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The Rast Time


The tastefully oblique web video is quickly becoming a requirement for fledgling labels. Luckily, we’re always looking for something to watch.

The latest one, for Justin Timberlake’s upcoming William Rast line, finds Mr. Timberlake and model Erin Wasson trying out their Tennessee accents and handheld camera skills, while sporting a slightly dated military look. So far, they’re just professing love for each other and repeating the name “William Rast” over and over, but only three of the nine clips have been released.

Of course, Wasson broke her foot filming the spots, so we can expect some action at some point. The third clip lifts its music and voiceover from *Badlands*, possibly hinting at the direction the next six clips will take, but we don’t expect anything too dark from the former Mouseketeer.

At least, not until the next Timbaland collab comes through.

See Mr. Rast in action, after the jump»

Angels With Broken Wings

  • Jared Paul Stern


The *New York Observer* recently went batshit over gladiator sandals, oddly devoting the entire cover to a story entitled Ben-Her.

Cited as examples of the hot women warriors sporting the style this summer were Sarah Jessica Parker, Ashley Olson and Cynthia Rowley. However, we think mouthwatering model Erin Wasson wore them best by far, at the after-party for the CFDA Awards the other night—wore one, that is, accessorized with a matching pair of glossy black crutches.

More on Ms. Wasson»

Crimes of Style, Leto Strikes Again and a Model Gets Her Big Break


Falling Arches: Model Erin Wasson broke her foot on a William Rast shoot, but like a true hockey player, she kept trucking. If she needs a place to rest her damaged hooves, she can always use our shoulders. [NYPost]

Spin Class: Decrease your carbon footprint with these two-wheeled designs. [NYMag]

Police Blotter: Style goes criminal as an Aussie clothier heads to the hoosegow, hoodlums rob Nicole Fahri at knifepoint and freak of the week Joseph Fritzl even dresses like because the living embodiment of a Thomas Harris villain. [The Moment]

Off to the Races: Remember to dress for Derby Day. [AP]

His So-Called Life: Everyone's got a reason to hate Jared Leto. [BlackBook]

Fake It 'Till You Make It: Sorry, kiddos, those Marilyn and Hendrix sex tapes are about as real as a Paris Hilton orgasm. [Radar and Reuters]

Hedi Octane Diesel: Mr. Silmane's first foray back into design may take the form of a Diesel Red collection. [WWD, 2nd item]

Panama, Hollywood, Meatpacking and More

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History in Knots: As went the vest, so went the bow tie. [A Suitable Wardrobe]

Meat Packing: Ain't no party like a Details Block Party. [See Jack Shop]

Journey of the Sole: The Sartorialist visits a Florentine cobbler. [The Sartorialist]

Stinking Up the Joint: The how-tos of cologne shopping. [Men.Style]

In Sync: Justin Timberlake's William Rast line gets a gravitas infusion from J. Lindeberg. [DNR News]

Men in Tights: Superheros and fashion? Throw in beer and cheerleaders and this would be the best exhibit ever. [WWD, 2nd item]

Filmed to the Brim: A preview of "Made in Ecuador—The Panama Hat Story." [Vimeo]

Rat Tails: Hollywood's into the Man-Nytails. As the poets say—get a haircut, and get a real job. [She Knows Best]

Apples and Oranges: "Steve Jobs is the Marc Jacobs of computers." Please to explain. [The Motley Fool]

Future Threads: Solar-powered handbags. Bulletproof fabrics. Robotic exoskeletons. The exiting thing about this forecast is itch-free wool. [Live Science]