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Steal Alert: Spier and Mackay Anniversary Sale Top 10

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BIRTHDAY = 10% off sitewide at Spier and Mackay (exp 5/12)

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Spier and Mackay has been around for nine years. And to one up that number, they’re knocking ten percent off their entire site through the weekend. Now, Spier just doesn’t run a lot of sales. Probably because their margins have to be super skinny. Making a bunch of nice wool, softer shoulder, timeless lapel, half canvas suits for well under $ 400 (and sportcoats for even less) can’t be the easiest thing in the world.

Our top ten picks are as follows. Remember, if it’s your FIRST suit or sportcoat purchase, they’ll cover shipping both ways. If it’s not, you’re on the hook for returns. If you’d like fit perspectives, head here for how their slim fits fit, and head here for how their contemporary fits fit.

 

Super 120s Wool “Core” Suits in Navy, GrayCharcoal – $ 295.20 ($ 328)

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Listen, I know summer is fast approaching and it’s all linen this and light colors that and everyone and their mother is wearing a big Hawaiian print shirt on instagram. But a guy still has to have a good looking suit for the important stuff (or, for some of us, the not so important stuff). And charcoal (more versatile than you may think), navy, or mid-gray has to be at the top of your suit purchase priority list. There’s no better value out there than these. Half canvas. Really nice wool. Great attention to detail. Timeless lapels and shoulder pads that won’t leave you looking like you stole your dad’s suit. These have got a ton going for them. And the fact that they’re now going for what J. Crew Factory usually charges for their fused Thompson line? That’s absurd. In a good way. For you. For the uninitiated, those little white “x” threads at the lapel are called “tacking.” And along with the rear vents in the jacket, you’re supposed to carefully remove them with a scissors on arrival.

 

Patch Pocket Navy Hopsack Wool Blazer – $ 295.20 ($ 328)

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Navy blazers are hugely versatile, but a lot can go wrong in terms of styling. This gets everything right. Modern but still timeless. No silly gold buttons, but patch pockets and the hopsack, lightweight, crisp wool fabric keeps it from looking like an orphaned suit jacket. Half canvas. Soft shoulders. Super 110s merino. Just quarter lined in the back for extra breathability. Available in either slim or contemporary fits.

 

Warm Weather Sportcoats – $ 268.20$ 313.12 ($ 298 – $ 348)

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Spier does warm weather seasonality really well. Of course, they do cold weather seasonality really well too, but, wear one of their tweed numbers in the summer heat and you might end up in a puddle of your own sweat. Anyway, back to the warm weather sportcoats. Lots of fabric options. Lots of colors. Lots of patterns and textures too. Too many to list here.

 

Fine Twill Button Down Dress Shirts in White or Light Blue – $ 49.50 ($ 55)

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Those collars. Damn. Those are nice. And the shade of light blue is nothing but perfect. Three fits to pick from here: extra slim, slim, and contemporary. 100% Egyptian cotton.

 

Summer Shade Wool Suits in Light Blue, Light Gray, or Postal Blue – $ 313.12 ($ 348)

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Not gonna be as versatile as the navy or charcoal that we led this post with, BUT… it’s summer time. And a dark charcoal suit is gonna look a bit outta place at an outdoor wedding. So, consider a lighter blue or lighter gray, and wear the hell out of it during the warmer months. Really love the patch pockets on the light blue option above.

 

Angelico Wool Serge Cloth Patch Pocket Navy Blazer – $ 250.20 ($ 278)

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One of the rare times that something “patchy” is good. Very good. For those who want to lean a bit more traditional/casual with their navy blazer, but don’t want to go full yacht club. Triple patch pocket here. Super soft, unpadded shoulders.

 

Spier & Mackay Acetate Round Sunglasses – $ 61.20 ($ 68)

Spier & Mackay Acetate Round Sunglasses

Really nice. Not polarized, but the feel and finish is really quite impressive. They feel like the price should have a “1” in front of the rest of the numbers. Hits that rare mid-price-point between gas station garbage shades and super luxury sunglasses. Full review here.

 

97% Cotton / 3% Spandex Cotton Sportcoats in Green or Rust – $ 205.20 ($ 228)

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Easy to dress up or down, and the two shades above would look more than fine in the cooler months as well. Just quarter lined in the back. Also available in slim or contemporary fit.

 

100% Cotton Pique Button Down Collar Polos – $ 27 ($ 30)

Spier & Mackay

For those who prefer their polos 100% cotton with great buttons and a collar that won’t stray. More than a few color options to pick from.

 

Cotton/Linen Dress Trousers – $ 115.20 ($ 128)

Spier & Mackay Cotton/Linen Dress Trousers

Side tabs! Feel free to ditch that heavy leather belt (or heck, even a lightweight belt) in favor of side tabs. 55% Cotton / 45% linen blend fabric. Sharp as hell. Sizing is a bit scattered.

