Garmany Fall/Winter 2021

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FEATURES it’s all in the jeans | 48 Feeling blue over finding perfect denim? Let Garmany’s style pros go to work for you—knowing pants is in their blood.

Off-Road Royalty | 50

autumn splendor

Whether you dress to impress or want to keep it casual, you’ll find the season’s top looks at Garmany.



Land Rover’s Defender reigns once more, taking drivers from unpaved trails to city streets with style and ease.

black-tie is back | 70 Backyard weddings and virtual ceremonies worked in a pinch, but formal events have now been restored to the agenda. Be sure your tux is ready for all those savethe-dates.

Fall Breeze | 76 It’s easy to look your best—even when the temperature dips—in the hottest clothes from Garmany.



Dress by Alexis, necklace by Dripping in Gems. Photo by Michael Cogliantry.

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DEPARTMENTS Memo | 10 We are thrilled to have you back for the fall/winter 2021 season.

The Garmany Guide | 15 The upside of down...back at the Basie...Christian Louboutin sneakers...and more.

the Techie | 24 These high-tech toys might not be a true necessity, but need-schmeed—we want ’em!

music | 26 Future-forward vocalistproducer collaborations under the hyperpop umbrella deliver the sound—and energy—we need now.

elements of style | 28 Johnell Garmany solves your sartorial dilemmas.

women’s trends | 30 This season’s styles range from floral prints to shaggy pullovers.

essentials for women | 32 Whether your plans take you indoors or out, you’re guaranteed to look great in the newest pieces from Garmany.

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rihanna | 38

pursuits | 74

For entrepreneur and fashion icon Rihanna, becoming a star singer was just the beginning.

Because you’re still a kid at heart, rekindle that snowday magic with a sled that knows no limits.

essentials for men | 40

grooming | 82

Treat yourself to the season’s best—whether you’re searching for a new look or just updating your current wardrobe. RISING STAR

regé jean page | 46 Thanks to his role on Bridgerton, this British actor is drawing major attention—and so are his sartorial choices.

auto | 50 Land Rover’s Defender reigns once more, taking drivers from unpaved trails to city streets with ease and style.

travel | 52 Each of five exotic endangered species around the world can inspire a memorable trip.

Unevenness? Bare patches? A few simple tips can help your face be happily hirsute.

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Spirits | 86 You know these five performers, but have you tasted their bold forays into the booze biz?

service directory | 92 Your guide to the Garmany Experience.

spotlight | 98 Loungewear isn’t just a pandemic trend—the perfect workout wardrobe will get your heart rate going.

The sporting life | 72 Now Jackson Hole, Wyoming, has a nearby five-star luxury hotel worthy of its stellar skiing and eye-popping vistas.


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Proud To Be A Part Of Your Life


Contributing designer MICHAEL FORTE

PUBLISHING STAFF group Publisher SHAE MARCUS Associate Publisher JODI BRUKER Account Executive JESSICA SALERNO

sweater jackets and shirts from all the brands It’s been a long time coming, but we are sneak peek you know and trust: Maurizio Baldassari happy and proud to be back in your lives. and Fedeli. Pair those garments with an For a while, fashion understandably took a outstanding pair of pants by Pescarolo backseat to more serious matters. The truth, and Christian Louboutin sneakers for a though, is that Garmany never really left. memorable fall look. Thank you to all of our devoted Ladies hoping to make waves this season associates and tailors for standing alongside If the shoe fits! can expect the very best in our women’s us as we navigated through the rocky road p. 15 department. Fall florals from Veronica Beard of the past year and a half. Thank you to and Rag & Bone can make a statement in the office or all of the designers who adjusted deliveries, jumped on at happy hour. Those looking to cozy up when weather endless Zoom meetings and sent so many samples to help make the upcoming season one of the most exciting. cools off can turn to Jonathan Simkhai for comfy yet subtly sexy sweaters or to Cucinelli for pieces that are equal parts Most of all, we pass along our sincerest gratitude to all refined and relaxing. of the loyal customers who supported us each day of the There is so much more to get excited about this season, pandemic. You’re the reason we kept going, and will including Garmany magazine. In addition to the fabulous continue to keep going. fashions, we’ve once again filled the issue with stories we And you’ll be happy to see what we have in store this know you’ll appreciate, including an introduction to the fall. We’re excited about the tailored collections, particularly latest version of an iconic 4x4 (page 50), a guide to the best Ravazzolo, Kiton and our Garmany Atelier line. Suits and celebrity spirits (page 86) and an informative piece on how sportcoats come in all of the boldest colors of the season to dress for your next black-tie event (page 70). and in sophisticated fabrics that add both comfort and Although things have been moving in the right direction dimension. For a more customized tailored look, you’ll want for us here, the Garmany family has lost one of our own. to see our expanded made-to-measure offerings—which Lucille Christianson was a wonderful, beautiful and truly come in sophisticated styles for all price points. special person to me personally. In many ways, she was like an After months of working from home, many gentlemen older sister. I miss her every minute of the day, and although are looking to update their attire as they head back she is gone, I know that I have two angels looking down at us. out for nights on the town. You’ll love our selection of

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We saw the best of Japanese summers during this year’s Olympics, but what does the land of the rising sun know about winter? Based on the quality of products from Tokyobased men’s outerwear brand Taion, we’d say a whole lot. Taion, which loosely translates to “body temperature” in Japanese, is on a mission to create the absolute best down jackets and other down-filled outerwear, anywhere. They’ve checked all the boxes for superior winter wear: warmth, style and comfort. Now you can check them out at Garmany.

Try to pin down IRO, the Parisian brand of womenswear. Give it your best shot, but it defies description. The chic line of dresses, sweaters, jackets and denim—founded by brothers Arik and Laurent Bitton in 2004—not only embodies contradictions, it boasts about it. It is, at times, tomboy or feminine, urban or relaxed, wild or tame. But doesn’t contradiction reflect the human nature in all of us? Embrace your contradictions and you’ll embrace IRO, now at Garmany.



You might not be invited to the next Hollywood premiere, but you can have something in common with A-list celebs: Jimmy Choo footwear. The history of Jimmy Choo began in the early 1990s in London’s East End, and the lineup of luxurious pumps, flats, wedges, boots and more has earned the iconic status. Today, you can find their creations gracing the red carpet at the most glamorous Hollywood events…and at Garmany. Stop by the store to try on your next pair of Jimmy Choos.

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While NN07, a brand of stylish men’s wardrobe staples, might seem like a short, innocuous name, it actually says a lot. NN stands for “no nationality,” and that sets the tone: No intolerance and no barriers both describe the look and feel of NN07. The 07 is the year the Copenhagen-based company was founded, creating a refined collection of top-flight menswear for distinguished gentlemen in all corners of the world. So, tear down your fashion borders with NN07. Your Garmany associate can help you go through the brand’s line of timeless knitwear, overshirts and outerwear today.


You can’t fake pedigree. When it comes to men’s shirts, Guglielminotti is the real deal. From the heart of Milan, their dress shirts and sport shirts are sought after all over the world for their sophisticated yet wearable collections. And there’s something for everyone: How about a striped shirt with bold colors for a refined yet retro look or a cozy casual shirt in a classy shade for a relaxed weekend? Word has it that the folks at Guglielminotti are obsessive about attention to detail, but they just can’t help it. It comes with their pedigree.


The Count Basie Center for the Arts is back with a full schedule of live performances. Here’s a preview of the upcoming fall/winter season. This schedule includes the two major venues at the Basie: the Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre and The Vogel. As dates and performers are subject to change, visit for updated information. 99 MONMOUTH ST., RED BANK, 732.842.9000

Nov. 1: Steely Dan Nov. 5: 10,000 Maniacs Nov. 6: Marc Broussard Nov. 7: Friends! The Musical Parody Nov. 11: Brandon Rogers: Helen’s Detention Tour Nov. 12: Michelle Wolf Nov. 12-14: Elf: The Musical Nov. 13: Back to the ’80s Show With Jessie’s Girl Nov. 15: MasterChef Live! Nov. 16-18: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Nov. 19: Paul Anka — Anka Sings Sinatra Nov. 19: The Lone Bellow Nov. 20: Disney Princess: The Concert Nov. 20: A Marvelous Night: The Music of Van Morrison Nov. 23: A Magical Cirque Christmas Nov. 29: Dream Theater Dec. 1: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Dec. 2: The Midtown Men: Holiday Hits Dec. 3: Howie Mandel Dec. 4: Doo Wop at the Basie Dec. 4: David Benoit Dec. 5: Hot Tuna Dec. 8: Puddles Pity Party: Unsequestered Tour Dec. 10-12: The Nutcracker Dec. 15: Darlene Love’s “Souled Out” Christmas Dec. 17: Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Scared Scriptless Dec. 17-18: Max Weinberg’s Jukebox Dec. 23: The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical THE LONE BELLOW



Casual footwear fanatics know that Christian Louboutin sneakers are hot. Synonymous with fashion and luxury, the French line has a unique trademark that makes it stand out: The soles are red. But beyond style, they’re made to last...and to keep you looking good. If you aren’t a sneaker fanatic, ask for Christian Louboutin here at Garmany, and we bet you’ll be converted.

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When your father is a footwear legend, you have to hold up the company’s high standards. Such is the case with Gianvito Rossi. The son of Sergio Rossi, Gianvito has made a name for himself with a collection of men’s shoes—boots, sneakers, loafers and more—that would make his papa proud. Gianvito’s creations feature expert Italian craftsmanship (his shoes are handmade), the finest materials and timeless styling. Try them for yourself at Garmany and you’ll attest that Gianvito has kept the bar high and maybe even raised it.



