Category: fashion

After the ordeal

Re Marc Jacobs at New York Fashion Week: the fashion industry has always drawn inspiration from the urban street, the rural field, and the courtesan’s boudoir.

Re Jimmy Kimmel at the Emmys: the faux introduction of “Dr Bill Cosby” and the ad lib about Johnny Cochrane were the best bits. Gervaisesque, really.

Re the Labour Party leadership vote: Mr Corbyn is the Stannis Baratheon of Labour. He has a better chance of presiding over the High Table at Hogwarts than becoming Prime Minister.

As a genre, the Western is passé, especially a re-booted Western that lacks irony (“The Magnificent Seven”).

Virtual Brexit (the present state of affairs) is not to be confused with real Brexit (a future state of affairs after Ms Merkel and friends reduce the UK to a giant workhouse).

The Ryder Cup is the perfect sh*storm of commercialised, god-bothering, flag-fluffing, 1%er machismo, wrapped in polyester shirts and dad khakis.

Fashion leftward

The rise of Mr Sanders is less surprising than the ascent of Mr Corbyn from the unvisited limbo of political oblivion.

A beige or straw colored suit doesn’t work for Mr Corbyn. It makes him look even blander than he actually is. However, as a post-Hegelian materialist, he doesn’t understand that, in politics, appearances matter. Mr Corbyn would be helped by a reading of Kant’s third Critique as well as a new Burberry wardrobe.

Both Sanders and Corbyn should take their sartorial cue from the French left, which has always been stylish.

Become what you are

I had been under the impression that the leather kilt was made famous by Kimye. However, a google search reveals Axl Rose wearing the leather. Yet another strike against Kimye!

Egyptian street posh (i.e., neo-dandyism) is a vital weapon against the medieval monotheism.

From Emailgate in America (Hillary Clinton) to Kitchengate in England (Ed Miliband). Can contemporary journalism sink any lower than this?

Re alleged misandry: Men hate other men, and often kill each other wantonly. Why then should men care whether women hate them.

Making little headway and facing the wrath of the Greek electorate, the new government has reached the point of desperation (see Nikos Paraskevopoulos’s reference to German “war reparations”). Greece is looking for any excuse to default.

From afar (NYC), Mr Farage sounds like an extremist. He appears to stand in a long line of politicians who willingly demonise a minority of the population in order to gain political power. In other words, he seeks British unity through the promotion of division. Quite the paradox. On this side of the pond, he would be indistinguishable from the Palins, Bachmanns, Huckabees, etc.

The Napster generation (e.g., Kim Dotcom, Pharrell etc.) thinks piracy is OK. Arr!

Bright lights and promises

Men’s fashion design, which is often slavish in its appropriation of street style, should seize upon the look of the hipster-dandy, not the esthete-dandy.

It’s time to relocate endangered world-historical artifacts from war zones to Berlin (Pergamon), Paris (Louvre), and New York (Met Museum) for safe-keeping.

Why should boxing be saved. Let it go the way of bear-baiting and dog-fighting (consigned to the dustbin of barbarism).

The Nemtsov assassination may be Russia’s Selma.

Republicans are skating along the edge of treason.

These boots are made for walking

I prefer “Little Ice Age” to “Polar Vortex.”

The high fashion runway as the satanic mill. Who knew.

Not all fashion has to make one look like one has just walked out of a Rikers Island lockup.

It might not be a football specific problem, but people who are possessed of strong feelings of racial antipathy are attracted to sport and politics.

Blur has a new album. The good news is Oasis must respond with a new album.

Flowers and beads

American Presidents don’t wear hats unless they are from Texas.

Football + fashion = concussion couture (Tommy Hilfiger).

I think what people say in red states is “if it’s broke, don’t fix it.”

Mr Biden has to deal with Republican extremists every single day.

Judicial activism by conservative judges must end (injunction against immigration reform).

There are only two football gods: Zlatan and Messiah.

I laughed out loud at your conspiracy theory (every day to the political cyberspace).