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Sea of Thieves’ Anniversary Update Turns the Game Into Two Very Different Experiences

The executive producer for Sea of Thieves has just called me a “motherf**ker”. I can’t stop laughing. I didn’t expect this when I arrived at Rare this morning. To be honest, I didn’t really expect that kind of reaction to ever emerge from a session in Sea of Thieves. Despite its piratical set-up, and the built-in opportunity for meanness that allows for, Sea of Thieves has always struck me as an almost uniquely friendly shared open world.

We all know how Sea of Thieves started out. Around release, I grew fond of calling it “the world’s nicest chatroom” – a place where I hung out with my friends while doing a few odd jobs, rather than undertaking grand quests (mainly because it didn’t feel like those quests were really there). It wasn’t what I could achieve in that world that drew me in, rather just the pleasantness of being there.

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Allen Edmonds Anniversary Sale 2019 Top 10

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Allen Edmonds Anniversary Sale 2019

NOTE: Looks like they’ve quietly launched Anniversary Sale pricing one day early. So, it’s on!

Allen Edmonds has been around for 97 years. Impressive. And each year they celebrate their birthday with a big fat sale. It’s a “select items” sale. Meaning, some items are on more sale than others. Below you’ll find our picks for the best of the best in terms of price to style ratio. For those who haven’t signed up for their email list (aka Collector’s Club) yet, you might be able to stack that first time sign up 15% off code with these savings. Not sure though. Got a tip on something we missed? Send those suggestions into joe@dappered.com.

 

#1. McAllister Wingtip Oxford – $ 249 ($ 395)

All the visual interest of a wingtip, but you still get the conservative toe shape and classy looks of a true oxford. Tons of colors to pick from. Multiple widths to choose from too. All sorts of right.

 

#2. Cornwallis Dress Oxford – $ 249 ($ 395)

Contemporary without being overly flashy. Sexy without being thirsty. The Cornwallis might be one of the best looking shoes Allen Edmonds has ever come out with. Is it as timeless as the McAllister wingtip? Nah. Is it, uh… hawt? Yes it is. Five colors to pick from. 4.5/5 stars after 200+ reviews. Full in person review from us can be found here.

 

#3. St. John’s Double Monk Strap – $ 249 ($ 395)

Wait. These are back? Is it just me or did the St John’s disappear for awhile? Up for the maximum discount during the Anniversary sale. Available in Black, walnut, and the dark chili shown here. Also shown at the top of the post. Full review of these things can be found right here.

 

#4. Fifth Ave. Cap Toe Oxford – $ 249 ($ 395)

Conservative, but the quarter-brogue style perforated cap toe spices it up a bit. Like, a little. One of their standards. Can’t go wrong here.

 

#5. Bartlett Cap Toe Oxford – $ 355 ($ 530)

Kinda like the Strand, only upgraded in all the right ways (not that the Strand is any sort of slouch.) From their top of the line Independence collection. Ultra premium leathers, two-tone soles, the works.

 

#6. Nomad Chukkas – $ 225 ($ 375)

Still made in Port Washington, still recraftable, still Goodyear Welted. But the “Nomad” collection is made with comfort in mind. Lightweight shock absorption, removable “lightform” insoles, etc.

 

#7. Kenilworth Blucher – $ 249 ($ 395)

The shoe-iest shoe to ever shoe. And while some might see that essential shoe-ness as boring, others see it as hugely versatile. Because they are. Review here.

 

#8. Nomad Bucks – $ 205 ($ 345)

Bucks are seaonsal. So not as versatile as the rest of the Anniversary Sale picks. But still, you’ll get plenty of wear out of em’ if you commit to living the buck yeah life.

 

#9. Cordovan Ave. Dress Belt – $ 185 ($ 219)

I don’t know who in their right mind spends $ 185 on a belt. Most of us don’t spend that on shoes. BUT. IF you are that person (and in a right frame of mind,) then this would be the belt I’d recommend.

 

#10. Dalton Wingtip Dress Boots – $ 310 ($ 445)

Out of season! But, around three bills for first quality Daltons isn’t half bad.

The Allen Edmonds Anniversary Sale runs clear through April 24th. 


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Haspel to Celebrate 110th Anniversary With Vintage Capsule

It was 110 years ago when Joseph Haspel Sr. created a suit out of an unusual puckered Indian fabric called seersucker that could hold up to the New Orleans heat and still look good.
Fast forward to today, and Laurie Haspel Aronson, the great granddaughter of Haspel and chief executive officer of the family-owned business, is celebrating that milestone with a special vintage capsule collection, a retail partnership and a number of parties and pop-ups that kick off for spring and will continue throughout the year.
“We’re bringing the roots back to New Orleans,” said Aronson, who is headquartered in nearby Baton Rouge, La. “It’s in our DNA and part of our brand strategy.”
To that point, Haspel has partnered with Rubensteins, the venerable men’s store in New Orleans, to sell the entire spring collection in its Canal Street store. In 2017, Haspel moved from a wholesale model to direct-to-consumer. Rubensteins is its only retail account.
This past weekend, the two companies teamed for a two-day trunk show to celebrate the start of the festival season in New Orleans with an event benefiting the Jewish Children’s Regional Service. In addition, Haspel will be a sponsor of the French Quarter Festival, a Louisiana-skewed music event,

