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Guys, It's Time to Ditch Your Boxer Shorts

'GQ' blogger says time has come, but another blogger thinks he should butt out

(Newser) - A blogger at GQ has a clear message for men who wear boxers: Stop now. In the eyes of Jake Woolf, they might have been OK in the '90s era of loose-fitting clothing, but they don't fly with today's sleeker fashions. "Boxers, with their loose fit... More »

5 Best, Worst Dressed at the Emmy Awards

'Bedazzled trash bag' topped many lists

(Newser) - Once again, the Emmy Awards are being talked about almost as much for the dizzying variety of fashions on display as for the awards themselves—with a few outfits controversial enough to feature on some best-dressed lists while being named as major misses by others. A selection of critics' picks:... More »

Woman to Make Clothes Out of Alexander McQueen 'Skin'

She says it's 'completely legal'

(Newser) - Alexander McQueen "was always pushing the boundaries" in fashion. That's why Tina Gorjanc thinks he'd love her new project, which aims to make clothing from McQueen's skin—or rather skin grown from McQueen's DNA. The recent fashion school graduate plans to use DNA from... More »

Madonna Bares Way Too Much at Met Gala

Katy Perry brought her Tamagotchi

(Newser) - Madonna proved once again that pants are optional as she bared her butt cheeks and most of her breasts on the red carpet of the Met Gala on Monday. Surprisingly, the little clothing she did wear made it "hard to pee," she told People . Keeping with the tech... More »

Player's Skin-Baring Outfit Turns Heads at NFL Draft

'The boldest fashion statement of the night'

(Newser) - The NFL Draft is being held tonight in Chicago. And while Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott almost certainly won't be picked first, he was the only thing the Internet was talking about as players hit the red carpet. "The boldest fashion statement of the night," Sports ... More »

Paula Deen's Fashion Line Will Hide Your 'Catfish Belly'

First eat all the butter, then put on these clothes

(Newser) - Paula Deen, who's had her own line of butter , has sold chocolate butter sticks , and is known for recipes like Paula's Fried Butter Balls , has now launched a clothing line that will help you hide the fact that you've consumed 35 sticks of butter in a day.... More »

Louboutin Just Redefined the 'Nude' Shoe

Collection includes 7 shades from 'porcelain' to 'chocolate'

(Newser) - In fashion, "nude" usually refers to a beige or peachy color. Christian Louboutin is apparently among the first to realize that shade doesn't represent the skin tone of many. After introducing shoes in five nude shades last year, the designer has expanded the collection to include two new... More »

Oh, My, Heidi Klum's Dress ...

Twitter hasn't been kind

(Newser) - In fashion, one day you're in and the next you're Heidi Klum on the Oscars red carpet in a one-sleeve Marchesa gown. The dress, which is various shades of purple, has launched a thousand snarky tweets that refer to everything from lost bets to drapes to, in the... More »

Hot Election Topic: Marco Rubio's Heels

At least they aren't as high as Carly Fiorina's

(Newser) - In 2008, the country was fixated on Hillary Clinton's pantsuits. In 2016, the fashion focus of the election is, apparently, Marco Rubio's footwear. Rubio was spotted during a campaign stop in New Hampshire on Monday sporting slick, heeled boots that have caught the attention of everyone from Carly... More »

Louis Vuitton Looks to Video Games for Its New Model

Star of Final Fantasy XIII exchanges sword for handbag

(Newser) - With real people apparently increasingly unable to afford its luxury handbags, Louis Vuitton is opening up a whole new market: fake people. CNN reports the "face" of the company's next ad campaign is Lightning, a collection of pixels and also a major character in the Final Fantasy video... More »

Ralph Lauren Testing Futuristic Fitting Rooms

The key is a smart mirror

(Newser) - This week, Ralph Lauren installed smart dressing rooms in its 5th Avenue store in New York—and VentureBeat says they're even more space-age than Cher Horowitz's Clueless closet . The dressing rooms, the brainchild of startup Oak Labs , feature touchscreen mirrors that, per Quartz , use radio-frequency identification (RFID) to... More »

One Stat Shows Fashion World's Race Problem

79% of models at Fashion Week were white

(Newser) - The fashions that appear on the catwalks of New York, London, Milan, and Paris during the spring/summer fashion weeks come in an array of colors. The same can't exactly be said of the models that wear them. Data from 117 shows during this year's spring/summer fashion season finds... More »

Army Retires Classic Green Uniform

Introduced in 1954, it was made of unpopular polyester

(Newser) - The dark green Army service uniforms—the standard for soldiers and generals alike from the Vietnam War to the war in Iraq—received their dishonorable discharge Thursday, the Army Times reports. The "Green Class As" were increasingly unpopular with the troops, not least because they were made of stiff... More »

Fashion Retailer Has $1M for Best Recycling Idea

H&M wants to reduce environmental strains of 'fast fashion'

(Newser) - H&M—the second most-profitable clothing store in the world—has drawn criticism for embodying the "fast-fashion" model of retail. Fast-fashion basically means overproducing cheap clothing, which can be good for consumers but not so good for workers and the environment. (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver explains the... More »

What to Wear? Women Spend Months Deciding

5 months over working life, according to UK survey of 2K

(Newser) - Women sometimes get a bad rap for having a hard time deciding what to wear, but leave it to a uniform supplier to try to quantify just how much time they spend pondering outfits before heading out the door. A study of 2,000 women, commissioned by UK uniform supplier... More »

Oscar de la Renta's Will Not Very Generous to His Only Kid

So apparently he was still upset about ill-fated fashion line?

(Newser) - Oscar de la Renta was not happy when only child Moises, the son he adopted as a newborn from the Dominican Republic, started his own fashion line in 2005. And apparently that grudge persisted right up until de la Renta's death in October , because Moises, 30, was left what... More »

Lilly Pulitzer at Target: Good Buys, Bad Fashion

Washington Post critic says brand is about clothes, not fashion

(Newser) - Target paired with fashion line Lilly Pulitzer over the weekend to offer a limited collection, and it was a smash success from a retail point of view. Online merchandise sold out within hours, reports AP , while most shoppers at physical stores ended up out of luck. Those in the latter... More »

Adidas' Goal: Win Back Americans

World's no. 2 sports brand struggling in key market

(Newser) - Between 2002 and 2013, Adidas saw its overall market share more than quadruple—but in the US, the German company has recently struggled, with a retail market share of just 7% last year. And in the world of sneakers, that's a big problem: "The US is 40% of... More »

Fashion House's Hot New Face: Joan Didion, 80

She stars in Céline ad

(Newser) - "Smart ladies are the new rock stars." That's the takeaway, as Soraya Nadia McDonald sees it in the Washington Post , of the fact that the new face of fashion house Céline is not, say, Gisele Bundchen, but rather writer Joan Didion, who is featured in a... More »

Ladies, Meet the Lumbersexual

He's the answer to the metrosexual and the latest thing in men's fashion

(Newser) - He's unshaven, a little dirty, and dresses like a woodsman. No, he's not a slob, he's … sexy? This guy—think Tim "the Tool Man" Taylor, Nick Offerman, or Chuck Norris—is a lumbersexual, apparently. And just what is that? He's the opposite of the... More »

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