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Best suits for This Winter
By KEN MILLER Photography MIKAEL JANSSON
One hundred years ago, Ermenegildo Zegna founded a wool mill in the small Alpine town of Trivero, Italy. This patriarch of style could not have predicted the heights his namesake company would reach in the next century. Today, Zegna is a menswear colossus, having swept through the Western and Southern hemispheres with its suiting and couture tailoring, and for the last two decades—when most brands were still proudly polishing their flagship signage in the Western capitals—creating a men’s luxury market in the great expansive market of China. Ermenegildo died in 1966, passing control of the business to his two sons, Angelo and Aldo, and now his grandson, the dashing Ermenegildo “Gildo” Zegna, holds the reins as chief executive officer. This sum-
mer, Gildo will see another leap forward with five new Peter Marino–designed stores opening in China—including one in Shanghai, which will be the largest Zegna store in China. Marino first started working with Gildo in 2006, when he was commissioned to design flagship stores in Milan and New York. He recently caught up with Gildo to discuss Zegna’s 100th birthday celebration.
Rules For Dressing Well 1. Honor thy tailor Even the best suits need altering. Pants need to be shortened, jackets need to be brought in, sleeves need to be narrowed (yes, you can ask your tailor to slim down your sleeves), and buttons need to be realigned with buttonholes (most guysâ€™ shoulders arenâ€™t entirely even, meaning your jacket often sits a bit askew).
Suit, $1,295, by Valentino. Shirt, $400, and shoes, $500, by Prada. Tie by J.Lindeberg.
2.- Thou shalt not wear a tie that is too slim Unless you’re a hard-core fashion guy who favors a superskinny tie, stick with one that measures about three inches at its widest point. It will be narrower than traditional ties, but not by too much. Tie one on and you’ll look modern and sophisticated.
3.-Thou shalt match your socks with your suit When choosing socks, the basic rule is to consider the suit instead of the shoe—in other words, if you’re wearing a navy suit with black shoes, reach for navy socks. And when wearing a light suit, make sure the socks are darker than the suit but a shade or so lighter than the shoes.
3.- Thou shalt put your wallet on a diet Your wallet should not be as fat as a burrito. In fact, you should get rid of your wallet and, while you’re at it, trash all the receipts, video cards, and other unnecessary crap that’s stuffed in it. Buy an elegant, slim leather credit card holder and stock it with your essential cards. Then, fold your cash in a money clip. All that other nonsense can go in your desk drawer. You don’t need it. Credit card holder, $35, by J. Fold.
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Your Ultimate Winter Shirt-and-Tie Wardrobe The 20 best shirts and ties of the season: Gap. Shirt, $44.50, and tie, $24.50.
J.Crew. Shirt, $59.50, and tie, $69.50.
H&M. Shirt, $39.95, and tie, $14.95.
Bloomingdale. Shirt, $118, and tie, $49.50.
Borelli. Shirt, $415, and tie, $195.
Seize Sur Vingt. Shirt, $180, and tie, $140.
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Dunhill. Shirt, $175, and tie, $130.
Topman. Shirt, $50, and tie, $24.
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A Good Barber’s Secret Weapon. Randi’s haircutter, Shorty Maniace (from F.S.C. Barber in N.Y.C.), explains: “The straight blade is the key to giving Randi that messy look. I get his hair superwet so it doesn’t shred, and taper it from root to top. I also twist the hair up and attack it with the tip for texture, and cut against the way it wants to grow.”
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Ledge This wall-mounted, solid-walnut ledge may hearken back to days of yore, but its tech-friendly proportions and accommodations for wire-management make it a decidedly modern accessory. The pull-out shelf is the perfect spot to crank out e-mails or pen a love letter. Fountain pen optional. $1,500
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most of this decade has seen indie rock captured by the Brits, then 2008 is the year that American bands have seized it back. From Black Kids and Boy Crisis all the way to MGMT, the United States -finally boasts many of the world's best new groups. The latest addition is the provocatively named San Diego four-piece the Muslims, whose members clearly don't practice Islam and aren't-they swear-out to make a sociopolitical point ("It's just a catchy name," says singer Matt Lamkin). While they initially formed two years ago, the current lineup (co-founder Matty McLoughlin plays guitar; David Lantzman, bass; and Brian Hill, drums) coalesced only this year. The Muslims draw from seminal acts such as Can,
Iggy Pop, and the Modern Lovers, as well as from the contemporary British band Art Brut, for a stripped-down sincerity. There's an arty, playful side to the Muslims, too, which they demonstrate in the self-made video for their song "Extinction," where
former film student Lamkin strikes poses amid windy African grasses. Unsigned as of yet, the group recently re-pressed another 750 copies of their sold-out, untitled 12-inch EP, complete with bullet holes shot into its sleeve by a former cop. Next on the list is an upcoming British tour, where, no doubt, 288 virgins will be waiting for them.
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RUDD By Amelie Gillette
ver since his first major role—as Alicia Silverstone's ex-step-brother/love interest in Clueless—Paul Rudd has refused to be pigeonholed. His career has been all over the map, including serious stage undertakings like Neil LaBute's The Shape Of Things and Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, a long-running role on Friends, Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet, and 200 Cigarettes. But Rudd has always excelled at humor. Too sly for most romantic comedies, Rudd brought his keen timing to films like Anchorman, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and the hilarious Wet Hot American Summer, and to guest spots on Stella and Strangers With Candy. True to his versatility, he's currently involved with projects in three different media, including the Amy Heckerling comedy I Could Never Be Your Woman, the genre-crossing meta-roadmovie Wanderlust (directed by American
Splendor's Sheri Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini; it premièred on TV's Independent Film Channel on May 29), and his winding-down Broadway run alongside Julia Roberts in Three Days Of Rain. The A.V. Club recently talked to Rudd about his love of comedy, his wide range of fans, and his unassuming charisma. The A.V. Club: Did you know there's a fansite dedicated to you that's called "Unassuming Charisma"? PR: [Laughs.] No, I did not. AVC: Now you do?. PR: Well, there you go—now I've just figured out the remaining hour of my day. "Unassuming Charisma"? You know how hard it was to actually get the rights to that domain name? Oh, wait a minute, I mean, no, wait, forget it, never mind. That just sounds, wow. Now, would you say that I have unassuming charisma?
AVC: Well, what do you think about that assessment of you? PR: Um, spot on. Spot on. And I would like to thank whoever set up Unassuming Charisma. Because I am appreciative. And it certainly beats Assuming Charisma, or charismatic-asshole-who-assumes-he's-talented. com. AVC: Do you get recognized in public a lot? PR: Sometimes I do. What's weird is the different types of people that will sometimes recognize me. I can, and do, walk the street. No one bothers me or anything, because most people wouldn't know who I am. But the people that do, sometimes it's from Friends, Clueless still. But if I'm by NYU or something. I can tell who likes Wet Hot American Summer, and who likes, uh, The Object Of My Affection. AVC: In New York, do you get recognized a lot from Wet Hot American Summer? People who are into that film are very into it. PR: It's true, I know. It is true. There's a cult with that movie. I think, like, if I wasn't in it, I would be into that movie. I think those guys that made it are brilliant. I'm a fan of Stella and all that shit.
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