declaration to come down from the Gray Lady — that the monocle is gathering steam as the new eyepiece of choice amongst in-the-know young folk — falls firmly in the latter category.By Max Berlinger, Esquire — When it comes to "New York Times" trend pieces, there's two schools of thought: They're either hopelessly behind the curve or the newspaper of record is just making shit up. The latest
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The monocle? Christ.
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While writer Allen Salkin sure does try to rustle up a few facts and figures to support his claim — sales are up, that a single aspiring rap musician wears one, and that a trend forecaster places it firmly in some pseudo-movement called "the new gents" (ugh) — he ultimately throws his hands up at the whole matter before coming to the conclusion that "Monocles are hardly everywhere." Uh, O.K. So why the 580-word love letter about it?
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Regardless, here's our