See more winners from the fourth annual Just For Men National Beard and Moustache Championships on September 7, 2013 in New Orleans.
A photo history of male affection, courtesy The Art of Manliness
Rappers shouting out their Jewish lawyers. I’d like to shout-out Drake for being my Jewish rapper.
When partying to house music, it’s best to dress as a furniture.
Prance, I say. Prance!
Fashion’s mad scientist Hussein Chalayan said in 2007 that we live in increasingly boring times where clothing companies are afraid to take risks. Chalayan is afraid of no such thing. For his Fall 2013 ready-to-wear show, Chalayan debuted quick-change dresses that look like a CGI effect. These aren’t clunky Transformers mutations but elegant blooms. Unlike other established designers (cough, Karl Lagerfeld, cough), Chalayan isn’t creating these frocks for the priveleged but instead wants this technology applied to how all people dress. It’s reminiscent of his incredible spring-summer 2007 show when the designer added his techno touch to show the evolution of fashion over the last century. See the full Fall 2013 show here.
Mark Twain serving masc4masc realness in 1883.
Megan and I went down to Mexico over the holidays, and somewhere between Tijuana and Ensenada, “White Lines” came on …
Andrej Pejic is the cover star on Serbian Elle's January 2013 cover. Andrej is also a man. The cover marks a first for the magazine. Previously, Elle featured trans model Lea T on its Brazilian cover. The same year, in 2011, Barnes and Noble censored a different magazine cover featuring a bare-chested Pejic.
This must be especially sweet for Andrej, though. The model fled Serbia in 1999 as a refugee to Australia. It was in Melbourne, while working at a McDonald’s at age 17, that he was discovered. Revenge is chic.
“You’re not gonna be ‘no-homo’ and then call yourself pretty and say, “swag swag swag, swag swag, swag swag.” That is a gay black attitude. You cannot tell me it isn’t. GAY MEN INVENTED SWAG.”—Mykki Blanco
Yoko Ono gorgeously covers Katy Perry’s “Firework.” Moving.
One of the most iconic music videos of all time gets the Interweb’s highest honor: the cat treatment. I reached Jonas Åkerlund for comment; he called the YouTube video “Purr-fect!” (I just made that up).
Classic “Rock the Vote” ad from Madonna to celebrate Election Day. Her eyebrows may have changed, but her backup dancers’ outfits are still my fashion inspiration. “Freedom of speech is as good as sex” was almost my high school senior quote.