Volume 20 Issue 2

    • 3.20.13

      Bitches in Uniform

    • 3.11.13

      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...

    • 3.8.13

      The First Wild One

      The origin of the motorcycle jacket.

    • 3.7.13

      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...

    • 3.6.13

      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...

    • 3.5.13

      Herb Ritter

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

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    • 3.5.13

      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...

    • 3.4.13

      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...

    • 3.3.13

      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.

    • 3.1.13

      Because the Night

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

    • 2.28.13

      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.'

    • 2.28.13

      Chop, Drop, and Roll

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