Tuesday, August 16

Fashion

Daniel Kaluuya and Jide Osifeso on Why They Wanted to Create ‘Nope’ Merch
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Daniel Kaluuya and Jide Osifeso on Why They Wanted to Create ‘Nope’ Merch

In Jordan Peele’s Nope, there is an unspoken sartorial standoff between two cowboys. On one side is the archetypal cowboy: Steven Yeun’s Ricky “Jupe” Park, a child actor who spins his big role into a remote Western theme park called Jupiter’s Claim, where he ringleads in a crimson embroidered Nudie suit and wide-brimmed hat. On the other is the contemporary cowboy: Daniel Kaluuya’s Otis Haywood Jr. or OJ, a third-generation animal trainer who grew up on his family’s ranch, wearing, as many 21st-century ranchers do, hoodies and jeans. OJ’s work clothes offer a smoother toggle between the ranch and the real world—because, seen from a slightly different angle, they’re also streetwear. During production, Kaluuya connected with his friend, the designer Jide Osifeso, about making streetwear-adja...
Issey Miyake Made Plenty of Time for Watches, Too
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Issey Miyake Made Plenty of Time for Watches, Too

Many of Issey Miyake’s contributions to the world of fashion are so iconic as to be synonymous with the designer himself. On Tuesday, the day Miyake’s death was announced by his studio, some outlets trumpeted him in headlines as the “designer who created Steve Jobs’ turtleneck.” A growing faction of menswear fans won’t hear the name Miyake without instantly calling to mind his heat-pleated pants, jackets, and shirts. A potentially unheralded—but just as fascinating—aspect of the designer’s legacy is his sizable contribution to the world of watches. It’s not just that the timepieces he worked on are funky, fun, democratic, and sent-from-the-future (all, of course, Miyake hallmarks). Exploring them helps drive home much of what he cared about—and what made him so interesting as a designer.In...
Remembering Issey Miyake, Who Pushed Clothing to Groundbreaking New Places
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Remembering Issey Miyake, Who Pushed Clothing to Groundbreaking New Places

Issey Miyake, the Japanese fashion designer and the founder of the namesake fashion brand, has died aged 84 years old. According to the Kyodo news agency, the late designer was battling a form of liver cancer and passed away on 5 August. Hiroshima-born Miyake leaves behind a legacy that most fashion designers can only dream of. He studied graphic design at Tama Art University in Tokyo, before moving to Paris in 1965 to study at the École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. In Paris he began to work with Guy Laroche, Hubert de Givenchy, and Geoffrey Beene, before launching his own label in 1973. Miyake built a globally-recognized fashion brand, which got the nod from Apple mastermind Steve Jobs, who favored its iconic turtleneck sweaters; Robin Williams, who famously sported o...
Nordstrom Honors Virgil Abloh With a Capsule of New Pieces From Off-White, Denim Tears, and More
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Nordstrom Honors Virgil Abloh With a Capsule of New Pieces From Off-White, Denim Tears, and More

As many have remarked since his passing in November, the late designer Virgil Abloh was constantly working and collaborating on something, anything, everything, all of the time. Today, the department store Nordstrom announced a new capsule that consolidates a number of the designer’s flagship projects under one banner. Created in partnership with Abloh’s estate, the capsule features clothing and other products that span Abloh’s vast multidisciplinary practice, roping in his fashion label Off-White, creative studio Alaska Alaska, art store Canary Yellow, and the Church & State merchandise from the “Figures of Speech” retrospective that’s currently on view at the Brooklyn Museum. (Nordstrom is also a major sponsor of the exhibition, and the campaign images were shot on the Beaux-Arts Cou...
24 Best Cargo Pants for Men in 2022: Cool, Convenient Trousers From Todd Snyder, Nike, Gucci, and More
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24 Best Cargo Pants for Men in 2022: Cool, Convenient Trousers From Todd Snyder, Nike, Gucci, and More

