Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.
From Mean Girls to Les Mis to Lovelace (hitting theaters this weekend), Amanda Seyfried has got range.
Every month, we thoroughly examine the contents of GQ, Details and Esquire, so you don’t have to. This month’s breakdown—starring Bryan Cranston, Porsche 911s, Aubrey Plaza, fathers-in-law, biceps, porn star names, overcoats, Jon Voight, holograms, absinthe summer cocktails and words of wisdom from Richard Simmons—is after the jump.
Fictional girlfriends aside, there are a lot of great things to be said about the fantastical escapism provided by the Internet.
And there’s no faster escape route than Tumblr. So since it’s Friday and we’ve got a long weekend ahead of us, we thought we’d help guide you on the pictorial menswear journey you’ll inevitably find yourself lost on, sometime in the next 72 hours. Whether you’re in the mood for super-sprezzatura, American nostalgia or just cool pictures of the extremely fashionable people traipsing around Europe—we’ve got you covered.
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.
As connoisseurs of history, we sometimes find styles, habits and turns of phrase from the past that we wouldn’t mind bringing back to the present, Doc Brown-style. This time around, we’re dusting off the magical moment when a woman jumps out of a cake.
We’re men of simple tastes.
And yet, we can’t suppress a slight melancholy whenever we see a roughly human-sized cake, only to realize that there is not a scantily clad woman waiting to burst from beneath its surface.
There’s a proud tradition of women looking damn good in menswear, from Marlene Dietrich to the current flood of “borrowed” Barbour jackets. It’s outdoorsy anti-fashion, a poke at gender roles, and generally the most excited you’ve ever been to see an oxford shirt. Naturally, we approve.
Tomboy Style has been rounding up the best instances for more than a year now, and all that toil has finally landed them a book deal with Rizzoli to round up the best tomboys the world has ever seen. It won’t be out until Spring ’12, but we’d like to put in an early request for more Chan Marshall.
We try not to write too much about politics, the military or women’s pants, but there’s a change coming to our armed forces and we can no longer remain silent. We’re talking, of course, about the military’s respect for large posteriors. And we’re pleased to say, that respect is growing.
The U.S. Army is currently testing a new women’s combat uniform with specific alterations for the female form. In particular, “more material… to accommodate the buttocks,” in the words of one designer. In short, it’s a victory of the indomitable female form over the baggy, shapeless military bureaucracy. And at the risk of sounding partisan, we’ll say this victory’s overdue.
God bless America.
Surreptitiously disguised cheesecake has a long and distinguished history, but this is the first time it’s made it to the wine bottle.
Drink ‘n’ Stick is taking the old disappearing-swimsuit trick to the stodgy confines of the wine world with a peel-off bottle that appears respectable through the purchase process, but transforms into an elixir of Eisenhower-era smut once you get it home and peel off the outer plastic layer.
Pepsi can’t be far behind.
From time to time, a gentleman’s eyes may wander.
This is not to be taken as a sign of his character, but as an optic reflex that results in a momentary suspension of the higher faculties. Neither priests, eunuchs nor husbands are entirely immune. And all things considered, the eye is one of the less dangerous organs.
So let’s not embarrass anyone whose wife might be watching.
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