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KEN SIXTY YEARS OF STYLE • This year, Ken celebrates his 60th Anniversary in style. Never far from Barbie’s side, Ken has always made his own bold fashion statements. Who else (besides Barbie) could rock tie-dye just as well as banana-yellow swimwear? For sixty years, this fashion-forward fan favorite has evolved with the times. He’s not just the best friend a doll could ever have but a style icon in his own right.
FOR THE REPUBLIC • Donald Trump may be out of office, but he opened a door that cannot be closed without a monumental effort
ALL HAIL THE MINIMALIST SANDWICH • Fried prosciutto instead of bacon? Crunchy sourdough in lieu of white bread? Leave that to the pros. At home, IT’S TIME TO REDISCOVER THE SUBLIME JOYS of the kind of sandwich you ate as a kid.
this bud's for you • Tired of lockdown hangovers, I turned to something new and almost considered TRADING ABV FOR THC forever. Almost.
30 years of silence • The Silence of the Lambs changed HOW WE LOOK AT HORROR FILMS—but it almost wasn’t made. On its 30th anniversary, Chris Nashawaty tells the story of its near demise, and ultimate resurrection, on the way to becoming the greatest blockbuster of the ’90s.
sci-fi colognes • A cold night. HOT METAL. A motorcycle ride on an empty track. Today’s most exciting colognes evoke a whole lot more than flowers and fireplaces.
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the method • The way we dress now is changing. Here’s what to wear—and how to make it your own.
THE ART OF GETTING DRESSED_ • Dior Men’s powerful collab with Ghanaian artist Amoako Boafo isn’t meant for a gallery wall—it’s meant to be worn
UGLY BEAUTIFUL_ • The classic, nigh-indestructible G-Shock is a triumph of form following function
THIS OLD THING?_ • The coolest vintage finds were once irony-free promo gear. Now? They’re the clothes everyone will ask you about.
IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR A CARDIGAN_ • They may nod respectfully to tradition, but this spring’s best versions are less Mister Rogers and a lot more Mister Cobain
BIGGER BOOTS, BRIGHTER TOMORROW_ • The Chelsea’s new, larger-than-life proportions will anchor your boldest fits
KINGS of STYLE, ’21 • The 40 best-dressed men on the planet show us all what to wear—and how to wear it—right now
Mister Holland’s Opus • Can Tom Holland—aka your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man—convince movie audiences he’s a heroin-addicted bank robber? To his mum’s horror, the answer is yes.
THE LOST • One year on from the start of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s still too early to explain all the whys of that which has been taken from us. We still need to name the what—loved ones, but also jobs, relationships, big breaks, last chances—and the what is vast.
anderson .paak is ready to do damage • 2019 was the biggest yaer yet for the wildly talented soul musician. 2020 afforded him the chance to be a (mostly) full-time dad. 2021 marks the release of the fifth album and, he ho pees, the resumption of this meteoric rise
natural selection • THERE’S a REASON THESE SIX CLASSIC OBJECTS HAVE REMAINED UNCHANGED FOR DECADES BECAUSE GREAT DESIGN NEVER GETS OLD
The Name Is Arsenio • Arsenio Hall is back this month in Coming 2 America. Here’s what we’ve been missing all these years.
life is actually beautiful • Yep, the world’s been ugly lately. But sometimes a gorgeously designed object—that’s also very useful—can remind you...