The Fashion Issue 2013

The Fashion Issue 2013

Bitches in Uniform

Chris Nieratko
3.20.13
The Fashion Issue 2013

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...
Jenni Avins
3.11.13
The Fashion Issue 2013

The First Wild One

The origin of the motorcycle jacket.
Wilbert L. Cooper
3.8.13
The Fashion Issue 2013

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...
VICE Staff
3.7.13
The Fashion Issue 2013

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...
Kara Crabb
3.6.13
The Fashion Issue 2013

Herb Ritter

Photos by Ben Ritter and styling by Annette Lamothe-Ramos.
Ben Ritter
3.5.13
The Fashion Issue 2013

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...
Kate Carraway
3.5.13
The Fashion Issue 2013

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...
John Martin
3.4.13
The Fashion Issue 2013

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.
Johnny Ryan
3.3.13
The Fashion Issue 2013

Because the Night

Featuring Jamie Bochert. Photos by Samantha Rapp and styling by Cristian Stroble.
Samantha Rapp
3.1.13
The Fashion Issue 2013

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.'
VICE Staff
2.28.13
The Fashion Issue 2013

Chop, Drop, and Roll

Photographer Awol Erizku and writer Wilbert L. Cooper explore the American tradition that is the black barbershop.
Wilbert L. Cooper
2.28.13
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