The Styleforum Occasional Intelligencer–April 17

The Styleforum Occasional Intelligencer–April 17

Posted by on Apr 17, 2012 in Random thoughts | 2 Comments

In the U.S., today is the last day to file your taxes. So, you know, get on that. Adam Gopnik proposes the Golden Forty-Year Rule of nostalgia in the New Yorker.  Quick question: can tapered pants be bellbottomized? Derek Guy continues his seven-part Put This On series on ordering custom shirts. Good commute reading. New ...

The Styleforum Reader–April 16

The Styleforum Reader–April 16

Posted by on Apr 16, 2012 in Random thoughts | No Comments

Lapo Elkann wearing Rubinacci in L’Uomo Vogue, via Rubinacci Club. Lapo is touching the ground in exactly half of the photos. Hipsterpalooza: Mister Mort’s been posting Coachella style shots on his tumblr. Ladies in vintage Air Jordan teeshirts = HYFR. Simply Refined’s Stephen Pulvirent talks ordering butterfly loafers from Ed Et Al shoes, a Singaporean ...

The Styleforum Daily Collar–April 11.

The Styleforum Daily Collar–April 11.

Posted by on Apr 11, 2012 in Random thoughts | No Comments

Put This On released the second episode in their second season, further footage from New York including thrifting with the Street Etiquette guys, jacket construction with Len Logsdail, and the handsome stylings of Dave Hill. Lucas Ossendriver talks Lanvin men’s with Barney’s. Worth watching, at the very least, in order to hear someone say “Lanvin” ...

The Styleforum Mirror—April 10.

The Styleforum Mirror—April 10.

Posted by on Apr 10, 2012 in Random thoughts | 2 Comments

Tuesday, April 10th. Raf Simons named couturier at Dior (WWD). A menswear designer first and a student of subcultures, Simons succeeds John Galliano. It was bound to be a controversial move on the forum, as Simons often styles his suits with the bottom button fastened. Facebook buys Instagram (NYT). According to Mark Zuckerberg, “The Hefe ...

Street photography and street style–is it dead?

Street photography and street style–is it dead?

Posted by on Feb 9, 2012 in Random thoughts | 3 Comments

Tom Albo argues over at Esquire that what passes for street style these days is too self conscious and preening to mean anything. The case can be made that the current crop of street style camera jockeys are fashion photographers more than documentarians of “what’s really going on,” but the case that true street style ...

Coffee with Mariano Rubinacci, Redux.

Coffee with Mariano Rubinacci, Redux.

Posted by on Jan 24, 2012 in Random thoughts | 2 Comments

As Pete wrote earlier, one of the calmer moments we had at Pitti Uomo was our morning coffee with Mariano Rubinacci. Mariano met us at the Westin Excelsior on the Thursday morning, the last busy day of Pitti Uomo before people start packing it up on Friday in preparation for the long season ahead.  Milan, ...

R.I.P. Sulka.

R.I.P. Sulka.

Posted by on Jan 14, 2012 in Random thoughts | No Comments

Pouring out some Moet for the fallen homie Sulka on the Rue de Castiglione. Check out an old SF post on Sulka, from 2002.