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On the List


Vanity Fair’s International Best Dressed List just arrived on newsstands (and, if you’re so inclined, the internet), stocked with the usual cohort of financiers, movie stars and improbably named socialites. Didn’t we read about Ogden Phipps II in an Evelyn Waugh book?

We were glad to see Tiki Barber on the list, if only to provide a break from all the financiers, but we refuse to believe this is the best picture they could find. It’s a fine suit, and the brown oxfords are a nice touch to keep him on the informal side of bankerdom, but the photo editors let him slip through with a buttoned top button that throws his whole jacket into disarray. It’s not a slip-up on Tiki’s part—a strangely draped jacket happens to the best of us from time to time—but it’s a little embarrassing to end up on a best-dressed list with this many wrinkles.

But graded on the ex-football-player curve, he’s practically Cary Grant.

McCain Gets Kempt, Sexy Land's End and More


Straight Talk Express: Noted fashion critic, Sen. John McCain, may support the Geneva Convention, but isn't above a little style torture. [AP]

Pop That Collar: An much-needed analysis of the "Douchebag Shirt". [DatingDish]

Mail Order Brides: "The Erotic Appeal of the Land's End Catalog." [Nerve]

End Run: We love menswear. We're ok with the Giants. Hell, we're even fine with Tiki Barber despite his snooze-inducing in-booth demeanor. But even our TiVo didn't want to watch Project Runway last night. Thank God for Jeff. [TelevisionWithoutPity]