1. sharpmagazine:


SPOTTED: Men’s Fashion Week 
http://bit.ly/O0kobw


Homie looks about 5 seconds away from pulling a Zach Galifianakis and balling the fuck out on some poor dude’s Vespa.  But seriously, working from the ground up: camo slippers + tight ass jeans on a heavier man + a poorly tailored blazer + white sunglasses that looked like they were picked up on the boardwalk of Seaside = you look like Humpty Dumpty going through a midlife crisis, brah.
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    sharpmagazine:

    SPOTTED: Men’s Fashion Week 

    http://bit.ly/O0kobw

    Homie looks about 5 seconds away from pulling a Zach Galifianakis and balling the fuck out on some poor dude’s Vespa.  But seriously, working from the ground up: camo slippers + tight ass jeans on a heavier man + a poorly tailored blazer + white sunglasses that looked like they were picked up on the boardwalk of Seaside = you look like Humpty Dumpty going through a midlife crisis, brah.

  2. Pitti the Fool Returns and NTB Gets His Swerve On

    Everybody,

    It’s that time of year again: Pitti Uomo.  You know, that place where 60 year-old greaseball Italian dudes pose for pictures outside of some old fortress or some shit.

    This will be my second consecutive Pitti, and while I hope to find the time to deliver you the sights and sounds of Peacock Fest 2012 via my Pitti the Fool blog, this time around will be a tad bit different.  I wish I could share more details, but for the sake of not jinxing myself or causing some mysterious jinn to take deep offense at my actions, I’m just going to have to leave it like this: NTB is gettin’ out the game for (what I hope to be) brighter pastures sometime in the very near future.  If you’ve been following my Instagram, know me personally or have kept your ear to the ground, you know what I’m talking about.  And if you don’t fall into one of the three aforementioned categories of human beings, you’ve probably at the very least noticed a precipitous decline in my content production over the last couple of months.  My bad, dog.

    That all being said, I truly hope I have enough time to keep you apprised of all the latest goings-on at Pitti Uomo 82.  And I ask for your forgiveness in advance if I am entirely too overwhelmed to create a critical mass of consistent content next week.  Finally, to those of you who have put up with my petulance and self-aggrandizing over the last year, thank you.  Continue to say your prayers and eat your vitamins, and I promise you NTB has something up his sleeve for y’all.

    - NTB

  3. Looking for a casual dress shirt that feels like a cotton t-shirt. Any suggestions?

    Caution: this can change your life.  

  4. bro, i'm looking for a pair of brown penny loafers, <$300. leaning towards ordering a pair of rancourts, but I don't really want to wait a month or two to get them. thoughts/suggestions?

    Hit up Shop the Finest for that Santoni hot sauce.  I mean, $309 for some Santonis?!  That’s basically free.

  5. &#8220;Dog, don&#8217;t you realize I&#8217;ll never make it on the plane now?  It&#8217;s bad enough I got all this jewelry on.&#8221;
But on the real, fucking Tin Man over here has nothing to worry about because I&#8217;m pretty sure that airport metal detectors don&#8217;t pick up on trash metals and the like.  
  6. Taking &#8220;mandals&#8221; to a whole &#8216;nother motherfuckin&#8217; LEVEL.  I mean, how many of you even noticed the absurdity of that bag?  No one.  Right.  Because those sandals make you want to kick babies in the face.  
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    Taking “mandals” to a whole ‘nother motherfuckin’ LEVEL.  I mean, how many of you even noticed the absurdity of that bag?  No one.  Right.  Because those sandals make you want to kick babies in the face.  

    (Source: falltoplace)

  7. After dropping a "methinks" after that list of "I was listening to _____ BEFORE they were cool" artists, I've come to the conclusion you're a smarmy piece of shit. Thanks.

    Welp, here goes:

    1. I used “methinks” ironically, shit for brains;
    2. That wasn’t a list of “I was listening to ______ BEFORE they were cool” artists—it was a lyric directly from LCD Soundsystem’s “Losing My Edge,” a group to which I do listen; and
    3. Some of the listed artists were never ”cool,” which is the reason why the LCD track has become somewhat of a purist’s anthem; moreover, I never explicitly used the word “before,” nor did I remotely imply that I was on some shit before everybody else.  In fact, most people still aren’t on The Heat, Pharaoh Sanders etc.  Which is certainly a shame, but I don’t go around pronouncing that.
    Next time someone asks that question I’ll be sure to answer Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lil’ Wayne and Drake.  How does that sound to you? You whiny philistine?
  8. Ever plan on revealing your true identity to the public?

  9. scootloops:

want this!

Who designed that sweater, Hype Williams?  It&#8217;s like the All of the Lights video on his torso.  I hope that thing comes with a damn warning.

    scootloops:

    want this!

    Who designed that sweater, Hype Williams?  It’s like the All of the Lights video on his torso.  I hope that thing comes with a damn warning.

    (Source: scottypush)

  10. college-fashionista:

Something Old

&#8230;is like a mix between Turkey and Jesus.  
But seriously, though: if a family member showed up to Thanksgiving looking like this dweeb, he&#8217;d catch a slap.  
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    college-fashionista:

    Something Old

    …is like a mix between Turkey and Jesus.  

