DXL Posts Higher Losses in Q4, Will Close Rochester Stores

The losses at Destination XL Group continued to mount in the fourth quarter, despite higher comparable-store sales. But a new wholesale strategy and a new chief executive officer are expected to help the company improve its fortunes in 2019.
At the same time, the company revealed that it will close the remaining five Rochester Clothing stores — a more-upscale brand that it acquired in 2004 — by the end of the fiscal year.
In an earnings call Friday morning, David Levin, acting chief executive officer, said: “The growth in our DXL brand has slowly eroded the sales volume and profitability in our remaining Rochester, N.Y., stores, which are located in high rent metro areas.
“Much of our Rochester assortment will continue to be available on DXL.com and many Rochester brands can be found in DXL stores. With the exception of London, all of our Rochester stores are located in markets within close proximity to one or more DXL stores. In the U.S. we’re working on a customer transfer strategy to encourage our Rochester customers to migrate to nearby DXL stores, and we’re confident that once our Rochester customers discover the DXL experience they will become DXL loyalists.”
On Friday morning, the Canton, Mass.-based men’s

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Spotify posts first ever operating profit, but cautious outlook for 2019

Spotify posted its first ever quarterly operating profit on Wednesday driven by a strong gross margin and slower-than-expected headcount growth, but it warned of a loss in 2019 and issued modest forecasts which disappointed investors.

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Spotify posts surprise profit in Q4, sees loss in 2019

Spotify, the world’s most popular
paid music streaming service, reported an unexpected
fourth-quarter operating profit on Wednesday and sales growth
matching expectations, but it said it sees a loss of 200-360
million euros in 2019.

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The Washington Post’s First Super Bowl Ad Spotlights Slain Journalists

(NEW YORK) — The Washington Post is debuting its first Super Bowl commercial, highlighting the often-dangerous work journalists do.

The ad, narrated by Tom Hanks, features journalists who have been killed or disappeared.

They include Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who wrote critically about the Saudi crown prince. Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul in October. Also featured were Austin Tice, a freelance reporter missing in Syria for six years, and Marie Colvin, a Sunday Times correspondent who was killed in Syria.

In a memo to Post employees last week, publisher Fred Ryan said the newspaper felt “this is the right moment, at the right venue, to present this important message to the large audience of Americans and international viewers.”

The spot ended with the Post‘s slogan, “Democracy Dies in Darkness.”

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UBS Posts Profit, Plans $1 Bln Buy Back; Warns On Client Activity; Stock Dips

Shares of UBS Group AG (UBS) were losing around 5 percent in the early morning trading after the Swiss banking giant warned on client activity in the first quarter, despite reporting a profit in its fourth quarter, compared to prior year’s heft loss. For 2018, the Board intends to propose a dividend of CHF 0.706 per share, up 8%. For 2019, UBS is targeting to repurchase up to $ 1 billion of shares.
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Best Posts of 2018 – Spring Fling and a Mixed Bag

Last week we recognized the Best Affordable Style of 2018, focusing on the top products pumped out by the retail establishment. This week we’re taking a look back at the best (at least what WE consider the best) of what Dappered had to offer in 2018. Not trying to toot our own horn here. Consider this more of an exercise in recognizing what was popular with the Dappered readers, so we continue to create informative content in the New Year. And by the way, to those Dappered readers: thanks.


10 Men’s Style Things to Change Up for Spring / Summer


Hey, you know what’s less than 3 months away? The first day of spring. For those of you that would choose warm weather over cold, and prefer fewer layers, let this bring you some solace. We’ll be able to use the advice in this post before you know it.


Style Scenario: Spring Temptation – On the Casual Side


And to put a little more pep in your winter doldrums step, this Style Scenario was assembled utilizing picks from Spring Temptation: New Affordable Men’s Style Arrivals for 2018. We also put together a Middle Ground and Dressed Up look from the same batch of goods. Snow may still be flying, but we’ll be seeing spring retail arrivals before we know it.


Happy WIWT Stereotypical Dappered™ Look Day…


If imitation is the best form of flattery, we were pretty flattered around these parts when a group of guys on Threads decided to create a Stereotypical Dappered Look Day. As can be seen on the WIWT thread, several readers dressed the part, and even found (or built) brick walls to pose in front of. We thought that was pretty damn cool.


