Go Back in Time and Steal Marty McFly's Fly Look

If you take a good look at the outtakes of Eric Stoltz's brief run as Marty McFly in "Back to the Future," you might get the idea that the actor was canned not because of his comedic timing, but because of his clothes. In that black jacket, black jeans and skate kicks, Stoltz looked more like the lost member of The Romantics than the kid who was about to go back in time and kiss his mother. Thankf...

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Accessories to Attract Your Ideal Woman

It's fair to say dudes aren't as accessory-aware as the fairer sex. Whereas women will happily match their shoes to their handbag and agonize for hours over the most suitable necklace-belt-nail polish combination, many men regard a single earring as an unbearably flamboyant indulgence. This is a mistake. Style-wise, chicks pay attention to the little things -- on you, as well as them. It may...

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What Your Shirt Says About You

The ironic tee, the ill-fitting chambray, or that favorite plaid shirt you haven't washed since Bush was in office -- nothing sends a message quite as loudly and clearly as your shirt. To help guide your decisions about your tees, button-downs and whatever else you decide to drape across your moobs, here's a little guide to understanding what your shirt says about you. Joystick Junkies Pimp Jun...

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Chase Down Some of Frank Bullitt's Beatnik Tough Guy Cool

On paper, Steve McQueen's "Bullitt" doesn't suggest itself as one of the coolest films of all time. A by-the-numbers crime procedural following the exploits of implausibly named maverick detective Frank Bullitt ("Jimmy Toughcop" must have been taken), Peter Yates' 1968 flick overcomes its shortcomings to rank as an ultra-stylish cult classic. Notwithstanding one of the all-time great cinema car...

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Look Off the Sky-Hook in Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's Snappy Collegiate Ensemble

If you haven't been following the NBA play-offs, your first thought on hearing the finals matchup -- other than, Seriously? The NBA play-offs are still going on? -- might be, Not Celtics vs. Lakers again! We basketball purists, however, like to think of the Boston / Los Angeles (and, before that, the Boston/Minneapolis) duel as a classic sports matchup, an enduring archetype now in its 12th-mo...

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Grab a Fistful of Clint Eastwood's Clean-Cut '60s Threads*

Happy Birthday, Clint! Or should that be [takes long, slow drag on cigar ... grits teeth] "Happy Birthday... Punk"? Eastwood, almost certainly the coolest mayor of Carmel, California, turns the grand old age of 80 on Monday. Some 55 years since he first drawled and squinted his way in front of a camera, the San Francisco native is still capable of causing a stir as a director and an actor -- ga...

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We Can Relate to Nas' Edgy, Fashion-Forward Apparel*

Nasir Jones and Shawn Carter ended their public beef a long time ago, but Nas remains a sort of less successful, less consistent -- but just a little bit cooler -- alternate-universe version of Jay-Z. Where Jigga has interspersed a solid back catalog with a handful of good-to-great albums, Nasty Nas peaked early with one bona fide masterpiece (his 1991 debut "Illmatic"). And while both men have d...

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Get Your Arms Around Band of Horses' Festival-Ready Americana Wear

Some bands wear their influences on their sleeves. Band of Horses members wear them on their yoke-style shoulder panels, double-V-motif breast pockets and mother of pearl snap fasteners. They're also embodied on their beards, straggly hair, battered blue jeans and Stetsons. Band of Horses makes its musical home on the windswept, Western prairies of '70s-style Americana. Following in the cowboy-...

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Indulge Your Dark Side With Wayne Coyne's Elegantly Bizarre Wardrobe

Do you realize (ahhh-ah-ahhh) that you've got a pant leg tucked into your sock? No one ever said that Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne was anything other than an eccentric. Rather than a genuine wild card -- the kind of maverick who might walk around in a purple leisure suit, flip-flops and a stained camo T-shirt -- the Oklahoman offers a highly stylized concept of the absurd, on record and in...

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We Love You, Ewan McGregor's Rock 'n Roll Biker Style

In some ways, it's weird to us that Ewan McGregor isn't a bigger star. He's A-list handsome, a better-than-average actor and -- from his breakout performance as a charismatic smackhead in the mid-'90s Brit-indie sensation "Trainspotting" to his star-making turn in Baz Luhrmann's high-camp musical smash "Moulin Rouge" -- he's never been afraid to take risks in search of a juicy role. Still, mayb...

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