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  • Ralph Lauren Brings Holograms To Fashion Week

    To promote his new brand of Polo for Women, Ralph Lauren hosted a typical Fashion Week party with celebrities (Kendall Jenner) and fancy food (lobster rolls), but he also had something special planned—a 4D hologram spectacular on a 60 foot screen in Central Park. Proving that holograms can be used for more than creepy performances from dead pop stars, Lauren’s models appeared to walk on water during the innovative 10-minute show. Some argue that the clothes, at times appearing blurry, were overshadowed by the technology and extravagance of the show, but ultimately such a display is what will garnish the most media attention for the Polo for Women brand. And by the end of the show, featuring a dancing Ralph Lauren, everyone was enjoying themselves. If you’re a New Yorker who wasn’t invited the party, you and the rest of the hoi polloi can check out a public showing of the holographic performance tonight at 9 in Central Park. And if you’d like to see the clothes in person, head over to the new 38,000 square foot Ralph Lauren Polo flagship store on Fifth Avenue.

  • Facekinis Get The High Fashion Treatment; Rey Mysterio Rejoices

    Do you love going to the beach or chillaxing by the pool on a beautiful summer’s day but hate the way the sun transforms your face from a prime cut to aged jerky? Learn the secret that Rey Mysterio and his luchador compadres have known for years and don a facekini. Available in a variety of colors, a facekini is a mask that that covers a swimmer’s face and neck with holes cut out for the eyes, nostrils, and mouth. The bizarre yet useful piece of swimwear first became popular on the beaches of China a couple years ago. But now the facekini has been given the haute couture treatment in Vogue Paris editor Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book. Check out the fashionable photos below then hurry out and buy your own facekini before all the hipsters get them first.

  • The Fashion Sense Of Historical Figures As Imagined By A Suit Company In 1916

    Nowadays you think nothing of deceased celebrities modeling modern-day clothes. Not a day goes by where Marilyn Monroe or some other star of yesteryear pops up anachronistically in an advertisement. You may think this sort of crass commercialism is a new idea, illustrating our continuing devolution, but the fact is, dead folks have been used in ads for years! When it comes to making a buck, businesses have never shied away from using the likeness of a recognizable, and quite dead, face. In 1917, Chicago’s Royal Tailors thought they would add an air of class to their fine suit collection by dressing historical icons like George Washington and Robert E Lee in their wares. The result is an entertaining booklet humorously titled “If They Came Back For Easter Sunday.” The drawings from the booklet are below, but to get the full effect, you can view the accompanying descriptions at Archive.org.

  • Great Moments In Denim History [25 Photos]

    On May 20, 1873, Levi Strauss received a U.S. patent  for blue jeans with copper rivets. What started out as rugged work pants would eventually become style icons. Over the next 140 years, denim would be used with varying success. To celebrate the versatile material, we present these great moments in denim history, from the sublime to the ridiculous.

  • Hygiene Hacks for the Modern Man

    Women’s websites have endless articles, videos, and tutorials about hair and beauty techniques. Men’s websites… Not so much. That doesn’t mean that you roll out of bed looking perfect – you’ve just been given minimal guidance on cleanliness and appearance from the media directed at your demographic. There seems to be this prevailing stereotype that masculinity has to equal a degree of dirtiness disguised as being “Rugged.” You don’t have to be a metrosexual to be well put-together. Here are some easy tips to incorporate into your routine, whether you want to impress women, prove to your parents that you’re a real adult, or just step up your cleanliness game. Whatever it is, make it a good one.Whether you like to dress like a prep school snob or a hipster, make a choice and commit to it completely. Same goes for your hair (facial/body/on top of your head).You don’t have to actually put in an extreme amount of effort here: Just do the job until it’s done. You don’t have to be perfectly coiffed. Just do something with purpose. The ‘Messy’ or ‘Undone’ look is not actually messy or undone.Trust me when I say this: Women can tell if you more »

  • The Gentleman’s Handshake: How To Perfect The Choreographed Hand-Dance

    Giving a handshake is easy, right? Wrong. How would you know anyway? Never has anybody given you feedback on your handshake. And if they have, you’re doing it wrong. “That’s a firm handshake you’ve got there, son” is not a compliment. It’s someone telling you you’re gripping too hard. It might seem simple, but the perfect, gentleman’s handshake is something of a well-choreographed hand-dance.

