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Kempt Man of the Hour: Mark Ronson


Going bleach-blond is a pretty extreme move—kind of like a powder-blue suit, come to think of it—but when it’s done right it’s the sort of high-wire sartorialism that earns MOTHs.

It helps that the resulting ‘do is more LES punk than surfer dude—even if that’s a surfboard behind him, and later on in the evening he was shaking hands with Laird Hamilton.

The bouffant gets a more styled look in this month’s BlackBook, but we prefer to see it in the wild—particularly since it means there’s still a touch of blue at his roots. Combed upward and set against Ronson’s usual dapper style, the peroxide touch seems like a callback to early 80s Bowie, which is a comparison any genre-bender should be happy about.

And, lest we forget, it’s a pretty fantastic suit.

Big Game

  • Jared Paul Stern


Swashbuckling photographer Peter Beard's work isn't getting any cheaper—quite the opposite in fact—but we consider it fairly recession proof as these things go. We recently told you about the re-release of his classic 1965 book on Africa, *The End of the Game*. Then we reported on his shoot in Botswana for the 2009 Pirelli Calendar featuring naked supermodels and an elephant named Cathy.

Now he's finally hitting the auction circuit»