Showing your skivvies has never been more encouraged. A hint of underthings has always been the key to an artfully unkempt look, and as designers have warmed to the notion of showing off what lies beneath, underpinnings have merited a longer look. From sheer overlays to all-over lace—not to mention some straight-up lingerie—take your pick from the season’s raciest essentials. (Psst, gentlemen: This stuff is also excellent for gifting.)
Perfect Presents for Less Than a Benjamin
We’ve got nothing against that old gift-giving adage “it’s the thought that counts,” but come the holidays, good intentions can only get you so far. This season, avoid recipient ennui with gifts designed to please, at prices that will please your accountant. Here, our handpicked guide of 50 stylish gifts under $100, with selections for everyone on your shopping list. Find cheeky accessories for her, old-school gear for him, centerpieces for the hostess, ridiculously adorable togs for the little ones, and geek-chic electronic gear for your office mate.
What would that oversize biannual Made in Brazil be without Francisco Lachowski (Ford Men)? We shudder to think and thankfully the editors at MIB agree by having not even contemplated such a chilling scenario! Instead, Chico and many of his Ford Men compatriots including Evandro Soldati, Rafael Lazzini, and Fabrício Bach also feature.
Tommy Hilfiger knows how to party and especially so during the holidays. Proof positive is the new 60 second spot called “House Par-Tay” that sees the return of Bernard Fouquet (Ford Men Direct) in his role as Hilfiger patriarch. As far as campaigns go, the unabashedly Wes Anderson-inspired series by creative director Trey Laird and photographer Craig McDean is a consumer favorite. What’s not to love in seeing Bernard boogie in this all-night disco party?
Nestled in the shadows of Citi Field in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens is an enclave of auto repair garages, transmission specialists, and junk yards. Although the manufacturing sliver of the New York City Planning Commission zoning map doesn’t appear in any of the glossy brochures for the recently built Mets stadium, it does figure prominently as backdrop for a shadowy Essential Homme November / December 2011 editorial featuring Linus Gustin (Ford Men) photographed by Marco Falcetta.
PRETTY PARTY STYLE. dresses that POP, jewels that SPARKLE, and shoes that ROCK. PLUS the coolest jacket you’ll ever own. The previous three phrases in all their typographical incongruity are but a selection of the many attention grabbing headlines that appear on Teen Vogue December / January 2012. For the sake of this page, however the issue’s main attraction is a sugary sweet story featuring Ondria Hardin (Ford) and Andie Arthur (Ford) photographed by Jason Kibbler.
Anne Sophie Monrad (Ford) features in a new editorial by photographer David Urbanke in the online magazine The Ones2Watch New Wave. The Jordan Bradfield and Jamie Kreindler-styled story adopts a much sunnier approach to its blonde heroine than its shadowy, film noir namesake “I Walk Alone” starring Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas ever would have deigned.