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Go all night, with the Stripe!

A trend as old as time. Word as old as rhyme. Stripe-tacular Style Stars! This is a second installation of pictures with a bunch of men who love wearing the ever effervescent stripe! We are in a tizzy seeing all of these old pic’s of some of Rock n’ Roll’s icons wearing the coolest clothes around! Always inspiring, never shying away from scrutiny, in the 60s and 70s times were bold so nobody cared how crazy they dressed! Everything and anything was cool! It sure seem’s like the carefree days are back… maybe it’s 2012 but we are seeing a lot of bold fashion out there. So whether we live or die; who gives a damn. We think you should just wear whatever the heck you want. Pinstripe, thick, thin, up, or down, all around, if you wear a stripe you can go all night!

Whether it’s a sleeve or pant leg, there is something bold happening on runways lately from Paris to Milan. Globally, a bold stripe is going further than it has in a long time! For too long, the subtle seersucker has been the epitome of casual chicness. Not, the thicker the better. Stripes are seriously taking over menswear!

Hopefully you guys can track down some kind of stripe that will suit you! Maybe it’s your grandfathers coat, or something you’ll pay way too much for from a designer shop, whatever works! You just cannot fail. People will appreciate your bold decision before anyone tries to lock you up! Besides, never fear. For the Eye is here! Even if the world outside is grim, we’ll help the sunshine in.

The Eye.
xo

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Show a Stripe: Steal the Show!

Season after season, year after year, there will always be a straight line straight through menswear. Always a stylists’ top choice, the gentleman’s closet wouldn’t be complete without at least a striped t-shirt! Be it a button down, a sweater, or a tie, stripes are going nowhere fast.

Thom Browne has done some eccentric styling for his striped looks, and you can always trust Paris’ Jean Paul Gaultier to bring a  clean stripe in some form to the runway, along with Givenchy, and even Alexander McQueen. We also spotted a casual striped pant on the catwalk for Tommy Hilfiger. Alright alright, it’s pretty much impossible NOT to see stripes in all the major shows!

A tried and true pal of Hollywoods leading men from Ryan Gosling to Marlon Brando, stripes are always fresh and defyingly edgy. Sexy, whether thin or thick, we love to see a handsome man rocking a crisp stripe anywhere in the world. You don’t need a thick wallet to capitalize on this look- this is a look that’s mall cool, and boutique chic!

Truly reaching men from all walks of life over time, be it for taste or necessity, it’s a look that could balance on the tightrope of the Circus, and be locked up in a Jailhouse. Stripes are a conventional look which have always been favoured by the unfavourable.

Today or Tomorrow, new or old, stripes are a staple we wouldn’t want to live without. From street style chic to looks with a retro influence, we love a stripe. And that’s the bottom line.

The Eye.
xo

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American Hunk

Shocking, bloody, upbeat, vulgar, disturbing, outrageously 80s, misogynistic, and aspirational?? Too many adjectives could describe the story of the American Psycho. With rumblings of a remake, we take a moment to remember the performance of Christian Bale as the psychotic Patrick Bateman and recognize the instant cult classic film set in the 1980s from 2000.

Originated as a novel in 1991 by Bret Easton Ellis, the idea of a rich Manhattan businessman that took too much pleasure in his own violent vices. Written mostly as a drafted story, all of the explicit scenes of violence did not come until the book was almost finished. Ellis spent a lot of time researching gruesome murders at the New York Public Library to help paint a the violent picture.

“[Bateman] was crazy the same way [I was]. He did not come out of me sitting down and wanting to write a grand sweeping indictment of yuppie culture. It initiated because my own isolation and alienation at a point in my life. I was living like Patrick Bateman. I was slipping into a consumerist kind of void that was supposed to give me confidence and make me feel good about myself but just made me feel worse and worse and worse about myself. That is where the tension of “American Psycho” came from. It wasn’t that I was going to make up this serial killer on Wall Street. High concept. Fantastic. It came from a much more personal place, and that’s something that I’ve only been admitting in the last year or so. I was so on the defensive because of the reaction to that book that I wasn’t able to talk about it on that level.”   -Bret Easton Ellis

Ellis has taken any stereotype of a killer, and reinvented fear using the American dream. Obsessed with beauty and youth, armed with an iced sleeping mask, tanning bed, chainsaw, designer suits, and love of pop music, the character of Patrick Bateman surely redefines what’s expected from a Sociopath.

We know Christian Bale can pull of any role, but to see the bad boy pull off the over tanned, and toned yuppie American style of Patrick Bateman is a real treat. His American accent, which could be one of the faults to this film, becomes an endearing quality, adding to the overall over-the-top-ness of the whole damn movie!

The aesthetic of this film is one of the major reasons why people keep talking about “American Psycho”. Since it’s set in the 1980s, many elements come into play. With productuon design by Gideon Ponte and Jeanne Develle as the set decorator, every scene is as blatantly expensive and 80’s-tastic as the last. We get a clear sense of the O.C.D. nature of Patrick Bateman in the first glance of the film, with a panning shot of his sterile trendy living room.

Style resonates from every scene of this movie, whether it be Bale in a blood soaked plastic raincoat, or Bale getting a migraine from the mundane in a chic suit. We hope people aren’t reading this and fantasizing about what they could do to a prostitute with a chainsaw, but taking notice of the fashion. While this guy was becoming blood hungry and more and more unhinged, people around him were taking note on how great he looked in designer duds.

We can find the American Psycho style on runways all over the world today. Maybe in the form of some splattered blood on a chest, or an executioners mask wearing model in leather, you could pin the influence to many historical figures or idea’s, but we see Patrick Bateman.



The film got the sequel treatment in 2002, in American psycho 2, starring no other than the Black Swan herself, Mila Kunis. And in 2008, development of a broadway musical based on the novel and film began. Duncan Sheik, a Tony and Grammy Award-winner for the Broadway smash Spring Awakening, is partway through writing the music and lyrics for American Psycho: The Musical, while playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is in the midst of penning the book.

So can crazy be sexy? Or the biggest turn off? Maybe it’s just Christian Bale, or all the nude shower scenes, but we are turned on.
Su Su Sudio,
-The Eye xx

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