Fashion

Best of the Week: Cowboy Style, Kardashian's Butt, and Elitist Grooming

Workwear With a Bit of Cheek: Hixsept's Fall/Winter 2011 Lookbook—The ace-up boots, boxy jackets, raw denim, and natural color palette are perfect for outdoor (and indoor) adventures. Best Sellers: Odin's Eddy Chai on His Customers, Men's Jewelry, and Selling Wool Suits in the Summer—The co-owner of the famously well-curated New York City favorite speaks. Rob Kardashian on Living with Khloé, Hanging with Lamar, and, Yes, Kim's Butt—The reality star gives us a taste of his real life. Yes List: Peter Gatien and the Limelight, The Rise and Fall of a Club King—Drugs, dancing, and decadence revealed in a new documentary. see more
Art

Photographer Wolfgang Tillmans Goes Abstract

After making his name documenting European youth subcultures, the German artist Wolfgang Tillmans turned to nonrepresentational images that played with the medium of photography in the late nineties. Now collected in Wolfgang Tillmans: Abstract Pictures (Hatje Cantz, $75), the often painterly results range from Rothko-esque color fields to sensuous, inky explosions. Wolfgang Tillmans: Abstract Pictures is available at booksellers and www.hatjecantz.de Also on Details.com: William Eggleston at the Whitney Museum Robert Mapplethorpe, Revisited Three Must-See Artists at the Venice Biennale Paint It Black: Robert Knoke's Portraits of the Hipster Avant-Garde see more
Fashion

Missing Links: Wu Tang Interns, Sexist Washing Machines, and Bacon Whiskey

We scour the web to find you the best intel you might have missed this week. Sexist Washing Machine (Yanko Design) Video: Boys of Fashion Week SS/2012 (Selectism) 15 Apartments on TV That We Wished We Owned (Flavorwire) Real Talk: What Are the Best Songs for Sex Playlists? (The Gloss) Harrison Ford and Chewbacca Square Off on Jimmy Kimmel (Deadline) More Than Half of Men Don't Own a Single Suit (Refinery 29) 50 Men's Fashion Trends That Never Should Have Happened (Complex) Amar'e Stoudemire Is Launching A Fashion Website (Stylelist) Wu-Tang Clan Seeks Intern (Boingboing) Quench Your Thirst With see more
Fashion

Video: 3.1 Phillip Lim's Sunny 2012 Spring/Summer Collection

Focusing on youthful cuts and lightweight materials, 3.1 Phillip Lim's spring/summer 2012 collection includes airy shorts and paper-thin ponchos and windbreakers that are perfect for strolling along beaches or skateboarding on pavement. Recalling the Southern California that Lim grew up in in the eighties and early nineties, these clothes are open and comfortably loose with just a touch of grunge. Some heavier items, like knit sweaters and denim pants, add a rounded mix to these otherwise summertime ensembles. The tight-fitting monochromatic hats that 3.1 introduces adds to the line's sunny vibe that capitalizes on gentler colors, whites, and acid-washed fabrics. see more
Fashion

Sartorially Inclined: "Put Down the Elitist Grooming Products"

Self-confessed menswear nerd Lawrence Schlossman is the opinionated blogger behind Sartorially Inclined and How to Talk to Girls at Parties, works at an independent fashion public-relations firm, and doesn't give a damn what you think. Menswear bloggers (such as myself) have a natural aversion to wearing or using any product favored by the general population. I mean, how the hell can we be so fucking cool if we're sporting the same stuff as the dude in the office that everyone lies to about the next happy-hour location? I often catch myself slipping into this mentality, and it bums me out. see more
Design

The Best New Old-Fashioned Portable Timepiece: The Paul Smith Travel Alarm Clock

The days when gentlemen carried pocket watches are long past; now every Tom, Dick, and Harry just whips out his smart phone to look at the time. How gauche. Who better, then, to help us return to that bygone era than the knighted British designer Paul Smith? With his sleek new stainless-steel-encased analog travel clock, you can now make a fashion statement while checking the time on the go. Its classic design and cheeky pastel-colored numbers will put a smile on your face, no matter what time of day it is. A black-leather Paul Smith-signature-embossed pouch keeps the watch see more
Fashion

Workwear With a Bit of Cheek: Hixsept's Fall/Winter 2011 Lookbook

Sure, it features sturdy lace-up boots, boxy jackets, raw denim, and a natural color palette suggesting earthy, outdoor adventures. But Hixsept's fall/winter 2011 collection isn't above a little cheek. Liberty-style and checkered patterns add color, and the oversize sweaters, with their almost pajama-like cuts, offer a touch of humor. Hixsept also borrows elements from storied French brands—Armor Lux contributed stripes from its Breton shirts, and Paraboot's kicked in a pair of durable, handcrafted shoes. It's a charming line, fine for foraging on the mountainside or just braving the city sidewalks.—By Tania Jachens Also on Details.com: Swagger 360: Behind the see more
Fashion

From the DETAILS Editors: Wild West Style

With Cowboys & Aliens coming to movie theaters everywhere this week, we found ourselves thinking back to one of our favorite icons of style. No, not E.T.—the American cowboy. While we wouldn't advise you to grab a leather-fringe jacket and a 10-gallon hat and go line dancing, we do have a saddlebag full of fashionable picks that channel the timeless appeal of the Old West. Click below to see all of our editor's suggestions. Albacore shirt by Visvism, $432 at www.unionlosangeles.com Kings County bourbon, $23 at www.uv4awines.com Railroad-spike necklace by Giles & Brother, $135 at www.gilesandbrother.com Navajo wool blanket, inquire see more
Movies + TV

Yes List: Peter Gatien and the Limelight, The Rise and Fall of a Club King

In 1983, an enigmatic, eye-patch-wearing Canadian named Peter Gatien transformed the New York club scene by opening Limelight in a former church. He went on to run three more clubs, becoming the city's most notorious nightlife impresario, until the law-and-order Giuliani administration put him out of business, eventually leading to his deportation in 2003. The documentary Limelight offers a sympathetic history (his daughter was a producer) of Gatien's reign without skimping on colorful anecdotes from associates like club-land killer Michael Alig (the subject of the film Party Monster) and Ecstasy kingpin "Lord" Michael Caruso. Limelight comes to theaters September see more
Fashion

Swagger 360: Behind the Look of the Relaxed Gent

Every week, the street-style expert behind the blog Swagger 360, Guerre, brings you another colorful character from the sidewalks.Name: Kyosuke Togami Describe your style. "Casual cool. I like to be comfortable while looking good." What are you wearing? "A Ralph Lauren shirt, Uniqlo jeans, an old belt from Japan, a Gap hat, a G-Shock watch, a Scotch & Soda ring, and Cole Haan sandals." What should every man own and why? "Every man has to own a dress shirt. That's a requirement for work and parties." What made you pick this look today? "The look is about summer style. I see more
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