Politics as Usual: More blowback from the Olympic ceremony uniforms—this time from politicians “outraged” that Ralph Lauren’s making the duds in China. [Washington Post]
A Little Bit Country: A breakdown of Loro Piano’s mastery of the “citified casual” look. [Die Workwear]
Guy Behind the Guy:The Atlanticreveals the faces behind some of television’s most important faceless characters. [The Atlantic]
Hustle and Flow: NPR has a handy flowchart to help you decide, once and for all, whether you live in a “real city” or not. (Those living in places that begin with an “M” and end in “anhattan” need not apply.) [NPR]
Numbers don’t lie. Even when it comes to the highly abstract world of Fashion (yes, capital “F”). And the latest study proving this is the ominously titled “The Most and Least Fashionable Cities in America.”
Internet, take note: Orange County, CA—the mythical land whose economy is almost entirely propped up by Botox and reality television, where “cougar” is still used unironically, the sole reason Christian Audigier is still in business—is home to the most fashionable people in America. All right, it’s not as apocalyptic as we’re making it sound. The findings are interesting if not predictable, so let’s take a closer look at the infographic to understand why your city (or NYC, for that matter) hasn’t been crowned “Most Fashionable” this go-round.
Now that there’s new info on the trustworthiness of bearded men, some kind soul was good enough to put the findings in infographic form to save us the trouble of reading the damn thing. Check out the full image here, listing 23 facial hair configurations in order of honesty. Afterwards, you should be able to properly assess any philosophers, werewolves or amateur wrestlers you may come across. (We’re guessing you already knew about John Waters.)