressing Plain and Dull": This only works when running for national office. Otherwise, feel free to dress like a Somali elder. [Chicago Tribune]
The Keith Richards Workout: "For me, doing a Rolling Stones show for two hours a night, that's enough f***in' exercise, you know? Then I've got to go to bed with the old lady, bonka bonka. You know?" We know, Keef. We know. [Digital Spy]
Simple Statutes: Oh, sorry, did we forget to post Esquire's New Laws of Casual Style? Here, let's fix that. [Esquire]
Salt of The Earth: It's fun to dress like a laborer when you don't have to lift a finger. [NYTimes]
It's a Cinch: Our mental jury is still out on this drawstring-hem t shirt. [Carrying Contraption]
Rope A Dope: According to this, Monroe-wannabe Lindsay Lohan's sobriety is hanging by a thread?a resonating, energy-balancing thread. [SheFinds]
Tough Love: After banning Cathy Horyn, increasingly pissy Giorgio Armani has some choice words for Anna Wintour. [NYMag]
Big and Tall: After doing his best Dr. J impression, Will Ferrell indulges in some Charles Barkley. [Style Dash]
"Why Does Everyone Hate Hipsters?": Um, because they're hipsters? [LAist]
Politics as Usual: Sharia Law has nothing on campaign dress codes. [NYTimes]