You'll Lust After One or the Other
February 22, 2012 10:48 PM   Subscribe

Coffee & The Newspaper is a menswear tumblr with no product links, no best of lists and no reports from fashion week - just post after post pairing a picture of menswear with a picture of food. Without the Pepsi Blue, it's a fascinating study of color, texture and structure in clothes.
posted by Apropos of Something (39 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
I would like this a lot more if there was photo source information attached.
posted by troika at 10:53 PM on February 22, 2012 [6 favorites]


I kind of like that there's no explanation. My mind gets to wander over the possibilities of what I might do with a pair of binoculars, a bottle of Jameson's and an axe.
posted by mannequito at 10:56 PM on February 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


Is that a hot dog in a picture adjacent to your pants, or are you just happy to see me?
posted by twoleftfeet at 10:59 PM on February 22, 2012 [5 favorites]


Theres something hilarious about this. A mash up of desire/consumables/styling. Thanks
posted by From Bklyn at 11:13 PM on February 22, 2012


So, I take it that high-water pants are currently the fashion? This is great news, since my inseam is a perfect 33".
posted by Goofyy at 11:44 PM on February 22, 2012


high-water pants

Is that what they're called? I was seriously thinking I was going to have to start toning my ankles before capri season arrives.
posted by Panjandrum at 12:14 AM on February 23, 2012


They used to call them "floods" when and where I was a kid.
posted by pracowity at 12:41 AM on February 23, 2012 [2 favorites]


As much as I dig the concept, the selection thus far is all "Everybody in Earth Tones!" which does not work so well for an olive-complexioned guy like me.
posted by LMGM at 12:43 AM on February 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


They used to call them "floods" when and where I was a kid.

The floods with wide ends are tides.
posted by Mblue at 12:45 AM on February 23, 2012


I generally wear droughts.
posted by pracowity at 12:48 AM on February 23, 2012


Hands up if you thought the bow-tied cardigan-guy at the top was going to be paired with an identically-dressed gingerbread man, rather than the boring plate of Chips Ahoy.
posted by Strange Interlude at 12:49 AM on February 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


Replace the straw hat with a straw pipe, regress 100 years.
posted by Mblue at 12:51 AM on February 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


You can find source info for some of the pics on the (presumably, based on the twitter tag) creators other blog at http://www.buttonedandsewn.com/

Did wonder if it might be by the photographer/vidographer Jake Davis ( who made the tastefully NSFW/NSFFacebook video in entry http://coffeeandthenewspaper.tumblr.com/post/8147467400 ) as his style seems similar, but the name on the B&S blog is different.
posted by titus-g at 1:34 AM on February 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


Well, I'm salivating.
posted by odinsdream at 4:51 AM on February 23, 2012


Yeah, flood-pants worn so tight you can tell the wearer's religion are the big thing now. Or baggy ones hanging off your ass. I wear regular jeans and was told recently that I wore 'Dad Pants.'
posted by jonmc at 5:00 AM on February 23, 2012


Yeah, flood-pants worn so tight you can tell the wearer's religion are the big thing now. Or baggy ones hanging off your ass.

My favorites are the ones that are ultra tight from the thighs down, but above the thighs are baggy enough to hang off the ass. Best of both worlds, baby!

I wear regular jeans and was told recently that I wore 'Dad Pants.'

There's something instantly identifiable in the color and cut of jeans worn a couple of times a month by guys who are normally 24/7 in khakis; they are absolutely the male equivalent of Mom Jeans. I'm no fashion plate myself, but I do smile when I see them.

Re: the FPP, I liked the pairings but also would have liked to see source information.
posted by Forktine at 5:50 AM on February 23, 2012


Actually, I wear jeans everyday, it's just that at some point an invisible pivot occurred and I became out-of-it dad dude. Not that I was Broadway Joe in the first place.

But then again, if this is kind of stuff that's fashionable today, maybe I'm better off.
posted by jonmc at 6:08 AM on February 23, 2012


But then again, if this is kind of stuff that's fashionable today, maybe I'm better off.

Indeed, sir. Embrace your inner dadness.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 6:25 AM on February 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


My grandfather was not a particularly jocular man. He was kind, and loving, but serious. He had grown up during the Depression and been stationed in an Army hospital during World War II. He liked a good joke as much as the next guy, particularly if it was told by an old Irish comedian, and he once almost injured himself laughing at National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, but he was never really known to tell a joke.

One day, my family was going out to dinner with my grandparents back in the old neighborhood, and as we got out of the car, my grandfather called out to his wife, my grandmother.

"Hey, Theresa," he said, "you should throw a party." We were all a bit confused.