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To celebrate the 5th anniversary of Aladdin on Broadway, five current and former Genies stopped the show following yesterday’s matinee to perform a medley of Aladdin hits. The five Genies included Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart, current star Michael James Scott, tour Genie Major Attaway, and current Broadway Genie standbys Juwan Crawley and Deonte L. Warren.
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Forever 21 Marks Selena Film Anniversary With Capsule

COMING UP ROSES: Los Angeles fast-fashion retailer Forever 21 worked with the sister of the late singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez for an edgy capsule collection.
The offering, called Forever 21 Presents: Selena the White Rose Collection, launches in conjunction with the 22nd anniversary of the movie on the singer.
“We’ve actually been selling Selena products and, in the past, we noticed that every time we brought something in with Selena, it would blow out. So we really wanted to do something special,” said Linda Chang, vice president of merchandising.
Previous merchandise around the songstress mainly consisted of T-shirts with images of her on the front. While this new collection bears a number of graphic T-shirts, sweatshirts and long-sleeves with images of the artist or quotes, the design team worked alongside Quintanilla-Perez’s sister, Suzette Quintanilla, to incorporate details, such as a bike short, tie-front purple crop top in a nod to her favorite color and a button pack.
“We did try to separate from what our regular logo collections have been in the past,” Chang said. “With Selena, we really tried to incorporate new, different styles.”
The retailer also tapped celebrity stylist Monica Rose and Vanessa Romo, who appeared on the Univision show “Nuestra Belleza Latina,” to

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Chester Mox Starts Anniversary Sale

It’s easy to get affordable basics from Uniqlo for under $ 100, and even easier to get fast-fashion takes on the latest trends for less. But while the bottom of the market is spiraling downwards, the cost of luxury goods continues to rise with no end in sight. In recent years, the cost of luxury fashion products has grown at twice the rate of inflation, with men’s clothing and accessories leading the way. There was a time when Common Projects Achilles were about $ 250; today they’re north of $ 400. Even traditional clothiers aren’t immune. In 2010, J. Press retailed their Shaggy Dog sweaters for $ 165. Today? $ 245.

This bifurcation is just one of the many reasons why I love Chester Mox, a Los Angeles-based leather goods company that I often write about here at Put This On. They’re one of the few companies that still offers Old World craftsmanship at reasonably affordable prices. A few years ago, I called a New York City menswear shop about commissioning a custom leather wallet. My quoted price? A whopping $ 1,500 (“Yea, I admit that’s absurd” the salesperson sheepishly admitted to me). Chester Mox’s price for the same design ended up being about 75% less, which is lower than what that store pays in wholesale to their European supplier.

For the next week, Chester Mox’s prices are little lower still. They’re holding their four-year anniversary sale, where you can take 25% off any order with the checkout code ANNIVERSARY. The code excludes bespoke, but since everything they sell is made-to-order, you can get simple customizations such as choosing your own threads and leathers, picking out the colors, and getting a hot-stamped monogram (should you wish). The promotion ends on Tuesday, March 19th.

 






 

The thing that makes Chester Mox special is their constriction. At the moment, luxury e-tailer Mr. Porter has no fewer than 120 leather wallets at their store — more if you count larger leather goods. Most of those wallets retail for about $ 350, with some reaching as high as $ 1,470. For luxury brands such as Dior and Saint Laurent, leather goods are often high-margin items used to make up for the company’s loss leaders. Haute couture, for example, is dearly expensive, with dresses selling for tens of thousands of dollars. But given the time and labor needed to create such items, those pieces don’t actually make that much in terms of profit (there aren’t many customers for such things anyway).

Instead, things such as couture and special runway pieces are typically produced to give the brand a halo — they confer prestige, generate press, and allow devoted fans to dream of one day owning such items. Where the company actually earns their money is in the mountains of expensive, but relatively affordable accessories they move every year — plastic sunglasses, synthetic perfumes, and leather goods. The quality of those leather goods is often fine, but not remarkable. The construction is almost always machine-sewn and the leather, while decent, is commonly corrected grain (e.g. pebble grain, which is a technically a type of corrected leather).

Chester Mox’s products are all handmade using traditional tools — an awl, a needle, and some thread. They’re produced in Los Angeles, but are often cheaper than designer leather goods. A few years ago, Bellanie apprenticed under a former Hermes craftsperson. There, she learned how to make leather goods using an old European method: saddle stitching, which is what you’d find on most Hermes products. Today, she saddle stitches everything by hand and sources full-grain leathers from top-end tanneries. Among their inventory, they have Horween’s lustrous shell cordovan, smooth calfskins from the Hermes’ owned Tanneries du Puy, unfinished Barenia leather (which Hermes uses for their bag handles, and will patina in the same way), and some of the best exotics I’ve seen around.

