buzz bissingers gucci addiction

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I own eighty-one leather jackets, seventy-five pairs of boots, forty-one pairs of leather pants, thirty-two pairs of haute couture jeans, ten evening jackets, and 115 pairs of leather gloves. Those who conclude from this that I have a leather fetish, an extreme leather fetish, get a grand prize of zero. And those who are familiar with my choices will sign affidavits attesting to the fact that I wear leather every day. The self-expression feels glorious, an indispensable part of me. As a stranger said after admiring my look in a Gucci burgundy jacquard velvet jacket and a Burberry black patent leather trench, "You don't give a fuck."

http://www.gq.com/news-politics/newsmakers/201304/buzz-bissinger-shopaholic-gucci-addiction

lag∞n, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 14:50 (five years ago) Permalink

im flabbergasted

lag∞n, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 14:50 (five years ago) Permalink

gobsmacked

lag∞n, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 14:50 (five years ago) Permalink

this cant be real

lag∞n, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 14:51 (five years ago) Permalink

230 leather gloves, 0 fucks given

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 14:51 (five years ago) Permalink

buzz may want to double check whether he has a leather fetish or not

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 14:53 (five years ago) Permalink

he clearly give so little of a fuck about all of this

lag∞n, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 14:53 (five years ago) Permalink

I own forty-three pieces of Gucci—twelve leather jackets, six evening jackets, five pairs of pants, six pairs of boots, four shirts, seven pairs of gloves, and three scarves. I own items from Acne, Affliction, Alexander McQueen, Alexander Wang, Balmain, Band of Outsiders, Belstaff, Bottega Veneta, Brooks Brothers, Burberry, Chanel, Charles David, Diane von Furstenberg, Helmut Lang, Ines, Jan Hilmer, J.Crew, Jimmy Choo, Jitrois, Jos. A. Bank, Joseph, Junker Designs, Loewe, Lucchese, Marc Jacobs, Mr. S Leather, Nike, Northbound Leather, Prada, Rag & Bone, Ralph Lauren, Roberto Cavalli, Saint Laurent, 7 For All Mankind, Thomas Wylde, Valentino, Versace, and Wesco. I also have had several pieces custom-made for me by an amazing designer named Carla Dawn Behrle, who specializes in leather; they're worth every penny and more, given her fastidiousness and attention to detail. I apologize to those letters of the alphabet I have not gotten to yet. Zara, don't give up hope.

I keep meticulous track of my finances on my computer. Most of the categories of spending are under relative control. Except for the category of clothing, which goes on for nearly eight pages in very tiny type.

It wasn't until the preparation of this story that I actually took a detailed look at the items I have purchased from 2010 through 2012. I was afraid, quite candidly, although a total of a quarter of a million dollars would not have fazed me.

I was somewhat off:

$587,412.97.

lag∞n, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 14:55 (five years ago) Permalink

I like turning around and seeing the poor lost souls in the gulag of the higher rows. I hope they hate me, chattering chipmunks trying to figure out who the fuck is this poseur, or however it's said in Fashion Italian. Then again, I don't see them dressed to kill, in an $8,000 Gucci pony-hair jacket that no one else in the U.S. has and wax-coated black jeans, shiny and sheeny and sizzling.

lag∞n, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 14:56 (five years ago) Permalink

items from jos. a. bank, get real buzz

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 14:56 (five years ago) Permalink

Before I started shopping with her at Gucci, I could count on one finger the number of compliments I got from strangers on what I was wearing. Now I get dozens, 99 percent of them from women and gays and African-Americans who appreciate go-for-it style. No wonder male heterosexual whites are aimed toward obsolescence, boring the rest of us to death.

lag∞n, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 14:58 (five years ago) Permalink

haha what on earth

open the blood gates (elmo argonaut), Tuesday, 26 March 2013 14:58 (five years ago) Permalink

But women's fashion is still infinitely more interesting and has an unfair monopoly on feeling sexy, and if the clothing you wear makes you feel the way you want to feel, liberated and alive, then fucking wear it.

this is an onion article, this is an onion article, this is....

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 14:58 (five years ago) Permalink

shiny and sheeny and sizzling

乒乓, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 14:59 (five years ago) Permalink

"Done," I say to my chaperone for the trip, the area assistant manager for men's ready-to-wear at the Fifth Avenue store. She is the Perfect Shadow, smart and tasteful but never forcing an item of clothing upon me. The Perfect Shadow has been carefully briefed by the Divine Stylist about my tastes. I don't ask about the price of the motorcycle jacket. The needle is in.

