They're available in a range of materials, from paper to mink, but our favorite has to be these bright bib-like versions in non-absorbent neoprene. Not only will they frame your winsome mug, they'll also keep passed-around pâté off your threads. At Marni boutiques

London men's designer Aitor Throup doesn't take kindly to the seasonal cycles of fashion and its wrenching, stymying effect on the creative process. And so he's started his own system, one where he releases "archetypes" when, and only when, they're ready. The concept is that ideas evolve over...

These Gold 01 shades, suggesting more to come, are handcrafted in specialized Japanese ateliers and stamped with the trademark CD logo, a nod to your ritzy taste in eyewear. Thing is, now the price of the precious metal has dropped again, perhaps a better justification for procuring a pair...

If only they had looked back further, to 1910, when basketball kicks first appeared, with their economy of shape in neutral canvas and leather. Wait, what's that we hear? An Italian has given us the respite from the garish kicks of our past? Stefano Pilati, we chest-bump you. Yves Saint...

The Twisted Wheel and The Torch of northern Britain); and the Perry Boy shirts of 1979 were donned by the fashion underground of inner-city Manchester and Salford. But of course nothing compares to the early punk movement, so our pick has to be this 1976 Punk reissue, each with its own splash...

A teenager then, Marc Jacobs seems to be feeling nostalgic for the era, at least with his handbag offerings for spring. Take, for instance, the Black Orchid "Bamboo," available in cognac or brown, with pink highlights and gold hardware. It has a lively, heady personality, so you can trust it...

"This is now my fourth collection as creative director of Mugler," he says, "and following the evolution of the brand, I was interested in creating sculptured objects in 3D." But while you won't see a motorcycle handlebar bodysuit or insect exoskeleton dress, famously created by the...

But in the haute-kitsch explosion of tinsel, sequins, glitter-dusted platform shoes, leopard-print panties, and intergalactic make-up were several fur jackets, not unlike that other club staple: chubbies. We're talking faux fur, of course, but not the cheap stuff that falls off in clumps...

But no matter, because your hand will look smashing as it fatefully exposes your king to Death's queen. Made in Italy from frosted silver and leather, the men's ring is destined to become another signature example of retro-ironic goth from London's dark prince.

A slightly retro balance between naughty and nice, like something Betty Boop would have worn if she had gone into adult films, they feature a streetwalker-high platform heel while strapping your feet in with little leather bows. All five styles, from supple patent leather or rough-and-ready...

 

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