Goodbye “Dad jeans.”
But I’m hanging on to my Members Only jacket. That’s a classic – always in style.
Luke Leitch, 1843 Magazine:
Trump’s suits really do suit him. They are cartoonishly plutocratic, historically accurate Eighties power suits. They are lumpily rendered emblems of success (also the name of Trump’s fragrance) that absolutely add to an aura so many seem bewitched by. Clothes maketh the man, and all that.
Yet while Trump’s suits are great for Trump, they are terrible for businesses that depend on the world’s executive classes wearing them too. For his emergence as the most rolling-news, front-page prominent avatar of the two-piece couldn’t come at a worse time for a business that is already suffering.
Suits are my standard apparel for business travel. They’re reasonably comfortable, and I don’t have to decide what to wear. We’re a dwindling breed, we suit-wearers. I don’t see a lot of suits at conferences, and most of the suits I do see are well-tailored and dapper. “Dapper” is not a word people would use to describe me in a suit. “Rumpled” is a more apt word.
The glasses! The medallions! The poet shirt!
Only Sammy could make 70s fashion look good.
Or you can do like I do: Throw it all in a heap and convince yourself that it’s a fashion statement to look like a crumpled paper bag.
Designer Tina Gorjanc plans to create a collection of leather goods made from skin grown from the DNA of fashion designer Alexander McQueen, who died in 2010.
The photo shows a mockup handbag made from pigskin.
Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing:
The Smile Makers 88 was sent to McDonald’s franchise managers in 1987, filled with garments they could buy for themselves, their families, and their workers. It. Is. Terrible.
WARNING: It’s not clear how the freezer will effect fine leathers, so if you’ve got expensive shoes, maybe don’t store them next to the tater tots.
I never could grow a decent beard. I try every 10 years or so and then give up after about 10 days.
The recent mountain-man bristly beard thing was ridiculous unless you are, actually, a mountain man. If none of your recent meals have included meat from a bear your killed yourself, trim or shave your damn beard.
More fabulous 70s fashion and pop culture where this came from at Plaid Stallions.
More fantastic 70s fashions and pop culture where this came from at Plaid Stallions
I almost always wear a V-neck T-shirt under a dress shirt — V-neck because I almost never wear a tie and I wear the shirt open at the collar. It was fashionable for a few years recently to wear a crew-neck T-shirt under a dress shirt, but that was just a horrible dream from which we have thankfully awakened.