thediscerningbrute Guys! @Hemphoodlamb has been making coats since '93. Their new #parka is made from #hemp & #organiccotton & has more features than a Swiss Army Knife (like a hemp stem cell weather-resistant coating), the #futurefur lining & trim "#satifur" is made from a blend of #hemp, #recycledPET & acrylic, & it's so warm I had to take off my scarf. They make coats for the arctic @seashepherd crew, so they kinda know what they're doing . Now you can donate your #CanadaGross coats to #CoatsForCubs or the homeless since there's no reason at all to kill coyotes and geese to have a hot parka. #Sustainable, #vegan, made fairly. 2d

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thediscerningbrute Actor @jake_mcdorman (American Sniper) wore #BraveGentleMan x #Novacas Innovators in black #futureleather on the #Oscars red carpet last night! Thanks to @mooshoesla @mooshoes_nyc #menswear #dapper #sustainablefashion #veganfashion styled by @nolasinger 4d

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thediscerningbrute Is there anything more banal than fur? #nyfw #pfw #lfw #mfw #fashionweek 5d
  •   cavemandre @thediscerningbrute you have your ear pretty close to the ground on these matters; do you think we are seeing more fur again in the fashion industry, is it becoming more popular again after being shamed to the shadows in recent times? I am seeing it being worn by celebs a lot more recently which is very disturbing and I just hope it doesn't gain traction 5d
  •   realfoodaddict It's not only fashion week. It's average people having fur on their hood! That makes me so angry 5d
  •   thediscerningbrute @cavemandre it's been on the rise for several years since the early 2000s due to huge marketing investments. There's a great NYT article about it called "furriers lure young designers" I think. But yes, the industry reports higher sales at a higher price than ever before. 5d
  •   cavemandre Too sad. The ethical groups campaigning against fur need to choose more sincere ambassadors that wholeheartedly embrace the challenge, rather than hiring celebs who are in it for the money and exposure. 5d
  •   thediscerningbrute @cavemandre it's not just that. Read my article "the power of desire" http://www.thediscerningbrute.com/2012/09/30/the-power-of-desire/ 5d
  •   thediscerningbrute Being morally correct rarely overcomes the perceived correctness of beauty 5d
  •   cavemandre I shall look it up shortly. I realise it's not as simple as that, this surely goes a lot deeper. 5d
  •   prettyconnected <3 5d

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thediscerningbrute Outtake from a shoot for @foaorg by the talented @jpbevins! Rocking my #BraveGentleMan #menswear. 6d

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thediscerningbrute Today in Fashion Culture at @thenewschool I lectured on the philosophy of fashion, and the pursuit of #truth in fashion, featuring the work of #Simmel #Barthes #Svendsen #Veblen & #Lurie 1w

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thediscerningbrute Today in my Fashion & The Narrative class at @thenewschool I lectured on the #fashion aesthetics of fictionalized #utopia and #dystopia. We discussed current and emerging innovations in fashion from bioengineered clothing and materials to wearable technology and how to begin articulating a possible #telos for fashion. 2w

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thediscerningbrute Had a nice surprise after class today! Whistleblower #EdwardSnowden (via satellite) Oscar–nominated filmmaker #LauraPoitras and Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist #GlennGreenwald speak with NYT reporter David Carr about the film #CITIZENFOUR right here at @thenewschool 2w

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thediscerningbrute This is how you look in #fur. Eugène Delâtre (French, 1864 - 1938) Death in fur (La Mort en fourrures), 1897 Musée de Montmartre, Paris, France #nyfw 2w

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thediscerningbrute Found this 1924 cover by Leo Fontan for Le Sourire magazine while doing research for my "Fashion & Animals" book. What a grotesque and twisted image! 2w

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thediscerningbrute Mr #JaredLeto @jaredleto in the #bravegentleman Defender capped-toe boot in black Italian #futureleather. Back in stock at www.bravegentleman.com #menswear #mensshoes #boots #lux #vegan #veganfashion #nyfw 3w

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thediscerningbrute I made this gourmet hot dog platter for dinner. So excited we can buy frozen @yeahdawgvegan hot dogs at @haymakerscorner! These things are so amazing and you wouldn't even believe the ingredients! How do they do it?! #vegan #local 3w

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thediscerningbrute Gave a talk on narratives of ideology and identity in my Fashion & The Narrative class at #Parsons @thenewschool @thenewschoolfashion today. Had fantastic input and discussions with my students about individuality, subculture, counter-culture, hegemony, cultural appropriation, aesthetic irrationality and the pursuit of power through costume. 3w

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thediscerningbrute I gave my first lecture in my Fashion Culture class today (after being snowed out last week) on Elizabethan fashion as a site of political, social and sexual subversion, controversy, manipulation and meaning at #Parsons @thenewschoolfashion today. My students are great! #fashion #history 3w
  •   evesfca Sounds like a great class! 3w
  •   thestreetsiknow Sounds so interesting and really it's my kind of class! 3w
  •   brotheroutsider That sounds really interesting! I wish I could have heard it. Might you perhaps consider putting it on your website for us to read? 3w
  •   xeeeep @thediscerningbrute hey what text book do you use for your class. I went to FIT down the street between 2002-2006. 3w
  •   thediscerningbrute @xeeeep no text book! Just excerpts from various books 3w
  •   acupofjoan I would have loved to be a part of this lecture!! 3w

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thediscerningbrute At @little_choc, Williamsburg Brooklyn's new #vegan creperie! #Yum! Definitely a must-try. 4w

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thediscerningbrute Made these tempeh reubens w/ @barrys_tempeh, red @sauerkrautseths, schmear of @punkrawklabs & shredded Chao, along w/ a side of kabocha mash w/ @anitasyogurt. Thanks to @haymakerscorner for the ingredients! 4w

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thediscerningbrute Back in stock in all sizes at BraveGentleMan.com! The #BraveGentleMan motorcycle jacket in tweedy #organic cotton milled in Italy. Lined in hi-tech, recycled, pinstripe #Japanese poly. Made in New York City. #menswear #style #fashion #veganfashion #dapper #pfw #nyfw #sustainablefashion #motojacket #motorcyclejacket 1mon

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thediscerningbrute Thanks @richroll and @srimati for having me on the podcast in the midst of a #blizzard! What a fantastic conversation we had! 1mon

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