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A site of original and unoriginal content meant to entertain and inform. Out of Sight is edited by JJ O'Donoghue and William Hilderbrandt.

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If this site had to be summed up in one word and a preceding parenthetical phrase, then it would be (hopefully) entertaining. Think of it as an archive of some of the most interesting articles, videos, photography, and miscellany that JJ and William find online.

Presently the two have hopes of expanding the site to include some of their own work, and when they do just watch the hilarity ensue.

In the meantime please leave comments on posts - whether you like or dislike - and make suggestions as to what you want to see more of. For some of you it's more tits and ass, for others you prefer men with beards, and for one of you (you know who I am talking about) it's all about jam.

one more thing on out of sight

Out of sight is Will and JJ's attempt to get noticed and invited on daytime TV or any Fox TV show. Before out of sight, there was rich and creamy, a hugely popular blog for spammers who wanted to sell us penis enhancing products. They were wasting their time.

But to stick to the augmentation analogy, out of sight at its best is a brain enhancing website. That's a radical statement guys.

What you'll find on the site is a ménage à trois of humour, skepticism, intelligence and titilation. We really enjoy comments and recommendations and we hope to build up a community of followers so that we then add a subscription wall and take on the Financial Times or Playboy. Or just get jobs with them.

who is this stud william?

William lives in Paris. At the start of 2009 he left London and all his friends and his bad job to come to France, where he hardly speaks the language, to be with his girlfriend. Officially he is very happy to finally be living with her but occasionally he does get nostalgic for London.

He grew up in the US - Oklahoma (please do not hum the musical!) - and studied philosophy before going to London for a Master's in journalism. His work has not been published by the best in the industry, such as The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, The Economist, Mother Jones, McSweeney's, and many, many more.

Currently he is freelancing at radio and TV gigs, slowly acquiring technical skills he hopes he can eventually use to make documentary and feature films that one day will not be produced by some of the world's best film studios.

who is this wise guy jj?

Quite early on in life JJ discovered that he was a fabricator. In 2006 his mum and dad invited him to leave their home in Cork, Ireland and head for London, where he now resides, to shake up the city. He cycles hard, drinks hard and blogs harder. You get the picture.

Currently he's alive, and, like most people his age he's 29. He longs for the day Japan get's moved right next to Ireland, and that Cork wins the world series in hurling. More than anything else he want's a book deal. Failing that a decent sandwich with French mustard, mayonnaise and Ballymaloe relish in it.

11 August 09
Damn, this is style. I can’t pull of hats for shit, but I’d like to think in the next life I am that ready-for-a-fight Italian kid in the back left.
wiggitywes:

(via brainfood)
i wanna recreate this flick-anybody got a kangol?

Damn, this is style. I can’t pull of hats for shit, but I’d like to think in the next life I am that ready-for-a-fight Italian kid in the back left.

wiggitywes:

(via brainfood)

i wanna recreate this flick-anybody got a kangol?

Reblogged: mrwestattooer

Tags: fashion
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5 August 09
My new favourite jumper. It’s green and it reminds me of rain. Only Irish need apply.

My new favourite jumper. It’s green and it reminds me of rain. Only Irish need apply.

Tags: fashion jumper
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30 July 09
Head’s up trend followers. The ‘New Vintage’ or ‘Dark Nostalgia’ is the movement of the moment for the ladies and gentlemen of Brooklyn. To become a ‘New Antiqurian’ I suggest stapling some road kill to the walls of your loft and dressing and acting like you’re a character from a P.G.Wodehouse novel. Jolly. More pics here.

Head’s up trend followers. The ‘New Vintage’ or ‘Dark Nostalgia’ is the movement of the moment for the ladies and gentlemen of Brooklyn. To become a ‘New Antiqurian’ I suggest stapling some road kill to the walls of your loft and dressing and acting like you’re a character from a P.G.Wodehouse novel. Jolly. More pics here.

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29 July 09
Handerpants - for men who like to wear outerunderwear.
(via lipglossandlollipops)

Handerpants - for men who like to wear outerunderwear.

(via lipglossandlollipops)

Reblogged: lipglossandlollipops

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8 July 09

Japanese journalist and photographer Kyoichi Tsuzuki is back in London with a joint show at the Wapping Project. I’ve been reading up about his last exhibition in London on “happy victims” - Japanese people hooked on designer labels and the excesses they would go to fill their apartments with expenisve clothes. The quote below is from an interview in Theme Magazine in which he draws a comparision between collecting books and deisgner clothing.

