Big news! Fashion is dead, says Kurt Andersen. Why? “In some large measure,” he writes in Vanity Fair, “it’s an unconscious collective reaction to all the profound nonstop newness we’re experiencing on the tech and geopolitical and economic fronts.” Merry Freakin’ Christmas! For guys, this news is an absolute godsend! … In the short-term, anyway, as it significantly reduces the likelihood of waking up one day with a closet full of polyester suits and flared bell-bottoms. Put another way, the death of fashion drastically reduces the time and money necessary to avoid looking like an idiot. Long term, Andersen suggests such cultural stagnation could represent the steady decline of Western Civilization… but, hey, we’ve got enough to worry about these days.