The laying down of another marker has taken place, this time in a fashion sense.
On Sunday, Ezra Klein and Matt Yglesias launched Vox.com (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:
Revealed. Why Ezra Klein wasn't able to get $10 million from the Washington Post. Yglesias clothing allowance. pic.twitter.com/jKrrnPHs5N
— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) March 10, 2014
Twitter was mesmerized:
Matt Yglesias' wardrobe brought to you by GE.
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) March 10, 2014
That @mattyglesias jacket was one of those Men's Warehouse deals where you buy one suit, get 10 free, plus a bushel of crab claws.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) March 10, 2014
— Ian (@eastviewphotog) March 10, 2014
here's hoping @mattyglesias has a post lined up describing his shopping experience looking for a new suit
— Nino (@baldingschemer) March 10, 2014
In fairness to @mattyglesias, nowhere does the video represent him as being fashion editor.
— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) March 10, 2014
2 things Matt Yglesias thinks he's good at, but isn't: 1) Mixing patterns 2) economics.
— American Elephant (@AmericnElephant) March 10, 2014
@mattyglesias looks adorable in that suit honoring Harold and the Purple Crayon.
— Michele (@inthefade) March 9, 2014
If understanding the news means having to watch a video of Matt Yglesias in a suit on my phone, no thanks, I'll stick to making fun of it.
— Jabascript (@dtipson) March 9, 2014
Again: pot, kettle, plaid, etc. https://t.co/MWOpakzhTH
— Razor (@hale_razor) March 10, 2014
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) March 9, 2014
But seriously, @Voxdotcom, it's good to see Herb Tarlek working again.
— jon gabriel (@exjon) March 9, 2014
— acitrep (@acitrep) March 10, 2014
Yglesias's suit looks like what someone in 2014 would wear as envisioned in 80s scifi.
— Frank J. Fleming (@IMAO_) March 10, 2014
What's the worst part of Yglesias' ensemble?
A) The purple glasses.
B) The sports(?)coat.
C) The Stevie Wonder tie.
D) The gd ascot.
— LMR (@LilMissRightie) March 9, 2014
There's one way Yglesias could have improved that suit. Seriously: pic.twitter.com/qCO72qy4TK
— Peter Cook (@Slublog) March 9, 2014
“BEEP!” — every self checkout machine when Yglesias walks by. pic.twitter.com/05mUU04tEs
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) March 9, 2014
— ن Mikey Ramone ن (@ThePantau) March 10, 2014
Hey, it could have been worse:
Everyone leave Matt Yglesias' suit alone, it's not that bad. Look at it. pic.twitter.com/x6vETGFB5D
— Leon Wolf (@LeonHWolf) March 10, 2014