This year has been quite a spectacle in Japan, and now it’s time for the country’s newest star. At Garmany, we’ve found it in Moussy jeans. Launched in 2000, Moussy is a premium Japanese brand based in Tokyo that makes nothing but the highest quality denim in the most flattering cuts. It’s a perfect blend of classic jeans with modern attitude—and we have all of the label’s latest gold medal styles in the women’s department this fall. Stop by the store, and we’ll help you find your next pair.

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There’s a full schedule of things to do and places to go in the Red Bank area this fall. With safety requirements changing and events in flux, please contact the venue first to confirm the details. EVENTS • Oct. 2: Fall Harvest Festival, Main Avenue, Ocean Grove, 732.774.1391, • Oct. 2: Oktoberfest, Veterans Memorial Park, Highlands, 732.291.4713, • Oct. 9: Fall Taste of the Highlands, Samplings at local eateries. Huddy Park,

Highlands, 732.291.4713, • Oct. 16: Boo Brew by the Bay, Craft beer festival. Seafarer Bar, 1 Atlantic St., Highlands, 732.291.4713, • Nov. 26: Town Lighting, Red Bank, 732.741.9211, PUMPKIN PICKING, HAYRIDES AND MORE • Battleview Orchards, Pumpkin and apple picking. 91 Wemrock Rd., Freehold, 732.462.0756, • C Casola Farms Haunted Attractions, Haunted hayride and barn. 131 Rte. 79 S., Marlboro, 732.946.8885, • Classic Horse & Wagon Rides, Nov. 30–Dec. 21, Red Bank, 732.741.9211,

• Happy Day Farm, Pumpkin patch and fall activities; fall harvest festival on weekends through Oct. 31. 106 Iron Ore Rd., Manalapan, 732.977.3607, • Maple Leaf Farms Funfest, 525 Rte. 9 S., Manalapan, 732.851.4400, fall-fun-fest/ • Wemrock Orchards Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze, 100 Wemrock Rd., Freehold Township, 732.431.2668, WINE TASTINGS • 4JGs Orchard and Vineyard, 127 Hillsdale Rd., Colts Neck, 908.930.8066, • Slope Brook Farm, 213 Heyers Mill Rd., Colts Neck, 732.772.1772,


It gets frigid in the Austrian Alps. So, winter gear that can do the job there can do the job here. With that in mind, the folks at Garmany are offering Eisbär ski caps. Since their beginnings in the 1950s, and as the outfitter for the Austrian Ski Association teams, Eisbär has maintained an impeccable reputation around the world for knitted wear. In fact, they still make most of their products at their original location in Upper Austria. Then and now, they’re a brand you can count on to keep you warm, whether you’re high up in the Alps or downtown in Red

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When your customers include Rihanna, Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Hudson, Kim Kardashian and Sofia Vergara, you must be doing something right. Sydney Evan jewelry was founded by Rosanne Karmes in Los Angeles in 2001 with one diamond horseshoe necklace. Now, the line has become one of the most coveted jewelry labels in the world. Why has her collection, now featured here at Garmany, become so popular? Is it the California-chic design vibe? Or maybe it’s the timeless themes of family, love and good fortune—things we can all relate to, even those of us who aren’t Hollywood superstars.




We’re always on the lookout for the next great restaurant. We’ve found it in Abbiocco in Monmouth Beach, which opened this summer. It’s got the setting: the Channel Club Marina. It’s got the food: authentic Italian (fresh seafood or a 36 oz. prime porterhouse, anyone?). It’s got the ambience: “Abbiocco” in Italian describes the feeling when you’ve finished a fantastic meal and are feeling relaxed and satiated. Great food in an ideal setting with the perfect ambience— isn’t that why we eat out? ABBIOCCO, 2 CHANNEL DR., MONMOUTH BEACH, 732.229.3131

Traditional thinking says we have to choose among quality, style and value. But some brands believe it’s not an either/or choice: You can have it all. For more than three decades, the shoemakers at G. Brown have been designing and crafting footwear that’s comfortable, wellconstructed, stylish and available at all price points. Boots, oxfords, loafers, sneakers—this Pennsylvania company does it all! Talk to your Garmany sales associate about G. Brown shoes, and they’ll prove you can have it all.


The roots between the Barry family, which runs the Molly Pitcher Inn, and the Garmany family run deep. If you’re not from the area, the Molly Pitcher Inn, named after a local Revolutionary War figure, is an institution. It hosts events that have brought joy and fond memories to its many guests. The current operations manager at Molly Pitcher Inn is Kevin Barry. Kevin’s father and grandfather bought the inn in 1991 and made it their own. Their goal was to create a venue that celebrates upscale style and elegance. The Garmanys and the Barrys have shared that vision for two decades: Gentlemen should be gentlemen, and ladies should be ladies. It’s proper to go out on the town and look good, with proper etiquette and class. In June, Kevin’s father, James Barry, passed away. Kevin continues to run the business, now by himself, and to keep the famous inn going. For him, it’s only natural since he’s been in and around the hospitality industry almost since birth. When he was sick as a child, his parents would put him in a room at the inn to keep a close watch on him. What does the owner’s kid do in a hotel room? He orders room service like a regular guest. The Molly Pitcher Inn is beloved by its customers, but also by the man who now runs the place. “It was a wonderful experience working side by side with my father for 12 years,” Kevin says. The inn has been completely open since July. The staff used the downtime from the pandemic wisely: refurbishing and sprucing up. But now they’re back in business, and so far business is very good. So, give them a call for your next special event. Commerce aside, there’s a personal connection between Kevin and Johnell Garmany—they’ve known each other since their teen years. When Kevin stops in at Garmany today, it’s as much of a social visit as a shopping excursion. “My kids don’t care that we’re going to Garmany to shop for clothes; they just like going to see everyone (the staff) because they like them so much,” says Kevin. Like other customers, he appreciates the service: “There’s no hard sell. They just try to solve your problems.”

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You may have spotted them at the airport with their avant-garde metallic design and butterfly locks. And you may have admired their combination of design and practicality. Stop looking because now you can have FPM luggage, available at Garmany. What started as an Italian leather goods brand in 1946, FPM (Fabbrica Pelletterie Milano) has revolutionized men’s and women’s travel accessories. They’re made in Italy by craftspeople; for example, the rivets along the handle are hand-mounted, not done by machine. What does that say? It says that your travels are important. FPM knows that and creates your luggage with care.

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There has been an inn on the site along MiddletownLincroft Road in Middletown since about 1697—that’s 35 years before George Washington was even born— and was known for years as the Leedsville Inn. Then it became the Lincroft Inn. The Hesse Companies, based in Atlantic Highlands, purchased the Lincroft Inn in 2016 from the Daverio family, who ran the restaurant/ banquet hall for nearly four decades. Having gone through as many as 12 renovations and additions in its life, the inn was deemed unsafe in 2018 and is being replaced with a new structure, the Lincroft Tavern. To preserve as much of the inn’s history as possible, the Lincroft Tavern, a restaurant and bar, will incorporate some elements of the old building, including part of the timber frame and other building materials salvaged from the original structure. “This is going to be a very rustic-looking interior and harken back to when it was actually built,” says Joseph Pandozzi, senior vice president of the Hesse Cos. “It’s going to be a beautiful building.” A completion date for the Lincroft Tavern has not been determined at press time.


Imagine a clothing line that combines California cool with Italian style. It’s too perfect, it can’t happen, right? Wrong! Los Angeles-based Harden develops fine Italian cashmere and fabrics from Loro Piana, using them to create relaxed yet sophisticated knitwear like sweaters and hoodies. Sounds close to perfect to us. Pick up Harden at Garmany, and you can achieve the near impossible: combining LA attitude and Lombardy flair.


Whether your first car was a Dodge Viper or a humble Ford sedan, you probably put pedal to the metal once or twice and dreamed of being a Formula One racer. Life’s become more sensible since then, but somewhere deep inside those dreams survive. So take a look at Formula 1: The Impossible Collection (Assouline). In this book, author and former New York Times Formula One reporter Brad Spurgeon describes 100 memorable moments from the previous century that helped catapult F1 to the third spot in popularity (behind the Olympics and World Cup soccer) among the world’s sporting events. With vivid photos, descriptive narratives and insightful interviews, the book highlights races, technological achievements and notable names such as Bruce McLaren, Enzo Ferrari and Michael Schumacher. Consider it the motorsports book to end all books, the winner of the checkered flag.

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GLASS OF ART Serve up something homemade at your next get-together, and we’re not talking baked goods. Impress your friends with a cold one made in your BrewArt BeerDroid beer brewer. This temperature-controlled device combines BrewPrint ingredients to craft and pour the perfect lager, IPA, stout and more with the touch of a button. Tech lovers can also use the BrewArt app to monitor drinks every step of the way. $499.95, BrewPrints not included.


GET IN WHILE THE WATER’S HOT Never again will you fidget with the shower faucet and get blasted with either shockingly cold or scalding hot water. U by Moen’s Smart Shower takes the guesswork out of the shower setup, giving you control over the water temp before you even step into the bathroom. When you connect it to Amazon Alexa, Siri or Google Assistant, the system can be started, adjusted and stopped with the sound of your voice or by using the accompanying app. And with smart tech, your preferences will be saved, guaranteeing an ideal shower every time. $1,321.

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THAT’S A STRETCH There are many foam rollers that claim to be the best, but we’re stretching muscles (not the truth): The 12-inch Therabody Wave Roller gives your body the recovery it needs. This textured foam roller with vibration technology connects to the Therabody app to ensure a personalized stretching experience. It is equipped with five different vibration frequencies that adjust for your comfort. Now that you’re in the know, it’s time to roll out. $149.

Gadgets & Gear


These high-tech toys may not be a true necessity, but need-schmeed­—we want ’em!


