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The Boys of Summer


At the moment, flannel’s more associated with bearded mountain men than flaxen-haired Californians, but it wasn’t always so. For proof, check out this picture of the Beach Boys—erstwhile masters of summertime Americana—decked out in five matching lumberjack shirts and impeccably geeky white undertees, and somehow still channeling the endless summer.

We’re not alone in being impressed. As it happens, Hurley seized on this particular photo to turn out red and blue versions of the Pendleton flannel, which has since found its way onto racks at Bloomingdales and Fred Segal. It’s a pretty good twist on a classic item and some classic style icons.

But mostly, we’re glad no one showed them this.

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Kemptress: Bar Refaeli

  • Jared Paul Stern


What has Leo DiCaprio got that you haven't? Well, Bar Refaeli for one, the startlingly stacked Israeli model he's been keeping company with for the past couple years.

Considering the stilettos she's stepping into here - Leo's ex is if course The Gisele - Bar looks like beating the odds. She was the first Israeli chick to be admitted into the ranks of *Sports Illustrated*'s Swimsuit Issue sirens and was recently named Best Body of 2008 by *Arena* magazine. To top it off she was just picked as the new face (and such) of Hurley, the Californian surf and skate company with a cult-like following.

The ads (above) will debut in the fall, when she'll also be appearing in Tommy Hilfiger's *Iconic America* TV special.

We'll let you make your own “Bar none” joke.