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Before They Were Bald

Andre Agassi

There are some things that have been proven to get better with time. Wine. Cheese. Cindy Crawford. But some, well, some just get balder.

It’s a plight that a great many men have fallen victim to, this thinning up top. Or, should we also say, many great men. And for a select lucky few of them, these physical recessions have had no accompanying effects on their professional lives. In fact, in some cases, it could probably be argued that an increasingly exposed dome only contributed to further career successes.

Not that we’d wish such follicular challenges on anyone. We’re just saying there are worse things.

So now join us as we take a look back at some of history’s greatest “cue balls”—before we had the pleasure of calling them that—after the jump...»

Dusting Off: Chimp Movies

  • Najib Benouar

Chimp Movies

Humans have always been fascinated with our astonishingly close evolutionary link to monkeys—the smartest of which have been known to fashion rudimentary tools and learn sign language.

And, most impressive of all: act in major Hollywood films.

So, in our effort to dust off the chimp movie, we ponder the demise of the great movie genre and present some of the more impressive simian performances on film.»

Cotton Squares, County Fairs and Steampunk Wares


Any inflatable underpants reference brings out the Wonder Sauna…

The True Story of a Japanese Man Who Is So Obsessed With Tidal Waves That He Makes Himself a Pair of Inflatable Underpants: Yep, that's our Malkovich. [Guardian UK]

The Fabric of Our Lives: For your consideration, the cotton pocket square. [A Suitable Wardrobe]

Faster Than a Speeding Bullet: Get ready to chuck your old Jetstream, the supersonic business jet is on the way. [PSFK]

Florence Bound: The Sartorialist lands at Pitti Uomo. [The Sartorialist]

Industrial Revolution: Is "steampunk" the new, kinky "trad". [Periodic Elements of Style]

Rogue State: With B&T graphic shirts like these (via Toronto), can we really afford to make enemies of the Iranians? [Persian Mirror]

"It's Fashion Week at The Pennsylvania Farm Show": Come again? [Penn Live]