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Manolo says, Malkovich is pensive!

P.S. Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich

P.P.S. Libeskind is pensive!


10 Responses to “Malkovich!”

  1. Talmida Says:

    Good Lord! Malkovich is wearing his wristwatch over his cuff! Is this something new in men’s fashions?

    If you are a fan, Manolo, do not miss the Pirelli tire advertisement (short film) starring Le Malkovich. Very amusing!

  2. Ricardo Says:

    No, the wristwatch-over-cuff affectation is not particularly new in men’s fashion. It was popularized many, many years ago by Italian industrialist Gianni Agnelli who wore his watch in that style. Style-icon Agnelli also popularized the unbuttoned collar on the button-down dress shirt, and the wearing of neckties outside of sweaters. Many of these fashion statements remain popular in Italy today.

    It’s not surprising that the cuff-approach did not take off in the U.S. It’s tedious to remove your watch every time you want to roll up your sleeves.

  3. La Retrosessuale Says:

    And do not forget that the wristwatch also stands in heroically for the missing cufflink.

    Huzzah for the Libeskind!!

  4. AskMom Says:

    Perhaps the Malkovich is not pensive, but plotting; that is not a wristwatch but a GPS bracelet affixed to him by his enemies. What will he do now? He can run, but he cannot hide!

  5. Zarba Says:

    The watch-over-the-cuff affectation seems a bit tacky to me. The fine timepiece, it does not need to be waved about like the flag. Those who understand will notice.

    I’ve never needed to “show off” the vintage Patek. Quality draws attention on its own.

  6. VeddyVeddyBadAng Says:

    I actually like the watch over the cuff. Sometimes I do that myself, if my watch is too big and likes to flip around, or if I have really long sleeves that cover up the face, or if I wear this one watch that has cheap metal that gives me a rash on my wrist. And I love John Malkovich.

  7. shiloh Says:

    Pensive or not, the Malkovich remains a very attractive man. Even with the visible watch display.

  8. dillene Says:

    I don’t know- that jacket he’s wearing looks like a tribute to mildew.

  9. Rosie 2041 Says:

    Well, from a practical point of view, perhaps the Malkovich is wearing the watch over the cuff simply to stop the band painfully tweaking the longer arm hairs of the male ? The expanding watch band in particular can be quite the instrument of torture (my own father has stopped wearing his watch for this reason) , and although this looks like a standard watch strap, maybe the buckle it annoys him, which is my own reason for stopping the wearing of the wristwatches.

  10. Chief-Ten-Bears Says:

    Beware the Malkovich, he will skin your grandmother’s sofa and make an outfit out of it for himself.

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