And after reading yesterday’s trend piece/preemptive eulogy, we couldn’t help but think about how the good name of normal, hardworking Normans everywhere was being dragged through the mud all over again. So we’d like to take a moment to salute the most #normcore of them all:
Menswear can seem like an old boys’ club, between all the Ralphs, the Thoms, the Billys, the Hirokis and the like...
But that’s not always the case—in fact, there are a handful of menswear-savvy women at the helm of some of our favorite labels. And we think they deserve their due. So today we’re highlighting the women behind the menswear.
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.
O’Toole Cool: In light of Peter O’Toole stepping away from the game, Selectism rounds up his five most stylish onscreen looks. One oversight: he nailed the Panama hat and three-speed in The Last Emperor. [Selectism]
No Relation:Rolling Stone presents the playlist from the Rolling Stones’ very first show, to mark their 50th anniversary. [RS]
Dropped Call: You might want to sit down for this: Carly Rae Jepsen has never actually given her phone number to a guy, the AP reports. [Vulture]
Cover Charge: The Quarterly is already halfway through a pretty spectacular year of cover girls. Let’s take a moment to reflect. [GQ]