Johnny Depp turned 52 this week, which got us thinking about, of all things, Cry-Baby. His 1950s rebel trying to win the heart of an innocent young girl had a Brando facsimile thing going on, but a little more costume-like and with undeniably better hair. All of which is to say, it worked. It was Depp.
Stylish men have always had a special relationship with beautiful cars.
Probably because, if you think about it, they’re kind of the perfect accessory. Big, shiny, powerful—a little automotive affirmation can go a long way to securing your position in the Court of Cool. (We’re sure the King would agree.) But it’s not only those men defined by their cars who drive cool ones. And we’ve got the photo evidence to prove it.
Fact: it takes quite the set of cojones to pull off wearing a Hawaiian shirt.
Also fact: most men don’t have ’em.
That being said, there are some real pros out there who do. And right now, we’d like to honor these brave souls who’ve unwaveringly taken up the charge. Through painstaking research—no scene left unexamined, no paparazzi shot ignored—we’ve uncovered the best and boldest examples of tropical-print artistry. A testament to confidence, these men are standards to aspire to. (At least when it comes to visually making a statement.)
September is a big month in the print world of menswear. It sets the tone for the following season (and, effectively, the remainder of the year).
It also means the page counts are at their bulkiest—so many woolen things, so little time. And in our continued dedication to sussing it all out, we’ve thumbed through the 1,000-plus pages (we’ve thrown in the bonus round of Vanity Fair since they’ve weighed in on the year’s best-dressed men) just for you.
With the release of the long-awaited film version of Hunter S. Thompson’s The Rum Diary, we thought we’d lend a hand in separating debaucherous fact from debaucherous fiction.
In particular, we’re going to see how the rum-soaked shenanigans described in the book/film stack up against the real-life shenanigans that inspired them. We’ve teed up some of the most notable (notorious?) moments in the film below...
By now, you’ve probably got a pretty good plan for your summer wardrobe, so we’d like to throw something else into the mix: your summer haircut. And to give you a little guidance, we’ve brought in a professional stylist who lives and breathes men’s hair. (Not literally.)
Johnny Depp’s been rocking the same boho-rockstar look for upwards of a decade now, but it’s showing remarkably little signs of wear. In fact, it’s just a couple years away from classic.
At this weekend’s Alice in Wonderland premiere in London, for instance, he managed at least three things we’d normally consider red carpet poison—men’s jewelry, untamed hair and tielessness—but came away from it all looking like a man who belonged at a movie premiere. The trick? Well, the three-piece suit’s a good start. And if you’ve got a nice enough dress shirt, you’re allowed to pop a few buttons.
V Mag For Victory: Somehow, she doesn't seem like the patient type. [The Cut]
Second Time’s the Charm: Street Etiquette drops their second awesome black history slideshow. And unlike the last few “most stylish” lists we’ve seen, we actually learned a few new names. Required reading. [GQ]
The Screamin’ Jays: Johnny Depp, Nick Cave, Chrissy Hynde and Mick Jones of the Clash get together for Haiti with a downright awesome cover of “I Put a Spell on You.” And just like that, we’ve got a new favorite charity single. [Vulture]
Take My Card: Our new favorite way to get postcards. [Lifehacker]