CLEAN AND GREEN We’ve relearned the value of fresh air over the past year, and the CleanAirZone can create a clean environment in your home. This air purifying system combines natural enzymes and an electric charge to eliminate dust, mold, bacteria, viruses and more. And with no filters and zero waste, the device is a true green cleaner and gives you a healthy home that you can feel good about. $1,500.



LET THE GOOD TIMES ROW Whether you’re a former collegiate rower or a newfound fitness enthusiast, the Hydrow Rower offers a full body workout that’s sure to make you sweat. The apparatus engages all parts of the body—and it has the tech you need to keep you working. A large touchscreen display that offers a collection of guided workouts and an electromagnetic pulley system allow users to feel like they are right on Boathouse Row. And to make you feel better after every row, Hydrow makes a donation to, which brings clean water to developing countries. Now that’s motivation to get rowing! Starting at $2,245.



CHECK YOUR (AIR)BAGS It was only a matter of time before two giants in stylish travel and transportation joined forces. The ninepiece TUMI & McLaren luggage collection features some of the best manufacturing from both the travel accessory and automotive companies. The set includes the Velocity Backpack and the Quantum Duffel—perfect for weekend getaways—as well as the Aero International Expandable 4 Wheel Carry-On (pictured) for the frequent flier. With these bags that maximize storage with minimal dimensions, we’re thrilled to be traveling again! $1,550 (for the carry-on).

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Future-forward vocalist-producer collaborations under the hyperpop umbrella deliver the sound and energy we need now. By Harry Dowden


“It’s Okay To Cry”: The refrain of SOPHIE’s eponymous anthem—sung with passion by Montreal’s Cecile Believe—was the iconic electro-pop sound of the late producer. Sophie Xeon died in January in a sudden accident, a devastating blow to fans. A bright spot in a dark time was seeing just how big SOPHIE’s mark on music was, from tactile early singles to the glimmering textures of the Oil Of Every Pearl’s UnInsides LP. Her uplifting of creators and her own visibly transfemme life opened up gates without compromising an ounce. Believe, who self-produced her own Made in Heaven, is a familiar voice on OOEPUI. She soars over the beautiful “Is It Cold In The Water?” as well as the sonically abrasive shredder “Faceshopping.” Deep Dive: The unreleased closing track of SOPHIE’s 2020 set at LA club night Heav3n, in which Believe sings: “Everybody’s got to own their body/ Everybody wants to be somebody.”


A mutually beneficial arrangement: UK’s Charli XCX leverages her pop chart stardom for the creative freedom to team up with fellow Brit A.G. Cook. The producer and curator of the influential collective’s synthed-out, pitched-up sparklers were a few years into reconstructing pop in their own image, but the partnership drastically expanded the platform. It was the Vroom Vroom EP with the aforementioned SOPHIE that got Charli warmed up with the sound, but that was just the start. The now seminal Pop 2 mixtape is where Cook’s executive producer aspirations crystallized and Charli’s songwriting style and ear for guests truly locked into place. Two more projects, Charli and How I’m Feeling Now, feature Cook at the maximalist production helm and Charli honing her chops. The technological interplay between singer and producer is stronger than ever, and the pair’s shared vision is poised to keep shaping pop for years to come. Iconic Tracks: The blissful joyride of “Unlock It” and the twinkling spark of “Detonate”


The UK trio of vocalist Sarah Midori Perry and multi-instrumentalists Gus Lobban and Jamie Bulled have been a veritable powerhouse of candy-coated bops since 2013’s Intro Bonito mixtape and breakout hit “Flamingo.” Unlike the exclusively shrimp-eating bird, however, KKB have been omnivorous with their influences. Originally leaning into kawaii culture influences and playful Casio synth sounds, the band has since detoured through various intersections, applying their own quirky stamp. Bonito Generation served as a “Graduation” from their early sound, with LP No. 2 Time ‘n’ Place and the Civilization EP series delivering more serious lyrics and tones. But KKB haven’t lost their smirks: A digital set for A.G. Cook’s Appleville fest (in promotion of his own debut album Apple) saw the trio do some light trolling. The studio-quality sound of “Only Acting” cuts out, revealing each member in their tinny quarantine rooms. It’s all an act, anyway, but does it matter when it sounds so fun? Theme Songs: “It’s Bugsnax!” was a surprise drop last summer, a commissioned song for a Playstation game that fits right into the group’s quirky aesthetic.

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The dynamic duo of Laura Les and Dylan Brady blew up fast and loud. A listen will make it quickly apparent that’s how their act, 100 Gecs, likes it. Haters will deride a perceived lack of seriousness without acknowledging that the Gecs are musically committed to many things: Hooks. Drums. More hooks. Sharing vocal and production duties, Brady is currently one of the most indemand beatmakers around, while Les’ solo single “Haunted” indicates some gothy work on the way. 1000 Gecs left a crater in the self-serious pop landscape, the Tree of Clues LP had some great collabs, and this fall’s “10,000 Gecs” tour is a harbinger of doom for speakers across the nation. Live Futures: Minecraft (yes, the video game) became a venue of choice for pandemic-era music fests. One Gecs very online set features early versions of fan favorites “Came To My Show” and “Toothless.”

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Once you’ve delved into the high-energy acts profiled above (or if they’re simply not your vibe), come down with this playlist of recent tracks. Tailor-made for admiring the natural world, whether it’s on a chill road trip with friends or simply a long sit on the porch, sometimes music and fresh air are all you need.


The War On Drugs - “Living Proof” The rambling rock project resurfaces with a roadtrip-ready rumination. Weyes Blood - “Titanic Rising” Melancholic underwater sunlight from the nouveau auteur. SPELLLING - “Turning Wheel” Ambitiously euphoric, lushly collaborative baroque-psych from the Bay Area. 26

Connan Mockasin & Ade - “The Wolf” NZ troubadour makes a wholesome yet dense chillout album with his dad. Caroline Polachek - “Bunny Is a Rider” A slinky, taut single featuring signature vocal acrobatics in a summer song package. Clairo - “Blouse” A soft-spoken, layered return from one of indie-pop’s biggest tearjerkers.

Japanese Breakfast - “Posing for Cars” Cathartic closer to the excellent and versatile Jubilee. The Microphones - “Microphones in 2020” Phil Elverum will be touring this 44-minute transcendental opus song/album. It flies by in a lifetime.

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…in which Johnell Garmany solves your sartorial dilemmas. The return to normal after living in casual clothing during quarantine has been a slow process for some. How should men dress post pandemic? People are going out to dinners and events again, so it’s time to drop the athleisure gear. This means wearing a sportcoat or a sweater jacket. A jacket is a must for men these days; it’s like a purse is to women. Sartoria has a gorgeous cashmere sportcoat in bold colors like orange and cobalt blue, and sweater jackets from Maurizio Baldassari and Brunello Cucinelli are always top-notch.

What makes a sweater jacket an ideal selection for a night out? It’s a good in-between when a guy is dressing up. The “swacket” has a tailored appearance and is usually unstructured, so it’s fairly dressy and casual at the same time. Are jeans still OK to wear with a sportcoat? For some occasions, yes, darker denim and fivepockets are acceptable to wear with a jacket. Another alternative is dressier drawstring pants by either Cucinelli and Marco Pescarolo. Now that we have a night out covered, what’s a smart look for daytime apple picking on the weekends? You can’t go wrong with a sweater or a cardigan—they’re easy for layering. I like to pair a cozy cardigan by Fedeli with Monfrère jeans and either Christian Louboutin sneakers or camel-colored Gianvito Rossi chukkas. Speaking of shoes, Christian Louboutin and Gianvito Rossi are new for men this season. What else is hot in terms of footwear? Our Christian Louboutin sneakers are a hit right now, and the sneaker trend is still very strong. But we are seeing some guys who want a shoe that’s a little dressier and

feels like a sneaker. A good option is Loro Piana Open Walk loafer or boot. Sneakers are still trending, meaning men are still embracing the casual look. How can guys be casual and look good at the same time? Stretch jersey shirts are the way to go. We’re showing these a lot in the store, and customers are falling in love with the shirts by Canali, Corneliani and our Garmany label. Wear them with stretch cotton casual pants or five-pockets by Jacob Cohen, and you have a good cozy look that you can even wear to a Zoom meeting if you’re still working from home. With more in-person weddings and galas, the need for formalwear is picking up. What should men do to be sure they’re ready for a black-tie affair? We are selling so many tuxedos because all the postponed weddings are back on. But let’s face it, many guys put on a few pounds during quarantine, so they need something new. There’s nothing more elegant than a tuxedo with a shirt and bow tie, but, depending on the event, dress codes can be relaxed. Dinner jackets with sneakers are suitable for some outings; Canali, Isaia and Pal Zileri have wonderful jackets.


What should guys look for in outerwear this season? Moorer is one of our top sellers, and they have some very special looks. They have a jacket and vest that’s made of both denim and quilted material. It’s a hot item this season.

From left, Brunello Cucinelli, Maurizio Baldassari, Marco Pescarolo, Moorer, Christian Louboutin

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Styles range from floral prints to shaggy pullovers.


Every now and then, the cut-out fashion trend makes its resurgence, so we knew it was only a matter of time until it would have its moment again. This fall’s iteration does not disappoint. In fact, the often-intimidating style is more fresh and subtle than seasons past, making it an everyday wardrobe choice this go-around. As if a body-hugging knit in a vermilion hue wasn’t haute enough, leave it to Jonathan Simkhai to take it up a notch: Geometric carves along the chest flaunt just the right amount of skin for any occasion. Keep it sleek in trousers, or slip into boyfriend jeans to keep it casual. A.L.C.’s take on the conventional maxi is anything but ordinary: grungy gingham print, detailed cinching along the torso that accentuates any shape, and of course, peek-a-boo slashes at the waist and clavicle. Top with a moto jacket and you’ll be turning heads. And we love Zimmermann for always staying true to their vision of sophisticated femininity, while simultaneously adding extra spice. Case in point: Their ornate floral mini with dramatic pouf sleeves, brilliant bauble embellishments and tear-drop cuts that reveal sexy bits of the décolletage and midriff. Our advice: Let this sheath do all the talking.


