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Jason Chen

  1. cheap but expensive-looking
    A Strategist Editor’s Run-in With a $30 Jumpsuit: A One-Act PlayNo, it isn’t Reformation.
  2. ask the strategist
    Ask Strat: What Should I Get My Impossible-to-Please Boyfriend?He owns Yves Saint Laurent and I can spend $300.
  3. cyber monday
    If You Buy One Thing Today, Make It These Bose Soundsport HeadphonesThey get the job done — and they’re half-off.
  4. the best. really.
    What’s the Best Pillow for Side Sleepers?We tested a range of different pillows to find a winner.
  5. strat investigates
    Who Makes Kendall’s Umbrella on Succession?A search for a prop that became a journey to the edge of sanity.
  6. testing testing
    The Serum That Gave Me the Eyebrows of a Jonas BrotherThey went from patchy triangles to little caterpillars.
  7. underwear week
    We Tried the Silver-Infused Underwear That ‘Doesn’t Need Washing for Weeks’Spoiler: We didn’t wear them for weeks.
  8. identities
    We’re Here, We’re Queer?The discourse around identity continues to shift. Why does that make me so uncomfortable?
  9. prime day 2018
    If You Buy One Thing on Prime Day, Make It the Bio BidetAnything else just seems so uncivilized.
  10. hairless week
    What’s the Best Electric Razor?We found 11 of the best — from $25 travel versions to fancy kinds you could gift — for that hairless look.
  11. the best. really.
    The Best Rolling Luggage, According to Frequent FliersIncluding one that’s under $100!
  12. The Best of New York Health & Self 2018Pregnant workouts, a keratin alternative, and a tell-it-like-it-is astrologer.
  13. testing testing
    We Tested Six Sofas-in-a-BoxThese start-ups want to be Casper, but for couches.
  14. our shopping cart
    All the Things I Considered Spending My Walmart and Walgreens Gift Cards OnHere’s how a Strategist editor would (and did) spend the free money.
  15. new scene
    Meet the Creative Minds Behind New York’s Queer Asian Dance PartyThe creative minds behind Bubble_T, New York’s queer Asian dance party.
  16. year in review
    Strat Haul: These Water Glasses Are the Best Things I Bought in 2017Nothing feels quite as perfect in the hand.
  17. this thing's incredible
    I Found the Best Scent for My Fake Christmas TreeThey’re called Scentsicles, and they smell like winter.
  18. printed matter
    21 Books Publishing and Publishing-Adjacent People Are Talking About at PartiesNot a best-of list or even a list of our favorites, but the books that people are talking about right now.
  19. editor's choice
    If You’re Going to Buy One Thing Today, Make It the Makr Weekender ToteIt’s the best tote we’ve ever used, and it’s 20 percent off.
  20. testing testing
    These Running Shorts Saved Me From Destroying My UnderwearThey come with their own (incredibly comfortable) liner built right in.
  21. fashions
    If You’ve Never Seen the Top of Your Date’s Head, He Might Be Hatfishing YouWhere is the line between deception and personal style?
  22. this thing's incredible
    I Found the Goldilocksian Ideal of a Tote BagIt stores everything, works for every day, and has the perfect handle length.
  23. modest proposals
    Delete Grindr. Join Book Club.Like a good dinner party, gay book clubs succeed where dating apps and bars fail.
  24. First Came Normcore. Now Get Ready for Gorpcore.Declaring oneself seriously outdoorsy and politically aware.
  25. feet week
    What Are the Best No-show Socks for Men?We tried two dozen pairs and came away with seven favorites.
  26. feet week
    The Perfect Chelsea Boots for Summer Look 5 Times More ExpensiveAnd everything else in Mark McNairy’s new line of shoes is even cheaper.
  27. summer weddings 2017
    5 Wedding Experts Share Their Industry IntelAdvice from a gown dealer, a bridesmaid for hire, a chuppah designer, and more.
  28. this thing's incredible
    I Finally Found the Perfect (Albeit Extremely Expensive) Leather JacketNo other piece of outerwear makes me feel as good — or gets as many compliments.
  29. men's fashion
    Let’s Not Call Obama Stylish Just YetIt’s not exactly true that he ditched office and discovered fashion.
  30. fuccbois
    Why the Supreme and Vuitton Collab Was the Season’s Most Brilliant TrollCritics savaged it. Fuccbois bowed down. And two of menswear’s biggest brands pulled off something astonishing — an actual surprise.
  31. this thing's incredible
    I Found a Sexy Whitening Toothpaste for My Sensitive TeethPlus: A speedy whitening gel for non-sensitive mouths.
  32. gifts they might actually want
    The Best White Sneakers to Get Men, According to a White-Sneaker Freak13 of the best men’s pairs for all your friends and loved ones.
  33. office swag
    Get Your New York Merch!We’d rock these even if we didn’t work here.
  34. expert-approved gifts
    A Trend Forecaster on Holiday Gifts to Buy Before They Sell OutFrom the Furby of 2016 to the wearable that tracks your VO2 max.
  35. weird things we love
    This Desk Toy Is the Best Form of TherapyForget the stress ball — it’s the best desk toy I’ve ever had.
  36. this thing's incredible
    The Best Umbrella Is a Lopsided Dutch UmbrellaIts odd shape is the key.
  37. this thing's incredible
    I Found the Best Nail Clipper at the Airport in JapanI gave them a whirl on my winter-ravaged toes and was floored.
  38. this thing's incredible
    The Best Suit for Summer WeddingsThe perfect summer suit is harder to find than you think.
  39. the strategist
    The Best Travel Shoes: Hers and His EditionWe found shoes that can stand both the airplane and cobblestones, for both men and women.
  40. the strategist
    The Best Rolling Luggage, According to Frequent FliersIncluding one that’s $100!
  41. the strategist
    I Found the Best Nail Clipper at the Airport in JapanI gave them a whirl on my winter-ravaged toes and was floored.
  42. Men Are Embracing Korean Skin-Care Tricks, and We’ve Never Been DewierSome dudes are positively glowing.
  43. beta male
    Men Are Embracing Korean Skin-Care Tricks, and We’ve Never Been DewierSome dudes are positively glowing.
  44. the strategist
    The Three Best RazorsAccording to three men of varying hairiness.
  45. beta male
    The Three Best RazorsAccording to three men of varying hairiness.
  46. ‘Benching’ Is the New GhostingSome of us just can’t seem to say good-bye.
  47. beta male
    ‘Benching’ Is the New GhostingSome of us just can’t seem to say good-bye.
  48. the strategist
    What’s the Best Men’s Swimsuit to Buy?We talked to Bruce Pask, men’s fashion director at Bergdorf Goodman, to get a handle on the appropriate swimwear for various hot-weather destinations.
  49. beta male
    What’s the Best Men’s Swimsuit to Buy?We talked to Bruce Pask, men’s fashion director at Bergdorf Goodman, to get a handle on the appropriate swimwear for various hot-weather destinations.
  50. beta male
    The Best Suit for Summer WeddingsThe perfect summer suit is harder to find than you think.
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