George Hahn

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Tom Ford: An Appreciation of a Master

Show me a man who says he doesn’t care how he looks, and I’ll show you a liar. Show me a man who says he wouldn’t love to look like Daniel Craig as …

Menswear

A Chat With the Ever-Evolving Tom Ford

MILAN — “Classics,” the designer Tom Ford said, looking out over his showroom. “We make classic men’s wear. That’s what I like on men.”<p>Directly in front on him was a display of evening jackets: one in a Pucci-esque swirl of psychedelic greens, another in an electric shade of pink. A few models were …

Fashion

Comment on Dark Navy Grenadine: The Most Versatile Tie Ever? by Le Chiffre

Matt, was the grenadine tie width of 7cm in Dr. No, and then of 6cm in his 60s movies, or is it more 8/7cm ? I know the answer is in one of your …

Fashion

For Our 30th Anniversary, Fresh Air Tapes Live With Seth Meyers Of 'Late Night'

When it comes to comedy, <i>Late Night</i> host Seth Meyers is clear about what drew him in: "I got into it because it looked like the most fun job in the world," he says. "And it has not led me astray."<p>Indeed, Meyers' resume is packed with fun. Before taking over the reins at <i>Late Night,</i> he spent 13 years …

Comedy

These Animated Videos Show Just How Much Space Cars Waste In Our Cities

Cars need eight lanes to keep up with a single train moving the same amount of people.<p>We know that a car is just about the biggest waste of space around. And we don’t mean “waste of space” like your teenage kid’s stoner best friend, the one who mooches all the snacks from your fridge and watches …

Cities

Research Shows That Cycling To Work Reduces The Risk Of Any Type of Death By Over 40%

In what was the largest ever study on the issue, it was revealed that cycling to work will halve your risk of getting cancer or heart disease. The …

The Clothes Brush

A simple tool that will help save your suits (and your money).

Hacking

In High Style, Obama Returns to the World Stage

Now that the internet has turned us all into middle-school kids shooting Snapchat spitballs and gossiping in homeroom about the burning issues of the day — How come Melania pulled the “got to fix my hair” trick to get out of holding Donald’s hand in Rome? Was that moony look Justin gave Emmanuel at …

Harry S. Truman

The Fashion Outlaw Dapper Dan

The Harlem couturier Daniel Day, better known as Dapper Dan, was all over social media last week after Gucci unveiled a jacket that looked very much like one he designed nearly three decades ago for the Olympic sprinter Diane Dixon.<p>The fur-lined piece with balloon sleeves created by Mr. Day in the …

Fashion

'Descent' Is A Witty Manifesto On Modern Manhood

Grayson Perry isn't widely known in America, but in his native England, he's a cultural luminary. After beginning his career as an artist specializing in ceramics in the early '80s, he spun off into other media, appearing regularly on British TV screens as the subject and — or host of — programs …

Books

Eisenhower’s stellar advice for how to make decisions

Dwight D. Eisenhower served as the US Army general and the 34th president of the United States. The author of "Art of Manliness," Brett McKay shares some insights of how the former president set his priorities when making decisions. The following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>Often times throughout</i> …

Time Management

Podcast Episode 40: An Inspiring Example Of Sartorial Restraint

As we move through life, we become virtual lint rollers, accumulating huge levels of stuff without really thinking about it. Steve Wright thinks …

Hacking

A Vegetarian’s One-Night Stand with a Cheeseburger

Until last week, I hadn’t eaten meat in almost seven years. During those years, I gradually evolved into a way of eating that I call …

Vegan

Huguenot Physicians House

The house was bought from a leather coat manufacturer in 1997 by Chris and Sarah Dyson. It has been substantially repaired and was completed in …

Reading List: “The Dancer” by Eric Bernat

Once upon a time, being a homosexual in a bar that catered to homosexuals was a crime in New York City. Any homosexual caught in such a circumstance …

New No-Show Loafer Socks from Bombas

Just as I do with my white t-shirts and dress socks, I get new loafer socks every year. As it happened, I saw a display ad for loafer socks from …

Dress Up | G. Bruce Boyer

For quite a few years now, academic philosophers and socio­logists, as well as pop­ular social commentators who get paid to pronounce on such …

Clothing

When Menswear Goes Full Asshole

There are stupid gimmicks, and there are stupid gimmicks. This bullshit is the latter.<p>Men’s capital-F Fashion has never necessarily been a hotbed of …

Why Drag Is the Ultimate Retort to Trump

RuPaul versus the White House<p>RuPaul Charles, America’s most famous drag queen, sat on a gold lamé couch at a luxury hotel in Midtown Manhattan one Tuesday in March, doling out advice for the white working class. Wearing a patterned suit jacket and black slacks—one of his signature out-of-drag …

Culture

Knowing how others see us is the key to happiness

The relentless ‘me’ focus of our lives misses a crucial step<p>The most important, and yet least examined, determinant of success or failure – at work and in life – is self-awareness. The ability to understand who we are, how others see us, and how we fit into the world.<p>Plato instructed us to “know …

Self-awareness

Why You Should Avoid Waking Up at 5 A.M. Every Day

Getting up early won't make you more successful. In fact, it could be killing your productivity.<p>I recently came across an article by a fellow <i>Inc</i>. contributor that claimed waking up at 5 AM increases productivity. It sounds like solid advice. After all, Benjamin Franklin said, "Early to bed, early …

Sleep

A Peek at Some of My Grooming Nonsense

A reader once inquired about my hair grooming regimen beyond haircuts and shaving. I presume he was talking about hair above the shoulders, since the …

Cleveland Without a Car? But George…

For the past twenty two years, I lived in New York City, where a car rarely makes sense. Getting around there is about subways, buses, bikes, cabs, …

The Political, Comedic and Sartorial Stealth of Seth Meyers

It’s no news that <b>Seth Meyers</b> has been killing it with “A Closer Look,” his razor-sharp recurring segment on <i>Late Night</i>. The former head writer and …

Why J. Crew’s Vision of Preppy America Failed

In 2012, Meghan O’Neill, a writer and comedian, started an online video-collage series called “J. Crew Crew.” Each video was made entirely with images taken from the J. Crew catalogue and followed the J. Crew Crew as it voyaged into a world of surreal intrigue and mystery. In one episode, a willowy …

Fashion

The Late-Night Fashion Wars

If the suit is dead, as doomsayers never tire of proclaiming, then late-night television must be dressed for its glamorous wake. Few other areas of pop culture, as it turns out, have shown greater loyalty to this standby, a form of dress designers seem determined on casting into oblivion.<p>While …

Fashion

John Waters’s Writing Room in Baltimore, Full of Kitsch

John Waters<p><b>Age</b> 71<p><b>Occupation</b> Film director and writer, most recently of “Make Trouble” (Algonquin)<p><b>Location</b> Baltimore<p><b>His Favorite Room</b> Mr. Waters lives in a 1927 Italianate-style house that he admired as a boy and later bought because, he said, “it looked like Dracula’s house.” His second-floor …

Journalism