Volume 20 Τεύχος 2

  • Bitches in Uniform

    Much like the modern-day hipster with soft hands and manicured nails and the garb of a longshoreman, skateboarders appropriated the style of blue-collar workers two decades ago.

  • De Nimes

    Before we had low-rise, straight-leg, skinny, selvage, stretchy, resin-coated, lotion-infused, or mom jeans, there was simply jean—the fabric. The name likely originated from gênes, referring to Genoa, Italy, where sailors wore a twill blend of cotton...

  • The First Wild One

    American ingenuity is responsible for the world’s greatest creations. The cheeseburger is the best food ever, LSD is the epitome of drugs, and the internet is godlike in its scope. The same goes for a garment that has been adopted by crusty gutter...

  • Bob Mackie Has Dressed Almost Everyone

    In the pantheon of American fashion designers, Bob Mackie stands alone with his singular focus on sequined, bejeweled, and hyperbolic outfits for the world’s most ostentatious personalities. Bob has made clothes for Barbra, Whitney, Michael, and just...

  • A Sweatshop of One's Own

    What if the crap-manufacturing industry collapses and all of the indentured servants the US employs there are no longer able to produce cheaply manufactured garments? What atrocities would Americans be forced to wear? To illustrate this predicament, I...

  • Fashion in the 90s

    The 90s were perfect. This isn’t to privilege one set of nostalgics over another; the 1990s reverence felt by three small, semidiscrete generations (X, Y, Millennial) is, of course, no different from anyone else’s nostalgia for what came before, but...

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  • Herb Ritter

    Photos by Ben Ritter and styling by Annette Lamothe-Ramos.

  • The Great Lost Expedition Brand

    In 1903, during an Arctic mineral-hunting expedition, an geologist by the name of Ben Willis discovered that most clothing doesn’t hold up in 100 mph winds and -60 °F temperatures. Ben returned to New York and started designing garments that could...

  • What Not to Wear

    Take a look in this mirror and describe your "look" to us... "I dunno, I guess it's sort of a laid-back rock 'n' roll party stud kinda thing..." Johnny Ryan's comic from the Fashion Issue.

  • Because the Night

    Featuring Jamie Bochert. Photos by Samantha Rapp and styling by Cristian Stroble.

  • Employees of the Month

    Above all else, James Pogue is looking for a free place to stay, if you know anyone with an apartment he can housesit for the next few years. His essays and journalism have appeared in 'n+1,' the 'Oxford American,' and the 'New Yorker.'

  • Chop, Drop, and Roll

    The black barbershop is one of the last American sanctuaries and an American tradition. It’s where you go to catch up on the news, debate about butts, play the numbers, watch the game, buy stolen sneakers from a hustler or bean pies from a black Muslim...