Category Archives: fashion

Yes, Karl Lagerfeld is Nuts

The great one has gotten a lot of press with this

Image result for Lagerfeld data center

Errr … fashion goes digital?  Wired has more

The idea was to juxtapose the computer gear—hardware—and the clothes. It was also, one could assume, a not-so-subtle wink at the show’s attendees, many of whom recorded the whole thing via Instagram (photos that live somewhere in one of Facebook’s sprawling data farms).

It is not so crazy if you start from the premise that the purpose of high fashion is to get attention.

Do You Need a “One Shirt Solution”?

Of course you do! And this advice might help you. Wes Siler writes

…  I prefer wearing Patagonia Merino Air base layers for active pursuits in sub-freezing weather, and find the style of Trew’s T-shirts to be far superior for wearing around the house. But, if you need one performance shirt that can work in moderate temperatures as well as it does heat, and which will resist stink for days, then this probably is the best option yet. It truly is a one-shirt solution for summer playtime outdoors. 

The “resist stink for days” concept is appealing. So we are talking about the “”Voormi” with dual surface UL fabric. Wes did everything possible to wreck one of these babies, aside using it to cook fish and  he gives it a thumbs up!

Voormi has a nice tagline “Return to  Real”.  And they mean it — their wool comes from real places,  it is meant for real conditions, and it has real impact on communities. None of that candy ass fake stuff!

i like it. BTW, my brother turned me on to wool shirts a while back. They are very nice indeed! Again guys, the resist stink for days concept is something you need to keep in mind.

Kendall Jenner and her Nipples … Again

It must be deep July. The media is aghast that Kendall Jenner is walking around down in sheer blouses.

After all, the media needs something to write about while most of its readers re sitting by a pool somewhere. You can only dump on Trump so long before things get boring.

So, let’s cut to the chase. What does the great Kendall think about all this?

she wrote, “I really don’t see what the big deal is with going braless! I think it’s cool and I really just don’t care! It’s sexy, it’s comfortable, and I’m cool with my breasts. That’s it!”

Got that! She is cool with her breasts! Are you?

How Do You Define Luxury?

It is an interesting question. And I think the answer has changed over time. You can see that change in fashion. This used to be considered luxurious

But Donrad Duncan, American men’s fashion designer says this

Luxury today is comfort. When we talk about a comfort factor: It’s easy to wear, easy to move in. The objective is to create things from an artistic point of view and let them become practical for the everyday user.

He makes a good point.  We are now showing off how comfortable we are. Interesting thought.

July Cannot go By Without Talk of Bikinis

July is one of those great months of the year when it is ok to be a bit silly. Everyone is either on vacation or slowing down at work because everyone else is on vacation. And that changes the conversation, at least among males. It produces the urge to evaluate bikinis.

BTW, I will not get into a corollary – the urge to evaluate martinis. Much more dangerous!

So, with that in mind, how could I pass up sharing a link to Esquire’s “great bikini moments” – sorry not great but “unforgettable bikini moments”. 

Minimalists might admire Brit Ekland from 1965

Yes, it is a historical record of sorts. Enjoy!

The Inescapable Allure of Underpants

We will be remembered as a generation in love with underpants. Bras too, but mainly underpants. How else could you explain this rather breathless paragraph from Esquire?

Calvin Klein just released its advertising campaign for fall 2016, and if you ask us, it just might strike the perfect balance between considerable star power and the provocative image that’s become a central part of the brand’s DNA.

You might think that this is about sex. In fact, it is about fantasy. We are obsessed by wealth and sexuality. Merge these two things, and you get expensive underpants, and ads about removing them.

Check out the link for a “history” of Calvin Klein ads. Candid shots of beautiful people who “don’t care” if you are watching them in a sexual pose. A certain arrogance that is usually associated with wealth.

Or, just silliness, depending on your point of view.