Fashion | Anorak - Part 7

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The all-purpose JeanPants Underwear for Aussie Rules and swimming

NEVER again need you be unprepared at the beach or pool. When the hot weather hits, you can strip off your ComfiSlax ans showcase your CUW JeanPants Underwear *. These snug cotton boxer shorts look like a pair of very tight jean cutoff shorts. You’re the Duke in Daisy.

* Also worked for Aussie Rules!

Spotter: GeekAlerts

Posted: 25th, February 2013 | In: Fashion | Comment

The Oscars 2013 – all the stars’ dresses in photos

THE Oscars 2013 – who wore what. Nicole Kidman cam dressed as a Dubai beach oil slick; Jessica Chatain looked Hollywood fabulous; Charlize Theron looked elegant; Adele looked meh; Jennifer Aniston had channeled her personality into her dress (dullsville); Bradley Cooper’s mum wore Ostrich by Bernie Clifton; Naomi Watts’ dress was unfinished; Catherine Zeta Jones wore a face that makes an Oscar look pot-marked; and Anne Hathaway has a tissue tucked in somewhere:


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Nicole Kidman arriving for the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

Posted: 25th, February 2013 | In: Fashion, Film | Comment

Moustache transplants give men ‘the air of a tiger’

“HAVING a moustache was always a big thing, ever since the Ottoman time. Most Arab leaders have moostache, or some form of facial hair. I think culturally it suggests masculinity, wisdom and experience.”So says one Saudi Arabia-based journalist about the fashion for moustache transplants.

Dr Selhattin Tulunay runs a moustache-replacement service in Istanbul. He performs 50 to 60 mouschache transplants a month.

“For some men who look young and junior, they think (a moustache) is a must to look senior… more professional and wise. They think it is prestigious. They have some celebrities as role models, like Turkish singer and actor Ibrahim Tatlises. Politicians think a moustanche will boost their appeal to voters.”

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Posted: 21st, February 2013 | In: Fashion | Comment

Anya Hindmarch does it with dominoes at London Fashion Week 2013

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Posted: 19th, February 2013 | In: Fashion | Comment

The fashionistas of London Fashion Week 2013 – photos of fashion’s forwards

LONDON Fashion Week 2013: we’ve been photographing the fashionistas seen outside Somerset House. Look out for: 1980s colours; the BA Robertson fan club; men dressed as clerics; men dressed as furtive sex shop browsers (circa. 1973); and other cool kids…


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Fashionistas seen outside Somerset House attending Day Three of London Fashion Week on February 17, 2013 in London.

Posted: 18th, February 2013 | In: Fashion, Key Posts | Comment (1)

John Galliano dresses like a schlocky Nazi

ONE day John Galliano will make Hassidic Jews on-trend. The convicted anti-semite who declared his love for all things Hitler (it’s zer shorts – to die fur) was spotted heading to Oscar de la Renta’s show at New York Fashion Week yesterday. 

The New York Post was disgusted. “SHMUCK,” it screamed. How very dare he mock Hasidic Jews. Galliano was dressed in a long dark coat and a grey homburg hat. His hair was twirled.

Young Hassidic Jews sigh with joy. “Finally, already,” they say in one voice. “Finally, the satin and velvet coat, the furry hat and tucking the trousers into the long black socks is fashionable. After 150 years, finally this look is hip again.

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Posted: 14th, February 2013 | In: Celebrities, Fashion | Comment

Anti-drone Stealth Wear: the anti-conformist hoodie

ADAM Harvey has designed anti-drone Stealth Wear. Hoodies are useless, says Harvey:

Conformity is what surveillance wants and fashion is anti-conformist. And I think the decision to conform or not happens on a personal level. The projects I’ve been working on act upon surveillance in a way that exploits a vulnerability and makes this vulnerability accessible through using something ordinary (hair, makeup, or fashion) in a non-conformist and legal way.

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Posted: 29th, January 2013 | In: Fashion | Comment

The pick of British Fashion Council’s London Collections 2013: Men

WE’VE been at the British Fashion Council’s London Collections: Men. This is what you dudes will be wearing next year. Old Mr Anorak was ever ahead of his time:

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Posted: 10th, January 2013 | In: Fashion | Comment

Kate Middleton’s face turns to leather

KATE Middleton Pregnancy Watch: The Duchess of Cambridge is a bag lady:

National Ledger: “Kate Middleton is pregnant and many are celebrating including those in the fashion world.”

To celebrate the Duchess of Cambridge’s pregnancy, Gucci has made an exclusive bag for Duchess Catherine.

The Italian fashion house has created the Catherine Bag for the 30-year-old royal, following the announcement she is expecting her first child with husband Prince William .

Guccio Gucci, grandson of Gucci founder Guccio Gucci, says the bag is completely handmade and hand-sewn, and “was inspired by Kate’s delicate features and immense charm”.

They made a leather bag because it looked like Kate’s face. So leathery is Kate what when she opens her mouth you don’t know whether to listen or toss your keys in…


Posted: 23rd, December 2012 | In: Fashion, Royal Family | Comments (2)

The worst underwear advert ever

IS this the world’s worst ever advert for underwear:

Posted: 4th, December 2012 | In: Fashion, Key Posts | Comment (1)

Men’s underwear sales slacken with age

MEN. Do you buy underwear? Do you think the undies in your drawers never get old. Are you married to good woman or the son of a fine parent who just replaces you revolting old guntees with fresher ones? Business Insider’s Sam Ro looks at the data:

HS Dent, an economic forecasting firm, compiled Census data on spending behavior and presented them as a series of demand curves. The curves measure average annual expenditure for a given product over the age of the consumer.