Technically, saddle stitching results in a stronger seam, which is why you see it in high-end saddlery and European luggage. Whereas a machine-sewn seam can unravel if just one stitch breaks, a saddle-sewn one requires a special tool to pick apart. But, realistically, unless you’re stuffing your wallet like George Costanza, I find saddle-sewn products to be more about a look. In the photo above, you can see a tan RRL eyewear case (on the left) compared against a Chester Mox Barenia card case (on the right). The RRL case is machine sewn with a straight stitching pattern, where each line follows the next (like so: ——–). The Chester Mox card case, by contrast, is handsewn with tighter stitching and no visible holes. It also has a slightly slanted stitching pattern (like this: /////). The stitching looks a little better, to my eye, and carries a bit of Old World craft charm. Those card cases start as low as $ 60, or $ 45 with the checkout code.

Chester Mox is a small, family-owned business run by a husband-and-wife team (Bellanie and Brandon). Since everything is made upon order, it’s easy to switch things out. If you see a leather you like on their Instagram, but don’t see it offered for a particular design, just contact them. Some of my favorite things include their Dogleg card cases, alligator belts (get them in a color that matches your shoes), and a modernized coat wallet I designed last year (ideal for use with tailored clothing, I think). Ian at From Squalor to Baller also recently posted photos of how his compact bi-fold has aged over the years.

 

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Hickey Freeman Creates Capsule for 120th Anniversary

NEW YORK — This year marks the 120th anniversary of Hickey Freeman and the brand is creating a special capsule collection for fall to commemorate the milestone.
The brand, which is owned by Authentic Brands Group and licensed to Grano Retail Investments, will celebrate the anniversary in September.
Hickey was founded by two young entrepreneurs, Jacob Freeman and Jeremiah Hickey, in Rochester, N.Y., who manufactured suits for men and boys. Over the years, the brand has survived many ownership changes but its reputation as a purveyor of high-quality, American-made men’s wear continues to this day.
Most recently, Hickey has seen its chief creative director shift from Arnold Silverstone to Aliya Morehead, who has been elevated to vice president of design and merchandising. Morehead, a Greensboro, N.C.-native who had worked hand-in-hand with Silverstone for the past five years, has a rich men’s wear background that also includes six years with Joseph Abboud.
Silverstone has transitioned to work more closely with Grano’s other tailored clothing brand, Samuelsohn.
In a presentation at Hickey’s Madison Avenue showroom, Morehead said that in preparing for the 120th anniversary, she started to research men’s wear from the Twenties. “We did a little vintage shopping,” she said, adding that the Twenties “were a great era

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‘Married At First Sight’ Recap: Luke Ditches Kate on Their Anniversary

A very unhappy anniversary! Luke ditched Kate on their anniversary and she broke down in tears during the Tuesday, February 26, episode of Married At First Sight. The couples all celebrated one month of being married during the episode. For some, it was a happy occasion and for others, it was nothing short of a nightmare. Catch up on what you might have missed during this week’s episode below!

Luke Lets Kate Down

Kate and Luke have had so many problems in their marriage. She said she felt “alone” in the partnership and he just didn’t seem to understand how much he had been upsetting her.

“It kind of doesn’t feel like a marriage right now because there’s no romantic part of our relationship,” she said. She even told him that if she’s not the one for him, it’s fine but she just wants him to tell her. He stayed silent when she mentioned it, which frustrated her.

“I have given you everything that is me and that’s OK,” she said. “This isn’t the stranger that you wanted to marry, so it’s fine.”

The day after their talk was their anniversary, and Luke woke up at 8 a.m. and left her to hang out with his friends all day. She was so upset about it she sobbed.

“One month ago, I never would’ve expected that my husband wouldn’t want to spend our one month anniversary together,” Kate said. “It’s disappointing because it means so much to me to be married.”

Married At First Sight Stephanie and AJ
Married At First Sight’s Stephanie and AJ

Speaking of Love …

AJ and Stephanie are obsessed with each other after one month of marriage. AJ truly believes that Stephanie completely transformed his life.

“I want to be in love with Stephanie and I feel like that’s soon to come,” he said. “Having a wife in my life really brought an element of happiness to my life that I was missing.”

Stephanie seems like she feels the same way about her husband.

“Every day I see more potential of falling in love, of being together forever,” she said. “Right now, I’m very optimistic.”

Married At First Sight Kristine and Keith
Married At First Sight’s Kristine and Keith

Keith Cooks for Kristine

Keith and Kristine’s major problem has been that he refuses to attempt to cook. To celebrate their one month anniversary, he took a cooking class to try to impress her.

“I just hope that Kristine likes the way I cook,” he said. “I just want Kristine to see that I appreciate her.”

She was completely impressed by all the work he put into the meal and absolutely loved it.

“I’m just shocked and completely floored,” she said. “Keith is amazing. If he’s not too careful and he keeps doing things like this, then I just may fall in love with him.”

Married At First Sight Recap Jasmine and Will
Married At First Sight’s Will and Jasmine

Will Rates Jasmine

Jasmine was so excited to have a romantic evening with Will to celebrate their anniversary. They really seemed to be falling for each other and she thought they may finally have sex.