In Review


Over the years Dappered has reviewed a lot of offerings in the affordable men’s style arena, and 2018 saw the addition of several reviews, including the Target Goodfellow Keanu single monk (as seen above), selvedge denim from Amazon, a Timex x Todd Snyder collaboration, the Flight Bag from Saddleback, and more. We hope you guys find these reviews informative, and if you ever have an idea for a review send an email to joe@dappered.com.


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Style Scenario: Spring/Summer Dad Style!


The best part about this Style Scenario was that some guys on social media actually thought we were serious about this. You know who you are.

That wraps it up fellas. Once again, thank you so much for your readership of this site. Uncle Dappered wants you to know that without you he’d feel as useless as a button relegated to a bag of eternal inertia. Or something.

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Best Posts of 2018 – Fall, Back to School, and Affordable Watches

Last week we recognized the Best Affordable Style of 2018, focusing on the top products pumped out by the retail establishment. This week we’re taking a look back at the best (at least what WE consider the best) of what Dappered had to offer in 2018. Not trying to toot our own horn here. Consider this more of an exercise in recognizing what was popular with the Dappered readers, so we continue to create informative content in the New Year. And by the way, to those Dappered readers: thanks.


The Style-Centric Grown up’s Back to School Shopping List


As stated in the opening paragraph of the post, this really was just a shameless rationalization for shopping, but why should kids have all the fun during the back to school window? With a translation of common back to school items into what would equate for the stylish adult man, this made for a tempting shopping list that may or may not have shorted a few college fund contributions.


How to up your style in college without looking like you’re trying too hard


And speaking of back to school, this post truly was for the guy heading back to campus. With valuable information on how to upgrade the normal attire for a college environment, perhaps this post inspired a few guys to step up their game on the first day back in class.


Autumnal Temptation – The Best Looking New Fall Style Arrivals for Men


Although not back to school specific, there was plenty featured in the 2018 Autumnal Temptation round up that could work for a guy going back to school. It was also tempting for just about everyone else as well. Autumn truly is the most tempting time to spruce up one’s wardrobe, as so many more layers can be incorporated.


Best Looking Affordable Outerwear – Fall/Winter 2018


Whether on campus, out and about town, to and from work, or just being exposed to cold air, being able to comfortably once again utilize outerwear is a bonus in the colder months. The 2018 crop of Best Looking Affordable Outerwear featured peacoats, topcoats, bombers, Macs, waxed truckers, quilted, shrimp kabob, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo


10 Alternatives to the J. Crew Nike Killshot Sneaker


Sneaker are an essential not only for back to school, but for the guy that is on his feet and walking a good amount during his day. One of the most prized sneakers in the men’s style arena is the Nike Killshot. It’s been no secret from day one that this site didn’t really get the hype. That inspired a post that featured 10 alternatives to the Killshot. If you experienced a bit of déjà vu, you weren’t going crazy. The post originally ran in 2017, but was so popular we updated it with new picks.


The 10 Best Looking Watches under $ 100


Finally, if you’re heading back to school, you’re likely on a budget, seeing how insane school debt is right now in the good ol’ US of A. So when there are quality style pieces that can be had for a smaller amount of cash, it’s likely appreciated. This post offered 10 watches, all at the time under the $ 100 mark.

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Manufacturing industry posts biggest annual job gain in 20 years

The net changes by industry for December jobs based on Friday's jobs report; the health-care and education sector saw the largest gain.


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Top Posts of 2018

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What were your favorite posts from the past year? We’ve rounded up our favorite suits for women, wear-it-to work recommendations, and office shoes and bags; today we’re closing it out with a look back at our top posts of 2018.  These were the top read (according to Google Analytics) and some of Kat’s favorites, but we’d love to hear yours as well! (OH! And if you haven’t checked out our new Personal Money Snapshot, please take a look — it’s our version of the money diaries that are popular everywhere, and we’d love to get more submissions!)

Note that you can check out this page for our top posts of all time!

