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Fight Club

  • Jared Paul Stern

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*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

Though we find his self-consciously under-designed collections a bit precious at times, we're all for Rogan Gregory's new collaboration with two-time MOTH Michael Stipe.

Last seen rocking some Freeman's Sporting Club chalkstripes, the R.E.M. frontman is apparently a Rogan fan to boot. He's also something of a frustrated artist, judging by his installation, entitled *Relics*, at Rogan's new Bouwerie Lane Theatre digs.

This snap is from opening night, where Jeff Koons and Coldplay's Chris Martin also made the scene. The show runs through July 27 so you can judge for yourself.

Behind the Chucks, Floral Details and Skills to Pay the Bills

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Petal Pushers: Yes, we admit it, we love flowers, but there's a limit, people. [NYMag]

The Razor's Edge: Men's Vogue takes on the razor blade arms race. [Men's Vogue]

Con Job: Sit down with Converse's creative director. [Coolhunting]

The 75 Skills Every Man Should Master: We're solid with about 58 of these. [Esquire]

Bowery Mission: Rogan Gregory opens a new store on the Bowery, serves the local cocktail. [Refinery29]

In a Huf: A skate-punk brand grows up. [Coolhunting]

Silver Foxes: Black, grey, whatever - as long as our hair stays on our heads, we're good. [NYTimes]

Porn and Politics: The Italian Parliament is starting to look more and more like a strip club. [Radar]

Oh, and remember to call your mother on Sunday. There's nothing wrong with a ladies' man admitting that he's also a momma's boy.

Targeting Rogan, Avery Scores, Preaching to Papa

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Karen's Course Correction: DKNY restructures its menswear strategy. [DNRNews]

In The Crosshairs: Target snatches up CFDA-winner Rogan Gregory. [WWD, 2nd item]

Adieu, Bonjour: At Paris Fashion Week, YSL is out (for now) and Dries Van Noten is back. [FWD]

Winging It: Smith & Mills for dinner, the Beatrice for drinks, Black on his fingernails, Sigur Ros in the locker room and Cuthbert in the bag—Sean Avery's pretty New York… for a Canuk with a stick. [NYTimes]

Arch Support: The Sartorialist needs your help with his hoofs. [The Sartorialist]

Fatherly Advice: Director Franco Zeffirelli has some style pointers for the Pope (who just happens to wear Prada). [Catholic News Agency]

Weekend Roundup

Tie Breaker: In the tie/shirt balancing act, sometimes Astaire got it right and sometimes… [New Dandyism]

Jackpot!: Rogan Gregory, designer of Edun, wins the CDFA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award for his namesake line. [Fashion Week Daily]

Undersold: Haven't been to 7th on Sale? According to some, you're not missing much. [Second City Style]

Top Knot: If you bookmark just one site on tie knots, make it Thomas Fink's digital appendix to *85 Ways To Tie a Tie.* [Thomas Fink Online]

Hair to the Throne: Ok. So maybe you don't live in a palace, drive a Bentley, date this, sit as the Commadore-in-Chief of all Scotland and have your own coat of arms? At least you weren't this bald at 25. Were you? [StyleDash]