"I don’t want to say it’s stupid, but imagine it: A very small room, the person doesn’t have a lot of money but they spend all their money on books, and they fill their small room with books, you wouldn’t say they’re stupid. Right? But a small room filled with Comme des Garçons, looks really stupid, no? That is our prejudice—that the person who spends all their money on books looks better than the person with Comme des Garçons. There’s a hierarchy: Books have the highest position, then records, and fashion is kind of on the bottom. But it’s all the same. It’s how your passion flows"

Tsuzuki’s most famous book is called Tokyo Style and I would be happy for anyone to get it for me.

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22 June 09
Reacting to the economic downturn, Nomenus Quaterly - I never heard ot it before either -  has slashed its print run from 50 to 10, but increased the price tag from $2,500 to $6,500. The publication - I best not call it a magazine, I just did - features original or hitherto unpublished work form fashion designers and fine artists. The painting above is one of Lucian Freud’s. Others featured in the current issue include Hussein Chalayan, the Costume Institute and Katie Peterson’s “All the Dead Stars” - a map which records the locations of every dead star in the universe. Check the website, at no cost, for more.

Reacting to the economic downturn, Nomenus Quaterly - I never heard ot it before either -  has slashed its print run from 50 to 10, but increased the price tag from $2,500 to $6,500. The publication - I best not call it a magazine, I just did - features original or hitherto unpublished work form fashion designers and fine artists. The painting above is one of Lucian Freud’s. Others featured in the current issue include Hussein Chalayan, the Costume Institute and Katie Peterson’s “All the Dead Stars” - a map which records the locations of every dead star in the universe. Check the website, at no cost, for more.

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12 June 09
Holy hot kebabs! Hair-hats are so Hoxton and so now. More incredible creations here. This little pooch is my favourite - the model ain’t bad either. [thanks, Aine]

Holy hot kebabs! Hair-hats are so Hoxton and so now. More incredible creations here. This little pooch is my favourite - the model ain’t bad either. [thanks, Aine]

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8 June 09
"Oh hello, it’s the Human Enigma! Just a’riding the rails with his MC Escher legs, lesbian biker jacket, and pants that will be confusing alien archaeologists for millenia to come."
The fashion bitches at Vice nail it.

"Oh hello, it’s the Human Enigma! Just a’riding the rails with his MC Escher legs, lesbian biker jacket, and pants that will be confusing alien archaeologists for millenia to come."

The fashion bitches at Vice nail it.

Tags: fashion humour
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2 June 09
You’re never too old to be stylish, but no matter what the age, some people just try too hard. Coming straight out of the Sartorialist’s blog-school here comes a sartorial blog dedicated to older fashionistas, called Advanced Style, based, of course, in New York. Mostly visual yawn, apart from the peach above.

You’re never too old to be stylish, but no matter what the age, some people just try too hard. Coming straight out of the Sartorialist’s blog-school here comes a sartorial blog dedicated to older fashionistas, called Advanced Style, based, of course, in New York. Mostly visual yawn, apart from the peach above.

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Posted: 11:45 AM
Dinner and alocohol aren’t the only things you can get out of a can. No sir. You can get also your clothes from a can - Fabrican. This technology has been in operation for a few years and it allows you to spray your clothes on to your body. No idea what it would be like to wear, but it reminds me of the time I woke up late for a meeting, opened a can of beans and threw them on my (Adonis-like) torso. More information over on Fabrican. [Thanks, Aine!]

Dinner and alocohol aren’t the only things you can get out of a can. No sir. You can get also your clothes from a can - Fabrican. This technology has been in operation for a few years and it allows you to spray your clothes on to your body. No idea what it would be like to wear, but it reminds me of the time I woke up late for a meeting, opened a can of beans and threw them on my (Adonis-like) torso. More information over on Fabrican. [Thanks, Aine!]

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1 June 09
Because McGuyver was my first hero. (Not happy with alternative spelling)

Because McGuyver was my first hero. (Not happy with alternative spelling)

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29 May 09
Fashion photography from Philip Toledano over on Behance. Some beautiful photos and models. I don’t think the extras do much for the gallery shots.

Fashion photography from Philip Toledano over on Behance. Some beautiful photos and models. I don’t think the extras do much for the gallery shots.