I see a pair of tight equestrian-style pants that will go well with the jacket. Done. I see a twill evening jacket with tuxedo lapels, different from anything I have, cut short in the style of the collection. Done. I see two sweaters, one black and one brown, with beautiful handsewn patterns that will soften my usual hard edge. Done. But some restraint is settling in.

lag∞n, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 15:04 (five years ago) Permalink

what is happening

open the blood gates (elmo argonaut), Tuesday, 26 March 2013 15:07 (five years ago) Permalink

did he really make that much money off friday night lights

乒乓, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 15:07 (five years ago) Permalink

there's also the small matter of his inheritance of a tremendous fortune

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 26 March 2013 15:07 (five years ago) Permalink

http://sportsjournalism.org/wp-content/uploads/wp_sportsjournalism_org_/image/02-WolaninM-Seminar%20(8%20of%2011).jpg

look at those D&G frames. and that nice stiff cotton

乒乓, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 15:08 (five years ago) Permalink

I suddenly felt an erection in those pants, as wonderful as it was troubling, since observable blooming bulges never had any upside at prep school. But I experienced a sexual vitality I had never felt before in my life.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 15:08 (five years ago) Permalink

i...

open the blood gates (elmo argonaut), Tuesday, 26 March 2013 15:10 (five years ago) Permalink

Maybe what I really am is an extreme narcissist.

GEE, YA THINK?

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 15:10 (five years ago) Permalink

I bought dozens of stretch jeans and leather leggings and leather pants that sculpted my lower body the way I wanted, with no room for speculation.

lag∞n, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 15:11 (five years ago) Permalink

oh god, buzz.

open the blood gates (elmo argonaut), Tuesday, 26 March 2013 15:12 (five years ago) Permalink

I bought dozens of boots, some with a flat or low heel that any man can wear, some with five-inch heels that only a man with real balls could wear.

lag∞n, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 15:12 (five years ago) Permalink

Lisa in general liked the rocker look. But there were times I was too outrageous for her taste, and she began to feel like she was living with a hoarder. The kids liked the flair, maybe, but there were times they seemed embarrassed, or simply stunned. My friends, particularly those from Philadelphia, were appalled and confused and amused. With the exception of Lisa, nobody had any real idea of the extent of my addiction.

they all hate you, im very sorry

lag∞n, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 15:13 (five years ago) Permalink

Buzz Bissinger is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, and posts regularly at styleforum.net under gucci_lover69

乒乓, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 15:13 (five years ago) Permalink

this midlife crisis would not be so patently horrifying if he had also maybe hired a full-time personal trainer and a nutritionist because holy god buzz what are you doing, you realize that you have the same body as before right? buzz? hello?

open the blood gates (elmo argonaut), Tuesday, 26 March 2013 15:15 (five years ago) Permalink

this midlife crisis would not be so patently horrifying if it happened to someone who was less unpleasant

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 15:16 (five years ago) Permalink

I began to seek sexual expression in the form of high fashion, men's because I liked the hardness and women's because I liked the sexiness. Blended together, it became a rocker look, particularly with the three skull rings on each hand to fit my usual dark mood.

oh buzz

lag∞n, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 15:17 (five years ago) Permalink

also if he had slightly better taste

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 15:19 (five years ago) Permalink

I did engage in a relationship with a dominatrix after the failure of my second marriage. I left the scene after two years. But I clearly missed it, the trappings of leather increasingly irresistible. I liked extreme feelings of restraint and taking pain. But I was also interested in everything.

lag∞n, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 15:19 (five years ago) Permalink

During the Gucci trip a fellow invitee said I looked like "Bon Jovi," a compliment that at this point in my life means more to me than any piece of writing.

oh honey... that was not intended as a compliment.

open the blood gates (elmo argonaut), Tuesday, 26 March 2013 15:19 (five years ago) Permalink

xp but he doesn't have a leather fetish

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 15:21 (five years ago) Permalink

....

open the blood gates (elmo argonaut), Tuesday, 26 March 2013 15:22 (five years ago) Permalink

buzz

open the blood gates (elmo argonaut), Tuesday, 26 March 2013 15:22 (five years ago) Permalink

@ what pt has lag**n started making these up and not c&p'ing

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 15:22 (five years ago) Permalink

During the Gucci trip a fellow invitee said I looked like "Bon Jovi," a compliment that at this point in my life means more to me than any piece of writing.

oh honey... that was not intended as a compliment.

