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Chris Black

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    Ask Chris Black: Can You Recommend a Few Good (and Good-looking) Duffel Bags?Plus: black shoes (not sneakers) a “not cool” person can pull off, and the best footwear (including sneakers) to pair with black jeans.
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    Ask Chris Black: What’s a Good Throw Blanket to Flex My Taste And Keep Me Warm?Plus: Our glasses-wearing columnist shares his favorite frames for men and women, and goes deep on nice-looking, cozy socks.
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    Ask Chris Black: What’s Your Perfect White T-Shirt?Plus: 2019’s status tote bag, and the best chunky sweaters for men.
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    Ask Chris Black: What Do You Use to Stay Organized?Plus, travel mugs that won’t make you look like a suburban parent at your kid’s school drop-off, and Chris’s favorite coffee-table books.
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    Ask Chris Black: Ideas for Colorful (Wearable) Clothes to Brighten Up My Closet?Plus, Chris’s pal Jason Stewart, a home cook, weighs in on staple cookware and other items no kitchen should be without.
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    Ask Chris Black: What Are Your 10 Wedding-Registry Essentials?Chris’s favorite practical and whimsical items for any registry, plus his picks for stylish men’s loungewear at any price point.
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    Ask Chris Black: Is a Framed David Hockney Print in Poor Taste?Plus: an impassioned case for a Rimowa, and the coats Chris is coveting for fall.
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    Ask Chris Black: What Are Your Thoughts on Watches?Plus, our resident Cool Guy’s take on wedding tuxes and non-dweeby laptop cases.
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    Ask Chris Black: How Do You Keep Your Clothes Looking (and Smelling) Fresh?Chris shares his go-to laundry detergent, plus his favorite leather boots for fall, and what to wear for a night out in Vegas.
  10. dupes week
    When Polished, Everyone Thinks My $120 Derbys Are Their $820 Prada CousinsPractically every compliment I receive is from someone who assumes they are Prada.
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    The Chris Black Starter Pack: 25 of Our Columnist’s Favorite BasicsIncluding the white T-shirts, jeans, deodorant, and backpack (which, spoiler alert, is not a backpack) Chris swears by.
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    Ask Chris Black: What’s Your Entire Gym-shoe Rotation?Plus, Chris’s favorite pre-workout supplement and post-workout massager, and some stylish décor to spruce up a college dorm.
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    Ask Chris Black: Do You Have A Favorite Fragrance?Plus, Chris’s picks for button-downs at every price point, and a female guest columnist weighs in on interview-appropriate clothes for women.
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    Ask Chris Black: What Do You Use to Stay Organized?Plus, travel mugs that won’t make you look like a suburban parent at your kid’s school drop-off, and Chris’s favorite coffee-table books.
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    Ask Chris Black: What’s On Your Summer Reading List?Plus: A nice-looking, head-to-toe outfit to wear on job interviews (for under $200), and everything Chris sleeps on and under.
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    Ask Chris Black: What Should I Wear on a First Date?Plus: Unisex summer rain shoes, and nice-looking furniture that won’t break the bank.
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    Ask Chris Black: What Do You Use to Work Out While Traveling?Plus: Stylish Dopp kits worth investing in, and the only chair you should use at your desk.
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    Ask Chris Black: What Stuff Do You Always Bring to the Beach?Plus: Baseball caps for practically every personality and occasion.
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    Ask Chris Black: What’s a Good Summer Hostess Gift (That Isn’t Rosé)?Plus: Nice-looking straw hats for guys, and a contraption to give your T-shirts a perfect fold.
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    Ask Chris Black: What Are Your Travel Essentials?Plus: Towels and slippers to use instead of a smelly bath mat, and stylish swim trunks for guys (without a lobster print in sight).
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    Ask Chris Black: What Are You Getting Your Dad for Father’s Day?Plus: A good graduation gift for a Brown grad, and Chris’s travel outfit.
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    Ask Chris Black: Should an Adult Carry a Backpack?Short answer: No.
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    Ask Chris Black: What Hair Products Do You Use?Plus, Chris’s opinion of joggers and black derbies.
  24. fixations
    I Think About This a Lot: The Lemonheads on Jenny JonesThis performance perfectly illustrates the musicians struggle against the powers that be.
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    Ask Chris Black: What Are Your Favorite Sunglasses?Plus, Chris’s favorite belt and iPhone case.
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    Ask Chris Black: What Birkenstocks Should I Get?Plus: the best ways to listen to music at home.
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    Ask Chris Black: What Are the Best White Sneakers?Hint: not Common Projects.
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    Ask Chris Black: What Do You Wear When It’s Raining?The umbrella, raincoats, and shoes that Chris Black likes.
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    Ask Chris Black: How Should a Guy Make His House Smell Good?Plus, the best men’s wallets that aren’t Comme des Garçons.
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    Ask Chris Black: What Would You Wear to a Wedding?Plus: What are the best black jeans?
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    Ask Chris Black: What’s Your Perfect White T-Shirt?Plus: 2019’s status tote bag, and the best chunky sweaters for men.
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    Ask Chris Black: What Are Your Top 5 Amazon Fashion Staples?Plus: the best men’s moisturizers and workout gear.
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    Guest Strategist Haul: What Chris Black Bought in April“It’s a blend of essential oils and smells terrific. Literally, overnight it got rid of the dryness and even gave me a little glow.”
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    These Grippy Wings Are Like ‘Condoms for My Apple AirPods’They’re called EarBuddyz and they’re 12 bucks.
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    If They Like Instagram, They’ll Love These Photo BooksFor the person who double-taps in her sleep.
  36. weird things we love
    Strat Face-off: Battle of the Muscle MassagersIs the Tiger Tail or Thera Cane better for rolling out knots?
  37. stocking stuffer alert
    Cult Toothpicks: A Good Last-Minute Gift Under $10I have single-handedly turned a lot of people into toothpick enthusiasts.