Clothing for the Emancipated Man
Back in 1968, fashion designer Michael La Mendola put on a show of clothes for the "emancipated man." Forty-four years later, his styles still seem ahead of their time. See more (poorly scanned) pics of La Mendola's lineup
Posted By: Alex -
Tue Jul 03, 2012
More weirdness from the WU archive:
The Burbank Beard, winner of 1951 beard contest
The Bacon Scarf
Small New England town starts 100-year savings fund, 1912
It's obvious where Ben Stiller got inspiration for that "Zoolander" story. That guy in the bottom picture almost resembles Stiller now that I look a little closer...
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 07/03/12 at 11:48 AM
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 07/03/12 at 01:42 PM
OK, Scot. I'll concede a point about the actual plot. The look of vacancy on the faces and the clothes of questionable taste are more to the point I wanted to make.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 07/03/12 at 02:52 PM
KDP, that wasn't a comment on your post. It was me saying that there ain't a gun big enough to get me to dress like that. The Zoolander thing works just fine. Although the taste isn't "questionable". It's out-and-out awful.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 07/03/12 at 06:17 PM
OMG, the horror!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/03/12 at 07:40 PM
The plunging neck line allowing full ocular satisfaction of the manliness of the chest area does seem to be a bit rash.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/03/12 at 11:22 PM
You just know that bottom guy is thinking, "How bad do I want to be a model?".
Posted by Cindy in Evansville, IN. on 07/05/12 at 03:37 PM
Mmm ! That took a lot of cheek, but Jourdan was more than up to the challenge, and wrote a small masterpiece in reply that builds to a tragic and funny punchline.
Posted by CocoKitten in Australia on 07/16/12 at 07:03 AM
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