Sunday, August 31, 2008

Military Suits

making men outta boys since the first world war.

Sigur Ros Suited Up

Sigur Ros gives a short and poignant Q&A with New York Magazine. Their new tour will feature costumes. Maybe similar to the photo above. Photo: Hörður Sveinsso 

Birthday Suits. 'Gobbeldigook,' a video done with Ryan McGinley. Nude hipsters, check it.

Also, Kids in Suits... the 'Glósóli' video. Amazingly shot by Chris Soos and styled by Ravin (Bjork's stylist).

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Friday, August 29, 2008

Presidential Suit

Check out the speech.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Truman Capote

I've always thought Truman Capote was amazing. Whether he's in a suit or just rocking some crazy scarf... I think if I was dude he'd be my fashion icon.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Decor: Lladró

Fantasy, Jaime Hayón
Love II (blossoms), José Puche
Baccus bottle stoppers.

My mom used to collect Lladró when I was a kid. Little did I know, she was awesome! Their contemporary collections are really amazing.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


I went to private high school where I wore a uniform everyday. I guess I got used to it, because these post-schooling days I find myself sporting a pretty routine look:
Brooks Bros white v-neck
Skinny jeans
Minnetonka moccasins
Comme de Garcon wallet (textured bright blue)
Gold Casio watch

Monday, August 25, 2008

Designer Brand: Rag and Bone

Do yourself a favor, if you haven't already, check out Rag and Bone. I went to the Fall/Winter 08 show and they made me rethink my whole style. They have amazing taste and curate a great style. They walk the line of classic and modern (my favorite). The details, materials and fit are perfect. Check it out!

I just got one of the ties pictured (in dark gray). I has a dagger print... enough said.

Calling All Cards...

Once you've sorted the wardrobe and grooming implements, supplies, etc., it's time to consult your local printmaker for a new Carte de Visite. The tremendous and fortunate resurgence of small regional Letterpress printers in the USA affords a veritable cornucopia of options for the discerning fellow who's interested in making an indelible first impression. Here are but a few who would happily oblige any request to put high quality type to paper:

Brooklyn Social Cards
Mr. Letter's Press

Friday, August 22, 2008

i am still alive

dan, i thought you especially might appreciate this coincidence; it's a funny home-improvement idea as well. look closely:

this is the doorway into my kitchen. my friend kirk, who lived here before us, most likely did this. it's embossed lettering under the coat of paint. i must say it was very, very creepy to discover this, but a great idea in the end...

Inspiration: Half Nelson & the Short Sleeve Dress Shirt

Not only is Half Nelson a great movie but Ryan Gosling also sported some pretty amazing threads, including short sleeve dress shirts.

Steven Allen did some pretty cool short sleevers for Urban under the name Lark and Wolff. Check it!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

the comfort of home

right now i am living in these:

they're not exactly slippers, not exactly shoes– "house shoes," perhaps? perfect for getting stuff done around the house, yet wearable for a couple errands. they even look killer with a flat-front trouser.

they're $50, for chrissakes. why not?

Speaking of Bumbershoots: James Smith & Sons

Manufacturer of Britain's finest Umbrellas since 1830.
Hazelwood House, 53 New Oxford Street, London.

(photo: justin cormack via wikimedia commons).

We can learn from history

The effortlessly utilitarian uniform of the Italian octogenarian circa 1961: lived-in hand-tailored linen jacket and high-waisted trousers, impeccably-deployed braces, jaunty chapeau, thousand yard stare, and a gut that never suffered through a "maintenance meal".

Or you could opt for the rakish banker persona, but don't overlook subtle details like a strategically imprecise tie/collar alignment and bumbershoot-as-surrogate monocle.

(photos alfredo camisa/richard brown)

Dan Funderburgh for I Am Still Alive Letter Press

Another amazing piece by the fashionable Dan Funderburgh. Every dude should own this! Buy it from I Am Still Alive.

Dudes in Swim Suits

Photo by Ben Fredrickson
Illustration by Milan Zrnic
From Untitled Magazine

Man Grooming: Lulu Organics

I don't wash my hair everyday... kind of like early man... thus this is an awesome product. It's a powder that you rub into your hair and it basically degreases your locks. Check it out, Lulu Organics.

Dapper Man: J Zach

Our first Dapper Man featured is Zach Keenan. He has a ginger beard and sports vintage like no one's business.

Check his amazing work out at J-Zachary.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Colab Eyewear: New Shades

COLAB just released this season artist collaborations include new shades by Dmote, Genevieve Gauckler, Marok, Tonite/Fergadelic, & Josh Petherick.



Monday, August 18, 2008

Introduction: Post 01

"Yes, there he is. Who is he? What does he do? What does he want? ... Look at him. Look at him now. And now. Look at him all the time." The Perfect Human - Jorgen Leth

Welcome to Dudes in Suits. My friends and I will be exploring the modern man, the fashionable man. We will speculate sort of like Jorgen Leth has. Who is he? What does he do? Where does he live? What does he read, listen to and of course wear? All with the idea that we, in fact, are him. Enjoy.