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Alexandre Mattiussi, Reagan-Era #Menswear and the Many Rituals of Coffee

80s Fashion

Beard Songs: The blokes over at GQ across the pond sit down with your new favo(u)rite French designer: Alexandre Mattiussi.

Reaganistos: Details finds some #menswear inspiration by looking back to the 1980s.

So Out: Good or bad news, depending on whether you enjoyed braving the throngs of rabid shoppers on Fashion’s Night Out: it’s officially been canceled by the powers that be. (Anna Wintour.)

Getting Coffee: Gear Patrol interviews 15 gentlemen of note—from bloggers to Buster Bluth—on their coffee rituals.

The Icon: The Beastie Boys

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Spending three decades in the public eye is no easy thing, especially when you’re lashed to a scene as ephemeral as old-school rap or hardcore punk. Or both. So we’d like to raise a glass to the Boys of Beastie, who have weathered the storm better than anyone could have expected, and emerged in the 21st century as models for what hip, punk-inflected 40-year-olds look like. Here are five high points, for your perusal.

See the five best sartorial moments from the Beastie Boys»

Details is Slowly Turning into Playboy

Good For Fishing: Barbour takes a walk on the salmon-colored side. [Mister Crew]

Going Viral: The Quarterly digs up a 70s boat ad, memorably titled “You and Your Johnson.” [The Q]

The Hot New Look: The hot new look is mustachioed city bus drivers circa 1988, possibly with jheri curls. Brush up on it here. [Wired]

The Most Rugged Fabric: Ladies and gentlemen, here is a leather jacket made of wood. Please, hold your applause until the end. [Oddity Central]

The 80s Were a Magical Time

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We ran across these retro kicks at today’s Compass Show (more on that tomorrow), taken from the newly revived Pony marque. Circa 1982, these were on the feet of a good portion of New York, and after fading into the background for much of the 90s and 00s, they’re getting back to what they do best: gloriously retro kicks, perfect for the next time you’ve got a game of pick-up basketball or you need to explain the four elements to someone. For extra credit: the framed picture back there is a vintage ad with the champion Leon Spinks, whose career followed a similar trajectory…

A Healthy Glow

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Today’s UrbanDaddy jogged our memory about one of our fonder memories from the 80s. If you were a bored kid with a television, at some point you probably ran across the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, also known as GLOW.

The episodes are a late eighties time capsule, full of spandex-clad stuntwomen furiously mugging their way through some of the more sloppily choreographed bouts this side of boxing. It only survived four seasons, but there was a certain charm that hasn’t been recaptured since. We can’t help but wonder if there’s a place for it in the age of derby girls and post-post-post-feminism—especially now that lingerie football is a reality.

If you’re curious to see the ladies in action, you can pick up a few DVDs here, or see a few of the finer bouts after the jump»