Murses: Purses for Men

“Why are there no accessories for men?” a very close male friend asked one day over brunch. I tried to point out to him that men have ties, cuff links, watches, and if you from Queens, gold chains. As I started to explain the power of gold chains, especially when nestled against a hairy chest, […]

Are Outlet Shopping Malls the Holiday Inn of the Millennum?

Road trips are the quintessential summer adventure. As a kid, each summer my family would pile into the Chevy Cavalier and take road trips to exciting places like Topeka, Kansas and Jonesboro, Arkansas. No matter where we were going, there was always a Holiday Inn at the next exit. Twenty years later, on my own […]

P.S. More on Designer Knock-Offs (aka The Fake Debate)

source Even Harper’s Bazaar, a magazine that I love, has a page in September’s issue called “Smart Shopping—Best Buys for Every Budget”. Here are the items listed on the page: DKNY jacket—$425 Kulson Vest—$430 Coach pump—$196 (the cheapest item) Miu Miu bag—$545 Tory by TRB top—$775 Patricia Underwood Hat—$220 Exactly whose budget are they talking […]

Vogue’s September Issue: Fashion’s War and Peace

I love Vogue, but September’s 1,000 page orgy of ads, editorials, and advertorials (the combination of advertisements and editorials) was just too much. It took me a week to look through the book and 2 weeks to recover from the repetitive stress syndrome caused by turning a thousand pages. Vogue, of all publications, should know […]

Where Has All The Pants Lining Gone?

I refuse to pay $100 bucks for a pair a pants without lining. Lining, the cheap satin-like material that lines your garments giving them additional weight and drape, costs less than $1 per pair including labor. To not put lining in a pair of pants, especially a pair that costs over $100, is ridiculous and […]