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22 May 09
Haven’t seen this photo of Miss Monroe before. Damn, she was fabulous. Omid concurs, no doubt, nodding his head, smoking an expensive Persian cigar.
sampler:

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erotica-seven:
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Haven’t seen this photo of Miss Monroe before. Damn, she was fabulous. Omid concurs, no doubt, nodding his head, smoking an expensive Persian cigar.

sampler:

none00:

erotica-seven:

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21 May 09
Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter collection for Tokyoites. A new find for Out of Sight - Drop is a Toyko based fashion, culture mag - actually I’m not entirely sure what it is, but there’s some sweet pics of quintessential Japanese mix-and-match originals. [thanks Sabine]

Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter collection for Tokyoites. A new find for Out of Sight - Drop is a Toyko based fashion, culture mag - actually I’m not entirely sure what it is, but there’s some sweet pics of quintessential Japanese mix-and-match originals. [thanks Sabine]

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20 May 09
The incidence of Japanese men as herbivores.
This is a subject that interests me greatly, the feminisation of masculinity. Now Conor would no doubt be appalled, him being a warrior from a Napoleonic age, resurrected and armed with a paint brush, by such theories, but ever since my first year in London when I noticed the prevalence of pink in men’s fashion the influence of both sexes on each other has intrigued me.
You could put the pink preference down to a fashion trend, concocted by female fashion designers at a particular time, perhaps Aine would know more on this angle. But, yesterday I read a piece in the Japan Times about how more young men are becoming herbivores (soshokukei). Now by herbivores farm animals are not what’s being implied, rather it is a phenomenological term which has been attached to men who display traits which diverge from traditional notions of masculinity (referred to sometimes as carnivores in Japan). Here’s how herbivores, mostly young men, are classified in Japan.
 • They are not as competitively minded about their jobs as men in older generations.
• They are fashion conscious and eat sparingly so they can stay thin and fit into skintight clothes.
• They are chummy with their moms and often go shopping together.
• They are not interested in dating girls, having relationships, or even having sex (choosing from a plethora of “self-help” toys instead).
• They are very tight with their money and often carry several retailers’ “point cards” around, declaring that those who don’t pinch pennies are stupid.
It’s quite funny to think that being chummy with your mum is somehow the antithesis of masculinity, but I understand what is meant. The report even suggests a positive correlation between self-esteem and having their nails look nice.
From my own unscientific observations in Japan, some of these points seem evident. When I wander into say Comme Ca it’s inevitable that I immediately sense that I look like shit compared to the staff, who don’t have a hair out of place and all look rather well and happy, suited and surrounded in stylish clothes, much like a cow in a Kerrygold ad, or a pg in shit.

The incidence of Japanese men as herbivores.

This is a subject that interests me greatly, the feminisation of masculinity. Now Conor would no doubt be appalled, him being a warrior from a Napoleonic age, resurrected and armed with a paint brush, by such theories, but ever since my first year in London when I noticed the prevalence of pink in men’s fashion the influence of both sexes on each other has intrigued me.

You could put the pink preference down to a fashion trend, concocted by female fashion designers at a particular time, perhaps Aine would know more on this angle. But, yesterday I read a piece in the Japan Times about how more young men are becoming herbivores (soshokukei). Now by herbivores farm animals are not what’s being implied, rather it is a phenomenological term which has been attached to men who display traits which diverge from traditional notions of masculinity (referred to sometimes as carnivores in Japan). Here’s how herbivores, mostly young men, are classified in Japan.


• They are not as competitively minded about their jobs as men in older generations.

• They are fashion conscious and eat sparingly so they can stay thin and fit into skintight clothes.

• They are chummy with their moms and often go shopping together.

• They are not interested in dating girls, having relationships, or even having sex (choosing from a plethora of “self-help” toys instead).

• They are very tight with their money and often carry several retailers’ “point cards” around, declaring that those who don’t pinch pennies are stupid.

It’s quite funny to think that being chummy with your mum is somehow the antithesis of masculinity, but I understand what is meant. The report even suggests a positive correlation between self-esteem and having their nails look nice.

From my own unscientific observations in Japan, some of these points seem evident. When I wander into say Comme Ca it’s inevitable that I immediately sense that I look like shit compared to the staff, who don’t have a hair out of place and all look rather well and happy, suited and surrounded in stylish clothes, much like a cow in a Kerrygold ad, or a pg in shit.

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Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh