black holes and gray matter. in one thousand tangos.

             

Top: Londoners arriving at a competition in 1937 for the Men’s Dress Reform Party, a group that advocated loosening the rigid standards of men’s fashion.

Bottom: 2015 NYFW: Pieter dress; J. W. Anderson’s crop top; Thom Browne’s voluptuous silhouette; Prada’s sheer knits

I’m not an idiot. I know the vast majority of these clothes won’t touch human skin. It’s a sad fact. Nevertheless, it’s important that they do exist, because they propose an alternative. To borrow the words of Craig Green, “Everything doesn’t have to be sports and anger.””

A Men’s Wear Revolution






"WHAT MAKES A MAN BEAUTIFUL? Honesty.




WHAT IS THE BEST GIFT YOU HAVE EVER GIVEN? Silence.


WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT QUALITY IN A MAN? Intelligence.


WHAT DO YOU KEEP ON YOUR BEDSIDE TABLE? Chocolate.




WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT BEAUTY SECRET YOU LEARNED FROM YOUR MOTHER? Inner smile.


WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT BEAUTY PRODUCT IN YOUR COSMETIC WARDROBE? Soap?”




Vanessa | Violet Grey
"WHAT MAKES A MAN BEAUTIFUL? 
Honesty.
WHAT IS THE BEST GIFT YOU HAVE EVER GIVEN? 
Silence.
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT QUALITY IN A MAN? 
Intelligence.
WHAT DO YOU KEEP ON YOUR BEDSIDE TABLE? 
Chocolate.
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT BEAUTY SECRET YOU LEARNED FROM YOUR MOTHER? 
Inner smile.
WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT BEAUTY PRODUCT IN YOUR COSMETIC WARDROBE? 
Soap?
Women are demanding foot surgery so they can wear designer shoes in comfort 
“On the surface, it looked shallow. But I came to see she needs these shoes to project confidence, they are part of her outside skin.”
Dr. Sadrieh has coined the operation the ‘Cinderella’ procedure.
"He also has coined the Perfect 10! (aesthetic toe-shortening — once administered, he said, to a 17-year-old fashion model, so she could wear the shoes her career demanded); Model T (toe-lengthening); and Foot Tuck, a fat-pad augmentation that he said helps with high heels."
Dr. Neal Blitz… calls this body part ‘the final frontier’ for those who have had work done on their faces. ‘My practice has exploded because of Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin and Nicholas Kirkwood.’”
"Dr. Oliver Zong, founder of NYC Footcare and self-proclaimed ‘originator of the foot face-lift and toe tuck,’ routinely corrects such conditions as High Heel Foot (a term he coined to describe a deformed foot that’s conformed to the shape of a stiletto), and Hitchhiker’s Toe, (an abnormally large big toe that sticks out like the thumb of a hitchhiker). He recently introduced the phrase ‘Toebesity,’ which he plans to describe on his site, where flashing text promises: ‘Designer feet for designer shoes.’”

Women are demanding foot surgery so they can wear designer shoes in comfort 

“On the surface, it looked shallow. But I came to see she needs these shoes to project confidence, they are part of her outside skin.”

Dr. Sadrieh has coined the operation the ‘Cinderella’ procedure.

"He also has coined the Perfect 10! (aesthetic toe-shortening — once administered, he said, to a 17-year-old fashion model, so she could wear the shoes her career demanded); Model T (toe-lengthening); and Foot Tuck, a fat-pad augmentation that he said helps with high heels."

Dr. Neal Blitz… calls this body part ‘the final frontier’ for those who have had work done on their faces. ‘My practice has exploded because of Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin and Nicholas Kirkwood.’”

"Dr. Oliver Zong, founder of NYC Footcare and self-proclaimed ‘originator of the foot face-lift and toe tuck,’ routinely corrects such conditions as High Heel Foot (a term he coined to describe a deformed foot that’s conformed to the shape of a stiletto), and Hitchhiker’s Toe, (an abnormally large big toe that sticks out like the thumb of a hitchhiker). He recently introduced the phrase ‘Toebesity,’ which he plans to describe on his site, where flashing text promises: ‘Designer feet for designer shoes.’”

In 2012 alone, EPA estimates that 14.3 million tons of textiles were wasted.
Here are a few things you can do:
"1. Buy secondhand when you can. Purchasing something that already exists is the most sustainable thing you can do. 2. Support organic; by supporting organic products (and therefore production) we protect our soil, our water, and the people in the fields who harvest. 3. Look for recycled material use."
Wear No Evil

In 2012 alone, EPA estimates that 14.3 million tons of textiles were wasted.

Here are a few things you can do:

"1. Buy secondhand when you can. Purchasing something that already exists is the most sustainable thing you can do. 2. Support organic; by supporting organic products (and therefore production) we protect our soil, our water, and the people in the fields who harvest. 3. Look for recycled material use."

Wear No Evil

Normcore (noun) 1. A fashion movement, c. 2014, in which scruffy young urbanites swear off the tired street-style clichés of the last decade — skinny jeans, wallet chains, flannel shirts — in favor of a less-ironic (but still pretty ironic) embrace of bland, suburban anti-fashion attire. (See Jeans, mom. Sneakers, white.)

2. A sociocultural concept, c. 2013, having nothing to do with fashion, that concerns hipster types learning to get over themselves, sometimes even enough to enjoy mainstream pleasures like football along with the rest of the crowd.

3. An Internet meme that turned into a massive in-joke that the news media keeps falling for.”

Say hello to Le Normcore

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