Tyler Perry’s ‘The Haves and The Have Nots’ Season 3 Casting Call for extras in Atlanta, Georgia. Tyler Perry’s The Haves and The Have Nots The show focuses on the dynamics between the affluent Cryer family and the impoverished family of Hanna, the housekeeper. Both families have many obstacles and many secrets. Casting directors are looking for […]
PBS is holding an open casting call for extras to work on the new TV series, ‘Mercy Street’ filming in Richmond, Virginia. According to the LA Times, PBS is ramping up production on the new series ‘Mercy Street’. The public broadcaster revealed Monday that it has ordered an untitled historical drama from executive producer Ridley […]
‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ casting call for extras and new talent in Atlanta, Georgia. “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” was the Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and a finalist for the National Book Award. The upcoming feature film is set in Texas during America’s war in Iraq and it explores […]
James Franco’s ‘In Dubious Battle’ starring Selena Gomez and Bryan Cranston casting call in Atlanta, Georgia. ‘In Dubious Battle’ is set in a fictionalised valley in California, the story explores themes Steinbeck continued to develop: group behaviour, social injustice, man’s inhumanity to man. A labour conflict between migrant apple pickers and the local growers’ association […]
MTV ‘Scream’ TV series open casting call in New Orleans, Louisiana. Central Casting Louisiana is looking for actors, models, and talent to work on MTV’s new Scream TV series. “Hush” aka, Scream TV series, is looking for actors, models, and talent to play high school students, teachers and police. Filming will take place in Baton […]
Wang Deshun isn't like other runway models. The 79-year-old rocked China Fashion Week in Beijing last Wednesday with a stride and intensity more like that of a man out to save humanity than one modeling clothes. And why shouldn't he be fiercer than the combined fierceness of every Olympian god and goddess? His glory was one of contrast. While the other models wore floral quilted head coverings reminiscent of cats and geishas. He wore a torso capable of ripping mountains from the earth. Watch a video of the full runway show here and see for yourself. Few models can pull off the straight-up wave to the audience. Fewer still enjoy careers into their eighth decade. This dude does both and we are speechless.
If you've been wondering how to get your hands on a paperless, touch-sensitive, digital version of GQ Style, we've got some news for you. Our bi-annual style guide is now available for download on the iPad, Nook, and Kindle. You're just a few clicks and swipes away from mastering the thirty trends you need to know for the season. We'll school you on the shirt women want you to wear, the art of the plaid suit, and the ultimate in black tie: white dinner jackets. There's also a look back at Tom Cruise (when he was cool), Tupac, and Michael Jordan to get you up to snuff on the season's influences.
Wale's The Album About Nothing dropped today, a project he's been working on since 2013 alongside Jerry Seinfeld of all people. Along with today's album release, the D.C. native unveiled the video to his single "The White Shoes," which both alludes to sneaker culture in the inner city as well as Seinfeld's signature look. It's meant to be an uplifting song (complete with an '80s contemporary hook) about consumerism that questions the way fresh sneakers can make a person feel good while also causing violence and perpetuating poverty. That in mind, it should be noted that Wale sports $900 Saint Laurent kicks in the video. Unfortunately, Jerry and his dad jeans don't make a cameo, and he's relegated to voice-over duty.
Monograms may have you thinking of your mother's "fancy" napkins, kickass royal crests, and other dated, preppy, and overly-precious items of the past, but it doesn't have to be that way. Traditional rules are out the door, and when you break the mold a little bit, your monogram can be pretty badass (see Mark McNairy Fall-Winter ‘14, which turned the whole thing on its head). It's all in how—and what—you stitch. And of course, where. A lot of places will give you the option to monogram (jcrew.com, for example), but if you’ve got something old you want to make new again, ask your tailor. Some will do it in the shop, but pretty much all will have some idea of where you can go in your area (we suggest doing it in person to give precise instructions), whether it’s a booth in the mall or a crazy dude in NYC’s garment district. But before you pull that trigger, here’s a quick crash course in making the most of your monogram.
1. You Can Put it Anywhere You Like: Traditionally, you'll see monograms on shirt cuffs and breast pockets. That's cool, but you should feel empowered to throw one on your coat lapels, the elbow of your shirt, or elsewhere. Dandy David Gandy has his on the back of his collar, so when he pops it up, everybody knows they’re staring at the back of the most handsome man in the world. You can try the back of your sweater up by the collar, or down by the waistband, or even on the hood of your coat (looks surprisingly good when you put the hood up). If you think it’s a weird spot, it may actually be the perfect one.
2. It Doesn't Have to Be Your Initials: Technically making it anything but your initials makes it not a monogram, but it's 2015 and you can do whatever you want. You get three letters, make them work for you. Love your girl? Then get her initials on your favorite T-Shirt (or boxers if you’re into that). Three letters can add up to a lot of different things, so make it count.
3. They Can Go On Anything: One advantage of monograms is that they make things unique, they make 'em yours. Sure, you can put them on your finest briefcase, your best shirts, and your Egyptian cotton pillowcases, but they also have a place on a plain sweatshirt, and old sweater, or even a T-shirt. Be equal opportunity.
4. Go Custom: If you really want to commit to your monogram (like really commit), opt to create a custom design. You’ve got a few options when it comes to this, though unfortunately none are as cheap or convenient as popping your initials in a website and ordering. Custom monograms often appear on stationery, and you can typically work with those craftsmen to get something 100 percent unique. Otherwise, you can work with designers who specialize in creating them (they exist) and then use that as a guide for whoever is going to embroider for you. Make sure you ask the designer to send you a vector image file—people will ask for it in the future, believe us. Those Louis Vuitton LVs? That was a custom job, and look where it got those guys. Figure out what works with your letters, your style, and own the shit out of it.
5. Don’t Go Overboard: If you’re really into this, that’s great! But the trick to doing it with style is keeping it subtle. Don’t throw your initials on everything you own. Save your monogram for a few things that might benefit from a slight upgrade—a coat that you’re getting tired of, a crewneck that’s looking a little boring, that sort of thing. Nobody wants to be the guy with the all-monogrammed everything. That makes it a joke, not a statement.
Jay Z's new Spotify competitor streaming service Tidal just relaunched with the help of musicians like Jack White, Kanye West, Beyonce, J.Cole, and Nicki Minaj. The press conference was kind of pointless, but the outfits were memorable. See the best and worst here.