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The Week in Fashion: DIY Lacoste Polos, Bradley Cooper's Orange Glow, the Rise of Mantyhose

The day's top five stories in fashion news.

It was a great night for men's red carpet fashion at the SAG Awards on Sunday. Bradley Cooper proved that black and blue do go together (with what looks like an orange spray tan), and we applaud Justin Timberlake's absolutely dapper plaid "Suit & Tie." This and other great men's style moments on E!'s roundup. (E!)

For those of us who find Lacoste's preppy polos to be a bit too classic, rejoice! To celebrate its 80th anniversary, the brand has created 12 limited-edition custom polo kits; each comes with a white polo shirt and some fantastic arts and crafts supplies so you can spray-paint, embroider or foil your polo however you like. (Complex)

We're a little surprised to be saying this, but the Wall Street Journal has, quite possibly, done the most important thing for men's shirt collars so far in 2013. Click over to see an authoritative history of collars, a slideshow of different styles, and interactive graphics to help you find which work best for you. (Wall Street Journal)

Menswear in Washington D.C. is on our radar today. In Georgetown, online retailer Bonobos opens its sixth Guideshop, an appointment-only showroom complete with stylists to steer you through the collection so you can pick the best pieces for you. The service is technically free, but you're still ushered to a computer to make an online order at the end of your appointment. (Bonobos)

This might be the most alarming thing to happen to menswear since the codpiece, but WWD is reporting that "mantyhose" are alive and well. You read that correctly. Italian specialty legwear manufacturer, Emilio Cavallini, is claiming that sales of "brosiery" and "guylons" are its fastest growing category, accounting for a whopping thirty percent of e-commerce revenue. Let's hope this is one trend that stays on the other side of the Atlantic. (WWD)

—Todd Plummer

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Photo courtesy E!
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