Dolce & Gabbana are feeling “authentic,” a term you may not immediately associate with the brand (unlike “boobs” or “whiskered jeans”). For their Spring 2013 men’s Ready-To-Wear show, they traveled to an imaginary 1950s Sicily and presented a vast collection meant to realize the period. And inside all those voluminous retro proportions and horizontal striped pants, the Dolce boys cast real live Sicilians: 70 men and boys from around the island, not one of them a professional model. While much of the cast is clearly chiseled enough to moonlight on the catwalk, plenty more of them are strikingly normal, peculiar-looking and perhaps a little frightened. We must say, we kind of like seeing fantastical clothes on civilians, which removes much of the pageantry and adds a strange, welcome dose of (weird!) authenticity. More
Tom Ford‘s Spring/Summer 2012 lookbook is here and, for him, it’s actually kind of tame. There are no brawny Swedish triplets, no butt-buffing, no perfume strips coming out of butts. In fact, this lookbook is surprisely less butt-focused than usual for Ford. But there’s still lots of butts. Here’s some of them.
A note: this is NFSW. There’s a flash of nipple but people are variously undressed throughout.
While everyone else in Hollywood was busy with Golden Globes’ related-peacocking, a group of famous actors were in Milan for surprise appearances at the Prada Men’s RTW show. Not just any actors, though, legit actors: Gary Oldman closed. He was joined by Tim Roth, Willem Dafoe, and Adrien Brody along with a few new(er) kids Jamie Bell, Emile Hirsch, and Garrett Hedlund. “Dressed in severe coats evoking Eastern Bloc military dress” said WWD, the men strolled along a sprawling, carpeted runway in a show “dedicated to power” (massive eyeroll). Military coat after military coat gave way to much outlandish adoration in the fashion press.
We were going to let you know all that and just show you the actors, but after scrolling through the entire show, we have to admit we laughed out loud several times at the men (famous and otherwise). Please laugh with us and enjoy this slideshow. More
David Beckham and his look of blank concern will soon be gracing billboards in a major metropolitan area near you. More
What’s the worst thing you can put on a shirt? …Think harder. More
Brooks Brothers has a new face and, no, it’s not a strapping white man in Madras print named Tad.
Remember those ridiculous fur boots that cost $2700 and made it look like you killed Hobbes and stepped inside his broken body? Or the $18000 hand-painted flip-flops? Or (perhaps our very favorite) Missoni‘s $520 wax candle? Here at TheGloss, we love a good shock at outrageously priced goods, but this one make take the cake… More
Who needs commentary when there’s pink suits? Here are some shots of Versace x H&M‘s men’s collection and apparently the whole thing is fucking ridiculous. More
American actor, director, producer, screenwriter, author, painter, performance artist and NYU professor James Franco is just so advanced, you know? He hosted the Oscars in a totally artistic way. And he was way avant garde in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. It’s also really edgy and provocative how he cashed those General Hospital paychecks. Artists are hot.
The Situation AKA Michael Sorrentino (of Jersey Shore infamy) will be coming to a mall and subsequent frat wedding near you. He is “collaborating” on a collection of deeply ugly tuxedos for FLOW Formal Wear, who approached him because (get ready) “I’m a trendsetter. DTF has a new meaning: Down to Formal! I’m really excited to show a classier, more sophisticated side of myself.” Here is the lookbook, full with satin-y finishes, poor life decisions and plenty of challenging material for ironists. Be warned: there is so much elegance and sophistication ahead, your face may sprout its own natural monacle. More
Lots of ladies have different opinions on what makes a man well dressed. Jennifer and Ashley try to decipher which of these looks are best, and what they can possibly agree on. Spoiler: the answer is “tie bars are fun.” More
A generation of young men have given up on ever moving out of their parents’ houses. Or going to a wedding. Or, um, anything else that might require them to dress up a bit. This makes vaginas everywhere sad. More
You might think that this dressing guide for sharp dressed 19th century men is complete, but I would like to point out that they forgot:
By which we mean some of the most ridiculous from Spring 2011 menswear. Paisley, robot armor, drop-crotch and short-shorts from the likes of Prada and Versace ahead. More