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the jolly roger hath been raised

Mcqueen_scarf >> Ever since Alexander McQueen's skull scarf debuted in his pirate-inspired Spring/Summer 2003 collection, the Jolly Roger has been somewhat of a go-to guy.  Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, and Mary Kate Olsen all still wear their scarves, whether tied onto their bags or tossed around their pretty little necks.  I personally have always been a Jolly Roger aficionado myself, but for a slightly different reason -- anyone who grows up in Louisiana can't not be fascinated by pirates.  They're proud of their Jean LaFittes down there.  Even the Calcasieu River Bridge in Lake Charles has crossed pistols all along the rails in tribute. 

But I digress.  The reason we're here today, kids, is to discuss the frequency with which I've spotted Mr. Roger lately.  And I must say, he's lookin' good, too.  He must have gotten Chanel_earrtired of just hangin' with the unbathed men with gold teeth, only one real leg, and parrots attached to their shoulders, because it really looks as though he's working on expanding his fan base.  I'm impressed -- he's really picking up some credible collaborations here -- we've got the Chanel earrings for the high-end customers (right, $796).  I definitely bit on this product -- these are too cute to just look past.  Perfect for adding a little punk rock to an otherwise sophisticated outfit.

Gcw_pirateship_1For a more laid-back look, Mr. Roger's got a real one-two punch going.  LA-based underground label Great China Wall has a beautiful tank with Mr. Roger's face just plastered everywhere (left, $415).  The hand-painting is gorgeous, and the Skull_vans_1crystals are fun.  He must be a creature of comfort, because Mr. Rogers has also shown up on those oh-so-comfy Vans slip-ons (right, $40.95).

Brody_rocks_1 And last, Mr. Roger shows us Texas girls that he can be versatile -- on cowboy boots (left, by Liberty Boot Co.).  He sure is comfortable in his manliness to be showing up in all this pink.  And a bow, no less.  But whatever it takes to please the ladies, right, Mr. Roger?      

**sources: style.com, nylon

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