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George Petty Restores Our Faith in the Arts

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The Pen is Mightier: The vintage cheesecake art of Mr. George Petty. [Trend.Land]

The Sartorial List: Scott Schuman sits down with DailyIntel. Apparently he’s a Ralph Kramden fan. [DailyIntel]

Mind the Gap: The Gap takes over the New York Stock Exchange, making everyone involved feel a little bit older. [UnBeige]

Phreak Nation: A blind fourteen-year-old summons the wrath of the FBI with the help of a touchtone phone and an obsessive streak. [Rolling Stone]

Don Draper, Continental Flair, and the Preppiest Movie of All Time

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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]

Croc Star

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That eternally classic item of military-inspired menswear, the peacoat, has been interpreted in myriad different ways and fabrics over the years since it was first adopted by European navies some 250 years ago. Leave it to Hermes, however, to blow it out of the water.

For Fall, the famed house's menswear designer Véronique Nichanian made a peacoat entirely of top-grade crocodile skin that will set you back a cool $150,000 and change, which gets our vote for the season's most extravagant men's item. The Hermes flagship on the Upper East Side just got in two of them, we're told, in classic navy. You might be able to special order it another color—safety orange, say—if you're willing to wait a few months and further decimate the crocodile population.

Frankly, we can see multiple-MOTH Cameron Silver sporting one of these for a sojourn on Valentino's yacht or somesuch, but ordinary mortals will probably want to stick with the $120 version they sell at The Gap.

Plastic Women, The Widening Gap and Super Duper Extra Special Tuesday

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Come On Down, Sweet Virginia: Abercrombie just can't keep it's bare ass out of trouble [Gawker]

Fall In To It: The new Gap line is… wait… hey, that's not bad at all. [Men.Style]

I Love The 80's: Headbands and Michael J. Fox reconsidered. [SFGate]

Game Breaker: Gisele brings her perfection-busting bod to Rag & Bone. [NYObserver]

Big Apple Circus: If there are Siamese suits and stiltwalkers, you know Thom Browne's in the house. [The Moment]

Sex Doll Silenced: Some people just can't leave bad enough alone. [Top News India]

Civics Lessons: Vote or Die, Kids. Vote or Die. [Jezebel]