According to Google Analytics, these were our top 10 posts and pages of the year:

Top Posts of 2018

  1. The Best Women’s Suits of 2018: Affordable, Designer, and Everything In Between
  2. A Review of Amazon Prime Wardrobe
  3. Four Weeks’ of Work Outfit Ideas
  4. The Best Commuting Shoes in 2018
  5. The Hunt for Jardigans: Jacket/Cardigans for Everyone
  6. The Hunt: Cute Flats for the Office
  7. The Best Work Bags for Interviews, Commutes, Your First Day of Work, and Beyond
  8. The Hunt: The Best Sleeveless Tops, Shells, and Blouses for Work
  9. The Hunt: Classic Sheath Dresses for Work
  10. What to Wear to Work in the Winter

Of course, every year I have my own favorites, either because I thought they were great discussions, a story I hadn’t seen elsewhere/thought we did a good job with, or just because I really like them.  These are some of my darlings from the past year… 

Fashion Quandaries for Work

Lifestyle Issues for Career Women

Career Advice for Overachieving Chicks

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Here’s how to create that collage of your top nine Instagram posts from 2018

Instagram top 9

If you’ve haven’t seen this in your Instagram feed already, just wait. It’s coming. The arrival of a new year means so many things. Turning a page on the calendar, the compilation of resolutions for the year ahead, endless lists about the “best of” this or that from 2018 — and tons of collages. Specifically, those perennial collages of nine Instagram posts that users of the Facebook-owned service create and share around this time each year. The collages represent the best (i.e., most-liked) nine images a user posted on Insta over the prior year, and this is how to create one for yourself, assuming you don’t already know how.

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Trina Braxton Posts a Tribute to Late Husband Gabe Solis: ‘We Grieve His Unexpected Departure’ [Photo]

Trina Braxton is speaking out for the first time since ex-husband Gabe Solis passed away due to cancer.

According to Trina, news of Gabe’s passing leaked before those closest to him knew and some of his family found out via social media — for which she apologizes.

“Unfortunately, someone leaked the story before we could make everyone aware of his passing, and I apologize to those friends and family members for finding out through social outlets.”

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On December 20, 2018, a chapter permanently closed for my sons and I. For over 16 years, Gabe Solis was an essential part of our lives. Like all families, there are good and bad moments that are endured, but those moments, good or bad still made us who we are in the present. Unfortunately, someone leaked the story before we could make everyone aware of his passing, and I apologize to those friends and family members for finding out through social outlets. I also apologize directly to the Solis Family. I do humbly ask for your prayers for our families, but my greatest request is that when you are posting comments, remember Gabe’s passing is a loss for our family. He was a father to my boys, a son, brother, and friend to many and I would appreciate privacy and respect as we grieve his unexpected departure. @gabe_solis1234 I miss you, my dear friend.

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Ariana Grande, Kanye West Feud Over Mental Health Turns Serious as Pete Davidson Posts Concerning Message

A Twitter spat between Ariana Grande and Kanye West over mental health took a serious turn on Saturday after Pete Davidson, an SNL star and Grande’s ex-fiance, posted a message on social media that some took as suicidal.

The tiff between the two musicians began when Grande waded into a feud between West and the music star Drake yesterday.

Drake and West and have notoriously had a contentious relationship since at least 2011, according to ELLE. Their feud was apparently reignited in September, when Drake made a snide reference to the sneakers West designs in a song. Then on December 13, Drake requested sampling a portion of Kanye’s song in one of his compositions. Soon afterward, Kanye launched into a Twitter rant that lasted more than 100 tweets.

Grande responded to the very public dispute with a teasing tweet of her own.

“Guys, I know there are grown men arguing online rn but miley and I dropping our beautiful, new songs tonight so if y’all could please jus behave for just like a few hours so the girls can shine that’d be sick thank u,” Grande wrote on Twitter, which she later deleted.

West did not take kindly to Grande’s intrusion and suggested that she was inserting herself into the beef to promote her new song, “Imagine,” which released Friday.

Grande then apologized for being insensitive about West’s mental health, but fired back at him for suggesting she was promoting herself.

“With all due respect, I don’t need to use anyone to promote anything. period. I was making a comment ab what men were doing at the time v.s. women. It was a joke which I understand now was probably insensitive. I apologize if I was in any way triggering and I hope u feel well today,” Grande tweeted. She later deleted her tweet.

This morning, Davidson appeared to side with West in an Instagram post.

“Bravo Kanye West for standing up for yourself and speaking out against [sic] mental health,” his post read. “I can’t explain to you enough how difficult and scary it is to be honest about stuff like this. We need people like Kanye. No one should ever point fingers at you for your bravery in speaking about mental health. I’m seriously disgusted.”

