Category Archives: Women men and fashion

Gallery: L’Wren Scott

Eddie Pensier writes: Scott, née Laura Bambrough, may not be remembered in the long run as a groundbreaker or even much of a trendsetter in the world of fashion design. But one talent she indubitably possessed in spades, and it’s … Continue reading

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Movie Still Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Kay Francis and Miriam Hopkins in Ernst Lubitsch’s TROUBLE IN PARADISE (1932) Click on the image to enlarge.

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Movie Stills Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Grace Kelly in Hitchcock’s TO CATCH A THIEF (1955) Click on the images to enlarge.

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The Hipster Beard

Eddie Pensier writes: The Beard: This common trend suggests that the clean-shaven, well-groomed man is overly civilized, untrustworthy, wimpy and cunning. Men with beards are real and rugged, but because of the beard, they don’t have to act it. Without … Continue reading

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Semi-Naked Ladies of the Week: The Girls of American Apparel

Blowhard, Esq. writes: To quote Paleo Retiree, are American Apparel ads one of the great cultural achievements of our time? Yes or no (and the correct answer is yes), you’ve got to tip your ironically-purchased trucker hat to any campaign that … Continue reading

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MIB

Fenster writes: For you out-of towners. An interesting vestige of the Bloomberg Nanny State Years: the well-known municipal ordinance mandating that all winter outerwear, boots, shoes, gloves and hats be the color black.  Something to do with the absorbtion of … Continue reading

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Listing Movies: Man-Movie Addendum

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: My man-movie list from a couple of days ago generated quite a few comments as well as lots of suggestions from readers. I thought I’d consolidate all of the suggested titles into this follow-up post. I … Continue reading

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Listing Movies: The He-Man Woman Haters Movie Club

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Co-blogger Paleo Retiree alerted me to this list of essential man movies a couple of weeks ago. I like Art of Manliness – it’s a good blog. And their list is pretty well-considered. Some of the entries … Continue reading

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Tattoodle

Glynn Marshes writes: n. A tattoo that looks like you let one of your teenage girlfriends write on you with a pen.

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Movie Stills du Jour OR The Camera Loves OR More Noir

Fenster writes: The ideal physique for women has definitely changed over the years.  Less zaftig not only since Rubens but even since the 1940s.  Tom Wolfe tried to capture how far the svelte aesthetic advanced by the turn of the … Continue reading

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