Yes, it’s a thing. Yes, this is just a bunch of photos of dogs wearing clothes. Yes, it will make you feel better.
This is amazing. And it did make me feel better! Sadly, my dog, Chubby, who has been in some of my photo shoots in the past has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. We’ve made the difficult decision to have him put down this week, and so I’ve been a bit of a wreck. Seeing stylish dogs definitely made me smile though.
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Shorts: Acceptable When Paired with Mild Reluctance
Several otherwise respectable writers and publications have dipped their toes into menswear blogging recently, spurred by an ongoing debate on the propriety of shorts (aka “short pants”). In The New York Times, Jake Flanigin traces the argument to a 2011 interview in which Tom Ford assailed shorts and flip flops. Many would insist that certain climates demand shorts, but reasonable people disagree, including Andrew Exum, who made the flowchart above. (We’ve weighed in before, too.)
I own and wear shorts. Not to work. Not to anything that could be called an occasion. I am aware that I look better in other, longer leg coverings, because I’m an adult man and our legs look like they belong to a primate ancestor. But we make compromises for culture and comfort, and refusing to wear shorts on principle is the sort of rulebound thinking that makes people roll their eyes at rules. So: wear shorts. Fortunately, it’s September, and we can hide our hairy Neanderlegs comfortably until next June.