― open the blood gates (elmo argonaut), Tuesday, March 26, 2013 11:19 AM (2 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

:(

lag∞n, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 15:23 (five years ago) Permalink

caption: "I suddenly felt an erection in those pants"

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 26 March 2013 15:26 (five years ago) Permalink

what would really round his look out is a ponytail

lag∞n, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 15:26 (five years ago) Permalink

haha otm, the greasy greying ponytail of depair

open the blood gates (elmo argonaut), Tuesday, 26 March 2013 15:27 (five years ago) Permalink

T/S: having your personal style compared to Bon Jovi vs. having your personal style compared to Bon Iver

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 26 March 2013 15:29 (five years ago) Permalink

I grew a ponytail. I bought 50 different Gucci hair ties. I bought 25 Fendi. I asked a gay black to pull on my new sensual ponytail, to which he replied "Girlfriend you are one hot mess!" That's right I am a hot mess, a hot rocker mess. I bought more leathers. I constructed a closet for my leathers.

lag∞n, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 15:32 (five years ago) Permalink

this is all too real

open the blood gates (elmo argonaut), Tuesday, 26 March 2013 15:33 (five years ago) Permalink

the quivering, leather-clad sensuality of buzz bissinger

open the blood gates (elmo argonaut), Tuesday, 26 March 2013 15:33 (five years ago) Permalink

too real

open the blood gates (elmo argonaut), Tuesday, 26 March 2013 15:34 (five years ago) Permalink

I bought a skateboard. A leather skateboard. I ollied over my teenage self.

lag∞n, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 15:35 (five years ago) Permalink

I went to Brooks Brothers late at night. Dressed in my leathers. I masturbated on the window. Something I had never been able to do.

lag∞n, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 15:37 (five years ago) Permalink

thread now needs a picture of the self edge dude and his all-denim wedding tuxedo

☠ ☃ ☠ (mh), Thursday, 28 March 2013 15:47 (five years ago) Permalink

there are not enough photos of buzz on the internet. i sincerely hope some noble hacker is furiously attempting to get in to his email/phone as i type this.

❏❐❑❒ (gr8080), Thursday, 28 March 2013 15:54 (five years ago) Permalink

request selfies

lag∞n, Thursday, 28 March 2013 15:56 (five years ago) Permalink

you think gwb is an accomplished artist? boy do i have some jpegs for u

❏❐❑❒ (gr8080), Thursday, 28 March 2013 15:57 (five years ago) Permalink

My only regret is that Buzz wrote this before being introduced to ponyplay

the pheromones of hot clothing (DJP), Thursday, 28 March 2013 15:57 (five years ago) Permalink

he brags about his ponyhair jacket, tho

open the blood gates (elmo argonaut), Thursday, 28 March 2013 16:05 (five years ago) Permalink

Everyone at work who I have mentioned this article to has said to me "how do we get his number?!?"

tokyo rosemary, Friday, 29 March 2013 02:04 (five years ago) Permalink

james fallows:

Speaking of "What Exactly Is the Deal?", I have gone back and forth about Buzz Bissinger's extended "shopaholic" confession in GQ. This is either one of the most subtly skillful and elaborate April Fool's Day hoaxes anyone has ever pulled off ... or one of the most unintentionally embarrassing, you-have-to-turn-away-because-it's-cruel-to-keep-watching acts of unaware self-humiliation anyone has ever committed. Because I so greatly admire Bissinger's A Prayer for the City -- yes, even more than Friday Night Lights -- I am really hoping it's the former. And, 51-49, betting that way too.

Photo of Bissinger, after a (spoofed? this can't really be true?? can it???) leather-pants buying spree, from GQ.

mookieproof, Friday, 29 March 2013 02:23 (five years ago) Permalink

his earlier pics and bipolar status make it unlikely to be hoax

☠ ☃ ☠ (mh), Friday, 29 March 2013 03:37 (five years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

is buzz okay?

ampersand cooper black (elmo argonaut), Monday, 29 April 2013 15:18 (five years ago) Permalink

thought about buzz the other day. hope his recovery is going well. i also hope he writes something about it.

ampersand cooper black (elmo argonaut), Monday, 29 April 2013 15:19 (five years ago) Permalink

i think lewis black needs to star in a funnyordie video as buzz doing selections of the GQ piece as a monolouge

ְ֮֠֓֟֬֩ (gr8080), Monday, 29 April 2013 17:34 (five years ago) Permalink

ooh, good call

mh, Monday, 29 April 2013 17:34 (five years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

my god, this happened this year

I can't believe I had forgotten

SHAUN (DJP), Monday, 9 December 2013 20:31 (five years ago) Permalink

buzzs rocker look never forget

lag∞n, Monday, 9 December 2013 20:59 (five years ago) Permalink

wish he had capitalized on his meltdown a little longer a la charlie sheen but i am glad dude is getting help (i think)

|$̲̅(̲̅ιοο̲̅)̲̅$̲̅| (gr8080), Monday, 9 December 2013 21:11 (five years ago) Permalink

personal shopper

lag∞n, Monday, 9 December 2013 21:14 (five years ago) Permalink

oh lol is this where "done" came from?

