The Washington Post rarely writes about or features fashion for men. I think the last time was well over a year ago. So today I was almost excited that they had a slide show of "stylish menswear" for Summer. How novel! But OMG, it's so, so, SO BAD you will absolutely not believe it.
Basically, the whole thing is cribbed from male style bloggers, apparently the worst ones on the planet (certainly not The Sartorialist!). The whole thing is a paltry six items: two (!) bow ties, pleated (!!!) shorts from J. Crew, a striped boater shirt, an aggressively ordinary swimsuit, and... ugh... Sperry Topsider sneakers (pictured above). Seriously. I'm surprised they didn't go ahead and throw in a Tommy Hilfiger polo shirt. One of the contributors recommends espadrilles for men, which is totally illegal. I'm tempted to think that these bloggers are simply playing a mean trick on the Post.
But anyway, this is why people here look at me like I'm a crazy person when I wear Comme des Garçons.