Topic: Suits

Suits Are Cool Now. Someone Tell Larry Summers.

Suits Are Cool Now. Someone Tell Larry Summers.

Larry Summers was recently describing his interaction with the Winklevoss twins and remarked:

“One of the things you learn as a college president is that if an undergraduate is wearing a tie and jacket on Thursday afternoon at three o’clock, there are two possibilities. One is that they’re looking for a job and have an interview; the other is that they are an a**hole. This was the latter case.”

Hah! It would be easy to say “it’s funny because Larry Summers is an idiot.” Or I guess it could be funny if you disliked the Winklevii. But either way, I think Larry Summers is a bit behind on sarotiral trends. I can understand being behind on things, because as a woman, I am always a little behind on science. So. Let’s talk about how suits became cool again. More »

Gallery: Looks That Are Hard to Pull Off

Gallery: Looks That Are Hard to Pull Off

Last week, I was thinking about suits: namely, when it works, it’s awesome, when it fails, it really fails. So today I’ve compiled some photos of other pieces that present real challenges: high-waisted denim, harem pants, midriff-bearing 90′s looks and more. I wouldn’t say that anything here can be categorized as “always terrible” (capes are often awesome and functional!) but I would say most of them qualify as “hard to pull off” (as the title suggests–). So, what works here and what doesn’t is up to you. Moreover, what’d I leave out? More »