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  • Truman Says Inseam, Please

    If you've ever welcomed a friend back from a trip to Hong Kong or Southeast Asia, you may have heard tales of ridiculously inexpensive hand-tailored suits, made for the customer right on the spot. Maybe you even got treated to an impromptu fashion show.

    A new rumor in the Out offices has it that J.C. Penney will soon begin offering custom-tailored men's suits for the outrageously affordable price of about $500.

    March 29 2007 12:16 PM
  • Truman Says Cassoulet in a Can

    Rootlesscosmopolitan brings us this fascinating comparison of army rations in France, Germany, Russia, and Britain. We think the Krauts have it best.

    Photo: Getty Images

    March 29 2007 7:32 AM
  • Truman Says Fashion Victims, Tattoo Ban, Ascots for Indie Rockers

    This week's catfight at the NY Times Styles section must have resulted in the shredding of all their interesting articles. Absent some juicy Thursday Styles items, here are the best fashion stories from newspapers across the nation:

    A tattoo ban goes into effect for Marines (Chicago Tribune)

    March 29 2007 5:00 AM
  • Model Citizen Jake

    March 28 2007 8:00 PM
  • Truman Says Six Degrees of Facial Irritation!

    Gillette's Fusion Power Phantom razor sounds either terrifying or terribly efficient (it has six blades). The blogosphere has been testing it out and brings us these mixed reviews:

    Geezer Chronicles: "As I continued to shave I noticed that I nearly enjoyed the act. I was ever aware, however, that the sheer number of blades, should they decide to rebel, would make for a very dramatic morning, indeed."

    March 28 2007 1:27 PM
  • Truman Says Gay Jocks: Locker Rooms Are Dens of Hate, Hot Men

    That's the verdict of John Amaechi, Billy Bean and Esera Tuaolo, three of only six major league American athletes who've ever come out of the closet. Radar online recently convened the three for an informal chitchat.

    Amaechi says he was basically begging for someone to out him before he decided to do it himself:

    March 28 2007 10:42 AM
  • Truman Says Kanye, Karzai, and Becks

    Who is the hottest of them all? An Out staffer (not this blogger) has been asked to be one of "2,000 qualified voters worldwide" who will choose Vanity Fair's best-dressed men and women for the August VF Style issue. (Last year's list-toppers were Kate Moss and Kanye West.)


    We thought we'd democratize the process (yeah! why do only magazine editors get to choose?) and open it up to you, dear readers. Who is the best-dressed man in the universe? Is it one of the guys below, or someone not on VF's list?

    March 28 2007 9:20 AM
  • Truman Says Strife at Styles

    Tussle at the Times! Catfight over Catwalks? Push came to shove yesterday in the cubicles of the New York Times Styles section, The New York Daily News reports today. Critical graf:

    "'She shoved Mary Ann and pushed her, and Mary Ann said, 'Don't you touch me! Don't you touch me!'' says a source. 'Mary Ann grabbed her wrists to try to stop her, and [LeClerc] just started flailing.'"

    Click here for all the bloody details.

    March 28 2007 6:55 AM
  • Model Citizen Kaleb

    March 27 2007 8:00 PM
  • Truman Says Big in Japan

    Another sign that there will be more man-purses, not fewer, in your future: Tokyo boys love 'em, says Japan's pingmag.

    Another sign that there will be more man-purses, not fewer, in your future: Tokyo boys love 'em, says Japan's pingmag.

    March 27 2007 12:43 PM
  • Truman Says Capital Idea

    Planned capital cities are cool! Brasilia is a wacky, 20th-century architectural dreamscape. Semitropical Canberra sits on a lake and hosts Australia's national sheepdog tournament. And our own dear ole Washington is so hated, you have to love it.

    March 27 2007 7:38 AM
  • Truman Says Built to Ride and Well Hung

    Photo: Getty Images/ Maryam Dalan fan, Pamela Anderson

    March 27 2007 7:36 AM
  • Truman Says Mitt Romney: Dressed Strongly

    The first in an occasional series of profiles of the Presidential candidates. They say Washington is Hollywood for ugly people. We want to know why these men and woman want to live there!

    Some fun facts about Mitt Romney:

    His first name is actually Willard. Mitt is his middle name.

    He speaks fluent French. He did his mormon missionary year in France when he was 19.

    During that time he took once-weekly showers at the public baths.

    March 27 2007 4:50 AM
  • Model Citizen Lance

    8:00 PM
  • Entertainment The Now Sound

    Suiting Up

    8:00 PM
  • Truman Says Pete's Pubes

    Heroin rocker Pete Doherty always seemed to us an awfully harmless-looking degenerate. Those sleepy eyes, that pale complexion, the babyfat around the jaw...

    Kate Moss' sometime beau does have a sense of style, though -  fedoras! - and you may take inspiration from Doherty in a new Vogue Homme photoshoot, which fashionista has kindly scanned in and uploaded for our benefit. Warning: this page includes pubes!

    1:37 PM
  • Truman Says Daddy Fantasy

    Normally, we like to cut fashion advertising some slack. The marketing gurus who dream up this stuff just tend to like pubescent girls and boys, and hey - pedophilic or not, fashion labels pretty much bankroll this blog. Nevetheless, a recent spread by Brit outfitters Gieves and Hawkes depicting (we think) a father and son, gives one pause, as the excellent blog plasticbag points out. Just what is being implied here?

    12:20 PM
  • Truman Says Glossary: Idolia, Sludge, Hellbilly

    How to tell Emo from Screamo, and should one consume Jamgrass? Esquire offers this handy guide to the rapidly-fracturing music scene.

    Emo Avatar: Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba.

    Photo: Getty Images

    7:39 AM
  • Truman Says How NOT to Photograph a Pot Roast

    Kitsch lover James Lileks has assembled a smashing catalogue of the worst food photography of the past half-century. Just proves the importance of good lighting when putting on your next dinner party.

    Photo: Getty Images

    6:04 AM
  • Model Citizen Jason

    March 25 2007 8:00 PM
  • Model Citizen Jack

    March 24 2007 8:00 PM
  • Model Citizen Mac

    March 23 2007 8:00 PM
  • Truman Says Wisdom on Smell

    A women who doesn't wear perfume has no future.
    -Coco Chanel

    If you think about it, the only thing that separates me from the guy with the stinky foot and no teeth is a book deal and some cologne. -Augusten Burroughs

    Photo: Getty Images

    March 23 2007 1:22 PM
  • Truman Says Fade to Browne

    It would be hard to overstate the hope/hype/hubbub around Thom Browne, the designer who's been recruited to pep up Brooks Brothers.

    New York Magazine says Browne is "going to save the suit from extiction".

    March 23 2007 12:17 PM
  • Truman Says Codpieces, The Prince Albert, and Other Blunders

    Radar Online brings us this handy guide to the worst couture concepts in history, an excerpt from the boldly-titled book 5 People Who Died During Sex. We actually think codpieces are kinda cool...

    March 23 2007 8:12 AM