Comfy, cozy and always effortlessly cool, it’s no surprise that the sweater is one of this season’s standouts. But this time around, designers are honoring the fall favorite with some chic upgrades: We’re talking doublethe-texture and seriously sleek silhouettes. Enter Jonathan Simkhai, who demonstrates how to make the classic cardigan—dare we say it?—sultry. The unexpected fringe detail adds fun, flirty movement, while the deep-V brings subtle sex appeal. What’s more, you can dress this bad boy up or down. If you want to cuddle up, we’re obsessing over Brunello Cucinelli’s shaggy pullover, which is equal parts stylish and snug. Pair with trousers and heels or leggings and sneaks. And last but not least, try giving Nili Lotan’s cable-knit poncho a whirl; it’s sure to add the right touch of drama to any look.

The one thing we missed this past year? Dressing to impress. So, we’re happy to report that the fall runways proved glitz and glam is back—and better than ever. If you’re on the hunt for the perfect LBD, look no further than L’Agence’s mini blazer dress. Sheer black tights and gold strappy heels give this menswear-inspired classic a kittenish twist. If you didn’t think leather could be ethereal, think again: A.L.C.’s jaw-dropping gown shows us that the otherwise edgy fabric can look delicate and daring, all at the same time. And whether you’re heading to cocktail hour or hitting the town for girls’ night out, you’ll be sure to show up and show out in RTA’s electric blue frock. Just keep the accessories simple to let this stunner shine.


Hint: They’re not just for spring. In fact, we think there’s something really powerful about pulling off the girly print come fall. The key to nailing the trend? Take notes from Veronica Beard: A velvet suit decorated with blooms in hues of gold and burnt umber make a bold statement—whether you’re in the office or at happy hour. Or turn to Staud: An intricate floral design is the secret to taking a classic black puffer from basic to badass—we promise you’ll be the most stylish ski bunny on the slopes! And Rag & Bone never misses a beat: A flowery romantic sheath atop matching pants is the edgy-meets-flirty vibe we never knew we needed. Couple with chunky booties by day or strappy heels by night.



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We were pleasantly surprised to learn that one of this season’s itcolors is cheery and uplifting—black, brown and gray: step aside. Yellow is here and she’s shining brighter than ever before. The bold shade is meant to spark optimism and positivity, so it’s no coincidence designers flooded the runways with the tangy hue. At Zimmermann, it was a butterscotch-tinged pantsuit, giving the classic workwear ensemble a playful attitude. Bonus points for the matching retro top, which adds an extra dose of quirkiness. And over at Staud, we were gaga over their mod-inspired dress in zesty lemon. The intentional white stripe design—sure to flatter any figure— and keyhole cut-out—exposing the sexiest amount of skin—pack an extra bit of punch. And although a silk maxi is sultry by nature, L’Agence was sure to turn up the heat: the rich gold fabric? Hello, golden goddess! And don’t forget to flaunt those gams underneath that thigh-high slit!

How to capitalize on the season’s hot trends.


We already know sweaters are the fall must-have, but there is one particular style we have to call out for leading the pack: Fair Isle. Known for its colorful geometric design and one-of-a-kind craftsmanship, this particular jumper has become a staple in the Après-ski world thanks to its ability to blend in with the snowy cabin ambiance. So, if hitting up the pistes is on your to-do-list this season…err, or the lodge… we’ve got you covered. Veronica Beard’s camel turtleneck looks cool-and-cozy underneath slouchy white overalls, plus it’s the perfect getup if sipping hot cocoa next to a fireplace is your forte. If you’re heading to a fancy mountainside dinner, A.L.C.’s pullover will keep you warm and looking chic. And Rag & Bone’s collection was equipped with several iterations of this fan-fave knit: Their array of unique patterns and colorful combinations will take you straight from the slopes to the chalet—the choice is yours!



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Clockwise from top left, Veronica Beard, Staud, Golden Goose, Zimmermann, A.L.C.

Love it or hate it, sneakers are never going out of style. And after a year of living in athleisure wear, we certainly can’t give up that comfort so easily (sorry, not sorry!). So we’re here to tell you that you can expect to see sporty footwear just about everywhere this season. However, we can thank some of our beloved designers for giving the traditional trainer some new life. Honorable mention goes to Christian Louboutin, whose take on the classic tennis shoe calls for silver studs (lots of ‘em!) and a bold print that’s sure to make you stand out from the crowd. And let’s be real, we all know Golden Goose is synonymous with cool kicks. Take for example their purple and red pony hair high-tops, which give new meaning to just kickin’ it. And how to take sneakers from day to night in a cinch? With a pearl and crystal encrusted toe-strap à la Jimmy Choo—comfy and cute!


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Whether your plans take you indoors or out, you’re guaranteed to look great in the newest pieces from Garmany.

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This page, clockwise from top left: jacket by Herno; robe, slippers and towel by Barefoot Dreams; sweatpants, sweatshirt and jogger shorts by Aviator Nation; hoodie, cami and shorts by Pagoumian New York. Opposite page: coat by Herno.

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Add a little spice to your life with boots, sneakers, slippers and heels that will keep you up and running.

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This page, clockwise from top left: sneakers by Golden Goose; boots by Jimmy Choo; pumps and booties by Christian Louboutin; slippers by Christian Louboutin and Aquazzura. Opposite page: boots and booties by Gianvito Rossi.

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Finish your look with the perfect bag and belt—these must-haves are for every woman on the go!


Belt and handbags by Christian Louboutin, small leopard print crossbody bag and tote by Golden Goose.

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For entrepreneur and fashion icon Rihanna, becoming a star singer was just the beginning. By Donna Rolando descriptions of her style sense. As a trendsetter, Rihanna is considered as influential as David Bowie, Prince, Michael Jackson and Madonna have been. She’ll pick an outfit for an intriguing silhouette or a slightly “off ” feature—think sweatpants with pearls or a masculine denim jacket with a corset. And by outfit, we mean the works right down to accessories, such as white-rimmed sunglasses with army pants; metallic boots with an orange trench coat; or Louboutin stilettos with a Versace animal print. Her bold approach was hard to beat when she wore an ensemble by Maison Margiela that was topped by a papal-style hat to the 2018 Met Gala with beaded headdress, strapless mini and detailed overcoat. Rihanna did more than turn heads at the 2015 Met Gala, when she appeared in a 55-pound dress of gold thread and fox fur that took an embroideress two years to make. The online frenzy that surrounded Chinese designer Guo Pei’s creation included Photoshop images of a giant pizza or omelette. Beyond laughs, the showstopper was part of director Pietra Brettkelly’s documentary Yellow is Forbidden, a look at haute couture and China. Rihanna is no doubt perfectly at home in this or any controversy, perhaps staying up at night thinking how next to stun her fans. “I’ve never been afraid to take risks,” she says. Love her, hate her or simply don’t know what to make of her, one thing is certain: Her one-word name has entered the culture, whether it’s topping the charts at a given moment or not. “Told you I’ll be here forever,” sings Rihanna in one of her megahits. It seems just possible.


Move over, Madonna—and Beyoncé too. Make room for Rihanna. A professed work-work-workaholic, she took top place among female musicians on the 2020 Forbes list of America’s richest self-made entrepreneurs. This was a first for the 33-year-old Barbados native, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, but not unexpected—she signed her first record contract at age 16. Right now, her net worth of $600 million leaves giants like Madonna and Beyoncé in the dust. But Rihanna says she’s more about finding joy in the work than becoming the next billionaire. Fact is, she also shines for her charitable spirit—for example, giving upwards of $8 million to pandemic relief. And her sometimes startling, often stunning personal fashion choices draw notice for sure. It would be easy to file Rihanna under “M” for music. After all, she has amassed nine Grammy Awards as well as multiple American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards and Guinness World Records. “Umbrella,” the lead single on her breakthrough 2007 album Good Girl Gone Bad, topped the charts in 13 countries. But she’s also an actress, with films like Ocean’s 8 and Bates Motel under her belt. And the biggest source of her $70 million annual paycheck is not on any playlist. She gets most of her fortune from Fenty Beauty, which she launched in 2017 with 40 foundation shades. To say she filled a need for diversity is an understatement. This cosmetics venture with French luxury goods giant LVMH made $100 million in the first 40 days, $600 million that initial year and is still going strong. Another booming success is Savage X Fenty, a lingerie line valued at $1 billion that she co-owns with LA-based TechStyle Fashion Group. Thriving despite COVID, the size- and gender-inclusive company recently introduced its first bridalwear. In 2019, Rihanna achieved another milestone as the first black woman in charge of a major luxury fashion house in Paris. Under the family name Fenty, she developed a line as diverse as she is, everything from sculptural suits and minis to bright island-hued wraps and tangerine dresses. For her the fashion had to be honest. “I don’t want anyone to pull up my website and think, ‘Rihanna would never wear that.’” That line with partner LVMH was put on hold two years later during the pandemic. Some say it has been shuttered for good. But that’s not about to hold back Rihanna. Beauty and fashion remain her muses as much as chartbusters. She traces this love back to childhood and watching how her mom put together her own individual style. Today the street fashion industry keeps watch on Rihanna as if every ensemble is a future gold mine. Anyone else might feel intimidating pressure knowing that what they pop out of the closet is so inspirational. But not Rihanna. Loud, unapologetic—these are not just album titles, but apt

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She may be a Vogue cover, but Rihanna is always the master of her own style. The star of pop and fashion seems the epitome of comfort in this Alexander McQueen original with a sparkling strapless top and a multi-tiered bottom. And no wonder—she has made the covers of everything from Maxim to GQ, a list rivaled only by her awards. She accessorizes with rings from Shay Jewelry, Hoorsenbuhs, Hermès and Delfina Delettrez.