“My comfort level with Jasmine has grown tremendously,” Will said. “We continue to, like, slowly progress.”

However, when Jasmine asked Will to rate her as a wife, he gave her a 6.8, which upset her.

“It was supposed to be a romantic night but Will just ruined it,” she said. “I wanted to smack him. … I think that I am really good as a wife and Will has more to work on.”

He cited communication as a reason for his rating and said they have room to grow, but she felt “disrespected” which totally ruined the vibe.

Married at First Sight airs on Lifetime (produced by Kinetic Content) on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET.

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BCBG Taps Kate Young, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for 30th Anniversary

For its 30th anniversary, BCBG Max Azria is heightening its profile by appointing stylist Kate Young as creative consultant and tapping Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to appear in its spring 2019 campaign. It’s a new move for the contemporary brand founded by Max Azria in 1989.
Young, who signed not long after Marquee Brands took control of BCBG, is working alongside creative director Bernd Kroeber, who worked with Joyce Azria as part of BCBGeneration team.
“I’ve consulted for many brands, but no one really does this,” Young said of taking on a public consulting role.
“I have a sort of old school love for the brand. For me it has this association with moving to New York, which sort of goes with the ambitious working stylish girl,” Young said. “It’s fun collaborating together on colors and shapes. I’m just trying to bring a little of my aesthetic in.”
“I’ve worked nearly a year with Kate and her sensibility and her eye is so refined,” Krober said.
The spring 2019 collection picks up where former creative director Lubov Azria left off, fusing modern and romantic in many of the brand’s signature looks from pleated color-blocked dresses to power suiting to sleek evening gowns and fashion-forward voluminous dresses.
“There is a kind of ease. Nothing’s too tricky, it’s really straightforward. It’s really chic and styled-seeming but uncomplicated,” Young said.
“Most women have different sides to themselves. This season it’s more of

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Keeping Score: How New York Made History on Roe v. Wade’s Anniversary

In every issue of Ms., we keep score—tracking research on our progress in the fight for equality, cataloging can’t-miss quotes from feminist voices and recording milestones for the movement. Now, we’ll be doing the same online. Welcome to this week’s (digital) installment of Keeping Score!

Lest We Forget

“There was never a woman with power that he ran up against until Pelosi. And he doesn’t know what to do with it. He’s totally in a corner.” Barbara Res, former executive vice president at the Trump Organization, told reporters from MSNBC that the President has “always felt that men are superior to women,” and that he even admitted as much to her.

“Let us remember that a fight means no person left behind… This is not just about identity. This is about justice and this is about the America we are going to bring into this world.” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez delivered a powerful call for inclusivity within the feminist movement at the New York Women’s March.

How We’re Doing

+ New research from the UK found that one in four women at health clinics reported experiencing sexual or reproductive coercion in their lifetimes. “Given the many negative consequences of reproductive control—including unwanted pregnancies and unwanted abortions—we urgently need more studies on this subject, especially from Europe,” researcher and professor Sam Rowlands wrote in The Independent. “We also need a better understanding of why men engage in this behavior and how women can resist it.”

Milestones

+ Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver has died at 83.

Carmen Rios is the Digital Editor at Ms. , co-host of TRIGGER HAPPY on Binge Networks and co-founder of Argot Magazine. Her work has also appeared at BuzzFeed, Bitch, Mic, MEL, Everyday Feminism and Autostraddle. Like everyone else in LA, she once had a podcast; unlike everyone else, she stays pretty zen in traffic. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr.

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Pitti Immagine to Mark 30th Anniversary With Dedicated Stamp

PITTI’S STAMP: Pitti Immagine, the organizer behind the Pitti Uomo men’s wear trade show, is marking its 30th anniversary this year and to celebrate the milestone, Italy’s minister of economic development will issue a dedicated commemorative stamp.
Created by designer Italo Lupi, the stamp bears the black writing “Pitti Immagine 30 Anni [30 Years]” against a gray background and is crossed by colorful lines reminiscent of stitching and seams.
The stamp will be presented at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday during the inauguration event of the 95th edition of Pitti Uomo — the first day the stamp will be authorized for use. Pitti Uomo will run Jan. 8 to 11.
“Thirty years ago, the Centro di Firenze per la Moda Italiana started using the Pitti Immagine name … We wanted to remember this anniversary with an official event and nothing is more official than a stamp, a paper rectangle treasuring a discreet fascination and aura as something linked to history, even in the era of non-material communication and liquid society,” said Raffaello Napoleone, chief executive officer of Pitti Immagine.
Flanking the issue of the commemorative stamp, Pitti will also mount “The Fashion Mailbox” exhibition, exploring the relationship between fashion and stamps from the 19th century

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McLaren Honors Ayrton Senna’s 30th Anniversary Win With ‘Beco’ P1 GTR

McLaren Special Operations (or MSO for short) reveals its latest creation: the P1 GTR Ayrton Senna edition.

