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The May Issues

  • Najib Benouar

The May issues are in and we’ve got a mixed bag on our hands.

May can be a tricky style month to predict. It puts us in the late-spring-but-it-might-already-feel-like-summer zone of weather, so it’s hard to know whether we’re going to want to see umbrellas or madrases. (GQ hedged with umbrellas). It’s safe to assume most of this stuff went to print while April showers were still raging (and Derrick Rose was still playoffs-bound), meaning everyone’s predictions were a little off. So, in the name of menswear journalism, we trod through the mid-weight blazers, the white canvas shoes (well in advance of Memorial Day), a few instances of déjà vu and an unsettlingly low amount of eye candy to bring you...

Everything you need to know from May’s crop of glossies.»

Soul Patches, Schnabel, and Slowdowns


On the Patch: Avoid the soul patch at all costs. [Magnificent Bastard]

In the Schneighborhood: A Continuous Lean’s Michael Williams gives tips on being Julian Schnabel. Step One: become shaggier. [Selectism]

Part of the Routine: Advice on the daily writing routine from various successful writers, including the famous men’s style blogger Franz Kafka. [Daily Routines]

Watching Out for VC: The venture capital machine creaks to a halt. Here’s hoping you haven’t had any good ideas lately. [TechCrunch]