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The December Issues

  • Najib Benouar

As your calendar should've notified you, we’re a week into December—which means the new crop of magazines hit the newsstands a little bit ago. But in case they got lost in the holiday jumble, we’ve flipped through them all to give you the lowdown on everything you need to know about this month in menswear journalism.

The December issues were full of reflection on a year that seemed more dismal to some (Esquire) than others (GQ) and mostly about watching TV to Details. And, for the first two, possibly about ushering in a new era of the casually printed nipple. (Here’s to looking forward to 2013 on that one.)

Without further ado, we bring you the month in menswear journalism.»

Hey, That’s My Shirt

End of an Era: Jil Sander drops the mic on Uniqlo and walks away from the +J collaboration. [The Telegraph]

Lana Turner’s Still Got It: Anne Helen Peterson tells the story of sex, murder and Lana Turner. A dame in full. [The Hairpin]

A Gentleman’s Guide to Brewing Beer: The Art of Manliness sits down with Martin Simion of Austria’s 1516 Brewing Company. [Art of Manliness]

Downer of the Week: Peter Falk, of Columbo and Wings of Desire, is dead at 83. Lame. [/Film]

Claudia Cardinale Is Not Above a Little Gunplay


Fellini’s Other Muse: In honor of Nine, Maya Singer guides a tour of Fellini’s favorite women. Next week: Nino Rota’s favorite trombones. []

Also, Truman Peyote: The epic annual Year in Band Names roundup. Highlights this year include Damage Pants, God Johnson, and German Beef Initiative. [A.V. Club]

First Look: An early peek at the Spring/Summer crop of J+ by Jil Sander for Uniqlo. [Nitrolicious]

Think of the Children: It’s a long weekend, but see if you can get through it without buying $248 cashmere sweatpants. [The Cut]

Sweating The Times, Steven Sale, Rude Boys, Raf is Busy

Pit Stop: The paper of record delves deep into the world of the underarm, weighing the pros and cons of antiperspirants. We, ourselves, sweat Dior Homme. [NYTimes]

Best Buy: Racked deals up an 80% off sale at Steven Alan. Run! [Racked]

Lagos Calling: Nerve's scandalicious photog Seige (Clayton James Cubitt) captures the collision of African and Rude Boy style. [Clayton Cubitt Online]

Simons Hits the Streets: Jil Sander designer Raf Simons hooks up with Brit sportswear line Fred Perry one week after inking a deal with Eastpak. [WWD]

Last Season's Girl: Woman doesn't buy new clothes for an entire year. Hell freezes. Heavens fall from sky. [The Independent]