Newsroom — Reginald Jerome de Mans


The Ghost In You

December 08, 2020
by Réginald-Jérôme de Mans.   Those of us who (pace Black Sabbath) sold our soul for #steez know the inner duel. Inside us, our better angels, those attempting to persuade us to better ourselves b...
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Alternative Style Icon: Jawn Fetterman

November 24, 2020
by Réginald-Jérôme de Mans.   I often spare a thought for my friend, fellow cat lover and erstwhile Elliot Richardson impersonator Derek Guy, who founded a blog called Die, Workwear! and now writes...
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What Is 2020?

November 10, 2020
by Réginald-Jérôme de Mans.   It’s amazing to realize the joy that can arise simply from the removal of crushing despair. Nonetheless, this year continues to inexorably grind out reminders of its a...
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Ersatz Frenchness

November 03, 2020
by Réginald-Jérôme de Mans.   Greg, the Man of No Man Walks Alone, once told me he couldn’t stand the fake “fallen noble” look of Arnys, which was once a niche shop on Paris’ Left Bank and is now a...
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Doubling Up

October 20, 2020
by Réginald-Jérôme de Mans.  A fellow once joined a discussion board to post about a peculiar problem: he always wore out the elbows of his shirts first. I don’t know what he was doing (perhaps his...
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An Imposter For Our Times

October 06, 2020
by Réginald-Jérôme de Mans.   It never really goes away. Impostor syndrome. You were sure it would once you grew up.
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Five Against One

September 22, 2020
by Réginald-Jérôme de Mans.   International tragedies have a way of making me sympathetic to the works of Hugo Jacomet. Perhaps his works somehow anticipate the direction the world moves. Recently...
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Book Review: Cool Town

September 08, 2020
by Réginald-Jérôme de Mans.  “Aye. Looked for It. And I found it. Miles Standish Proud. Congratulate me.” That unmistakable nasal whine. Those lyrics, unforgettable to me after thirty-odd years, n...
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