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Treat yourself to the season’s best—whether you’re searching for a new look or just updating your current wardrobe.

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This page, clockwise from top left: sweaters by Etro; shirts by Tintoria Mattei; vests by Maurizio Baldassari; pants by PT Torino. Opposite page, sweaters by Fedeli.

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Stay in front of the pack by leaps and bounds with the latest fashion-forward sneakers and boots

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From left, sneakers by Golden Goose Deluxe Brand; boots by Brunello Cucinelli and Gianvito Rossi; high-top sneakers by Christian Louboutin.

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Breakout Moment Thanks to his role on Bridgerton, British actor Regé-Jean Page is drawing major attention—and so are his sartorial choices. oping, but he knows what he likes. His sartorial style is what he has called “very safe,” typically consisting of turtlenecks and shawl-collar sweaters paired with slim jeans and low-top sneakers—a far cry from the Duke’s romantic formalwear. But, like his alter ego, Page knows how to dress for the occasion. For his February 2021 hosting gig on Saturday Night Live, he opted for a single-breasted black suit jacket and slim black trousers by Alexander McQueen with a jeweled brooch. Then, at the 2021 Screen Actors Guild Awards in April (where he was a nominee), Page wore a dark velvet tuxedo and a printed shirt by Louis Vuitton, which he accessorized with Kurt Geiger London loafers and a diamond huggie earring. “Baseline, you should be able to have fun with your fashion,” he said in a 2020 interview with Who What Wear. “I don’t know how eloquent I am in that language, but I very much admire it.” It’s a shame for many reasons that Page won’t be a part of Bridgerton’s forthcoming second season—word has it that the next slate of episodes will focus on other characters’ relationships rather than Simon and Daphne’s. But fans who burn for Regé-Jean can take comfort in knowing there is a lot more to come from this gem of an actor—sartorially and otherwise.

Phoebe Dynevor plays Simon’s wife Daphne on Bridgerton, and sorry, ladies, but Regé-Jean Page is taken in real life too: His girlfriend is fellow Brit Emily Brown, a part-time copywriter, part-time soccer player.


They say the clothes make the man, but Regé-Jean Page’s elaborate Regency-era wardrobe in the hit TV series Bridgerton can’t take all the credit for the strong impression he’s made. After all, in the key honeymoon scenes in Episode 6, he’s—well, let’s just say costumes aren’t a key factor. Still, on the series, he makes the Duke of Hastings, aka Simon Basset, a memorable character, and what he wears he wears well. The same is proving true of the 31-year-old actor himself. As a performer and as a fashion exemplar, Page is turning out to be a memorable fashion player. The Netflix show, based on the novel series of the same name, is Page’s big claim to fame for so far. Yes, he had a few small yet notable roles beforehand— he played Chicken George in the 2016 reincarnation of the miniseries Roots and was a regular in Shonda Rhimes’ one-season-wonder legal drama For the People. Still, Bridgerton, also a Rhimes creation, was the perfect casting match for Page. It displays his unmatched ability to wear period pantaloons and riding boots with ease. Hey, not everyone can make a Lord Byron-inspired wardrobe appealing. Born in London to a Zimbabwean nurse mother and an English preacher father, Page spent his early childhood in Harare, then moved back for secondary school to England, where he discovered acting thanks to the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. Page’s real-life fashion sense, much like his career, is still devel-

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IT’S ALL IN THE JEANS Feeling blue over finding perfect denim? Let Garmany’s style pros go to work for you—knowing pants is in their blood.


Most men didn’t spend their childhood playing dress up; seldom do boys protest which T-shirt or sweater they would wear, and rarely do they make a fuss over a pair of pants. For these guys, few things change over the years. Even the most discerning gentleman today doesn’t want to spend a lot of time in a dressing room: It’s usually “get the perfect fit and go”—especially when it comes to wardrobe basics like denim. At Garmany, we understand that many men may not want to get worked up while looking for jeans, but we also know that finding the perfect pair takes more than searching for a size tag on the waistband. A department store brand with a 32x30 tag, for instance, might fit differently when compared with Garmany’s high-quality denim by designers. When you visit Garmany, Johnell Garmany and our other style pros will talk to you even before you start trying on pants. “We focus on getting the fit right as quickly as possible,” says Johnell. He and the team ask three basic questions: 1. Do you like low rise or mid rise? “Mid-rise jeans tend to be most popular with our customers.” 2. How fitted do you want them? “Some men like their jeans to be quite fitted around the thigh, but others want to be more comfortable.” 3. What kind of leg opening do you like? “The trend is slim, but our best-selling fit is still regular straight leg.” Once the staff gets your answers, they’re good to go. Inventory experts, they’ll know to grab jeans from brands like Monfrère, Jacob Cohen and PT Torino, among others. “We’ll get the fit right in less than three tries,” says Johnell. But Garmany goes beyond fit. Denim is about style too. “Then we can talk about washes—a dark, clean pair that you can dress up or something more fun with detailing and distressing,” he says. “We have a jean for every guy of every age…but you have to find the right fit first.”

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SKINNY FIT Popularized by young hipster types in the late ’00s, the skin-tight denim phenomenon stuck around for about a decade before trends began to shift. But with slight modifications, today’s skinny-fit jeans are both fashionable and comfortable—and yes, they do allow breathing. How they fit: The skin-tight feeling has given way to something more modern. Keep doing those squats because this style still hugs your seat and thighs. Most are mid-rise, meaning that the waistline will sit slightly below your belly button, but guys with uber-thin, Mick Jagger-type bods will benefit from a low-rise jean that sits closer on the hip. Dudes also should pay attention to the level of skinniness in the leg. Many brands still offer jeans that carry the close fit all the way through the ankle, but if that tightness is too boy-band for you, opt for a pair with only a slight taper at the bottom. Who’s wearing them: Paparazzi often capture style icon Harry Styles wearing a pair of black denim skinny jeans with a statement button-up and Chelsea boots, but your day-to-night look can be perfect with a lightwash pair and a long-fit T-shirt. And while skinny fit may be favored by the nightclub crowd, it’s also suitable for the discerning man. Pair a subtler skinny jean with a sportcoat and loafers for a sophisticated look that is far from dated.

SLIM FIT It’s easy to use “skinny” and “slim” interchangeably in conversation, and there are indeed similarities when you’re talking about garments. But if you have a slightly fuller body, you’ll want to know the difference when putting on a pair of pants. How they fit: Like skinny-fit denim, slimfits also are close to the seat and thighs. They differ, however, in the leg opening— the calf and ankle loosen in most of the latter styles, providing greater mobility. Average slim-fit jeans are constructed with a mid-rise—meaning that the length from the crotch to the belt is anywhere between 9 and 11 inches—and give off a casual vibe. High-rise slim-fit jeans sit just above the waist and provide a neater, sometimes tailored appearance. Who’s wearing them: Slim-fit jeans are a great everyday cut for men looking to take the town by storm. Their versatility and ability to be paired with everything from sweaters and button-up shirts to sneakers and monk straps make them a preferred choice. And though they’re popular with Hollywood’s trim leading men, guys of all body types can feel confident in a pair because the slightly tapered yet close fit complements any figure.

REGULAR FIT In the beginning, jeans were utilitarian pants worn for any and every task— thus, comfort was the priority, then fashion. That meant they had to provide the wearer plenty of room to move while still appearing tidy. That’s the story of regular fit. How they fit: Unlike slim-fit denim, which has a narrow silhouette and hugs the body, regular-fit jeans have a straight fit through the hips and thighs. In other words, they’re not too loose, not too tight. Though there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all pant, regular fit comes close. For shorter guys the style’s mid-rise adds balance while elongating the body’s frame. Taller fellows also benefit from the mid-rise, which can reduce the visual appearance of long legs. Who’s wearing them: Once worn mostly by blue-collar workers on the job, these jeans are perfect for casual Fridays at the office. The extra fabric standard in regular jeans gives added comfort to all body types. This style pairs well with sport shirts and boots for a casual or rugged look, but a darker wash can be dressed up easily with a dress shirt, sweater and monk strap shoes.

LOOSE FIT The fashion police didn’t ban baggy pants (though some U.S. cities did). In fact, this style isn’t the faux pas that some made it out to be a decade ago. By considering a few sartorial rules, you can rock loose-fitting jeans and always be in style. How they fit: Loose-fit jeans offer maxcomfort feel and max-casual vibe. That’s because the style is typically cut to sit below the waist, providing extra room in the seat and thigh area. The straight leg also is roomy, but doesn’t give off an excessive bulky or baggy appearance. A high-rise fit can help men with larger waists flatten their mid-sections and shape their rear ends; it also allows more room in the leg for dudes with bigger calves. Watch the length of the leg: Jeans should not extend past the top of the shoes. Who’s wearing it: This style is best kept in casual settings (ball games and the like), but a variety of styles—different colors, patterns and washes, for example—will keep outfits interesting. For a smart combo, wear loose jeans in a light wash with layered pieces like hoodies, bomber jackets or large coats. Because of the jeans’ relaxed nature, finish a loosefit outfit with boots or sneakers.