The 30th Anniversary commemorative supercar — known as ‘Beco,’ or the nickname for the driver given to him by his parents — is labeled and dedicated to Brazilian racing legend Ayrton Senna, who dominated Formula 1 in the late 80s and early 90s before tragically passing on March 4, 1994 in an accident at Imola, Italy. The P1 GTR thus tributes the driver by adopting the color scheme of Senna’s F1 racecar — red and white throughout, mimicking that of his Marlboro sponsored MP4/4 at the time.

Besides the livery, the P1 GTR features upgraded aerodynamics to the standard vehicle in the form of a new front splitter, barge boards and gurney flaps, and modified endplates to the race wing at the rear. These modifications total around 800kg of downforce to the already-grippy track car.

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Review: how artrepublic Brighton celebrated its 25th anniversary year

From local events and big-name exhibitions to taking art onto Brighton’s streets, here are artrepublic’s highlights of 2018.

Typically, as we head towards the end of a year we start to look back at all the things we’ve seen, done and accomplished over the past 12 months. What were the highs and the lows? What do we want more or less of, and what exciting plans and experiences can we carry with us into the sparkling new year? For artrepublic, this has been a truly special and spectacular year.

Our 25th anniversary year has offered up almost too many gems to mention. Early in 2018 we launched our brand-new gallery area, doubling the wall space at our Bond Street location to bring you even more of the art and artists that you love. And, with that space came a whole new events calendar, featuring monthly activities for kids hosted by our artists, evenings of edition screen printing with The Private Press (and a few more of our artists), and even some live real-life storytelling with Spark. We had a fair few parties too, with bubbles flowing to celebrate exclusive print launches, including an exclusive launch with Mark Vessey, where we were treated to a spin on the desks from legendary Brighton DJ & producer, Fatboy Slim. There were also solo exhibitions from the likes of Bruce McLean, collective showcases – taking in everything from abstraction to our Modern Masters – and even an album launch for  drum & bass legend, Friction. And that was just inside the four walls of the gallery itself.

Out in Brighton, beyond the gallery doors, our annual Art Yard Sale had people queuing round the block in the blazing sunshine, all waiting to get their hands on original art, at great prices, direct from the artists themselves. Some of the newest additions to the artrepublic family were there, right alongside some of the gallery’s veterans (not in terms of physical age, but in terms of long-held creative friendships) and, wandering among them all, was the host of our freshly-launched podcast, Art-related Nonsense, collecting stories from some of the best in the art business to share with you all. Check the first series out on iTunes.

Elsewhere on Brighton’s streets, a little later in the year, the gallery was represented in the Martlets Snail Trail with a design created for us specially by Eelus. Unlike that snail (who was very much rooted to the spot), for us this year has sped by.

The artrepublic Snail by Eelus 

We’re so grateful to be able to share all this with the art lovers out there – each of you has brought something to the artrepublic story in 2018, a big thank you to you all and we look forward to seeing you at plenty more of the gallery’s events, openings and occasions in the year to come. From everyone at artrepublic Brighton, season’s greetings and we wish you a very Happy New Year.

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Pastor John Gray Defends Gifting His Wife A $200K Lamborghini For Their Anniversary

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Ever since Lakewood pastor John Gray gifted his wife a $ 200,000 Lamborghini truck to celebrate their marriage vow renewal and anniversary, he’s been catching heat for it all over social media. Now he’s fighting back.

In an Instagram video taken at the celebration Sunday, Gray, now the pastor at Relentless Church in Greenville, South Carolina, led his wife to a bow-wrapped car and handed her the keys while saying “Lamborghini Urus.”

He wrote on Instagram Tuesday, “God helped me to make my wife’s dream come true. Why not? She’s made mine come true!” On Thursday in a Facebook Live video, Gray stated that vehicle was purchased with “not a nickel, not a penny” of his salary from the church or other church money.

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He said he saved money for years and drew on a variety of sources financially including his second book deal and the fourth season of The Book Of John Gray, his television show on Oprah Winfrey‘s OWN network to pay for the vehicle. He also shared the story of how on his honeymoon eight years ago, he and his wife Aventer were so broke that they had to share a shrimp cocktail.

Aventer defended her husband on Sunday on Instagram saying, “I don’t see anyone screaming about how basketball players drive what they do while you paying $ $ $ to see them play in arenas and on fields. We don’t live for people! We love for God!”

She added, “[He] gives away cars, full houses of furniture, clothes off his back!”

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50 Year Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act and There’s Still a Racial Homeowners Gap

This year marks the 50th year anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. On April 11, 1968, a week after the passing of famed civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Lyndon Johnson approved Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 — also known as the Fair Housing Act,.

The Fair Housing Act outlawed discrimination concerning the sale, rental, and financing to any person because of race, color, sex, religion, or national origin. This groundbreaking legislation eliminated legal barriers that prevented blacks from participating in homeownership.

Home ownership has been a vehicle for many to increase their financial security, develop communities, and transfer a piece of wealth to future generations. In an article on Nareb.com — National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) — Ron Cooper, shared his insights on the power of homeownership.

