Tom Ford: "Show me some penis!"; The Banana Republic Fragrance Gets an Upgrade; Rogues Gallery Online; New Menswear Line: Conference of Birds; Summer Sunglasses

6.5.2008

By Seth Plattner

Photo: Getty Images

After having penned a recent essay in British GQ about the double-standard against men and nude fashion photography, Tom Ford felt dicked over when the magazine covered the models' members in the accompanying spread he styled with text blocks.  First he designs amazing clothes, then he works hard to show us the goods.  Could he be any dreamier?  [The Cut]

It may not be designer; It may not cost $60 a bottle; and it may just be a little too simple--but the unisex Banana Republic classic fragrance is heavenly, but, with hopes of perfecting perfection, BR will release Classic Limited Edition in limited numbers in stores and online come August.  The improved fragrance promises "more texture and depth as you go from eau de toilette to eau de parfum."  [Style Dash]

Whereas it was sort of fun to get out there and snoop around for coveted pieces from Rogues Gallery, now that most of their collection is available online I find it much more conducive to my lifestyle to just order their amazing polo shirts from my couch.  [Material Interest]

It was hard enough to deal with the influx of American bands with pretentious and often-times erroneous names (Band of Horses, Vampire Weekend, etc.), but now we have to deal with the same trend in American fashion lines.  I blame it on the hipsters.  Nevertheless, newly launched menswear line Conference of Birds (what?) looks to be worth keeping your eye on with pieces described as "a chic sartorial bricolage joining the hard-edged quality of American
workwear with the polish of British tailoring...garments also
recall rugged hunting pieces as much as they do trim cosmopolitan
uniforms." A hipster probably wrote that. [Refinery29]

Another weigh-in on the 10 best summer sunglasses.  We are a picky bunch after all; best to consult multiple sources. [The Independent UK]

-- SETH PLATTNER

Tags: Truman Says
READER COMMENTS ()

AddThis