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obligatory fuckyeahmenswear mention

tangelo amour (elmo argonaut), Thursday, 17 February 2011 21:52 (eight years ago) link

btw is it just me or does all this goofy hip-hop menswear slang come off as a bit -- minstrel-y?

tangelo amour (elmo argonaut), Thursday, 17 February 2011 21:55 (eight years ago) link

or idk do i just not listen to enough hip-hop to get it?

tangelo amour (elmo argonaut), Thursday, 17 February 2011 22:24 (eight years ago) link

thighs bigger than your head -- rarely updated, which is a shame because i fall squarely into the "big dude with thick legs" demographic

― tangelo amour (elmo argonaut), Thursday, February 17, 2011 11:03 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

me too!! do you have any tips

dayo, Friday, 18 February 2011 00:50 (eight years ago) link

i listen to a lot of hip-hop and to me.. somehow i doubt that in real life, every sentence they utter is full of exaggerated hip hop slang? maybe it originated with one menswear blogger who actually does talk like that, and everybody else is copying his use of language. and a few months/years from now some of them will step back think, holy shit, i sound like a fool..

more blogs (women):
blog de betty (i don't know how the hell she affords all those clothes, a lot of her stuff must be gifted/for promotional purposes)
adeline rapon
camp comfort
electric breeze
marion rocks
wartime recess
blushing ambition
les anti-modernes
adieu-tristesse tumblr

mister crew
put this on

daria-g, Friday, 18 February 2011 06:09 (eight years ago) link

elmo, this is the tumblr i meant:

also can i just say, speaking of menswear blog world.. the concept of '1,001 rules for my unborn son' just disturbs the living hell out of me? i know it's partly just a catchy title/marketing gimmick but COME ON, MAN. it makes me hope that said son turns out to be a hippie feminist living on a commune in vermont or something. also what if his son is gay. i mean, i'm sure the author is a decent, stylish, well meaning person and all but what a reactionary. maybe it just throws into relief this vibe i get from some of the menswear blogs, which is that women should really be betty draper only nicer

daria-g, Friday, 18 February 2011 06:18 (eight years ago) link

eh i know -- like it's untimely just a weak lifestyle blog styled with this faux wisdom; "1001 arbitrary gender laws for my unborn son" really -- it gets to be a little self-parodic

tangelo amour (elmo argonaut), Friday, 18 February 2011 12:37 (eight years ago) link

like is he writing to a purely theoretical future offspring or is there some unfortunate fetus that's due to receive these awful lessons?

tangelo amour (elmo argonaut), Friday, 18 February 2011 12:48 (eight years ago) link

there really was an unborn son. presumably born, now. I think he's from DC and got profiled on some local sites.

daria, Friday, 18 February 2011 14:37 (eight years ago) link


tangelo amour (elmo argonaut), Friday, 18 February 2011 15:14 (eight years ago) link

do you have any tips

not really -- part of my renewed interest here is about elevating my style -- tho i saw that a continuous lean did a collab jean running up to 40W but idk what else

tangelo amour (elmo argonaut), Friday, 18 February 2011 20:14 (eight years ago) link


miss piggy's guide to life

OUI: very small dogs, ballet, candelabras, unusual paperweights, show tunes, tassels, violets, pink champagne, gold in unexpected places, little bars of soap in a wooden box, spiral staircases, muffs

NON: smelly cheese, pills the size of a cookie, practical jokes, sensible shoes, watches that tell you more than you want to know, pet mice, busy signals, nondairy creamers, ratty cardigans, layered haircuts, bean bags

daria-g, Saturday, 19 February 2011 18:00 (eight years ago) link


daria-g, Saturday, 19 February 2011 22:18 (eight years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Not a blog but a twitter feed:

Especially love her iPhone runway pics.

A Very Small Bag of Phrases (Eazy), Wednesday, 9 March 2011 05:54 (eight years ago) link

I met the Who-What-Wear gals last night. Very friendly, articulate, and nice. And stylish, of course.

Magnum PI and Fashion-Forward Dudes (Eazy), Sunday, 20 March 2011 02:52 (eight years ago) link

oh yeah, thats nick wooster. sexy daddy.

phil-two, Monday, 21 March 2011 04:40 (eight years ago) link

this img is from a blog called momentum of failure, which i don't really recommend but this:

coulda used a different shoe but otherwise this look gives me a boner tbqh

tangelo amour (elmo argonaut), Friday, 25 March 2011 16:40 (eight years ago) link

^ worth checking into

tangelo amour (elmo argonaut), Friday, 25 March 2011 21:02 (eight years ago) link

why are all these menswear bloggers obsessed with double monk strap shoes?

daria-g, Saturday, 26 March 2011 03:14 (eight years ago) link

yeah i have no idea about that trend but i agree it's gone too far

tangelo amour (elmo argonaut), Saturday, 26 March 2011 14:06 (eight years ago) link

i keep resisting the urge to go on this one site (corporette) and post #firstworldproblems after just about every comment. there are a number of blogs i check sometimes because they're so awful imho

daria-g, Wednesday, 30 March 2011 04:30 (eight years ago) link

three weeks pass...

so hey i'm bloggin bout my neckties

i can tina turner (elmo argonaut), Monday, 25 April 2011 00:55 (eight years ago) link

awesome. no skinny ties?

did you find the vintage j press at thrifts? i miss that so much about RI. the best thrift stores. though the last time i tried savers it was realllly disappointing. but back when i lived there and had time to really look, i'd find scottish cashmere, 40's jackets, vintage YSL rive gauche, all sorts of stuff

daria g, Monday, 25 April 2011 02:15 (eight years ago) link

plenty of skinny ties, it's all going up on the blog in time. i found 2 of the j press at a community thrift in n kingstown, and one at the boston archdiocese charity shop in plainville ma. i like savers a lot but they get picked over really fast and they can be overpriced but somedays are good, some are bad, that's how it goes

i can tina turner (elmo argonaut), Monday, 25 April 2011 11:05 (eight years ago) link

two months pass...

Are banded sleeves on casual golf shirts really necessary?

 (Pleasant Plains), Thursday, 21 July 2011 17:04 (eight years ago) link

I get that you don't want to show the world your underarms, but is it that much of an epidemic?

Banded sleeves makes me feel like a

 (Pleasant Plains), Thursday, 21 July 2011 17:06 (eight years ago) link

best satire:

worst haterism:

jackie tretorn (elmo argonaut), Thursday, 28 July 2011 18:29 (eight years ago) link

metier shop in san francisco has a good blog

apc has a blog too. i am trying to just dress like apc all the time lately, wish they had a store here..

daria-g, Friday, 29 July 2011 01:07 (eight years ago) link

three weeks pass...

street etiquette in the nyt

daria-g, Friday, 19 August 2011 00:19 (eight years ago) link

i mean good for those guys but lol @ their style/editorials

based god #swag #lilb (Lamp), Friday, 19 August 2011 00:23 (eight years ago) link

ha. i'm currently reading that article. most of the stuff is way too costume-y, but if they toned it down by like 500% and added SF dirt to the mix, that's kinda how i dress

jaxon, Friday, 19 August 2011 02:43 (eight years ago) link

i actually don't dress anything like those guys, but i think 'dirty urban prep' is a pretty good descriptor

jaxon, Friday, 19 August 2011 02:58 (eight years ago) link

well i feel like 'if they toned it down by x% and added some y than youll have described p much like every 'stylish' dude in urban north america so

pennywise #foolish (Lamp), Friday, 19 August 2011 02:58 (eight years ago) link

you do have a point, mr pencil

jaxon, Friday, 19 August 2011 03:20 (eight years ago) link

i like SE, i respect the style tho they're definitely a overhyped at this point. i think their content is actually pretty well considered compared to a lot of other style blog bullshit.

also i know at this point it's hard to tell what's an actual real life street style shot and what's an editorial styled / staged to resemble such, regardless i think it's kinda silly to dismiss their editorial stuff as 'costumey' or ott because, well, isn't an editorial the appropriate format for costumey, ott looks?

not gonna defend brooklyn circus dude, tho, dude looks ridiculous and believe me it takes quite a LOT of look for me to say that

elmo argonaut, Friday, 19 August 2011 03:29 (eight years ago) link

i really want someone to reconsider proportion and volume in menswear tbh i dont care how 'costume-y' their looks are i just think theyre tired. tailoring, prep, fabrics blah blah blah its all other ppls ideas yknow

pennywise #foolish (Lamp), Friday, 19 August 2011 03:33 (eight years ago) link

yup i mean i hope the day is approaching when fashion dudes will stop thinking that showing off their ankles 94/7 is a dashing look

elmo argonaut, Friday, 19 August 2011 03:38 (eight years ago) link

socks are back in

jaxon, Friday, 19 August 2011 03:49 (eight years ago) link

i don't even mean just the sockless thing, i mean like hemming pants with a deep break as opposed to cropping them at the ankle

elmo argonaut, Friday, 19 August 2011 03:54 (eight years ago) link

i like those dudes.

also like the brooklyn circus dude in that photo!

phil-two, Friday, 19 August 2011 16:49 (eight years ago) link

haha i mean i try to be open minded and everything but i just can't with that camo

elmo argonaut, Friday, 19 August 2011 16:55 (eight years ago) link

really? its just camo? or you mean the cherry red + camo? i think he looks awesome tho.

haha hate to know what you'd think of the ridiculous things in my closet then.

phil-two, Friday, 19 August 2011 17:07 (eight years ago) link

honestly idk, it's hard for me to put my finger on what's buggin me, i think it's the mashup of newsboy / schoolboy / cowboy / soldier elements and then with the alligator watch band and the turquoise rings -- it's all too much in too many different directions imho

and you know, that would probably all be okay with me, if not for dudes super-serious demeanor! lighten up a little, u know?

elmo argonaut, Friday, 19 August 2011 18:12 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

gree hee hee!

elmo argonaut, Wednesday, 21 September 2011 15:30 (eight years ago) link

the internet is so mean!

daria-g, Wednesday, 21 September 2011 15:58 (eight years ago) link

three weeks pass...

oh man

put this on is the worst, idk why but this post today rankled me so bad:

When You Assume…

OCTOBER 12, 2011

Please don’t assume:

That I think you should dress like me.

That I write exclusively to promote my own specific, personal aesthetic thesis.

That I think you should buy everything we feature on this site.

That I will think less of you if you don’t buy something we feature on this site.

That I expect people to spend more money on their clothes.

That I believe one aesthetic fits all.

That I think a wardrobe should be purchased all at once, at retail prices.

That I think everyone should wear a tie.

That I’m judging you.


Let’s be friends.

elmo argonaut, Wednesday, 12 October 2011 20:09 (eight years ago) link

five years pass...

what's good in 2017? looking for men's/androgynous-all-purpose content that avoids the omnipresent How To Dress Like A Gentleman adult-cosplay oppression which is so uncomplimentary to my tender cazh scruff soul

ogmor, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 12:16 (two years ago) link

four months pass...

ogmor's post above keeps on popping into my head as being of continuing relevance and importance.

i never want to hear or see the word sprezzatura again. what are the options?

Fizzles, Monday, 10 July 2017 08:00 (two years ago) link

I'm just following a few japanese dads on instagram ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

ogmor, Monday, 10 July 2017 13:44 (two years ago) link

probably not what you want but I like for figuring out how to transition from just suits to a casual amalgamation of things. and I like

those are both probably sprez-heavy site though.

also they only talk about really expensive clothes, but I just hope to find them in thrift stores or on ebay.

I guess I'm still in #menswear world, but I know it will pay off someday.

chinavision!, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 00:11 (two years ago) link

I just like reading fashion stuff lately though, so enjoyed this (linked from Putthison):

chinavision!, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 00:13 (two years ago) link

I love Mister Mort's IG stories:

Eazy, Thursday, 20 July 2017 04:57 (two years ago) link

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