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Today in Gear: August 27, 2015

Clothing for a cause, a carbon fiber folding bike, a vintage moto jacket and more.


7 Bike Accessories to Improve Your Commute

Want a better bike lock? Better lights? A smarter helmet? Go to the crowdfunders.


How to Shine Your Shoes the Right Way

We talk to a master of the trade to learn how to properly shine your boots and shoes.

Courtroom Approved

Essentials for New Law Students


Law school is a different animal. Prepare accordingly with these essentials.

Old Dog, New Marketing

The Architectural Grad Student's Style Palette


Michelangelo, Gaudi, Wright, Piano, Calatrava -- all brilliant men, all with great personal style. Here's how to create yours.

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The 21 Dress Shoes of Fall

From oxfords to brogues, loafers to Blucher's, these are 21 essential shoes for men.

How to Find the Right Sunglasses for Any Face

Choosing the right sunglasses for your face shape accentuates your best features and hides lesser ones — like those hungover eyes.

Why I Bought the Last iPod Classic in the Store

Cherishing a rare animal on the verge of extinction.

10 Affordable Tool Knives

With knives, the simpler, the better.

What to Bring When Meeting the Parents

Meeting the 'rents can be rough. So, why not bring a little something to smooth things over?

The Great American Session Beer

Seven beers, all under 5.0% ABV. Stay thirsty, friends.

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Eating Like His Ancestors

21 Days of Paleo

Matthew Ankeny set out for three weeks of fad dieting to see if the wave of hype surrounding the latest favorite American diet could hold weight. How did he feel after 21 days of eating just fresh fish, vegetables, fruit and nuts (plus a demonic juice binge)?

Wheels for the working man

The Best Commuter Bikes for Any Budget

Gone are the days when the commuter bike was an old-school mountain bike with a potpourri of parts and a wonky rear wheel. A rise in people looking to build fitness, be greener or simply have fun getting around has boosted the market for commuter bikes. Here are some of our favorite rides.

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Discerning Dressing

50 Best Menswear Shops in America

The best menswear shops are more than just fantasy bachelor pads stocked with a thoughtful selection of brands and styles. They're a trusted resource for sartorial discovery, experimentation and advice. We've leveraged the collective insight of our entire staff to compile this inaugural survey of the 50 best menswear shops in America today. From Minnesota to Miami and from streetwear to workwear, these are the brick-and-mortar retailers to seek out first in all matters of personal style.

Old Dog, New Marketing

A Meta Trailer for Madden

It's two weeks until the first kickoff of the NFL season, which only means one thing: Madden NFL 16 -- and a great self-aware teaser trailer.

More: Gaming
Changing Times

Wearing One Watch, Three Ways

Three different straps -- and some style essentials -- turn the Rolex GMT-Master II into a watch ready for roughin' it, casual lunch, or a fancy dinner with your boss.

More: Rolexes
Flight Time

10 Soaring Pilot’s Watches

A pilot's watch much be legible, tough, accurate and reliable, with extra points awarded if it looks good riding the sleeve of a flight jacket. This flock hits those marks.

Four WWII Beauties from the Duxford Air Show

Postcard: War Birds on Parade

I watched in awe as four Curtiss war birds split the sky in a tight formation, before swooping toward the ground like giant piston-powered wasps.

More: Wingtips
Hot coffee, un-burned crotch

10 Best Mugs for the Morning Commute

Life seems to get difficult quick if you can't bring your coffee with you; but if you spill, your treasured drink can become a mortal enemy. Nobody wants that. The solution: a great travel mug.

What to see, read and hear

This Week in Culture: August 22, 2015

Colbert gets ready for his new roll, the Ashley Madison hack becomes adulterers worst nightmare, Banksy's new amusement park opens and The New York Times releases a damning report on Amazonian work conditions.