The loungewear curve includes Hugh Hefner’s housecoats. Although what’s under it may be prone to sagging.


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Posted: 4th, December 2012 | In: Fashion | Comment

Kylie Minogue loses a foot on Elle magazine cover

KYLIE Minogue is on the cover of the January 2013 issue of Elle magaine. She looks goo. But where is her foot?

Suggestions, please…


Posted: 3rd, December 2012 | In: Fashion | Comment

London’s Teddy Boys – a photo essay

ALL hail the Teddy Boys. Long-drape jacket, drainpipe trousers, slim tie, plain shirt with high collar, brothel creepers and overt socks the Edwardian style. And hair. It’s all about the hair. Teen culture always is.

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Posted: 30th, November 2012 | In: Fashion, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment

Yoko Ono’s hand job fashions for Opening Ceremony (full range in photos)

YOKO Ono has designed range of clothing for Opening Ceremony. The outfits are based on Yoko’s drawings from 1969. She had intended John Lennon to wear them – to “celebrate John’s hot bod”. She gave Lennon the sketches as a wedding gift. The clothes scream one thing: John asking Yoko, “Did you get a gift receipt, love?

The mesh cut out shits cost $145.00. The kneeless Conservative Pants are yours for £255. And the Hand Trousers are $335.00. For that money you can go to a tailor in Thailand and get an actual hand stuck to your cotton crotch. The hand will even do the ironing and tell you how great you look…


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Posted: 28th, November 2012 | In: Celebrities, Fashion | Comment

Si Chan’s Hug Me Jacket (for insane muppets)

MEN’S Fashion item of the day: London’s College of Fashion graduate Si Chan blogs has a jacket to make men feel “warm and hugged“. The “Hug Me Jacket” could cost £800, if it ever gets made. But if you do make it, some muppet will come to buy it. Most likely Krazy Kermit…



Posted: 26th, November 2012 | In: Fashion | Comment

Unforgivable home croch clothes from the 1970s

DID you home crochet in the 1960s and 1970s? Did you buy Aunt Lydia’s Knit Crochet Heavy Rug Yarn? Did you read publications like Knitting & Crochet, In Shawls and The Easy Art of Ripple Crochet? These people did. Look out for the brooding brother dressed the same as his mum, dad, and sister; the woman knitting her own bikini by the pool; man and dog look alike; the neck brace that let’s you dress like your toilet; and more…


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Posted: 8th, November 2012 | In: Fashion, Flashback | Comment

Courtney Love fashion line has worst washing instructions ever

YOU might not want her perfume to smell like her, but you’ll adore Courtney Love’s new fashion range. Called Never The Bride, Love flogs it thus:

“This is the stuff that I would wear if I was young enough to not look like Betty Davis in What Ever Happened To Baby Jane. In the Hem of all the dresses, there’s a ruby and it says c***.”

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Posted: 28th, October 2012 | In: Celebrities, Fashion | Comment

Nike X-Ray bone tights for ‘the athlete unafraid to make a statement’

WOULD you wear Nike Women’s Exclusive Print tights are athletic tights. The skeleton pattern is designed to “show what women are made of” . You can see the wearer’s “inner toughness.” You can buy them nude.

The new Nike Women’s Exclusive Print tight is a performance based pant for the athlete unafraid to make a statement. On the outside, she might be the girl next door, but on the inside, her body has survived grueling workouts, often pushing through pain, broken bones, pulled muscles and harsh tears…

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Posted: 19th, October 2012 | In: Fashion | Comment (1)

Women’s product of the day: Kleinert’s On and Off Dress Shields

KLEINERT’S On and Off Dress Shields kept you fresh and dainty before deodorants and antiperspirant made boob tubes and bra tops acceptable. But hold on! It looks like these device still exits.

A visit to the Kleinert’s website tell us:

Regular shape double ply 100% cotton washable dress shields with vinyl barrier. Elastic slips over arm and shoulder, pins to bra. Our Dress Shields help keep clothes fresher and longer lasting by absorbing perspiration. These “sanitized” shields are treated to inhibit bacterial growth and retard odor.

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Posted: 25th, September 2012 | In: Fashion | Comment

Photos: The Philip Treacy Show at London Fashion Week with added Lady Gaga

TO the Philip Treacy Show at London Fashion Week, with added Lady Gaga. One day all the cool kids will be dressed as a serving suggestion:


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A model on the catwalk during the Philip Treacy fashion show, held at the Royal Courts of Justice as part of London Fashion Week.

Posted: 17th, September 2012 | In: Fashion | Comment

Barbara Hulanicki – ‘Fashion today is so boring’

READY for the Barbara Hulanicki/Biba Brighton exhibition later this month, here’s an excellent documentary interview with the fashion legend, created byJo-ann Fortune for Visit Brighton.

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Posted: 10th, September 2012 | In: Fashion | Comment

The corset: before and after photos

BEFORE Spanx, Body Magic, liposuction and Lycra, there was the corset. With the right amount of resistance and stitching, your figure could be altered to defy gravity. Everything went up with a corset – including your chin and eyebrows. They were available for children, too. And they worked. Get a load of these before and after photos:


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Posted: 8th, September 2012 | In: Fashion, Flashback | Comment

Austerity denim by Adele Fado

FASHION update: for all your hipsters with short arms and deep pockets, Italian fashion designer Adele Fado brings you the ultimate austerity jeans. It’s what everyone in Southern Europe’s wearing…

Spotters: YooxHeavy Browsing

Posted: 6th, September 2012 | In: Fashion | Comment