Hard to believe, but cargo pants for men are in the midst of a comeba—actually, you know what, guys? If it’s all right with you, I’m going to skip the hard sell on cargo pants being back in style this time out. It’s really not that hard to believe. In fact, we’ve been delivering the same impassioned declaration that Cargoes Hath Returned every single year since at least 2011. You get it already. If you aren’t on board by now, you never will be.For those of you who are on board, we’ve got plenty of good stuff to talk about. Designers, as we pointed out, have been pushing this cargo renaissance for the better part of a decade, and they’ve really come into their own of late. The pants they’re making in 2022 fit better than ever, use radder materials than usual, and experiment with pocket plac...
7 Celebrity Bermuda Short Looks To Recreate
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7 Celebrity Bermuda Short Looks To Recreate

Photo: Robert Kama / GettyImages; Getty Images; WavyPeter/ SplashNews.com; The Image Direct Lately, there seems to be one question that's collectively plaguing the fashion industry: "are Bermuda shorts back?" I've had countless conversations over dinner and at previews; I've read numerous stories from fellow editors and seen the conversation spark up on Twitter about Bermuda shorts. And while un...
Travis Barker Might Make You Reconsider the DIY Jort
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Travis Barker Might Make You Reconsider the DIY Jort

In an episode of the 1999 cult series Freaks and Geeks, the Neil Peart-loving burnout Nick Andopolis (portrayed by a teenage Jason Segel) shared what I have always assumed to be a truism applicable to drummers everywhere: no other type of pants can provide the full range of mobility—nay, freedom—that drumming requires like a pair of shorts.Whether or not this is true for the generational drummer Travis Barker when he’s behind the kit, he certainly has a knack for the sort of gnarly-cool garments that look like they’ve probably survived many nights on a tour bus idling in an Indiana parking lot. For example: while out and about on a recent 90-degree day in Los Angeles, Barker sported a pair of ultra-baggy, low-slung black jean shorts hacked off somewhere around the knee area, entering into ...
Issey Miyake’s Menswear Revolution Was Pleated
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Issey Miyake’s Menswear Revolution Was Pleated

Sargent soon found himself wearing them to dinners and parties. To Miyake, user friendliness never came at the cost of elegance, making Homme Plissé is one of the only brands that you can wear in coach and also to a Met Gala afterparty. “They’re not sweatpants, right?” says Sargent. The material is structured yet soft, with a pleasant sheen that can read as formal or not, depending on the light. And the imaginative silhouettes that look demure one moment seem to come alive when the wearer moves—or better yet, dances.Issey Miyake takes his bow at his Spring-Summer 1994 runway show in Paris. Pool ARNAL/PAT/Getty ImagesTo Miyake devotees, the designer’s pleated garments approach an almost universal system of dressing. “In a way, Pleats Please has a democratic sort of spirit to it, in that nob...
How Not Wearing a Shirt Became the Celebrity Style Move of the Year
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How Not Wearing a Shirt Became the Celebrity Style Move of the Year

The reason for all these bare chests isn’t that deep, at least according to Barnett, Wade’s stylist. She sees the no-shirt look as a natural point in menswear’s cyclical rotation. After polos buttoned to the tippity-top, air ties, and turtlenecks took hold in the mid-2010s, we’ve fashion-trended our way to the opposite end of the spectrum. “It's just a part of fashion where it's like, ‘We've had enough. Now we're gonna go the other extreme,’” Barnett said. What started with what she called “man cleavage”—a shirt unbuttoned to revealing depths—has evolved into ditching the shirt altogether.Of course, this isn’t just about the trend pendulum. As fashion takes steps towards its freakiest and most enjoyable state, few things feel more carefree than going shirtless on a red carpet. That was the...
TheraPearl Cooling Eye Mask: The Best Hangover Cure Costs $13
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TheraPearl Cooling Eye Mask: The Best Hangover Cure Costs $13

Simple logic tells you that hangover cures do not work. If they did—if a milk thistle pill or electrolyte fizzy tab or activated charcoal nano-spray actually made you feel less hungover—said pill/tab/nano-spray would change the world as we know it. Martin Shkreli would be trying to hijack the patent from jail. They’d replace Presidents' Day with Hangover Inventor Person Day. Media jobs could start at 9am.But, no. The best and only cure, unfortunately, is moderation. And by now that ship has sailed and is at least three sheets to the wind. People will tell you that you should have a pint of water for every pint of beer. I’m sure this works, but I’d rather stay in than carry around a pint of beer in my left and a pint of water in my right. People will also say working out first thing in the ...