your thoughts on D-Why... #menswear rapper?
This right here’s the type of dude who, at his eighth birthday party, stood on the diving board and screamed “Mommy…mommy…MOOOOOOOMMMMMYYY!!! Look at my cannonball!!!” Simply put: his lack of self-awareness and based sense of entitlement rival only that of one other person in the #menswear universe.
All that said, he’s actually pretty talented. But let’s face it, he’s a gimmick. Do you really think there’s widespread appeal for this kind of gimmick? I mean, in a day and age where GQ is struggling to keep about 600,000 monthly subscriptions, how can an act like this survive? Homeboy’s got some figuring out to do, and I wish him the best.
GQ just released their 30 Most Stylish Young Men in Hollywood, I know you don't read GQ but GQ reads NTB. Regardless, what do you think about the Jabronis on this list?
Generally speaking, it’s a pretty solid list, taking into consideration that “stylish young men in Hollywood” is, of itself, an oxymoron. That said, any list with Aziz Ansari on it (aside from “Most Likely to Be Slapped by NTB If He Sees Him in Public”), especially any list that tries to convince you that he’s anything more than an acceptance-seeking, overgrown turd with extreme ADHD, loses a bit of merit in my eyes.
So, what is your overall opinion on GQ? You critique them a fair amount. If they are horrible, what are some good alternatives? They're certainly an entertaining read pop culture wise.
There is absolutely nothing inherently bad about GQ, at all. I actually have enormous respect for it as an institution. However, as such, it has to dumb itself down, hardcore, for its least educated audience, which (without empirical evidence it is impossible to state with any real certainty) most likely comprises well over 50% of its readership. That being said, it makes itself an easy target for any condescending prick with an internet connection.
As per alternatives, they aren’t hard to find. Just follow the blogs, hit the Tumblrs and troll around Style Forum. That may sound daunting considering the enormous amount of “#menswear” content floating around the interwebz, but you’ll see that it’s pretty easy to separate the wheat from the chaff.
So I'm slowly transitioning into dress shirts and ties but I'm having trouble figuring out what shirts go good with what ties. Any ideas here? I also found an image on "Power Look Combos" for dress shirts colors + tie colors but I'm not sure what to think of it.
Phrases that begin with the word “power” are suspect—tell me one person you know who respects someone who “power walks.” ”Power Look Combo” screams Ari Gold circa season two.
Who came up with these phrases? Probably some 50 year-old dude who has enough money to be convinced by a sub-par traveling tailor that people will take you more seriously if you look like a disco ball.
GQ just recently put out a slideshow on business attire. But I’m less than convinced. The slideshow goes from immature color palettes to a really bad haircut to $1000+ Louis Vuitton double monks. This shouldn’t be your guide.
I can't believe GQ name your site a must read men's fashion blog. Who's dick did you suck to get that one? All your comments are like low hanging fruit- easily expected and rotten! And why is everyone in Fashion, such a Bitch? I understand where you're coming from but style in the end is personal. Nice try, Homo! Shawn Ryle
First of all, Details said that, not GQ. Second, his name was Harold. Apparently, he’s the night-shift custodian. The stipulation behind this lewd, degrading act was that it had to be performed at 1:37 a.m., approximately an hour and three minutes from the moment that he arrived to work, which is about an hour and 33 minutes after he finishes up as groundskeeper of the Trinity Cemetery in Washington Heights. Not to mention that he kind of looked like Old Man Marley, the “South Bend Shovel Slayer” from Home Alone. What made it even worse is that Harold wasn’t into it either—the folks at Details had to provide seven hours of ’70s porn (oddly the only porn that he is into) to get him through the episode. It’s really very painful for me to talk about, so I request that you never bring this incident up again.
And yes, style is personal. But so too is class. And you, my friend, have absolutely no class. Good day.
"Hit me with a side part," GQ instructs us to tell our barbers. While I think the side part can work, is it just me or is the guy's haircut in the magazine completely fucked up looking? Then I see the DB blazer and turtleneck coverage and I want to just completely destroy this month's issue and pretend it never happened. What's the deal here?
The picture is just awful. The part almost looks accidental, like the bedhead-side-part you wake up with sometimes after a long night of twisting, turning and drilling your head into your pillow like M. Bison. It looks like a bad joke the editors played on some over-aged super intern.
And while I agree with you on the DB, as evidenced by my deep hatred of said article of clothing, I’m going to disagree with you on the turtleneck. Sure, a $30 piece of shit will make you look like your seventh grade social studies teacher. But a $900 slightly darker black turtleneck can be sexy, and you might end up buying ten of them. It’s all relative.