Inventing a New Language for Talking About Style

Blackbird Spyplane, a popular but niche “dude-leaning” newsletter, introduces Concorde, a new endeavor aimed at women.

Blackbird Spyplane is a newsletter written for enthusiasts: rabbit-hole shoppers who stockpile extremely specific saved searches on eBay as if it’s a competitive sport. There is nothing chill or low-key about it, other than a core appreciation for the kind of crunchy outdoor apparel once associated with chill and low-key people.

This is largely on account of the newsletter’s intense voice, which may read like a parody of a neurotically online men’s style writer — things he likes are “dope,” “fire,” “tasty,” “vibey” and “mad cool,” sometimes in all-caps — but is closer to a

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