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The D-B Suit, Circa 1990

  • Najib Benouar

It’s damn near impossible to put Leonardo DiCaprio in a suit and make him look bad. But from the looks of this photo, snapped on the set of Scorsese’s upcoming financial industry takedown, The Wolf of Wall Street, Marty has managed it somehow. It’s hard to tell what’s worse: the button placement, that power tie or the unbridled excess of material—but it’s all another reminder of how good we’ve got it in the double-breasted department nowadays. Keep it tight, gentlemen.

The Suits of Crime

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One of the best parts of Casino is the endless parade of exquisitely tacky suits worn by Robert De Niro over the course of the film. (It was Vegas in the 80s, after all.) But if you don’t feel like sitting through three hours to see them all, a clever designer just rounded up 45 of the salmon- and mint-hued wonders for this tribute poster. Do not, under any circumstances, use it as a shopping list.

The Casual Mystique of George Harrison

George Harrison

George was the quiet one—at least according to the fan magazines.

But while Lennon and McCartney still soak up most of the praise, we’d like to single out Mr. Harrison as the most stylish of the Beatles. We don’t mean the Hard Day’s Night-era Chesterfields, or the Tommy Nutter suits that came a few years later. Once he shook off the mantle of the Biggest Band Ever, George developed a low-key style that outlasted all of it, all without drawing attention to itself.

So on the heels of Martin Scorsese’s new documentary about the underdog Beatle, we're taking a closer look at the man’s unique style. Especially the quiet parts.

An ode to George»

The Gentleman’s Guide to Movies About Gambling

With film blogs are currently buzzing about Martin Scorcese’s planned remake of The Gambler, we thought we’d take a moment to salute one of our favorite subgenres: the gambling movie. This isn’t about high-stakes games of skill like poker or pool; it’s just one blind chance after another, following the ebbs and flows of chaos. And maybe the occasional casino heist…

Our five favorite gambling movies»

People are Stange


It Gels: Iekelene Stange is at the mercy of idiosyncratic designers. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

Alone in the Dark: Martin Scorcese names his eleven favorite horror movies. Apparently he’s not a Wes Craven fan… [The Daily Beast]

God’s Country: Des Moines gets a dose of sculptural clout. Does this count as the Bilbao Effect? [NYTimes]

My God, It’s Full of Stars: Esquire is planning something hinky and potentially earth-shaking with Augmented Reality. We think it involves Robert Downey Jr. pulling a Lawnmower Man. [Esquire]

Stone Age

  • Jared Paul Stern


Back before they turned into the geriatric juggernaut that seems to be on a never-ending world tour, the Rolling Stones were the coolest rock band in the universe. In 1969, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the gang crisscrossed the country in support of their album *Beggar's Banquet*, culminating in the infamous free concert at Altamont in Northern California where Hell's Angels killed a member of the audience.

Photographer Ethan Russell was with them every step of the way »