The week's top stories in fashion news.
⋅ Soon we'll have to do without David Beckham's right foot, but Vogue UK speculates that post-retirement, the soccer star will get his kicks designing a new collection of menswear. Given his propensity for posing in his skivvies, we can't help wondering if the new undertaking will be "brief" in nature. (Vogue UK)
⋅ Would you like some crudité to go with your prosciutto socks? San Francisco chef Chris Constentino is clothing meatheads everywhere with a highly literal "Carnivore Collection" for Betabrand. Feast your eyes on "Meat Socks," which are made to look like chunks of mortadella, sopressata, and prosciutto, or give your clammy chef's crotch needed relief with the "Chef's Jeans," which feature strategic vents and a sharpie holder. And just in case your girlfriend isn't playing rough enough, the alarming "Butcher Briefs" make it "perfectly safe to treat the men in your lives like pieces of meat." (Eater)
⋅ Can you find an Armani tux in Cannes? A-listers in town for the French film festival certainly can, and will no doubt do some damage at the brand's ritzy new Cannes-based store and café, which stocks the complete women's and men's collections along with Armani-branded tea and chocolate—just make sure to wipe your hands on an Armani napkin before heading into the dressing room. (WWD)
⋅ We generally advocate a small, well-edited tie selection, but for some cravate-crazed shoppers one can never have enough neckwear. Cue FreshNeck, the poorly named rental service that bills itself as the Netflix of ties. Add new neckties, pocket squares, and cufflinks to your queue and send them back when you're sick of them. (Life Hacker)
⋅ Sex and drugs come second in our book to the thrill of Amazon's "Prime" overnight shipping. Now, you can order your favorite products with spine-tingling speed through the retailer's prestige men's grooming site, which comes stocked with cult-favorites from Baxter of California and American Crew as well as problem-solving guides for pressing issues like achieving "kissable" skin and cooling razor burn. (Amazon)
—Blair Pfander. Follow her at @blairpfander.
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