☞ (brimstead), Wednesday, 11 December 2013 03:39 (four years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

this dude's name pops into my head every 5-6 weeks and then I giggle like a fiend

Star Gentle Uterus (DJP), Friday, 8 August 2014 00:47 (four years ago) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/DcR4hkZ.png

°ㅇ๐ْ ° (gr8080), Friday, 8 August 2014 00:51 (four years ago) Permalink

heeeeee

SEEMS TO ME (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 8 August 2014 03:44 (four years ago) Permalink

in general i do my best to espouse the attitude that ppl can and should do what they want provided it's not directly harmful to others but i just reread that article and i simply cannot agree w/anyone owning 41 pairs of leather pants.

call all destroyer, Friday, 8 August 2014 04:07 (four years ago) Permalink

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lol on hoosly (crüt), Friday, 8 August 2014 04:25 (four years ago) Permalink

just reflecting back and loling at how he never really got into shirts and just wears whatever tee w his $10k leathers

lag∞n, Friday, 8 August 2014 07:06 (four years ago) Permalink

ikr? i guess there aren't that many leather shirts around.

call all destroyer, Friday, 8 August 2014 11:15 (four years ago) Permalink

i would buy a gucci-leather-bound volume of the gq essay, surprised no ones made one yet in fact

°ㅇ๐ْ ° (gr8080), Friday, 8 August 2014 11:17 (four years ago) Permalink

I own eighty-one leather jackets, seventy-five pairs of boots, forty-one pairs of leather pants, thirty-two pairs of haute couture jeans, ten evening jackets, and 115 pairs of leather gloves.

NO SHIRTS

lag∞n, Friday, 8 August 2014 11:24 (four years ago) Permalink

james fallows:

Speaking of "What Exactly Is the Deal?", I have gone back and forth about Buzz Bissinger's extended "shopaholic" confession in GQ. This is either one of the most subtly skillful and elaborate April Fool's Day hoaxes anyone has ever pulled off ...

Need a group photo of Buzz flanked by Fallows, David Brooks, etc.

the one where, as balls alludes (Eazy), Monday, 11 August 2014 22:00 (four years ago) Permalink

so sad that i can't see buzz-bissinger-angry-elf.jpg

lol on hoosly (crüt), Monday, 11 August 2014 22:42 (four years ago) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/Dy7gn6o.png

lag∞n, Tuesday, 12 August 2014 00:49 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Now claims the GQ article was a cry for help
http://longform.org/posts/longform-podcast-109-buzz-bissinger

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 23 September 2014 06:43 (four years ago) Permalink

lol i believe i called it exactly that when it came out

max, Tuesday, 23 September 2014 10:08 (four years ago) Permalink

a cry for leather

lag∞n, Tuesday, 23 September 2014 13:19 (four years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

good update thank u

lag∞n, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 03:21 (three years ago) Permalink

The prices on that auction are insanely cheap. I'll go with the Blue McQueen motorcycle jacket.

bit of a singles monster (Eazy), Friday, 19 December 2014 05:12 (three years ago) Permalink

needs some kinja

mookieproof, Friday, 19 December 2014 05:14 (three years ago) Permalink

The Brotherhood of the Traveling $5K+ Burberry Prorsum Made in Italy Lambskin Leather DB Trench Jacket Coat 44 NR

bit of a singles monster (Eazy), Sunday, 21 December 2014 01:55 (three years ago) Permalink

oh shit the diane von furstenburg jacket on auction now is the one from the photo in the first post!

call all destroyer, Sunday, 21 December 2014 06:45 (three years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Buzz wrote the Vanity Fair piece on Caitlyn Jenner

DJP, Monday, 1 June 2015 17:31 (three years ago) Permalink

Somehow knew that when I saw this thread bump.

what sounds 'cutting cheese' in 2015? (how's life), Monday, 1 June 2015 20:45 (three years ago) Permalink

Wonder if Buzz will take on something similar in his public identity at some point. At the time of his article, it was like lol luxury metrosexual, but those heels...

... (Eazy), Tuesday, 2 June 2015 15:47 (three years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

still on the leather i see

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 23 May 2018 20:11 (six months ago) Permalink

I bet he looks great in those "Wicked Lester Crepito Skinny Trousers"

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 23 May 2018 20:15 (six months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Paul Manafort owned a https://twitter.com/gelles/status/1024382050214862850?s=211,000 jacket "made from an ostrich” according to prosecutors

— David P Gelles (@gelles) July 31, 2018

... (Eazy), Wednesday, 1 August 2018 03:48 (four months ago) Permalink

pfft that’s little league compared to Buzz
that’s just bad taste in a jacket is what that is

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 1 August 2018 04:21 (four months ago) Permalink

i feel vindicated

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 3 August 2018 02:17 (four months ago) Permalink


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