DENIM THAT’S NOT DENIM Gold-rush miners of the 1850s knew they were wearing durable pants, but little did they know that their garb would be a long-lasting fashion trend. Of course, indigo-dyed cotton denim has come a long way since then, going through more than a century’s worth of transformations and incarnations (some memorable, others regrettable). Today’s jeans and five-pocket pants are better than ever: They’re just as durable to wear to a 9-to-5 job, whether you’re mining or managing clients, but they are constructed with comfort and style in mind too. Top designers such as Jacob Cohen and Monfrère are incorporating fabrics such as elastane and Lycra to give their pant formulas stretch properties. Four-way stretch denim, for instance, provides the ultimate luxury. These pants stretch in four different directions, so they move with your body while you’re on the go, and they won’t lose their shape as they stretch over time—that was an issue with earlier stretch jeans. They’re also super-soft (like your athleisure wear), so you can relax in a pair while you watch the whole ball game or binge the entire series of a Netflix show on your couch. Available in different washes and colors, stretch denim and five-pocket pants can be used equally in an office setting or out on the town. You’ll be tempted to wear them at the health club— they’re that comfortable—but go with the shorts and sweats for your workout.

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Land Rover’s Defender reigns once more, taking drivers from unpaved trails to city streets with ease and style. By Darius Amos


The station wagon was first on the scene; then came the minivan. Today, the sport utility vehicle (SUV) is the preferred family transport option, thanks to ample seating, cargo space and four-wheel-drive systems. (Sporty names suggesting adventure and ruggedness help too.) But as car manufacturers continue to search for the next thing, British automaker Land Rover has opted to spice up its original formula. Returning from a three-year hiatus is the mighty Defender, which was one of the company’s first models when it launched in 1948. (Back then, the trucks were simply named for their wheelbases: the 127, the 110, the 90.) With a fully capable 4WD system, the stylish new iteration maintains the Defender’s standing as an off-roading champ. But as thoroughly as the Defender proves itself on the red rocks in Moab, it does just as well on the interstate and in stop-and-go city traffic. That’s because engineers made three powerful engines available to the vehicle: a turbocharged four cylinder, a turbocharged six and a supercharged, 518-horsepower eight. And the comforts in the cabin mirror those found in an uber-luxurious sedan: hand-stitched leather upholstery, three-zone automatic climate control and a standard 10-inch infotainment system display, to name three. As for the iconic “boxy” appearance of its forebears, the new Defender retains that general shape with a few sexy curves added. Rugged, good-looking and familyfriendly—that’s today’s SUV. Starting at $46,100.

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The two-door Defender 90 offers a sporty look, while the four-door 110 is available for practical drivers.

Although the iconic Defender yellow of yesteryear isn’t available for 2022, there are 10 other paint colors to choose from, including Pangea Green and Gondwana Stone, both inspired by ancient supercontinents.

Unlike other Land Rover models that use two screens, the Defender relies on a single 10-inch touchscreen with faster response times to control its infotainment system. An optional 11.4-inch screen is available.

Optional turbocharged six-cylinder and supercharged eight-cylinder engines give the Defender extra power, whether it’s needed to pass in the fast lane or ascend a rocky cliff.

If an SUV with speed is your thing, the Defender’s optional V8 engine produces 518 horsepower and can complete the 0-to-60mph dash in 4.9 seconds.

Traversing rocks, wading across streams and hopping a curb are easy tasks for the Defender, which has 11.5 inches of ground clearance.

An air spring suspension upgrade enables the driver to adjust the ride height on the fly.


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see them while you can Each of five exotic endangered species around the world can inspire a memorable trip. By Darius Amos


Is the Bramble Cay melomys on your bucket list? Or the Saudi gazelle, or the Christmas Island pipistrelle? Or a bird called the white-chested white-eye? If so, forget it. Within the past two decades these exotic species have gone extinct. You’ve missed your chance. There are, however, fascinating creatures you can still see today—animals that, sadly, may not be around for your grandchildren to glimpse. Global warming, deforestation and habitat loss are devastating to wildlife and animals, many of which are experiencing a rapid decline in population. Now that the world is re-opening to travel, catching sight of one of these species whose numbers are dwindling is an achievable goal. And happily, the countries they’re found in also offer a dazzling variety of other sights and experiences, in each case adding up to a vacation you won’t forget.

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SNOW LEOPARD Great Himalayan National Park, India: FALL/WINTER 2021

The Himalayans are well known to attract alpinists and peak baggers, many of whom head to the region to conquer the world’s tallest mountains. And why not?—10 of the world’s 14 highest peaks are located here. But there’s much more to the mountain range than snowy summits. Visitors to Great Himalayan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that covers 452 square miles in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, can sign up for one of six guided (though somewhat rigorous) treks through the area’s wilderness. Scenic rivers, terraces, cliffs and slopes cut through the forests and mountains of the four designated valleys. Sightseers can enjoy spiritual stops at the Shringa Rishi Temple and Chaihani Fort in Banjaar. But because of its diminishing population and its elusiveness, a snow leopard roaming in its natural habitat would be the ultimate sight. Of the 31 animal species protected in the park, the snow leopard is among the most vulnerable—a recent state wildlife survey counted 73 of the big cats in Himachal Pradesh. According to the World Wildlife Federation (WWF), the snow leopard census is estimated at between 450 to 500 globally.

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GIANT PANDA Chengdu Panda Breeding Center, Chengdu City, China:


Ancient marvels such as the Forbidden City and the Terracotta Army are relics from this country’s long-gone dynasties, while metro regions like Shanghai are global leaders for commerce and innovation. The city of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan in western China, is another epicenter for visitors, with plenty of culture (the Sichuan opera is considered as good as any in the world), business and economy. But perhaps its best-known attraction is the giant panda, the Chinese national symbol and the face of all endangered animals. (It’s also the WWF’s logo.) At the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, staff members study the behavior and genetics of the species—it’s currently classified as vulnerable—with hopes of population conservation. The center is also a top destination for visitors, who can safely observe pandas and everything they do: eat, drink, eat, play, eat, interact with their young and eat.

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NORTHERN WHITE RHINO Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya: Even before the pandemic, vacationing in Africa always came with health advisories. Visitors are recommended (in some cases required) to obtain inoculations before traveling to certain countries, but rest assured, many resorts and wildlife sanctuaries do their part to keep everyone safe. The Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, considered one of the safest, welcomes more than 110,000 guests annually, all of whom can design their safari experience according to their abilities and interests. Day and evening excursions will take the curious up close and personal with lions, zebras, chimpanzees and elephants. Travelers will also see more than 100 critically endangered black rhinos, but the can’t-miss opportunity is catching a glimpse of (and even touching) the “functionally extinct” northern white rhino subspecies. Only two of these awesome animals exist in the world, and both (mother and daughter) are cared for and protected by Ol Pejeta. Staring the last of a kind in the face can be emotional, but the center is trying to reverse the “extinction.” It offers educational activities and workshops that provide visitors with insight into researchers’ work to preserve northern white rhino embryos—with hopes that they can be used to produce offspring.


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BLUE-FOOTED BOOBY Galapagos Islands, Ecuador:


Some 560 miles off the western coast of South America is this famed archipelago of volcanic islands, a popular destination for travelers. It’s a double World Heritage Site, as both its land and sea are protected to preserve the delicate wildlife and environment. The eco-systems are the major attraction, and tourists have many ways to safely visit them. For instance, there are guided hikes around the Sierra Negra crater and across Isabela, an island with six volcanoes. Snorkeling and diving are offered for those wanting a look at Darwin Island’s sharks, rays, sea lions and turtles. But whether you’re in the water or staying dry, there’s a good chance you’ll see a very unusual web-footed bird. The blue-footed booby is a common sight throughout the tropical regions of the eastern Pacific Ocean, and the birds have even reached mainland U.S. But they’re abundant in the Galapagos, where they choose the miles of undisturbed lava rocks and divots in the ground to safely nest. While the species isn’t officially “endangered,” its global population decline since 2014 has raised a red flag. Environmentalists note that the blue-footed boobies, in general, are having increasing problems in breeding; they suspect the decline of sardines, a major part of the birds’ diet, as a contributing factor.

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TASMANIAN DEVIL Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Australia:


Even the smallest continent has plenty to explore; Australia’s landscape is as diverse as any. From the unforgiving Outback to tourist havens Sydney and Melbourne, destinations are legion in the land Down Under. And there are plenty of things to see and do—the Opera House and Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Federation Square and the National Gallery of Victoria (and a cup of coffee) in Melbourne, for instance. Beyond those man-made structures, koala and kangaroo numbers are bouncing back after brushfires decimated both species last year, but one other animal is making a different kind of comeback. Disease and predators all but wiped out the Tasmanian devil population on mainland Australia, but conservationists began to slowly reintroduce them back into the wild last year. While seeing them in the wild is still a challenge, globetrotters can see them without fail on Tasmania. This island state is about an hour by plane (10 by ferry) south of Melbourne and home to the Tasmanian Devil “Unzoo,” the first wildlife park of its kind. The absence of cages and barriers gives animals their independence throughout the habitat. Varied presentations, nature walks and feeding times are offered to visitors, who can also “track” the park’s Tasmanian devils—all but guaranteeing that they’ll see one of the feisty marsupials.

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Turtleneck and skirt by Dorothee Schumacher, boots by Gianvito Rossi.

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This page, turtleneck by Iro, jeans by Veronica Beard. Opposite, sportcoat by Kiton, turtleneck by Drumohr.

