The Times Profiles the Man Repeller; These Blue Rabbit-Fur Cuffs Are Now on Sale for Only $291!

Now only $291, marked down from $415.

• Last-minute holiday shoppers, rejoice! These teal rabbit-fur sleeves are now on sale for only $291 at Opening Ceremony. [Opening Ceremony]

• Thanks to price increases on cotton, wool, and polyester, paired with a decrease in production capacity in factories overseas, the wholesale cost of men’s suits is expected to go up $10 to $20. [WWD]

• The Times caught up with Leandra Medine, the blogger behind the Man Repeller, who came up with the idea for her website after a visit to Topshop. “We were laughing at how everything was so man-repelling: acid-washed harem pants and enormous shoulder pads, and I just said, ‘That’s it! That’s the blog.’” [NYT]

• Christian Louboutin has worn heels twice. “I went to a party once where guys had to dress like girls. And another time I was making heels and I was trying to understand the balance, the center of gravity. It was very technical, so I can't say I've worn high heels for excitement, or to feel like a woman." [Fashionologie]

• Puffy jackets have taken over New York City, and the Times thinks they are finally overtaking the traditional wool overcoat. [NYT]

• J.W. Anderson, Christopher Shannon, and James Long have been chosen to receive the British Fashion Council's NEWGEN Men's catwalk sponsorship. [Vogue UK]

• Men are concerned about looking manly while carrying their iPads. [NYT]

• Public-relations firm KCD has set up a digital shop. [Fashionista]

Diane Von Furstenberg on how she got the idea for the wrap dress: “It was Nixon’s daughter Julie, and she made a speech and she wore a little wrap top with a matching skirt, and I thought that was really nice and that’s when I decided actually to attach it and turn it into a dress.” [Fashionista]