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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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Ask the MB: Boots That Go With Those Jeans

Ask the MB: Boots That Go With Those Jeans
Q: What are the boots the model in the Betabrand Jeans ad is wearing in the majority of the pictures on their site? Or perhaps you can recommend a similar pair for a college student's budget.
--Dan


A: Dan, they're J SHOES' Mojave boot in Bark. While $145 is likely a little rich for a college student's budget, they're made in England, based on the classic British WWII desert boot (both nicely satisfying the Principle of Anglophilia), and will get better with age. In other words, you can't afford not to buy.

Betabrand Seven Sins Series: Envy Pants

Betabrand Seven Sins Series: Envy Pants
Magnificent Bastard sponsor Betabrand/Cordarounds launched their "7 Deadly Sins" line with the Gluttony Pant, believed to be the first pair of pants to ship with a large cloth napkin.

For Envy, they're auctioning off a 3,000 year-old pair of pants once owned by libertine pharaoh Smutankhamun, better known as King Smut. With gold disco-ball exterior and lined with a pornoglyphic print, we agree: the winner will surely be the slobbering envy of every trouser-wearing man on the planet.

Current bid stands at $430. Auction ends today at 2PM CT.

Up next: Wrath. Or Lust.

Ask the MB: Cordarounds

Ask the MB: Cordarounds
Q: My brother-in-law is all over Cordarounds. I'm not so sure. Your thoughts?
--Jim


A: Horizontal corduroy pants! The world's been needing this for a while now.

While that's a little gimmicky, and their smoking jacket has skull hardware (inset), for just $55 they sell a pair of pants from a print of the Virgin Mary (guitar not included). When you throw this much stuff against the wall, some of it is bound to stick.

At least they have resisted the urge to reinvent the vertical fly.

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