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Why not see a specialist when it comes to your teeth? When it comes to having your teeth replaced with dental implants, consider specialists who have the expertise. Drs. Anthony Sallustio and Ashley Azizian have completed a combined 6 post graduate accredited specialty programs, have 25 years of experience and continually educate dentists on implant dentistry. Dr. Sallustio is one of the first specialists in central NJ to perform the All-on-4 procedure, completing hundreds of cases over the past 10 years. This treatment allows patients to replace teeth with dental implants in one visit. Drs. Sallustio and Azizian practice a full scope of prosthetic and cosmetic dentistry. They are highly skilled in ceramic veneers, crowns, bridges, and dental implants. They use digital technology and premier technicians to plan a patient’s new smile. Consider a consultation with Drs. Sallustio and Azizian to analyze your smile. • Please visit us online at • Follow us in Instagram @smilesbyspecialists


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PANT LEG LENGTH: Though you’ve shown plenty of ankle this summer, keep them covered at a formal event. Our tailors will be sure that your pants aren’t too short and also aren’t bunching on the bottom. In general, trousers should have half or no break. The half break is standard, showing a slight dent where the hem rests on the top of the shoe.

PANT LEG WIDTH: Finding a cut that flatters your waist, thighs and calves is key. In other words, pants that are too tight will wrinkle, while anything that has too much material runs the risk of appearing baggy and sloppy.

JACKET LENGTH: There are a couple rules of thumb that are easy to follow: The jacket should cover your rear end and, with your arms at your side, the garment should end between your thumb’s knuckle and base.

JACKET SLEEVE: For the perfect length, be sure the sleeve shows about a half-inch of the shirt cuff— just enough for others to see your fancy cufflinks.

JACKET LAPEL: Wear a silk-faced or a grosgrain peak lapel for highly formal occasions and a rounded shawl style when you want to soften your look. A notch lapel is versatile but the least formal for a tuxedo.

JACKET CUT: A trimmer, modern fit comes with a fashion-forward and flattering silhouette—for all body types. It is slimmer through the chest and shoulder than a traditional-cut jacket, and it’s appropriate for all occasions.



Comfort was key during last year’s shutdown—even our attire for weddings was relaxed, whether they were conducted over Zoom or in someone’s yard. Of course, you never failed to look your best, but attending life’s most special moments just wasn’t the same because you weren’t dressed to the nines. The good news is that “normal” has returned, as you likely have noticed thanks to the abundance of invitations to weddings and galas that have appeared in your mailbox. That means it’s time to visit us at Garmany, where we’ll size you up for your new made-to-measure tux. From a perfect-fitting jacket to modern accessories, our tailors and stylists will go through the checklist below and make sure, item by item, that you’re ready to go when the next big event arrives.

SHIRT COLLAR: Those headed to the most formal wedding or fundraiser should go with the laydown collar with bow tie. The wing, a stand-up collar with downward points, is another option for formal events.

Double-sided cufflinks for your French-cuff shirt will give you a polished look, more than the T-bar variety. Stud sets should match, or closely resemble, your cufflinks. A tuxedo paired with a bow tie is considered appropriate attire for the most formal weddings and special events. The black silk satin bow tie is the classic choice and a failsafe whether you’re the groom, a guest of honor or simply someone attending a black-tie affair. On any given day, have fun mixing pocket square colors and folds with your sportcoats. You can even go bold during daytime weddings and fundraisers. But when it comes to the most formal events, there is nothing more classic than a white silk square in a presidential fold. Patent loafers and oxfords are a sure-fire hit for the most formal events. Or keep things low-key by choosing the styles in suede or polished leather.

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SHIRT FRONT: Pull off a timeless look with a smooth, slim-fit, bib-front shirt in a pique fabric with room for studs. Other clean looks are a shirt with no placket and concealed buttons, and a pleated front worn with studs.



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Now Jackson Hole, Wyoming, has a nearby five-star luxury hotel worthy of its stellar skiing and eye-popping vistas. By Everett Potter Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Wyoming, is one of the grand prizes of American skiing, an adventure that begins with a jaw-dropping view. Set at the base of the Teton Mountains, these jagged spires of rock are arguably the most scenic stretch of the Rocky Mountains range. Jackson Hole has long attracted the big dogs of the skiing and snowboarding world, who come here for so-called Big Mountain skiing. If you’re unfamiliar with that term, it means what it says. Jackson Hole is a behemoth, with a vertical drop of more than 4,000 feet and 2,500 acres of in-bounds terrain, on a 10,400foot mountain. While there are easier green and blue runs, you don’t head to Jackson for easy turns. It gives fresh meaning to the term “challenging.” The out-of-bounds terrain is more than 3,000 acres and, basically, if you can see it, you can ski it—but only those with avalanche gear and training are encouraged to head past the ropes. In-bounds has challenges aplenty. There are runs with enormous moguls and chutes, the most famous being Corbet’s Couloir. It starts with a fear-inducing vertical drop, a double black-diamond entry into a narrow chute where you need to start making turns instantly. I count myself among those who’ve peered over the edge, only to retreat while a braver soul gamely takes the plunge down what looks like a sheer vertical wall. Just ride the tram from the base to get a drone’s-eye view of the action as you near the top of the mountain. But hard-core skiing is only part of the story. Jackson Hole has slowly evolved over the past 20 years, and while it still attracts plenty of 20- and 30-somethings eager for a steep and deep experience, it long ago recognized that a well-heeled crowd would come for better hotels and fine dining, make a few turns and admire the dramatic vistas over cocktails. Thus Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole, Hotel Terra and Caldera House came to town, the leading edge of the luxury options at the base of the mountain, where also there are restaurants, shops and

neighborhoods with CEO-level homes that routinely sell well into mid-eight figures. The ultra-chic Amangani Resort lies a couple of miles away. At Jackson Hole, you can still have a frosty après ski beer with the cliff jumpers at the Mangy Moose bar, with Warren Miller movies playing in an endless loop. But your dining choices are more like those found in Los Angeles or New York and trend to upscale steakhouses, sushi bars and Italian trattorias. Staying at the base of the mountain is great. But you’re in Jackson Hole. Twelve miles down the road lies the town of Jackson itself, an upscale cowboy town, centered on a town square whose four corners are ringed by inventive clusters of elk antlers that had been shed and collected. Surrounding the square are wooden sidewalks a la the old West, roofed over against the elements. There’s also a range of restaurants, shops and bars, the most colorful being the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, whose neon sign shows a rider on a bronco. There’s even another ski mountain in town, Snow King, that is beloved by locals. Now, with the opening of Cloudveil in May 2021, Jackson finally has what it’s long been missing: a fivestar luxury hotel. Part of the Autograph Collection of hotels owned by Marriott, it takes its name from the Cloudveil Dome, a peak within the Grand Tetons. It’s the first major building project on the town square since 1997—and a game changer. From Cloudveil you can walk to the restaurants and shops, and you’re directly across from the town square. Skiing or riding? There’s a shuttle to slopes, so you can leave the often gnarly winter driving to the pros. The design was a group effort by three firms: TruexCullins, CLB Architects and IBI Group. There was clearly an attempt to invoke rugged local elements, so they used materials such as stone, metal and wood throughout, as well as huge windows. The lobby has a giant, 3,000-pound boulder that functions as the front desk, and the lobby fireplace

is a welcome touch. A three-story granite wall is a reminder that you’re in the heart of climbing country. The hotel has 100 rooms and suites, and the décor has accent walls of wood, banquettes, wrought iron touches and neo-midcentury-modern chairs. Some of the rooms have corner fireplaces and balconies. There are smart TV’s, and the bathrooms are stocked with Grown Alchemist products. On a sensible riff on the mini-bar, each floor of the hotel has a pantry stocked with complimentary local snacks and drinks. If you need to get your heart rate up before tackling the moguls on Jackson Hole, it’s good to know that there’s a gym with weights and Peloton equipment and, for après ski, a heated outdoor pool and Jacuzzi. The hotel’s 5,000-square-foot terrace is the only rooftop space of its kind in Jackson and is designed for summertime yoga and meditation. It’s expected to be open to the community as well for music performances and stargazing. Given Jackson’s proximity to both Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks, the latter about 60 miles away, there’s little question that summer and fall will be big here as well. Nor do you need to wander far for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Bistro, a French-inspired restaurant in the hotel, is the brainchild of the Fine Dining Restaurant Group, led by Gavin Fine and Roger Freedman. Fine is the Danny Meyer of Jackson, a savvy restaurateur who has put the town on the culinary map with such acclaimed eateries as Bin22, The Kitchen, II Villaggio Osteria, Bar Enoteca, Bodega, Sugar + Spice and Bovine + Swine. It offers outdoor café dining, a zinc bar, an oyster bar and a newly established reputation as a dining destination itself. So the sage advice is to come to Jackson Hole prepared for challenges and stay for the deep creature comforts of the new Cloudveil. It’s the newly crowned cool kid on the block, perfectly positioned to offer the ultimate in Western chic in the hippest ski town in the West. Enjoy the vibe, even if you can’t quite bring yourself to leap into Corbet’s Couloir.

Opposite page, clockwise from top left: Jackson Hole has many moguls and chutes, including the legendary Corbet’s Couloir; the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar is a must-visit location in the town of Jackson; the ski resort is set at the base of the Teton Mountains; dishes like duck confit are served at The Bistro restaurant; the five-star Cloudveil hotel opened in May 2021; a cluster of elk antlers greets visitors.

