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"Swingers" and the Fashion Faux Pas that Swept America
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"Swingers" and the Fashion Faux Pas that Swept America

Some films go down in cinema history for their costumes alone. Perhaps they perfectly c...

By Brenden Gallagher April 18, 2018 17 Comments
A Tale of Two Affairs: Comparing the Fashion of The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) to The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
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A Tale of Two Affairs: Comparing the Fashion of The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) to The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

When [lists of the most stylish films of all time](http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/gallery...

By Brenden Gallagher April 10, 2018 3 Comments
The Flight of Canada Goose
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The Flight of Canada Goose

Unless you have an arctic scientist, a Northern Canadian police officer or dogsled cham...

By Brenden Gallagher March 27, 2018 7 Comments
For Sea and Sidewalk: A Deep Dive Into The Pea Coat
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For Sea and Sidewalk: A Deep Dive Into The Pea Coat

Military surplus clothing has long been a fashion statement. Combat boots, Army jackets...

By Brenden Gallagher March 20, 2018 6 Comments
Tracing the Style Influence of "A Clockwork Orange"
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Tracing the Style Influence of "A Clockwork Orange"

Many films and filmmakers who have had an outsized influence on fashion have done so by...

By Brenden Gallagher March 14, 2018 26 Comments
An Abridged History of Dr. Martens
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An Abridged History of Dr. Martens

As with many British brands, Dr. Martens is inextricably linked to class. Whereas many ...

By Brenden Gallagher March 7, 2018 11 Comments
American Gigolo and the Rise of the Armani Generation
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American Gigolo and the Rise of the Armani Generation

Released at the dawn of the 1980s, [*American Gigolo*](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080...

By Brenden Gallagher February 27, 2018 10 Comments
The Greatest Travel Brand On Earth: A History of Louis Vuitton, Luggage and the LV Monogram
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The Greatest Travel Brand On Earth: A History of Louis Vuitton, Luggage and the LV Monogram

No name in luggage is as glamorous as Louis Vuitton. The brand’s signature checkered br...

By Brenden Gallagher February 21, 2018 13 Comments
America's Suit Maker: A History of Brooks Brothers
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America's Suit Maker: A History of Brooks Brothers

In the spring of 1818, a small store opened in Lower Manhattan, and an all-American bra...

By Brenden Gallagher January 12, 2018 7 Comments
The Strokes, Hedi Slimane and New York Post-Punk Revival Fashion
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The Strokes, Hedi Slimane and New York Post-Punk Revival Fashion

In the early 2000s, everyone dressed like The Strokes, even the bands they shared the s...

By Brenden Gallagher December 14, 2017 19 Comments
The History of Burberry's Check
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The History of Burberry's Check

The story behind the British fashion house's signature pattern.

By Brenden Gallagher December 7, 2017 21 Comments
"Uncommon Clothes for Uncommon People": A Brief History of Patagonia
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"Uncommon Clothes for Uncommon People": A Brief History of Patagonia

The history of Patagonia, one of America’s most respected outdoor brands, doesn’t go ba...

By Brenden Gallagher December 1, 2017 25 Comments
Ernest Hemingway and the Rugged Tradition of Menswear
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Ernest Hemingway and the Rugged Tradition of Menswear

In the hierarchy of style inspirations, “author” is pretty low on the list. The rumpled...

By Brenden Gallagher November 29, 2017 11 Comments
Going Gonzo: Hunter S. Thompson’s Eccentric Style
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Going Gonzo: Hunter S. Thompson’s Eccentric Style

“For a generation of American students, Mr. Thompson made journalism seem like a danger...

By Brenden Gallagher November 21, 2017 22 Comments
Bellbottoms and Band Tees: The Enduring Appeal of "Almost Famous"
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Bellbottoms and Band Tees: The Enduring Appeal of "Almost Famous"

So much film and TV has idealized ‘70s style. The look and sound of rock’s heyday has h...

By Brenden Gallagher November 13, 2017 6 Comments
Weaving Past into Present: The Lineage of Pendleton
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Weaving Past into Present: The Lineage of Pendleton

Maintaining a menswear brand can be difficult. High fashion credibility can turn on a d...

By Brenden Gallagher October 30, 2017 8 Comments