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Here’s your quick u|T|ø doubleshot — everything you missed or need to be reminded of:

  • Today, Scott Schuman’s book, The Sartorialist arrives in stores (I’ll be snagging my copy this afternoon from Barnes and Noble). Buy here.
  • Maison Martin Margela has released looks at their upcoming fall/winter collection. View here.
  • Spike Jonze and Kanye West have collaborated on a short film entitled, “We Were Once A Fairytale”. It will be available Sept. 8th on iTunes. Read more here.
  • Rodarte x Target was announced last week. We knew in July…but just in case you didn’t…read here.
  • Ford Model’s recent signee Amber Rose has a FLAWLESS feature in Complex Magazine. See here.

Cheers!

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August 12, 2009 at 1:59 pm

The smARTORIALIST: Flood Warnings

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A style savant once told me, A man’s ankles should only be seen by an athletic trainer — that is all. Well, our good friend Mr. Thom Browne clearly thinks otherwise (as do I). As GQ Mag’s Designer of the Year (2009), his signature “high-water” look has become suprisingly….dapper. However, I felt it was necessary to lay out some lightweight “boundaries”, because  quite frankly, some of the attempts end up as follies.

Good Execution.

Good Execution.

Utter FOLLY.

Utter FOLLY.

This “Flood” look goes best with NO SOCKS. As far as shoes are concerned, your best bets are simple sneakers (Jack Purcell’s, oxfords, topsiders), boat/deck shoes (Sperry), or good ‘ol church goin’ hard bottoms (sans clunkiness).

Proper Execution.

Proper Execution.

Complete FOLLY.

Complete FOLLY.

Now, the trousers themselves should be slimming slacks — not denim. Here’s the magic trick: The bottom of the pant leg–cuffed or uncuffed– should fall just shy OF THE SHOE (not the ankle). That way, when you walk or sit, you maintain just the right amount of ankle exposure.

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Except for Thom Browne (arms folded)...FOLLIES, FOLLIES, FOLLIES!

Except for Thom Browne (arms folded)...FOLLIES, FOLLIES, FOLLIES!

**Please tread these unfriendly waters with extreme caution.  I would hate to catch you out of pocket, looking like a clamdigger fresh from the sea.

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January 15, 2009 at 2:57 pm

The smARTORIALIST: Ladies…keep it tight

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With the increased popularity of the 80’s Revival and American Apparel, tights have become very fashionable for the female Urban Grads (especially when there isn’t enough time to shave those legs).  Well American Apparel isn’t the only game in town…well they are as far as the United States goes.  There is a company located in the United Kingdom that has a “massive selection” of tights for all occasions.  Check out a little of what tightsplease has to offer.

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Lebourget Alma Leggings

Jonathan Aston Ringers Tights

Cette Riga Tights

Pamela Mann Printed Tartan Tights

Levante Wet-look Capris

Don’t worry Urban Graduettes these tights are not expensive.  Visit the website http://www.tightsplease.co.uk to browse through the collection.  There are sheer tights, opaque tights, fishnets, footless tights, leggings, suspender tights, lace and crochet tights, children’s tights, and even tights for the pregos/expecting mothers.  So ladies, remember that the Smartorialist told you to keep it tight.

Post Scriptum I just wanted to put up a picture of these sequin tights by John Varvatos:

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The smARTORIALIST: Billie Holiday

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BLUE is the new hue this upcoming Fall season.  If the end of the summer has got you down don’t feel bad, now you can wear your feelings not only on your sleeve but all over.  Shades of blue are popping up all over the runway this season.  

Oh, and ladies…I saved the best for last.  Check these out and imagine them on your feet.  Better yet imagine the response you would get from others just by having these on your feet!

These shoes are very artistic and show that some designers at CHLOE are still in it for the love of the art, and not just riding off of a name.  These “be-yutes” are from the new CHLOE 2008 Fall line.  Chloe may be on to something and so should all you young female Urban Graduates who pride yourselves on your shoe game.  Don’t say the Smartorialist didn’t warn ya.

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July 24, 2008 at 3:34 am

The smARTORIALIST: Summer Nights

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I know with the increase of global warming the earth isn’t getting any cooler, but when the sun goes down there is still some relief.  So here is my suggestion for the Urban Graduate on those cool summer nights…try a light sweater; a light sweater that is both breathable and colorful.  The colors express the season and allow you to stand out at night.

This is the lightweight silk/cashmere blend v-neck sweater from Banana Republic.  Purple is my favorite color because it is the color of royalty.  Plus a purple top goes well with dark jeans or some light chinos.

                                                                        Banana Republic also offers the cotton/cashmere tipped crewneck sweater.  These come in more richer colors that than the v-necks.  Good fashion is subtle that is why these sweaters have color-tipped sleeves for an innovative look that makes these different from traditional crewneck sweaters.  You can rock these sweaters with some neutral-colored kicks, some Jack Purcell’s, Sperry’s, or some driving moccasins.  So when you want to look FLY AFTER FIVE, grab something lightweight and knit.  

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July 7, 2008 at 11:11 pm