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Saturday, September 20, 2014

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Ask the MB -- Velvet Blazers

Juicy Couture Velvet Blazer via Neiman Marcus, $350.00
Juicy Couture Velvet Blazer via Neiman Marcus. $350.00.
Q: OK, I'm confused...I've been looking to your site for months to guide me to becoming a magnificent bastard. Recently you said velvet blazers are a trend that's run its course. To my dismay, a magazine I consider on the forefront of men's style (Details) says the velvet blazer is a fall/winter essential.
—Akeel


A: Part of being a Magnificent Bastard is thinking for yourself, and here's a good opportunity. But before you decide, consider this: each month the writers at Details have to crank out a certain amount of words to fill up the magazine. On the other hand, magnificentbastard.com posts only when we've got something to say, even if it's a fantastical story about a French president's flag pin. Not to mention, it's a well known fact that Dan Peres, editor of Details, has been taking payouts from the VBIA (Velvet Blazer Industry Association) since he took the job.

Couture Cluelessness

Juicy Couture Barbed Wire Sweater via Saks Fifth Avenue, $168.00
Juicy Couture Barbed Wire Sweater via Saks Fifth Avenue. $168.00.
Regular readers know our disdain for Juicy Couture, yet their wares somehow still show up at Barney's Co-Op and Saks, poisoning two of our favorite retailers' collections, like turds in a punchbowl. We're pretty sure they've reached the height of suckitude (or perhaps explosive diarrhea in a punchbowl?) with this barbed wire sweater, which reminded us of the bicep barbed wire tattoos that were so cool 7 or 8 years ago ... never.



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  • 5 parts Plymouth gin
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  • 1 part dry vermouth
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