Fashion Icon 2012, Frontiers_Publishing-NAMon, 19 Mar 2012 20:51:46 GMThttp://emmisinteractive.comNeil McCormick<img src=”” align=”left” vspace=”2″ hspace=”10″><p><img class=”image_align_top_right” src=”” height=”300″ width=”235″ />In 2004, actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt brought to brilliant, heartbreaking life unrepentant teenage gay hustler Neil McCormick in the Gregg Araki-directed <em>Mysterious Skin</em>. Now granted, perhaps not the most obvious choice as a Fashion Icon, but I ask you honestly: Is there anything sexier than an angel with a dirty mind?<br /><br />Of course life on the mean streets isn’t all Fruit Loops and riding in cars with Michelle Trachtenberg—it can be a tricky fashion row to hoe: You’ve got to stay warm and look cool at the same time (see <a target=”_blank” href=””>#3</a>), you’ve got to <em>always</em> be ready (see <a target=”_blank” href=””>#7</a>), you’ve got to have faith (see <a target=”_blank” href=””>#2</a>) and you need to walk away from any situation smelling like a rose—or even better, white pepper, ginger and vetiver (see <a target=”_blank” href=””>#11</a>).<br /><br />While I thankfully never played little league with an overly friendly coach, I did survive that childhood hell known as Boy Scouts. So with that in mind, I offer you one last piece of advice from the bottomless black hole where my heart should be: Always be prepared (see <a target=”_blank” href=””>#9</a>).</p> <p class=”image_align_center”><img src=”” height=”539″ width=”500″ /><br /><br /><strong>The Seen:</strong><br />1. Western denim and leather vest from Stolen Girlfriends Club, $398, <a target=”_blank” href=””></a><br />2. Three Saints charm necklace in matte black, $29.99, <a target=”_blank” href=””></a><br />3. Kill City waxed denim slim fit moto jacket, $159, <a target=”_blank” href=””></a><br />4. 5-pocket skinny jeans in over-dyed black by Cheap Monday, $75, <a target=”_blank” href=”″></a> <br />6. Brileigh textured leather belt by Diesel, $150, <a target=”_blank” href=””></a><br />10. Dr. Martens Alfie Boot with canvas upper, $69.99, <a target=”_blank” href=””></a><br /><br /><strong>The Un-seen:</strong><br />5. Super low sport brief by Timoteo, $22, <a target=”_blank” href=””></a><br />7. 2-piece horseshoe cockring, $69, <a target=”_blank” href=””></a><br />8. Blue Crown 6-pack ankle socks, $11.99, <a target=”_blank” href=””></a><br />9. Benchmade Harley Davidson Levitator money-clip/pocket knife, $50.99, <a target=”_blank” href=””></a><br />11. Gucci Pour Homme EDT spray by Gucci, 1.7 oz., $49.95, <a target=”_blank” href=””></a></p> Skinner, 19 Mar 2012 20:40:00 GMTChuck Bass<img src=”” align=”left” vspace=”2″ hspace=”10″><p><img class=”image_align_top_right” src=”” width=”200″ /></p> <p>Wake up and smell the Bain de Soleil, Westsiders—spring is in the air. It’s that magical time of year when a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of—well, around here I guess other young men, but for the sake of this column, let’s say shorts. Yes, you can now officially run amuck on the city streets in less clothes than usual without the ‘Flip flops in December? He must be off his meds!’ comments from the casual passerby.<br /><br />Of course, pulling off an early spring shorts look does come with challenges. So instead of rushing over to Macy’s Men’s and shopping willy-nilly, put down the Amex, pour yourself a scotch on the rocks and take some lessons from a master of daring looks, <em>Gossip Girl</em>’s  notorious ne’er-do-well, Chuck Bass (actor Ed Westwick). Preppy, playful and perfectly bad—you know you love him. XOXO.<br /><br /><strong>The Seen:</strong><br /><br />1. Brooks Brothers argyle V-neck cotton sweater, $109 <a target=”_blank” href=””></a><br />4. Incotex slim-fit linen and cotton-blend shorts, $235 <a target=”_blank” href=””></a> <br />5. The <em>Mad Men</em> Collection classic cotton oxford shirt, $79.50 <a target=”_blank” href=””></a><br />7. Western madras check silk bow tie, $70 <a target=”_blank” href=””></a><br />8. Stacy Adams suede and croc Tegan Oxford in navy & bone, $69.99 <a target=”_blank” href=””></a><br />9. Marcoliani pima cotton over-the-calf argyle socks, $35 <a target=”_blank” href=””></a><br /><br /><strong>The Un-seen:</strong><br /><br />2. American Crew Classic Pomade, 1.75 oz., $10.99 <a target=”_blank” href=””></a><br />3. Arrogant by English Laundry, 3.4fl. oz. $49 <a target=”_blank” href=””></a><br />6. Charles Tyrwhitt woven boxer shorts, $29 <a target=”_blank” href=””></a><br />10. Monogrammed double old-fashioned glasses, set of 4, $59 <a target=”_blank” href=””></a><br />11. Deaths Door 80 proof White Whisky, $32.99 <a target=”_blank” href=””></a></p> <p><img class=”image_align_center” src=”” width=”600″ /></p> Skinner, 05 Mar 2012 20:29:00 GMTDonnie Darko<img src=”” align=”left” vspace=”2″ hspace=”10″><p><img class=”image_align_top_right” src=”” height=”374″ width=”200″ />Art Walk, that second-Thursday-of-every-month jamboree of booze hounds and gallerinas, is the perfect excuse to re-acquaint yourself with Downtown L.A. The streets are jam-packed with bustling urbanites and the ratio of homeless to hipster is 1:75. Granted, no one will be enforcing a dress code, but I think we can agree it’s always a good idea to dress for an occasion.<br /><br />Now, I’m not suggesting you don a silk-screened skeleton-print onesie from the Halloween Superstore (though that could totally work), but I do believe we can borrow a few clues from Jake Gyllenhaal in the title role of 2001’s <em>Donnie Darko</em> to assemble the perfect look for a night of broody, artistic downtowning.</p> <p><strong>The Seen:</strong><br /><br />1. Charcoal and black striped kangaroo hoody, $62, <a target=”_blank” href=””></a><br />3. Rick Owens Drk Shdw Detroit-cut jeans, $520, <a target=”_blank” href=”″></a> <br />4. Anatomical skeleton shirt, $19.99, <a target=”_blank” href=””></a><br />5. Diesel digital watch #dz7118, $142, <a target=”_blank” href=””></a><br />8. Chuck Taylor leather high-top sneakers, $70, <a target=”_blank” href=””></a><br /><br /><strong>The Un-seen:</strong><br /><br />2. Redken OutPlay texture putty, $17, drugstores nationwide<br />6. St. Bart’s boxer by Andrew Christian, $27, <a target=”_blank” href=””></a><br />7. Bang by Marc Jacobs, $55.90, <a target=”_blank” href=””></a><br />9. 3-pack low cut men’s skull socks, $8.95, <a target=”_blank” href=””></a></p> <p class=”image_align_center”><img class=”image_align_center” src=”” height=”673″ width=”600″ /></p> Skinner, 22 Feb 2012 01:05:00 GMT