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Go wild in the snow Because you’re still a kid at heart, rekindle that snow-day magic with a sled that knows no limits. By Donna Rolando


Calling all renegades! Do you live your life undeniably on the edge, or have an inner wild child? We all reveal a lot about our personality with our style of ride—a Ferrari or a Subaru, a Hummer or a Benz. A snowmobile is no exception. If it’s not enough for you to conquer snow-packed mountains defying winter’s worst…if you’re the type that craves variety in your terrain, as in your life…the Ski-Doo Renegade X-RS 850 E-Tec just may be your next surprise gift for the deserving you. You’d expect quite a selection from Ski-Doo. After all, the original SkiDoo was also the first snowmobile, invented by Canadian businessman Joseph-Armand Bombardier more than 60 years ago. And the brand has never lost its spirit of invention. One of several trailblazers, the Renegade X-RS 850 E-Tec packs several redesigns as it caters to the rebel in all of us, hence its name. First of all, this baby is a crossover, which means trail or no trail, no problem. And with a lightweight chassis—the entire Renegade weighs slightly less than 500 pounds—this crossover is the one sled you need to master both groomed and powder. Then there’s the Rotax 850 E-Tec Turbo engine—“for those who won’t be denied,” as Ski-Doo puts it. Designed for Ski-Doo, this factory twostroke turbo makes 165 horsepower at elevation on pump fuel. Thanks to simplicity and reliability, you can focus on why you geared up in the first

place: the ride. And there’s no turbo lag, because that can spoil even the “snowest” of adventures. One key innovation that draws applause is the available Smart-Shox technology, a system of shock absorbers and sensors that can add three levels of comfort to your ride, even on the whoops (washboard-like terrain). You may wonder how these souped-up sleds can hit the mad slopes of winter like a conqueror, working to control pitch and prevent body roll by keeping the vehicle flat. It’s dial-in technology that lets Smart-Shox read the terrain and rider input to tailor the ride to your mood and conditions. It happens in an instant and with great precision. The result? An epic ride, no matter what. Other features include the rMotion X rear suspension and RAS X front suspension, which work together for precision handling no matter what nature throws your way. They allow the Renegade to handle corners like a pro in true Ski-Doo style. With its constant upgrades, Ski-Doo is known for chasing down perfection with each new model. Take the Pilot X skis, another redesign with more positive traction; and don’t forget the thicker aluminum RS running boards made to take tough landings. They provide aggressive stand-up ability for that competitive edge. And because even the most robust adventurer doesn’t want to get lost after dark, one option is a techie-approved widescreen 7.8-inch fullcolor display. Escape but never lose touch with GPS, Bluetooth and helmet-tohelmet communication. The 2021 Ski-Doo Renegade X-RS 850 E-Tec starts at around $15,000. But if you live for winter just to race the fresh stuff, it may be worth indulging. What a way to celebrate snow days!

Up your cold-weather coolness factor with the Renegade X-RS 850 E-Tec by Ski-Doo. This snowmobile is luxury on ice: It comes equipped with a lightweight chassis and two-stroke turbo engine that makes 165 horsepower, while a 7.8-inch widescreen display with GPS, Bluetooth tech and helmet-tohelmet communication are available for those who want to ride in style.

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When a beard gets weird Unevenness? Bare patches? A few simple tips can help your face be happily hirsute.

Face it: Facial hair seems to have a mind of its own. Just as some male chins are more thickly forested than others, many men’s faces have blank spots or areas where facial hair grows unevenly. But the answer needn’t be to go clean-shaven. With some smart strategies and a little attention to detail, you’ll be cheered by your beard. LET IT GROW. A better-defined beard is easier to shape, so play the waiting game before breaking out your trimmers. If you suspect that patches are forming, resist the temptation to shave your beard; let it grow for another month—this will give you better grooming options. There’s a good chance your facial hair will grow fuller and fill the patchy spots after a few weeks—and you may decide that a long beard fits your style. If it doesn’t fill in, however, you’ll at the very least be able to clearly identify where your beard will (and won’t) grow and shape it from there. KEEP IT TRIMMED. Though patches can sometimes be flattering on a guy’s face, it’s still important to maintain a neat and even appearance. You can incorporate patches into your style by keeping a short beard. (This also helps camouflage some patches.) But take your time shaping your beard, as a few misfires with shears or shavers will leave you with more patches than before. CLEAN UP THE LINES. A patchy beard can look clean and profesh when it has clearly defined lines. That means using a razor or trimmer to shape sharp borders around your sideburns, cheekbones, jawline and lips. Men with fuller beards should treat them every day by combing in beard oil. SEE WHAT WORKS FOR YOU. When unwanted patches are part of your beard game, managing the length of your facial hair will work wonders for its appearance. Keeping a short and even growth can minimize the appearance of patches, while a longer beard can cover the blank spots. If neither of these approaches does the job on your face, break into your lady’s makeup bag and grab an eyebrow pencil—you can shade in smaller patches using this trick.


CONDITION YOUR BEARD. Just as you treat the locks on top of your head with care, the hair up front deserves the right products too. Dry and wiry facial hair can cause patches, so conditioning your beard with a good oil or balm will keep it healthy down to the follicles. Exfoliate beneath the hair to remove dry and dead skin—this will improve blood flow, which promotes thicker, healthier hair. A good diet, too, will help with facial hair growth: plenty of water, vitamins B and C and the all-important omega-3s will nourish your beard.

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Five star sips | GARMANY

When a TV headliner makes a movie it seems natural; a screen actor releasing an album of songs is less common, but still not exactly “man bites dog.” These days, however, a gaggle of showbiz celebrities is branching out further—into the spirits world. They’re pouring talents that can’t be bottled into a product that can, giving a whole new meaning to the phrase “creating buzz” and helping to endow chosen liquors with star power of their own:

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This 60-year-old actor totes a heavy bag of Hollywood hardware, including three Golden Globes and two Oscars, and plays significant social roles as a philanthropist and political influencer, but he’s also a major player in the world of spirits. His impact started in the early 2010s while he was looking for local tequilas to stock at his vacation home in Cabo San Lucas. When none of the offerings suited his taste, he sought to make his own. Along with his friend Rande Gerber and developer Mike Meldman, Clooney founded Casamigos Tequila Company in 2013, making a spirit that not only tasted great but also felt cool when consumed straight or on the rocks. As with anything Clooney touches (even his comparative box-office bust Batman & Robin was 1997’s 10th highest-grossing film), the tequila turned to gold and doubled in sales each year. But star power wasn’t the only thing behind Casamigos’ big numbers; Clooney and company knew good tequila too. The flavor profile is unlike many other varieties, as traditional herbal and citrus notes aren’t as prevalent as smooth caramel and black pepper. This makes it an ideal sip, whether it’s neat, on the rocks or mixed in a delicious cocktail. Just four years after starting the company, the team sold its operations to beverage magnate Diageo in a deal worth $1 billion.

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Though some of her rom-coms have flopped and the athleisure line she founded may fall out of trend, Kate Hudson’s labor-of-love vodka brand will always be perfect for any martini. The 42-year-old actress-slash-entrepreneur took a stab at the world of liquor in 2019 for one reason: She wanted a vodka that truly satisfied her own palate. What she created was King St. Vodka, a 100 percent gluten-free beverage crafted with alkaline water that’s “7x distilled for purity.” Named for a Greenwich Village street where Hudson once lived and welcomed guests, the vodka has done more than gain the favor of her current celebrity pals: VinePair gave it an Aminus rating, while Jeff Ellingson, popular liquor critic and founder of the Best Tasting Spirits blog, awarded its Silver Medal to King St. And despite the vodka’s feminine rose-wrapped label, which was Hudson’s idea, its neutral palate and peppery finish would likely please Mr. Martini himself, James Bond.


It’s no surprise that mixologists concocted a drink inspired by and named after Bruno Mars’ punchy groove “24K Magic,” but that cocktail isn’t the music star’s first connection to the spirits world. When Mars, who was born Peter Hernandez in Hawaii in 1985, started performing small gigs throughout the U.S., he connected with SelvaRey, a Panamanian company that catered his events and parties. And soon after he broke through with his part in “Uptown Funk,” Mars purchased a stake in the company, which produces a line of popular rums. The prize of the collection, however, is SelvaRey Owner’s Reserve, released this year. Though Mars technically co-owns the brand with brothers Seth and Marc Gold and Robert Herzig, he is the “owner” in this case. Mars worked with master distiller Don Francisco Fernandez to create this drink, a blend of 15- and 25-year-old rums that was then aged in oak barrels. The pop star not only controlled its taste—it has smooth notes of toffee, hazelnut and vanilla—but also designed the shape and color of the statuesque bottle, logo and box. And why not? He does make magic, after all.

KATE HUDSON King St. Vodka

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DRAKE Virginia Black Whiskey At just 34, Toronto-born Aubrey Drake Graham is already a multifaceted global phenom. It’s tough to bet against anything he has his hands on, from making hit records and writing chart toppers to starring on the big screen and being the global ambassador of an NBA franchise (the Toronto Raptors). So when he teamed with spirits industry giant Brent Hocking, founder of the original DeLeón Tequila (which is now controlled by Diageo and Sean “Diddy” Combs), to create Virginia Black Whiskey in 2016, the result was an almost instant success. Entertainers and athletes alike enjoy a sip from the champagne-like, blackand-gold bottle, but it appeals to everyone else as well. It’s smooth on the palate with hints of toffee, vanilla and orange on the finish, a flavor that helped the spirit earn 91 points and a spot in Wine Enthusiast’s list of Top 100 Spirits of 2017.

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RYAN REYNOLDS Aviation American Gin In most cases, the after-1 a.m. crowd at your local watering hole can’t distinguish the merits of a good cocktail, so their gin-and-tonics are often mixed using the house liquor. That’s passable for last call, but those with a more discerning palate deserve better. And Christian Krogstad and Ryan Magarian gave them better in 2006, when the duo first produced what is now called Aviation American Gin (Aviation, for short) in Portland, Ore. Its flavor starts with heavy rye and lavender followed by juniper, cardamom and orange. Wine Enthusiast magazine once gave it a 97-point rating, the highest grade the magazine had ever given to a gin. That caught the attention of actor and gin aficionado Ryan Reynolds, who bought a stake in the premium liquor company in 2018 and retained his minority ownership when spirits giant Diageo took over the brand last year for $610 million. Reynolds also still remains the face of the brand (not a bad-looking face), appearing in multiple places on the gin’s website. Also handsome are the gin’s Art Deco-inspired bottle and its flask-like silhouette.

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