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Rancourt Takes a Creative Approach to Pandemic-Era Sales

June 29, 2020

Rancourt Takes A Creative Approach To Pandemic-Era Sales

It took only weeks of shoppers staying home due to coronavirus-related restrictions and concerns to tip some retail stores into…

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The Roots and Perception of Police Uniforms

June 20, 2020

The Roots And Perception Of Police Uniforms

In 1974, psychologist Leonard Bickman conducted a behavioral study in Brooklyn. He wanted to test the social power of uniforms….

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Post-Prep Prepping: Alternatives for a World without J. Crew

May 22, 2020

Post-Prep Prepping: Alternatives For A World Without J. Crew

It’s been weeks since J. Crew declared bankruptcy. We’ve been eulogizing J. Crew intensely and eloquently, and having a good…

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Brand Together: Shop for a Shop Shares the Wealth

May 4, 2020

Brand Together: Shop For A Shop Shares The Wealth

I recently rewatched the Devil Wears Prada to research who the real villain is (turns out it’s all of us)….

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Now Playing: New Documentary The Times of Bill Cunningham

April 23, 2020

Now Playing: New Documentary The Times Of Bill Cunningham

It’s been almost 4 years since the death of Bill Cunningham, the legendary chronicler of New York street fashion who…

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How We're Shopping Right Now

April 17, 2020

How We’re Shopping Right Now

One of the many costs of crisis is attention. The familiar rhythms of focus are interrupted — starting the day…

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Shine and Subscribe: Jason Dorn's ASMR Shoe Shines

April 3, 2020

Shine And Subscribe: Jason Dorn’s ASMR Shoe Shines

We don’t generally engage with things we don’t “get.” I still feel a little shame to admit I have never…

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Six Films with Great Style to Watch If You Have Some Time on Your Hands 

March 13, 2020

Six Films With Great Style To Watch If You Have Some Time On Your Hands 

Talking about clothes in the rapidly evolving coronavirus era may seem a little silly — which of course it is….

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Illustrated Style: Norman Rockwell

March 6, 2020

Illustrated Style: Norman Rockwell

Say you’re at your grandparents house, and you’re in the bathroom washing your hands, and you notice a framed print…

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Tuck with/Not Tuck with: Do You Need an Untucked Shirt?

February 7, 2020

Tuck With/Not Tuck With: Do You Need An Untucked Shirt?

Sometimes marketing is convincing people you can solve their problems, and sometimes it’s convincing them they have a problem to…

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Retailed: Big Chains Are Giving Secondhand a Shot

January 31, 2020

Retailed: Big Chains Are Giving Secondhand A Shot

Like my viewing habits and listening habits, my shopping habits have changed a lot in the last few years, largely…

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The Art of  Wearing Wild Pants

January 20, 2020

The Art Of Wearing Wild Pants

George Frazier’s classic essay “The Art of Wearing Clothes” is at its heart an argument in favor of conservative clothing….

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Post-Christmas Sale Picks at Mr. Porter, Ralph Lauren, and More

December 26, 2019

Post-Christmas Sale Picks At Mr. Porter, Ralph Lauren, And More

The day after Christmas, all those holiday decorations go from being celebratory decor to an impending task: “Take me down,”…

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5 Things to Wear to the Office Holiday Party to Make Your Coworkers Roll Their Eyes

December 13, 2019

5 Things To Wear To The Office Holiday Party To Make Your Coworkers Roll Their Eyes

It’s prime holiday party time — a month or so of fireside cocktails with the neighbors, of sharing time and…

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Deeper in the Pile: Seven Alternatives to the Standard Patagonia Fleece

November 22, 2019

Deeper In The Pile: Seven Alternatives To The Standard Patagonia Fleece

If you know your Greek myths (or Ray Harryhausen movies), you likely know the story of Jason and the Argonauts….

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