The laying down of another marker has taken place, this time in a fashion sense.

On Sunday, Ezra Klein and Matt Yglesias launched (sponsored by mega-corp profit monster G.E.), a “new way of delivering the news.” Yglesias, the site’s executive editor, caught Twitter’s eye with his fashion choice in the announcement video:


Twitter was mesmerized:


Hey, it could have been worse:

  • Tugger – ✓unamused

    Where would you even get something like that? Why would someone actually make that?

    • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

      To sell refurbished vacuum cleaners?

      • IBXNJ

        Would you buy a used car from his???? Does the the bow tie spin???

    • Alex Furlong

      If you listen to Mackelmore’s “Thrift Shop” for too long, you run the risk of thinking its a good idea.

    • TugboatPhil

      “Why would someone actually make that?”

      Because International Harvester had material left over when they discontinued the Scout.

      • Ken Alan Draper

        Hey now, the scout was a fine vehicle. Actually I just saw one at wiers International dealership in Lafayette, in. On friday. They have a restored one in their lobby next to a prostar semi truck.

        • TugboatPhil

          I love them! I can’t afford the ones in good shape and don’t have time to fix the ones I could afford.

  • waltermitty2012

    Yglesias, “What do you mean? My mom thought I looked good.”

    • Macsen Overdrive

      He makes Pajama Boy look like a sharp-dressed man.

  • Matthew Koch

    Herb Tarlek’s suits were better.

  • fireandreamitchell

    Pajama Boy – all grown up.

    • Apostic

      Anyone hear from “the Manalo” on this? (“Ayyyy! It makes the teeth ache!”)

    • Al’s Annoyed Grandpa

      All grown up? You sure ’bout that?

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Trust me on this deal– you did NOT want to see the oldtime sportscaster Lindsey Nelson on color TV back in the 1960’s, when he figured he might as well dress in loud jackets to go along with this new tweak to the medium (reputedly he owned one for every day of the year). Be thankful this is a B&W image:

  • BigRed

    If you ever want a great deal on a used car he’s your man.

  • TDS

    It’s really sad when you are a Liberal and yet you don’t have at least ONE gay friend to tell you that this outfit was a bad idea…

  • Apostic

    If I ever need to reupholster a Studebaker, then I’ll know where to go. Update: It occurs: Does a suit combo like that come with a boutonnière that squirts water/lemon juice/Joker gas? And does anyone know what became of Spike Jones’s wardrobe?

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Spike Jones’s wardrobe might be an improvement.
      Hell– Spike LEE’s wardrobe might be an improvement.

    • TugboatPhil

      Look for the International Scout I posted here. That was a factory option. I also remember it in a green/brown plaid.

    • Jay Stevens

      “And does anyone know what became of Spike Jones’s wardrobe?”

      Evidently alive and well on on the internet. I had forgotten.

  • Zach Smith

    Now, that’s a wardrobe malfunction. Sadly, this was not an accident.

  • Macsen Overdrive

    You simply cannot make this stuff up.

  • Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Three disparate patterns. I think he was trying to distract people from what he was saying.

  • Michelle ✓classified

    I skipped down through this entire post without reading a damn thing to say, I hope to Dear God I never again in my life see that suit and that tie on ANY individual again in my lifetime. Quite seriously, I didn’t read a single tweet on this post – saw the get-up on the splash page, came straight to the comment section to say please Dear God, don’t ever let me see a suit and tie combo like that again in my life.

    • Al’s Annoyed Grandpa

      I wouldn’t even wear a combination like that.

  • Maxx

    In the world of most fellas, when the hue of your glasses matches your pocket square, you’ve essentially forfeited your man card.

    • thedumbblonde

      Your wish, etc

    • Al’s Annoyed Grandpa

      I was going to comment on that as well. Yglasias certainly looks like his mother dressed him for school picture day.

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        “You’re stupid, you’re ugly, and…” well, y’know…

    • Jay Stevens

      I call that “relentlessly color coordinated”.

  • Joshua Embrey

    As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!

  • carmenta

    Perhaps its a ‘clever’ marketing ploy – people tune in just to laugh at the sartorial elegance and become mesmerized by the complete awfulness of it. Then the subliminal messaging of lib/left/proggy world infiltrates…..

    • thedumbblonde

      No one at Vox is clever enough to be that sinister.

      • Macsen Overdrive

        But their minders at GE are.

        • thedumbblonde


  • thedumbblonde

    The lavender polka-dot pocket square totally saves that ensemble.

    • gekkobear

      Yes. This is what I posted in twitter to exjon and others. It’s like they never saw the…

      Ok, I was calling it a handkerchief (that’s what I think you call the thing you put in your suit pocket).

      No idea what a pocket square is if you mean something different. That’s a fake thing so you look like you have a handkerchief, right?

      • thedumbblonde

        I suppose you could blow your nose in your pocket square, but I don’t know anyone that has done it.

        • Apostic

          As they said in the Boy Scouts, you carry two handkerchiefs: one for show and one for blow.

          • thedumbblonde

            They said that in the 80’s, too. 😉

  • Fire and Adjust!

    OK boys and girls, please do not take away any Halloween costume ideas from this foray into crappy B horror movies………. I just don’t think the children will be able to sleep at night after being exposed to this, I know I sure won’t be able to

  • Ken Rusnak

    Did that suit come with big floppy shoes and red rubber ball nose?

    • Republicanvet

      THAT’S why he bought the suit! He’s moonlighting!

  • Steve__Jacobson

    The material’s not that bad for a couch slip cover.

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I thought it looked more like a suit from Tron:

    • thedumbblonde

      Well played.

  • Republicanvet

    Matty, Matty, Matty. How many times has mommy told you? You can still stay in the basement for free. No need to scrimp at the thrift store.

  • Eddie Dane

    How many sofas had to die for that suit?

  • Youschmuck

    eeeewwww what is Mantthony Wienerglasias doing with his hand?
    Your seminal upload doesn’t have to be that explicit!

  • mnemosyne23

    This is further justification of my belief that Matt Yglesias is actually a fictitious construct, and that everything “he” writes is actually the product of a quasi-sentient turnip (named Turnipthulu) that hops up and down on a computer keyboard a few days a week.

    Only a turnip would try to dress a doughy dweeb in hipster chic and think it would work.

  • IN_RadioGuy

    Okay, let’s get these out of my system…

    * Why do I have this need to watch old MAX HEADROOM reruns?
    * So, Matty won the “Blade Runner Costumes & Props” auction on eBay and wanted to rub his friend’s nose in it?
    * Will he close out future video blogs with “I’ll buy THAT for a dollar!”?
    * If he turns around, you’ll see a pair of TRON light cycles racing towards each other.
    * That suit come with a white belt?

    • IN_RadioGuy

      One more…

      * “Viewing Matt Yglesias’ wardrobe is not recommended for those who suffer from any type of seizure disorder.”

  • Booker

    Herb Tarlek. That was a good one.

  • Lowfibass

    Im gonna pop some tags only got 20 dollars in my pocket….

  • FlatFoot

    Sweet Willy Wonka suit, Matt. All you need do now is grow hair and get a top-hat.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      Old but still funny, and sadly still relevant.

  • junkbondtrader41

    As my unrefined but eminently level headed father would say when he viewed ugly clothing, “I wouldn’t wear that to a chicken f**kin’!”

  • Granny617

    Maybe he is going all Don Cherry – Hockey Night In Canada on us so we won’t notice the assinine things that he spews….

  • AppraisHer

    Why are liberal men so dorky and effete? They must be castrated instead of circumcised at birth.