"What do you mean, Phil? Why?" my grandmother asked.

"You could invite your pants down to meet your shoes."

Her pants were hemmed too short, and we all died laughing. We still tell that joke and this story, probably 10 or 15 years later, both Theresa with her short pants and Phil with his stone cold deadpan delivery now passed.

These guys need to throw a party.
posted by Rock Steady at 6:26 AM on February 23, 2012 [9 favorites]


Sadly, I see guys on the street wearing this shit: the flood pants, the fucking bow ties, you name it. I think it's a conspiracy. Women say they like this stuff in order to see how ridiculous we'll make ourselves look in order to get laid. And don't even get me started on the stateof today's facial hair
posted by jonmc at 6:46 AM on February 23, 2012 [2 favorites]


SKINNY PEOPLE ALL DRESSED IN BROWN
posted by The Whelk at 6:51 AM on February 23, 2012 [4 favorites]


Yeah. Far more food lust than "look" lust for me. But what was with the plate of Chips Ahoy? Surely a luscious chunky brown sweater like that should be paired with something more like this.
posted by EvaDestruction at 7:52 AM on February 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


For god's sake buy a pair of socks.

/grumble grumble get your ankles off my lawn
posted by benito.strauss at 8:17 AM on February 23, 2012 [2 favorites]


Way too preppy for me. OK if you enjoy neutral colors and conservative fabrics. It seemed outdated/irrelevant, but I dress more for fun than to impress.

My2c: If you're gonna wear shoes that look like they're made for women, go all the way and get yourself a proper pair of high heels.

This is your grandfather's tumblr?
posted by mrgrimm at 8:54 AM on February 23, 2012


Women say they like this stuff in order to see how ridiculous we'll make ourselves look in order to get laid.

Don't tell anybody, but it's payback for high heels.
posted by WorkingMyWayHome at 9:09 AM on February 23, 2012 [5 favorites]


I don't know about the clothes but the photos of the coffee are as close to caffeine porn as it gets.
posted by blucevalo at 9:17 AM on February 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is interesting, and a menswear tumblr I wasn't previously familiar with. Nice find. Thanks for posting!
posted by zarq at 9:18 AM on February 23, 2012


Based on following the "6 comments"/"23 comments" links, can I just say:

TwitBlogger52 liked this post.

IS NOT a comment! I would like to see what the followers of this blog actually think, not how many linkgrabbers copypasta'ed it.
posted by IAmBroom at 9:28 AM on February 23, 2012


Is this cheesecake or plain old pulchritude?
posted by infini at 9:36 AM on February 23, 2012


excuse me sir, but you have something on your shoulder.

do people really wear things like that? i already knew d.c. was fashion backward, but i've never seen anything like that here.
posted by anya32 at 9:36 AM on February 23, 2012


I know benito.strauss! I was like, when did no socks become a thing? Doesn't it cause blisters?
posted by Carillon at 9:38 AM on February 23, 2012


anya32, I've seen several guys dressed in outfits like these just today, and this is in NYC.
posted by jonmc at 9:46 AM on February 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


I know benito.strauss! I was like, when did no socks become a thing? Doesn't it cause blisters?

And swampfoot? Ye gods, if I wore leather shoes with no socks in the summer the EPA would have to declare a 30' radius around me a roving Superfund site.
posted by Rock Steady at 10:04 AM on February 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


I would like this a lot more if there was photo source information attached.

The same is true for most of Tumblr (and all of Pinterest).
posted by coolguymichael at 11:23 AM on February 23, 2012


Aw, c'mon guys. There are some impeccably tailored suits and awesome boots. Plus the juxtaposition of two things I like is pretty cool.

Though I keep cringing at the thought of sticky syrup being spilled all over the crisp white oxfords and shiny shoes.
posted by bumpjump at 12:25 PM on February 23, 2012


I would like to see what the followers of this blog actually think, not how many linkgrabbers copypasta'ed it.

I don't follow Tumblr closely, but most Tumblr blogs don't have comments, and I don't think Tumblr allows commenting by default. Not positive, but reblogging and liking are the only default actions for Tumblr users, I think.
posted by mrgrimm at 12:46 PM on February 24, 2012


I keep cringing at the thought of sticky syrup being spilled all over the crisp white oxfords and shiny shoes.

tumblr splosh
posted by mrgrimm at 12:48 PM on February 24, 2012


when did no socks become a thing?

1980?
posted by mrgrimm at 12:52 PM on February 24, 2012


when did no socks become a thing?

Einstein.
posted by EvaDestruction at 1:23 PM on February 26, 2012


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