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Blogging the New Gilded Age

January 5, 2012, 12:36 pm

Sometimes requires a strong stomach:

Mr. Brûlé, 43…looked immaculate in a custom blue flannel blazer, rolled Edwin jeans and Pierre Hardy desert boots that seemed box-fresh, despite dodging puddles all day…. [He] embodies the border-agnostic sophisticate whom the Monocle brand is built around. His globe-trotting persona (cocktails-with-Danish-diplomats intellectualism, sleeper-seat jaunts to Taipei) has inspired legions of followers, who hang on his oracular pronouncements on what’s next.

The phrase “perma-stubble” is also used, non-(apparently)-ironically.

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