“Homeownership is the number one way for African Americans to build wealth,” he said. “There are so many other things tied to it.”

Unfortunately, many black people still lag behind white people in the homeownership goal. Although more members of the black community have been given access to homeownership because of the Fair Housing Act, reports show that 41% of blacks own homes compared to 71.3% of whites, according to 2016 U.S. Census data. The rate of black homeownership has declined since 2004 when approximately 49% of blacks owned homes.

Reasons for the Housing Gap  

What’s causing the housing gap and decline in homeownership rates for black people today? Loan fees, credit scores, limited savings, down payment requirements, and results of the 2008 financial crisis are some of the barriers preventing the growth of black homeownership today. According to the 2018 State of Housing in Black America (SHIBA) report commissioned by NAREB, there is a hidden tax on black home buyers, making it more costly for blacks to participate in homeownership. NAREB explores how Government Sponsored Enterprise (GSE) housing lending companies such as Fanni Mae and Freddie Mac charge low to moderate income households excessive fees due to a fear of loan default.

The Impact of Segregation Despite Fair Housing Act 

The SHIBA report notes that in the 10 cities with the largest black populations, segregation remains extremely high. Neighborhood segregation has a negative impact on housing appreciation for blacks populations. Homes in African American neighborhoods have lower property values, suffering from discriminatory impacts of redlining outlawed decades ago. A study published by online real estate database company Zillow, shows the impact color coding African American neighborhoods red — as most “hazardous” for lending — in the 1930s impacts housing values today. “The median home value in neighborhoods labeled “best” has risen 230.8% to $ 640,238 over the past 22 years, whereas the median value in the areas rated “hazardous” has climbed only 203.1%, to $ 276,199.

Solutions to Build Homeownership Rates  

Although blacks have celebrated many victories over the last 50 years in pursuit of equality and fair practices in housing, there is still more work to be done. Increasing the level of loan applications, loan originations, and homeownership sustainability will be a step in the right direction, according to NAREB.

If you’re thinking about buying a house, it’s important to consult with a realtor and financial professional to educate you on the process. Don’t walk the journey alone. In order to move beyond years of discrimination and limited access, you have to be equipped with the right tools to succeed. Education and preparation is key to moving the needle on housing in black America and will ensure that more black people gain access to favorable rates, terms, and properties.

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50 Year Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act and There’s Still a Racial Homeowners Gap

This year marks the 50th year anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. On April 11, 1968, a week after the passing of famed civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Lyndon Johnson approved Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 — also known as the Fair Housing Act,.

The Fair Housing Act outlawed discrimination concerning the sale, rental, and financing to any person because of race, color, sex, religion, or national origin. This groundbreaking legislation eliminated legal barriers that prevented blacks from participating in homeownership.

Home ownership has been a vehicle for many to increase their financial security, develop communities, and transfer a piece of wealth to future generations. In an article on Nareb.com — National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) — Ron Cooper, shared his insights on the power of homeownership.

“Homeownership is the number one way for African Americans to build wealth,” he said. “There are so many other things tied to it.”

Unfortunately, many black people still lag behind white people in the homeownership goal. Although more members of the black community have been given access to homeownership because of the Fair Housing Act, reports show that 41% of blacks own homes compared to 71.3% of whites, according to 2016 U.S. Census data. The rate of black homeownership has declined since 2004 when approximately 49% of blacks owned homes.

Reasons for the Housing Gap  

What’s causing the housing gap and decline in homeownership rates for black people today? Loan fees, credit scores, limited savings, down payment requirements, and results of the 2008 financial crisis are some of the barriers preventing the growth of black homeownership today. According to the 2018 State of Housing in Black America (SHIBA) report commissioned by NAREB, there is a hidden tax on black home buyers, making it more costly for blacks to participate in homeownership. NAREB explores how Government Sponsored Enterprise (GSE) housing lending companies such as Fanni Mae and Freddie Mac charge low to moderate income households excessive fees due to a fear of loan default.

The Impact of Segregation Despite Fair Housing Act 

The SHIBA report notes that in the 10 cities with the largest black populations, segregation remains extremely high. Neighborhood segregation has a negative impact on housing appreciation for blacks populations. Homes in African American neighborhoods have lower property values, suffering from discriminatory impacts of redlining outlawed decades ago. A study published by online real estate database company Zillow, shows the impact color coding African American neighborhoods red — as most “hazardous” for lending — in the 1930s impacts housing values today. “The median home value in neighborhoods labeled “best” has risen 230.8% to $ 640,238 over the past 22 years, whereas the median value in the areas rated “hazardous” has climbed only 203.1%, to $ 276,199.

Solutions to Build Homeownership Rates  

Although blacks have celebrated many victories over the last 50 years in pursuit of equality and fair practices in housing, there is still more work to be done. Increasing the level of loan applications, loan originations, and homeownership sustainability will be a step in the right direction, according to NAREB.

