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Worldly Gents, Denim Debates and Dressing Like David Bowie

Tommy Ton

World Class: Four Pins sits down with the reigning champion of #menswear street photography, Tommy Ton, to count down the most stylish men of the world.

Jeaneology: Vice recounts the evolution of the now-ever-present pair of jeans.

Bowie to Bowie: Cribbing some style cues from David Bowie, courtesy of Cool Material.

Shine Bright: Making the case for the questionably expensive shoe-shine kit.

Bérénice Marlohe: Jacket Required

Robevia GQ UK

Bespoke Flapping: Trying to understand a curious vestige of Italian tailoring known as “the pettegola shirt.” [Permenent Style]

Eyesight: GQ hips us to a cool new menswear commerce site now in beta. [GQ]

Northern Exposure: The Times reports on North Korean street style as a bona fide thing. (We won’t believe them till they send over Bill Cunningham.) [NYT]

Husky Fit: Archival Clothing awards the University of Washington with the “best documented, most stylish and frolicsome campus day” and has the pictures to prove it. [Archival Clothing]

Scenes from the Armory Show

The Armory Show started up this week, with hundreds of galleries piling into two piers on Manhattan’s western edge. It’s the closest you’ll find to a pop-up MoMA—and more importantly, it has nearly every variety of gentlemanly style you could want, from British Museum trads and disheveled artists to the Harajuku avant-garde. (Also, every conceivable hairstyle.) We stopped by yesterday with camera in hand to document the splendor. Check it out below.

The scene at the Armory Show, as seen by Kempt»

The Street Stylers Have Become the Street Styled

If you’ve stopped by Lincoln Center in the past few days, you probably noticed the cloud of eager street style photographers, buzzing around the plaza and photographing each other like a #menswear Tumblr feed made manifest. (Count the cameras in the pic above and you’ll see what we mean.) It pops up every time there are enough fashion editors in one place, and never fails to amuse us. So we took it upon ourselves to document this phenomenon in case any other mini-Sartorialists want to join in and need some tips on dressing the part. We figure we got about half of them...

See the street style photographers of Lincoln Center»

The Women of Paris

parisiangirl

As we’ve noted in the past, we’ve got a soft spot for the French part of the world. So in honor of Bastille Day, we thought we’d remind you of exactly why.

In a word (or two): French women.

And to illustrate the ineffable je ne sais quoi that makes the women of France so entrancing, we’ve rounded up some of the most entrancing Parisian street-style shots the internet has to offer, to be perused while listening to The Marseillaise.

Ladies, take it away…»