Volume 21 Issue 2


The Evolution of Black Masculinity Through Fashion

Photographer Awol Erizku and writer Wilbert L. Cooper investigate how black men have shifted the way they represent their masculinity through their style.


Scally Lads Are Gay Brits Who Like to Smell Stinky Socks and Have Sex in Tracksuits

One guy who tried to cruise me requested that I don’t shower for a week before our meet, telling me that he loves “stinky socks” and a “cheesy cock” because it’s “fucking manly."


Groin Gazing

Hi everyone, here is a fashion shoot starring boners. Photos by Claire Milbrath. Styling by Mila Franovic.


Listen to Rat Tail's '2 Butts 4 the Price of 1'

Check out the long-lost classic by the completely unknown white 80s hip-hop artist, Rat Tail, whose current whereabouts are unknown.


My Archive of Unmentionables - Letting Go of Old Lingerie

My boyfriend and I have called it quits. The breaking-up part is done, but I am still living daily with an unshakeable sadness, which is only increased by the knowledge that there are practical things I need to do to disassemble our seven years...


The Golden Age of C&F - Milt Abdjourian’s Vanished Empire of Clothing and Fashion Pornography, 1962–1982

In an era when fetish was still an anthropological term and men’s magazines relied on code words like specialty and mature, a pioneering Armenian pornographer with an unerring instinct for cultural taboos was busy inventing his own...


The Chauffeur

Photos by Logan White and styling by Krissie Torgerson.


Coming Soon: Clothes That Disappear When You’re Horny

In 2012, Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde unveiled his Intimacy 2.0 dress—a haute couture outfit made of leather and smart opaque e-foils that becomes more or less transparent in response to the wearer’s heartbeat. Put simply, this dress becomes see...


Marie Antoinette Was the First Fashion Martyr

A history professor argues that the much-maligned queen of France attempted to win influence at the royal court through her transcendent sense of style only to be decapitated as a result.


Robert Mapplethorpe - Early Polaroids, 1970–1975

Unearthed early work, courtesy of the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.


Skinema - Dress-Up Dolls

Regardless of how much I enjoy sporting a Hitler mustache and making jokes at the expense of old Hitzy, there was never a time when I was mildly interested in the KKK, even for comedic value; I hate white people just as much as the next guy.


Some Cat from Japan - The Genius Behind David Bowie’s Best Costumes

Many of Bowie's most eye-popping outfits—avant-garde kimonos and billowing structural pantsuits—were made by Kansai Yamamoto, a Tokyo-based designer who had no idea that his creations would become such important visual markers in the history of rock ’n...