    But seriously, though: if a family member showed up to Thanksgiving looking like this dweeb, he’d catch a slap.  

  11. Lol, I don't get your menswear guy's take on winter wear. Especially when the question involves a person wanting to stay warm/dry. First off if you need full length lined Sorel Pac's to stay dry in the city your doing something very wrong. As for a coat in -30 for under 150 bucks? Go buy a Carhartt. I'll guarantee you will be happier looking like a redneck, but being warm. Instead of a peacoat that looks great, but they really are not designed for extreme weather.

    I have about 20 messages in my inbox, and I usually answer them chronologically.  However, seeing that it took a lot of courage for you to write such a snide note, I had to bump you up to the top of my list.

    Not once on this Tumblr have I used the words “warm” or “dry” to describe footwear.  Indeed, the only time I’ve ever used such words in my life was to describe your ladyfriend’s nana.  It was like putting a bag of beef jerky in the microwave, all shriveled up and stupid looking.  #FOH.

    But while we are on the topic of keeping your feet warm and dry in a metropolitan area, why don’t you sit down and drink some champagne and let me rap to you: like Lieutenant Dan said, good gear can be the difference between life and death—cushioned sole, keep your feet dry, and when we’re out there humpin’, change your socks whenever we stop.  So when your feet are cold and wet, you’ll be wishing you took heed, right?  As a wise man once said, once something is wet, it’s wet…you can’t overdry.  And this applies just the same to NYC as it does to northern Canada.

    As per a coat under $150 that will keep one warm in negative 30 degrees Fahrenheit, shit, I mean, I did say that thrifting would be homeboy’s best bet.  And Carhartt will probably be on par with Lands’ End, so what’s your beef there?  I’ll concede that a peacoat isn’t the best choice for extreme weather, but on the real, you’re not going to get much for under $150, so who gives a shit what I suggest?  Next time I’ll get on my Chappelle and reply that I don’t fucks with people who spend $150 on a coat in extreme weather because that’s not ballin’.  Does that make you happy?  Now go play somewhere, I’m busy.

  12. Quick question re: loafers - tassels or no tassels?

    As long as they don’t have spikes on them, I’m fine with either.  However, I do sometimes associate tassels with '74 Sevilles with whitewall tires, impotence, baggy white linen pants and Florida.

  13. what are your thoughts on theophilus londons style?

    I think big homie needs to start concentrating on his music the way he concentrates on his style—he’s becoming a joke of an artist and a caricature of a human being.  And those Cole Haan jumpoffs are ridiculous.  Not MBDTF ridiculous, but orangutan smoking a cigarette ridiculous.

  14. What kind of quality fall jackets would you recommend?

    Because you didn’t specify a price range, I am going to be as ignorant as possible: DAT JACKET MARGIELA?

  15. meagancignoli:

My Marlon Gobel ticket arrived today and although I usually leave the menswear shows up to my girlfriend, this is one I will not miss. With blingy shoes and an eye for style, Marlon Gobel is a designer to watch, learn from, and if you must imitate, it’s not a bad idea.

Any time you use the word &#8220;man&#8221; as an adjective to strip the subject that it is modifying of any preconceived emasculating qualities, you openly admit that the modified subject is inherently (or over time has become) effeminate.  
In this case, Mr. Gobel is admitting that &#8220;glamour&#8221; is uniquely feminine.  And don&#8217;t get me wrong, it probably is.  It&#8217;s just that anyone in the business of trying to make glamour more appealing to men, well, they are just out of touch with reality.  
So what&#8217;s my conclusion?  Aside from that the only humans on God&#8217;s green earth that would ever buy these blights include Ted DiBiase, Kanye West and&#8230;and&#8230;that&#8217;s probably it, I don&#8217;t know what my conclusion really is.  Maybe it&#8217;s that most designers just talk out of their ass.  Or maybe it&#8217;s that using a hyphen to separate &#8220;man&#8221; from some other noun doesn&#8217;t make the latter any more masculine.
Either way, stop tagging this shit &#8220;menswear,&#8221; because it&#8217;s not.  
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    meagancignoli:

    My Marlon Gobel ticket arrived today and although I usually leave the menswear shows up to my girlfriend, this is one I will not miss. With blingy shoes and an eye for style, Marlon Gobel is a designer to watch, learn from, and if you must imitate, it’s not a bad idea.

    Any time you use the word “man” as an adjective to strip the subject that it is modifying of any preconceived emasculating qualities, you openly admit that the modified subject is inherently (or over time has become) effeminate.  

    In this case, Mr. Gobel is admitting that “glamour” is uniquely feminine.  And don’t get me wrong, it probably is.  It’s just that anyone in the business of trying to make glamour more appealing to men, well, they are just out of touch with reality.  

    So what’s my conclusion?  Aside from that the only humans on God’s green earth that would ever buy these blights include Ted DiBiase, Kanye West and…and…that’s probably it, I don’t know what my conclusion really is.  Maybe it’s that most designers just talk out of their ass.  Or maybe it’s that using a hyphen to separate “man” from some other noun doesn’t make the latter any more masculine.

    Either way, stop tagging this shit “menswear,” because it’s not.