New Necklaces, MTV Animals & Environmental Blind Spots

• These two distinguished, one-of-a-kind necklaces by Brooklyn accessories label, DLC, were made just for Brave GentleMan. Crafted from recycled and vintage materials like antique optometrist lenses (monocle anyone?), “Saint Atheist” (left) and “Skeptic’s Lens” (right) are in the theme of seeing through an informed lens. They are totally sustainable and completely handsome. $160

• Mr. Jonathan Safran Foer is at it again. In an interview with The Ecologist, Foer claims that environmentalists who eat meat have a blind-spot:

Jonathan Safran Foer“We know it is indisputably the number one cause of global warming. So what does it mean exactly to be an environmentalist on a daily basis if you are not thinking about the number one cause of global warming or one of the top two or three causes of all other environmental problems? Does it mean you are necessarily someone who doesn’t care about the environment? Obviously not, but it might mean you have a blind spot for something big.”

Former MTV News correspondent John Norris will be hosting a fundraiser on October 6th in New York City for Mercy For Animals to support the launch of a powerful new television advertisement campaign designed to raise awareness about the plights of farmed animals, who suffer out of sight, out of mind, at the hands of the meat, dairy and egg industries. If you attend, you’ll be the first to see these ads which will run from coast to coast on MTV Networks.

Tickets are $150, and each ticket sold will allow the advertisements to reach nearly 15,000 viewers.

October 6, 2011
8 p.m. – midnight
Private Loft in SoHo, NYC


Written by joshuakatcher

Joshua Katcher is an adjunct professor of fashion at Parsons The New School. His research focuses on sustainability and ethics in fashion production. He started The Discerning Brute in 2008 as a resource for men who want to make intelligent decisions concerning their lifestyles. With a focus on “fashion, food & etiquette for the ethically handsome man”, The Discerning Brute produces expert, essential content and boldly takes a stand. Brave GentleMan, the integrated, eCommerce brother-site of The Discerning Brute was launched in 2011 and features “principled attire” and “smart supplies” handpicked for informed indulgence.
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  • Elle

    Don’t get me wrong: I love this site, but I have a bone to pick. I’m tired of the “atheists are informed” argument against people of faith. We’re all human beings who have the capability to live a fulfilling life whichever way we choose to. Let’s stop the constant put-down of the most life-defining choice each of us make.