  • The Hipster Fashion Of Namibia [24 Photos]

    At first glance, the people in these photos, what with their vintage clothing, trilby hats, pocket watches, pipes, and antique luggage, could pose for your regular Brooklyn hipster. But then you notice the background, and that sure ain’t Williamsburg. These pictures come from the African nation of Namibia, where Loux the Vintage Guru, a designer, stylist, and tailor, is leading a sharp-dressed fashion revolution. Loux gives old clothes new life and is spreading his vintage aesthetic with the help of a group of like-minded designers and stylists form Johannesburg known as Khumbula. For more of these great photos, check out Loux the Vintage guru on Tumblr.

  • 10 Unspoken Rules Of Suits That Every Man Should Know

    We’re adults and sometimes we have to dress the part. For those times when sweats, t-shirts, and sneakers aren’t appropriate, you’ve got to suit up. Too bad you’re the immature, uncultured bum that your ex accused you of being those many months ago. Hey there you disgusting slob, don’t start crying about it, for here are 10 rules of suits that will transform you from Eddie Murphy at the begin of Trading Places to Eddie Murphy at the end of Trading Places.

  • How To Get A Haircut Like Ryan Gosling

    Are you sick and tired of everyone making fun of your hairstyle? Do women take one look at your coif and flee in terror? Does your do cause babies and small children to howl with fright until you either put on a hat or leave the area? Well, Lloyd Christmas, maybe it’s time you get that bowl off of your head and walk into a barbershop. Let barber Zach Linhardt teach you how to get a haircut like Ryan Gosling. Now you just have to work on your ugly face. 

  • The Roosevelts Clothing Maintenance

    If you’ve been reading our gear write-ups, your wardrobe is probably developing nicely.  What’s next?  You’ve invested a lot of money in your clothes and now it’s time to protect your investments.  We’re going to show you how, starting from head to toe…  Read up on a few simple ways to take care of and organize your gear.  Sticking to these basic tips will give your clothes a longer shelf life while helping you get ready for work or play more quickly.  1. HATS A stack of hats in the corner of your room is unsightly and unorganized.  Also, good luck grabbing a hat from that mess as you rush out of the door.  Soon, your nice hats will be dirty, bent awkwardly, lost or all of the above.  We’re big fans of this hook rack because it can get all your hats and jackets in order without taking up a lot of space in the apartment.  Buy two and stack them above one another on your wall. The Container Store: Flip Hook Rack 2.  Shirts If you’re like the majority of America and don’t wear ties with your collared shirts, you need some good collar stays.  A floppy collar more »

  • How To Dress Sharp Without Shocking Your Friends

    When most guys try to dress better, they shift drastically. They go from Comic Book Guy to James Bond. This drastic transformation can shock people around you. You’ll need a lot of confidence and courage not to succumb to their pressure and slump back to complacent standards. So be honest with yourself — do you feel up to it? If not, don’t worry. You don’t have to go from Comic Book Guy to James Bond overnight…

  • Style Cheat Sheet from Harrison Fjord

    No not Harrison Ford. Harrison Fjord, the Melbourne, Australia based personal styling and image consulting company that teaches men how to dress, how to put together outfits and how to best present themselves to the world. This graphic would probably be cooler if it was based off Harrison Ford’s style but it’s still quite helpful.

  • Body Language Lessons From Charismatic Men

    When most guys think about being charismatic, they think about what they need to say to impress a woman, a boss or a client, but body language is just as important, if not more so. Guys need to think about the messages their body language is sending, which is why we’ve assembled this list of body language lessons from charismatic men.

 
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