The Steel Helmet: We see a U.S.O. show in her future. [ Fashion Copious] Maybe Next Year: Glenn O’Brien didn’t make it onto this year’s Vanity Fair best-dressed list, and he’s taking it pretty hard. But in a winking, hilarious way. [ GQ] The Smirk is An illustrated guide to the modern preppy, circa 1979. [ Not Optional: Ivy Style]
Little Nemo in Slumberland: A sobering discussion of today’s media climate with the editor-in-chief of High Times. Willy Wonka is mentioned. [ Big Think]
Jean Genie: Rebounding from Ms. Mendes, Calvin Klein is up to his old tricks. [ My Fashion Life] Whitest of All Time: Ms. Lambert waxes rhapsodic on St. Elmo’s Fire, perennial candidate for preppiest movie of all time. The verdict? “It’s the French New Wave via Reagonomics.” [ This Recording] Old, Old Times: “ Old Jews Telling Jokes” is now an internet meme. Funny, we thought it was just Thanksgiving. [ Boing Boing]
Wine-Oh: Esquire hits the bottle hard with a roundup of good booze under $15. [ Esquire]
The Camera Man: A web-based photo retrospective of Marc Jacob’s favorite photographer. [ FashionIndie] Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Men: Apparently casual misogyny and the occasional angry crotch grab go over pretty well with the Park Slope housewife set. [ New York Observer] A Gaping Void: Documentary proof that Europeans love the Gap. When we said continental flair, this isn’t what we had in mind. [ IHT]
The White Anglo-Saxon Protestant Whale: Ladies and Gentlemen, the preppiest movie of all time. [ A Continuous Lean]
Photos of the
Ralph Lauren-designed U. S. Olympic Uniforms have finally surfaced, and we have to say, we’re pretty impressed. We had held out hope for a preppy Olympic team, and it looks like we won’t be disappointed. From the stark white slacks to the striped cloth belts, these athletes look like they’re heading across the Pacific in yachts. We’re reasonably sure Beijing has never seen anything like it.
Well played, Mr. Lauren. Well played.
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