YSL’s Neo-Grunge: The Highest-Priced Hipster Shirt On Earth

Is it possible to be more ENC?  Emperor’s New Clothes, that is. Presenting the $2,990 plaid ba3fe096bcb81a90006f5a2bc1268520flannel shirt from Yves Saint Laurent.
Bergdorf’s bills it as Punk-Grunge. I’m still in shock and in awe
of the hubris it takes to charge nearly $3,000 for this shapeless bit of non-design meant to be worn over a little, black, equally over-priced dress ($2,990).

BGB29N6_mxDefinitely for the “I only donate, but never shop at the thrift shop”  crowd. Everyone else can duplicate the look for under $50 at their local Goodwill.


Cheryl Eisen Re-stages The Apthorp


Cheryl Eisen
Luxury Stager

apthorp26bp-1-web apthorp26bp-20-web apthorp26bp-16-web apthorp26bp-15-web apthorp26bp-13-web apthorp26bp-10-web apthorp26bp-12-webThis one is a wow. Unlike the obscenely expensive glass-walled, cold and industrial PH at One 57 for $90,000.000  (famous for the dangling Hurricane Sandy crane) , this $10 million dollar four bedroom at the Apthorp  feels like both a home and a trophy. Holding company JSR Capital snagged 40 units in 2006  during the landmark’s very troubled conversion to condo and is aggressively re-marketing the units for sale.

Bloomberg Without Pants: Not A Pretty Picture

RAFTING1-articleLargeMost pols look lousy in shorts (think Bill Clinton in his POTUS jogging days) and Mayor Mike is no exception. This shot of him promoting the pleasures of the Adirondacks390-raft-0722 with Andrew Cuomo reminds us just how much a good tailor (and suit)  can do for a 72 year old billionaire.

Pawn Shop’s Rick Harrison Gets Hitched; Chumlee Is Ring-Bearer

Via TMZ:

“It was a “Pawn Stars” wedding in California this weekend … as Chumlee, Big Hoss, the Old Man and more gathered at the Ritz in Laguna Niguel to watch Rick Harrison tie the knot to DeAnna Burditt.

It all went down without a hitch — Chum was the ringbearer, Hoss stood right by his father’s side, and Rick’s favorite car restorer Danny Koker performed the ceremony … sans sleeves, of course.

It’s marriage #3 for both 47-year-old Harrison and 36-year-old Burditt.

Mazel!!! “– Via TMZ0722-rick-harrison-deanna-splash2-3 0722-subasset-rick-harrison-deanna-splash2-3-1

Landlordrocknyc Cheap Thrill: Half-Naked NYFD Firemen Return For Charity

Million Dollar Listing New York

Doulas Elliman Broker and former porn star,
Fredrik Eklund

The NYFD calendar is 934855_10151662347931019_17000860_n 390-fdny-0812back, for its second appearance since it was canceled in 2007 when one of  New York’s bravest and hottest  was revealed to have had a prior life in porn. A similar resume is enjoyed by Bravo’s  Million Dollar Listing New York’s Fredrick Eklund and he revels in his naughty past. So let’s revel in all this brave beefcake strutting for charity, $12.95.


The High Geezer Style of George H. W. Bush, Sock Man

Kudos to 41 for showing IhXhzRvus how it’s done. He can no longer walk but keeps rocking those  crazy socks  . Obviously his fashion filter came off a long time ago, and his colorful hosiery is a late-life version of the pink pants men of his class wore at the club.

The 89-year-old George H.W. Bush, who just a few years ago parachuted out of an airplane, is no longer able to stand and spoke less than a minute at the White House Monday. But the 41st president still showed his george-hw-bush-41-socks-presidents g7VJyNBspark Barack Obama, George H. W. Bushwith the colorful socks that are becoming his trademark and the barbs he traded with his son, Neil, chairman of the Points of Light organization. Bush simply thanked the Obamas for their hospitality and then turned the floor to Neil by telling him, “Keep it short.”

“He may not be parachuting any more, but he’s taken up a new hobby and that is he’s trying to be a style setter,” Neil teased, pointing out his father’s red-and-white striped socks. “GQ man, we’re calling him, instead of 41.”

I’m Too Sexy For My Job: Iowa Supremes Uphold Ridiculous Ruling


The Iowa Dental Temptress, Melissa Nelson

It took middle-aged  Iowa dentist James Knight 10 years to decide that a young, pretty female employee was so tempting  that she threatened his marriage? Yupp. So he fired her.
And the all-male irresistible-attraction-firing-1 flirt13n-1-web court ruled that it was a matter of emotions, not gender,  and that discrimination did not occur.