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The Rise of Beefcake Yoga, Idris Elba on Rapping, and More of the News You Missed Today

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idris-elba-harticle-sizedToday’s strange fitness trend…
Beefcake yoga is a real thing…seriously. All we’ll say is that it involves rock music and former World Wrestling Entertainment stars, and Lululemon is not recommended. Click to read the full story. [New York]

Idris Elba, star of Mandela film, on dropping beats…
We know him best for his role as Nelson Mandela, but actor Idris Elba also has a career as a DJ and, more unofficially, a rapper. In his new interview with Details, he reports that he and some of the cast members from HBO’s The Wire used to book studio time to record their rap sessions. [Details]

Summer’s most popular shoe…
Birkenstocks, duh. In case there was any question about that, a Birkenstock PR manager told NYT today, “It’s been an incredible summer, and for sure New York is leading the way.” But are we prepared to wear socks with our Birks when temps start to drop? [The New York Times]

State of men’s fashion in Iraq…
Not up on the fashion scene in Iraq? Neither are we. Luckily, Bullett magazine shared an enlightening dispatch today from Baghdad. What we learned: A man’s shoes and hair are the most important part of a man’s look. [Bullett]

In oddball news…
Snaks 5th Avenchew is in the doghouse with Saks Fifth Avenue. The puppy snack company reportedly received a cease-and-desist letter from the department store, asking that it change its name by Wednesday (yesterday). The owner of the high-end, hypoallergenic dog food company claims she will not change the name and that she meant it to be a compliment. [Reuters]

Photo: Mark Seliger / Details

Britain’s Boys Are Back in Town

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It’s been a big week for the London Collections: Men, with Rag & Bone and Pringle of Scotland announcing that they would join the likes of Tom Ford, Alexander McQueen, and Burberry in presenting during the city’s third menswear showcase this June. “I think London is pretty much the home of menswear. Look at Savile Row and the great heritage we have. We invented the suit!” said Dylan Jones—the editor in chief of British GQ and the chair of London’s men’s collections—at an event at the British Residence in New York last night. The occasion, which drew the likes of BFC chief executive Caroline Rush, Dominic Jones, Nasir Mazhar, Sibling’s Cozette McCreery, Lou Dalton, and more, marked the announcement of London’s Spring 2014 menswear schedule. The lineup includes the above-mentioned international brands, as well as talents like Christopher Kane, Richard Nicoll, and James Long. Long, fresh out of the London Showrooms, which visited New York this week, offered, “When I started menswear in London, we had to struggle to have a voice. It was very behind womenswear. Now, all these supportive people have made [London menswear] happen, and it’s so funny being in New York and having menswear be the focus.” Caroline Rush concurred. “The womenswear designers have great recognition, but to put that spotlight on these incredible menswear brands is really important,” she said.

One might wonder why the British Fashion Council chose to reveal the London menswear roster in Manhattan rather than on its home turf. “We’re here tonight…because so many New York designers have supported us since we launched 18 months ago,” said Jones in his speech, noting that Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford, and more had all lent a hand. He added that Tommy Hilfiger, David Furnish, Tracey Emin, and Details magazine will all be throwing “amazing” parties during the upcoming shows, which will run from June 16 to 18. “When [everyone] goes over to Milan, they’re going to have one hell of a hangover,” he laughed. The complete Spring 2014 London Collections: Men schedule is available at www.londoncollections.co.uk.

Photo: Charles Moriarty

Hudson Clearwater Heads to Paris

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Paris’ menswear shows kick off on January 16 and, after sitting through nearly two weeks of runways and traveling to four cities, we imagine the fashion set will have worked up an appetite. Lucky for them, Hudson Clearwater, a favorite downtown eatery of New Yorkers in the know, is Paris-bound. The restaurant has teamed up with Jenny Capano and Tara Gilson of The Sporting Project (the same group that brought The Fat Radish to the fashion capital during last season’s womenswear shows) for a scrumptious men’s week pop-up. Featuring a light all-vegetarian tasting menu, signature cocktails (two of the restaurant’s bartenders are coming along to make sure their jalapeno-infused tequila Calacas, and rye whiskey King’s Country drinks are mixed just right) and live New York music (courtesy of The Bones of J. R. Jones and Nicholas Magliato), Hudson Clearwater’s pop-up will be stationed in Bob’s Kitchen in the Marais district.

“We want to create a one-of-a-kind experience,” said Capano and Gilson. “It’s only for a limited time, so each night has a surprise in store. Yet, it’s still laid-back enough that you can stop by every night and meet friends for drinks.” Hudson Clearwater’s chef, Wes Long, sees the project as a chance to re-explore his culinary roots. “I’m classically trained in French cuisine, so having the ability to introduce my food into the Parisian scene is an opportunity I have always dreamed of,” he said, adding that the menu, the ingredients for which will all be sourced from local markets, is “approachable without being simple.” Hudson Clearwater’s co-owners, Matthew Hechter and Christopher Brandon (who are no strangers to the fashion crew, considering one of the first events they ever catered was Phillip Lim’s after-party) note that the Paris outpost’s decor is all about thoughtful details. “The design of our restaurant has always focused more on careful subtleties, and we plan to continue this vibe in Paris with natural candlelight and freshly cut foliage.”

In addition to offering two nightly post-show seatings and cocktails until 2 a.m., the Hudson Clearwater pop up team will be hosting a kick off cocktail fete in the ninth arrondissement with Details‘ editor in chief, Dan Peres, on January 15.

Opened from January 16 through 20, the Hudson Clearwater pop-up will be located in Bob’s Kitchen at 74 Rue Des Gravilliers in Paris’ third arrondissement. For reservations, send an e-mail to reservations@thesportingproject.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Hudson Clearwater

Details’ Square Deal

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Details hosted a cocktail party at Norwood Club last night to launch its latest menswear collaboration with the CFDA: a series of limited-edition pocket squares from ten different designers. The collection features styles like an autographed Marc Jacobs square (right), Thom Browne’s signature red, white, and blue (center), a weathered American flag look by John Varvatos (left) and a black and white rose print from Richard Chai. “Mine was inspired by punk, the street,” said Chai. “And they’re all screen-printed by hand.” The small batches produced—only ten of each style—launch exclusively on Bonobos.com today. And at $100 a pop, all proceeds will benefit the CFDA Foundation. Why pocket squares? “It’s an easy place to start; you can wear one without looking too over-the-top,” Details editor Dan Peres told Style.com. Although he confessed to never having worn a pocket square in his life, CFDA CEO Steven Kolb forecasted a new trend. “Guys are into pocket squares. They’re the new skinny tie!”

Photo: Courtesy of Victoria Will/ Invision