If you’re thinking about buying a house, it’s important to consult with a realtor and financial professional to educate you on the process. Don’t walk the journey alone. In order to move beyond years of discrimination and limited access, you have to be equipped with the right tools to succeed. Education and preparation is key to moving the needle on housing in black America and will ensure that more black people gain access to favorable rates, terms, and properties.

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Bikkembergs Celebrates 30th Anniversary With Capsule

MILAN — The Bikkembergs men’s wear label is celebrating its 30th anniversary with the launch of a capsule collection.
Called “30,” it includes 13 pieces combining luxury sportswear and urban streetwear. Defined by the Bikkembergs logo combined with two bands, one green and one red, the designs span from hoodies, T-shirts, polos, trousers and basketball pants to accessories, such as sneakers, bags, backpacks, slides, textile items and underwear.
The “30” collection will be launched with an online media campaign starring popular Italian rapper Emis Killa.
“We wanted to bring new ideas into the Bikkembergs world, without betraying our sporty DNA,” said Bikkembergs creative director Lee Wood. “Realizing this capsule collection, which mixes streetwear and music, has been highly stimulating. Emis Killa, with his strong and dynamic image, is the right testimonial for this project.”
The capsule, which inaugurates the company’s new distribution strategy based on different seasonal drops, will be available for pre-order online at Bikkembergs’ e-commerce Nov. 13–30 and will hit the stores at the end of April.
“This commercial strategy fits the needs of a market which is faster and faster and reflects the company’s strategy aimed at establishing a continuous dialogue with its customers,” said Bikkembergs chief operating officer Dario Predonzan.
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Colton Haynes’ 1-Year Wedding Anniversary Tribute to Jeff Leatham Will Make You Swoon

Colton Haynes, Jeff LeathamColton Haynes looks like he hit the bullseye with Cupid’s arrow on his 1-year wedding anniversary to Jeff Leatham.
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Joanna Gaines Pens Sweet Thank You to Husband Chip on 15th Anniversary of Founding Magnolia

Joanna Gaines is feeling thankful for her husband!

The Fixer Upper star took to Instagram to share a sweet message to Chip and thank him for staying by her side through the last fifteen years as they pursued their dream of growing their company, Magnolia, together.

“It all started with a dream that I jotted down on a legal pad back in 2003,” Gaines writes. “Thank you Chip Carter for helping me turn what was on that piece of paper into a reality. These last fifteen years have been equal parts scary and exciting and there’s no one else I’d rather by my side than you.”

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It all started with a dream that I jotted down on a legal pad back in 2003. Thank you Chip Carter for helping me turn what was on that piece of paper into a reality. These last fifteen years have been equal parts scary and exciting and there’s no one else I’d rather by my side than you @chipgaines ❤

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Over the weekend, the lovebirds held their annual “Silobration” in Waco, Texas, where the town comes out to their Magnolia Market at the Silos compound to enjoy a vendor fair, food trucks, and live music. Ahead of the festivities, Joanna was feeling a little sentimental about Magnolia’s 15th anniversary, and posted a series of throwback photos of her and Chip to commemorate the milestone anniversary of their company.

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15 years ago… Happy Anniversary Magnolia! A few things I want to call out from these photos: Red lipstick. The vase on the counter- I remember I stenciled the words “imagine” and “dream” on these glass jugs I we bought for a buck each at a garage sale. They were my best seller that season. 😂 The sign on the building was what @chipgaines surprised me with when we found out we couldn’t afford a real sign. He always saves the day. This was also the year that the phrase “Live Laugh & Love” was at its peak in popularity. And my biggest regret was selling that large antique counter in photo #3. I still think about that thing. I have zero regrets though about stepping out and just going for it- this shop, this business, it has our hearts. We are so thankful and this is why we SILOBRATE! Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years, we wouldn’t be here without you❤#silobration @magnolia

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“15 years ago… Happy Anniversary Magnolia!” she wrote, before calling out a few things from the pictures, taken during their first year in business, including her bright red lipstick, and a vase on the counter. “I remember I stenciled the words ‘imagine’ and ‘dream’ on these glass jugs we bought for a buck each at a garage sale. They were my best seller that season.”

“The sign on the building was what @chipgaines surprised me with when we found out we couldn’t afford a real sign,” Joanna wrote, referring to the DIY “Magnolia” sign that sat atop their first storefront. “He always saves the day.”

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In the photo gallery, Gaines also shared her “biggest regret,” selling a large antique counter. “I still think about that thing,” she wrote.

“I have zero regrets though about stepping out and just going for it—this shop, this business, it has our hearts,” she continued. “We are so thankful and this is why we SILOBRATE! Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years, we wouldn’t be here without you.”


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Country music stars like Jason Aldean, Jake Owen mark year anniversary of Las Vegas shooting

Country music stars took to social media Monday to honor the one-year anniversary of the Las Vegas mass shooting that claimed the lives of 58 fans who’d turned out to celebrate the annual Route 91 Harvest Festival.

Singer Jason Aldean was on stage closing down the festival when the perpetrator…

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