A few hours later, however, Davidson published another message that struck an even more serious tone.

“I really don’t want to be on this earth anymore. I’m doing my best to stay here for you but I actually don’t know how much longer I can last,” Davidson wrote.

Davidson, who has spoken out frequently about having bipolar disorder and suicidal tendencies, appeared to suggest that he was feeling suicidal. Soon afterward, he deleted both messages.

Earlier this month, Davidson wrote on Instagram:

“I’ve been getting online bullied and in public by people for 9 months. I’ve spoken about BPD and being suicidal publicly only in the hopes that it will help bring awareness and help kids like myself who don’t want to be on this earth,” he wrote. “No matter how hard the internet or anyone tries to make me kill myself. I won’t. I’m upset I even have to say this.”

In since-deleted tweets, Grande apologized for being insensitive about mental health issues.

“Man I’m so sorry I told a dumb joke. I really didn’t mean any harm. All I want everyone to be healthy and happy. so desperately,” she tweeted.

Soon afterwards, she tweeted seemingly at Davidson: “I’m downstairs and I’m not going anywhere if you need anyone or anything. I know u have everyone u need and that’s not me, but I’m here too.”

TMZ reported that she had made her way to 30 Rock in Manhattan, where SNL is filmed, in order to try and see Davidson.

Davidson was accounted for at SNL and “fine,” according to the New York Times.

Entertainment – TIME


ThyssenKrupp Posts Profit In FY18; Says Cautiously Optimistic

German industrial and technology group thyssenKrupp AG reported Tuesday a profit in its fiscal year 2018, compared to a loss last year. On a continuing operations basis, profit plunged with weak sales. Order intake also declined. Looking ahead, thyssenkrupp said it is cautiously optimistic overall with regard to the current fiscal year 2019.
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InstaGLAM: Draya Michele Posts Up on the Sidelines on Fashion Nova [Photo]

Draya Michele kept warm sitting on the sidelines watching her man play football in this super cute burgundy jacket from Fashion Nova.


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Uber posts $1B quarterly loss as bookings growth slows

Uber Technologies said on Wednesday that growth in bookings for its ride-hailing and delivery services rose 6 percent in the latest quarter, the third quarter in a row that growth has remained in the single digits after double-digit growth for all of last year. The San Francisco-based firm lost $ 1.07 billion for the three months…
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Ariana Grande Posts A Throwback Video of Her & Mac Miller

Source: Mac Miller performs live in concert on the “The Blue Slide Park Tour” at the House of Blues Chicago, Illinois – 12.10.11 Featuring: Mac Miller Where: United States When: 12 Oct 2011 Credit: WENN

Though Ariana Grande’s been putting on a brave face for the past few months it’s becoming obvious that Mac Miller’s sudden death has indeed affected her in ways we can’t really comprehend. After rumors swirled that Mac’s overdose played a part in her breakup with Pete Davidson (he’s publicly stated he smokes weed to deal with his mental issues), Ariana took to IG to post a video of her and Miller during better days.

In the video the “Sweetner” singer posted recently we see Mac Miller getting dipped for The Oscars the couple attended with the help his mother Joan and grandmother, Nonna.

Unfortunately, that was the last time the couple had a public outing as they broke up a few months later in May of 2017. Obviously, Mac still holds a special place in Ariana Grande’s heart.

Check out the heartbreaking video below.

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Saturday Evening Post’s archives now available digitally

The Saturday Evening Post for the first time in its nearly 200- year existence has its storied history available digitally. The publication, which started calling itself the Saturday Evening Post in 1821, was earlier known as the Pennsylvania Gazette and owned by Benjamin Franklin. “We’ve been scanning the editorial since 2009,” said Joan SerVaas, the…
Media | New York Post


Netflix posts huge gains as subscriber growth soars

Popular returning series like “Marvel’s Luke Cage” and an influx of new international content helped Netflix smash Wall Street’s third-quarter earnings and subscriber growth expectations. The streaming behemoth said Tuesday that its subscriber base grew by nearly 7 million in the quarter, led by the addition of 5.9 million new users abroad. Netflix, which expects…
Media | New York Post


Linguistic red flags from Facebook posts can predict future depression diagnoses

Research finds that the language people use in their Facebook posts can predict a future diagnosis of depression as accurately as the tools clinicians use in medical settings to screen for the disease.
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