Topic: Coats

Why I Can Eat Meat, But Not Wear Fur

Why I Can Eat Meat, But Not Wear Fur

Look. I don’t really object to fur in a sincere way. I think it looks fantastic. The other day I was walking into a dive bar and saw a woman wearing a mink coat walking out, and I wanted to become Fellini so I could make a movie featuring such a scene. But I didn’t. Maybe you have a better shot at that than I do, if you are someone who knows how to work a basic video camera. The only sadness I felt upon seeing such a thing was sadness that I was not a film director.

Suffice to say, I’m really not opposed to fur. At all. But I still don’t feel quite entirely right about wearing it.

However, when I mention this, a lot of people say “but you eat meat!” I do. I eat a whole ton of meat, pretty un-apologetically. I can debate the best steakhouse in Manhattan with you for a surprisingly long length of time. And yet… More »

Pick Of The Week: Capes, For The Witchy October Woman In You

Pick Of The Week: Capes, For The Witchy October Woman In You

It has recently come to my attention that I love capes. It might be my love of retro fashions, my previously discussed latent Gothic tendencies, or the fact that it’s currently en vogue to dress like you know how to put spells on people, but I think the right cape can look pretty cool on anyone willing to take a small risk. Plus, it’s one of those rare trends that’s also functional…assuming your cape has arm holes, anyway. But which cape should you buy, and what should you wear it with? As easy as it would be to just say “all of them” and “everything,” here are 11 concrete suggestions to get the swooshy cape party started. More »