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RompHim creators tell Moneyish why men need rompers too May 16, 2017


Bro, no.

Meet the RompHim, the male answer to the romper shortsets generally favored by females, which intends to “revolutionize men’s fashion” through chambray, striped, polka dot and splatter-print jumpers that will retail for $199.

The masterminds behind the brosies felt short-changed by the fashion industry’s limited summer pieces for dapper dudes.

“Everything was either too corporate…too fratty…too ‘runway’…or too basic … Why wasn’t there anything out there that allowed guys to be more stylish and fun without also sacrificing comfort, fit, and versatility?” the creators muse on their website. “The more we thought about it, the more… Read More

Chicago Performs At Star-Studded 24th Annual Race To Erase MS Gala

From Look to the Stars

The event raised $1.6 million to benefit the Race to Erase MS and its Center Without Walls program, a collaboration of top MS research centers working together as a team on ground-breaking research with the goal of treating and, ultimately, finding a cure for MS.

Guests at this year’s event included host Nancy Davis, honoree Jamie-Lynn Sigler, musical performers Chicago and Siedah Garrett, musical director David Foster, and special presenters for the evening Lance Bass, Kathy Griffin, Randy Jackson, and Quincy Jones. Additional guests included Byron Allen, Lindsay Arnold, Phillip Bloch, Trevis Brendmoe, Wendy Burch,… Read More

It costs a lot of money to look this cheap: $1,425 for ripped sneakers and $425 for dirty jeans May


One man’s trash is another man’s $1,425 sneakers.

Neiman Marcus is selling a new pair of designer kicks that are already falling apart. The deconstructed Maison Margiela Future Destroyed High-Tops made in Italy shred the leather and textile upper so that inner lining and cushioning peek through. And you’ll spend four figures for shoes that look like you’ve been living on the street.

This is the latest example of the “trashion” trend, where fashionistas wear clothes that look like they were pulled out of the garbage – like Pharrell wearing ripped jeans to the ultra-fancy Met Gala on Monday.… Read More

What Ever Happen To People Moving Their Arms?

Something very weird is going on. Everyone in Hollywood has stopped moving their arms. Have you noticed? I have. It started with the Kardashians, who are all just leaving them hanging at their sides like dried salamis. Any closer to the ground they’re going to get road rash on their knuckles.

Go people watch for five minutes. Everyone moves their arms while walking, even if slightly. It helps with balance and it helps take all of the energy off the legs. In other words, it takes effort to not move your arms.

“Normal arm swing is energetically a much cheaper… Read More

Why everything is suddenly going gray

From The New York Post

Even the Golden Arches are going gray.

McDonald’s new employee uniforms rolling out this month are 50 shades darker than you’d expect from the cheery red-and-yellow burger chain. The monochromatic T-shirts, polos, slacks and smocks styled by American fashion designer Waraire Boswell, who’s dressed Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, seem more suited to a “Star Wars” villain or “Hunger Games” tribute than someone handing out Happy Meals. And social media isn’t lovin’ it.

The company revealed in a press release that the new collection was supposedly tailored to feedback from staffers and customers. Plus, designer… Read More