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    The 5 Very Best Desk FansFrom one that feels “like a reverse jet engine” to another that can blow in multiple directions.
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    The Very Best Hair ClippersSix barbers (and a couple of regular folks known to buzz at home) recommend the clippers to use to get the job done.
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    The Very Best Floor FansFor keeping your space cool and your energy bills low.
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    The 10 Very Best Protein PowdersIncluding animal- and plant-based protein powders in different flavors.
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    The Very Best Workout Shoes for MenFitness pros and recreational gymgoers share their favorites for cross-training, weight lifting, and more.
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    The 6 Very Best Air PurifiersFor fending off allergens, smoke, and lingering cooking smells.
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    The Very Best Gym Shorts for MenStyles in various lengths for the resistance-band (or free-weights or yoga or rowing-machine) junkie.
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    The Very Best Men’s Hair-Loss TreatmentsExploring the hair-growth treatments that work, the laser treatment that might, and the vitamins that don’t.
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    12 Very Best Black T-Shirts for MenFrom recycled T-shirts and V-necks to utilitarian crew necks and oversize shirts reminiscent of the ’90s.
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    The 10 Very Best Manscaping ToolsErgonomically designed trimmers, razors, and scissors for grooming your most sensitive areas.
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    The Very Best Men’s RazorsFrom safety razors to cartridge razors to electric razors to straight razors.
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    The 10 Very Best Safety RazorsShort-handle razors, long-handle razors, and a giftable set one barber says embodies the romance of safety razors.
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    The 9 Very Best Electric Razors“Using electric razors can be so much better for the skin.”
  14. mother’s day 2022
    The Best Gifts for Long-Distance MomsWhether yours lives in another city or on another continent.
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    20 of the Very Best Sex Toys for MenIt’s time to get familiar with the P-spot.
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    The 9 Very Best Beard TrimmersAccording to barbers and guys with good beards.
  17. look book
    The Look Book Goes to an NYPD Boxing MatchOn a recent Friday night in Flushing, Smoker Talk convened for its first NYC indoor boxing event since COVID.
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    The Look Book Goes to Herbert Von King ParkOn the first 70-degree day of the year, we joined sunbathers at the century-old Brooklyn park and community space.
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    The Very Best Men’s Long-Sleeve T-shirtsIncluding an under-$10 classic, lightweight slub cotton, and one made of hemp that “calls to mind a well-loved vintage tee.”
  20. best of new york
    The Best Homeware Stores in New YorkAffordable vintage furniture, Japanese gifts, Brimfield-quality quilts, and more.
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    The Best Storage Units in New YorkFor the most space for the least money, a few cases of wine, inherited minks, and more.
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    The Very Best Men’s ChinosIncluding a vintage-inspired Ralph Lauren option, a classic pair for under $50, and a very on-trend relaxed fit with pleats.
  23. best of new york 2021
    The Best Therapists in New YorkWe asked 31 notable New Yorkers about their therapists and are publishing their referrals in their own words.
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    The Very Best Boxer BriefsIncluding supersoft styles, classic Calvin Kleins, and an under-$10 pair that no fewer than six of our panelists swear by.
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    The 8 Very Best Bike RacksAnd no, not all of them require a drill.
  26. look book
    The Look Book Goes to New York City’s Only CasinoWe spoke to regulars on a recent Thursday night at Resorts World in Queens.
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    The Very Best Men’s JeansIncluding classic Levi’s, tapered and slim-fit cuts, high-end Japanese selvedge, and more.
  28. corner shop
    A Freaky Lamp Show in Fort GreeneLight-up socks, blenders with bulbs, and a banana pendant.
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    The Very Best Men’s Oxford ShirtsAn oxford shirt isn’t just your average button-down.
  30. look book
    The Look Book Goes to New York Fashion WeekWe chatted with guests at Collina Strada’s show at the Angelika.
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    The Very Best Men’s UnderwearWhether you prefer briefs like Walter White, boxers like Tony Soprano, or perfectly in-between boxer briefs.
  32. look book
    The Look Book Goes to a Lunar New Year DinnerHundreds of people visited House of Joy, a recently renovated Chinatown banquet hall, to eat shumai, roast duck, and chicken feet.
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    The 8 Best Tennis Rackets for BeginnersAces not guaranteed (but definitely more likely).
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    The 9 Very Best Bike HelmetsThere’s a helmet for every head.
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    The 8 Very Best Men’s Tennis ShoesYou’ll be Grand Slam ready with these expert-recommended picks.
  36. look book
    The Look Book Goes to a Union Square Ski-Bus PickupOn a recent freezing Friday, winter-sports enthusiasts lined up to take the OvRride bus to Mountain Creek and Hunter Mountain for the day.
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    10 of the Very Best Men’s SocksFrom winter woolens to athletic socks and no-shows.
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    The 8 Very Best Men’s Dopp KitsCompact enough to squeeze in a carry-on, durable enough to withstand years of travel.
  39. recommended by experts
    How to Travel and Commute Amid the Coronavirus Outbreak, According to ExpertsYes, you should wear a mask.
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    The Look Book Goes to a Staten Island Shipping DockLongshoremen of the ILA Local 920 union took a break from 18-hour shifts to tell us about the supply chain and winter accidents.
  41. ask a cool person
    The Best (Stylish) Protective Masks, According to People With Good TasteWith picks from Jamaal Bowman, Nicky Hilton, and more.
  42. this thing’s incredible
    The Best Thing I Bought This Year Is My ‘Secret Second Suitcase’“I can easily fit two pairs of shoes as well as a week’s worth of underwear, socks, and thin shirts, relieving a ton of pressure on my suitcase.”
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    The Look Book Goes to the Rink at Rockefeller CenterWe chatted with tourists and season-pass holders on a Sunday afternoon.
  44. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Gifts for New Grandparents, According to GrandparentsA lot has changed since they were just parents.
  45. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Men’s Sweaters?From cardigans to turtlenecks to a crewneck sustainably made of baby yak wool that one outdoorsman says is the ideal sweater for chopping wood.
  46. celebrity shopping
    What Mickey Drexler Can’t Live Without“To this day, when I check into a hotel, the bellmen always say, ‘I love your luggage.’”
  47. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Gifts for Cyclists, According to CyclistsThirty-eight ideas that will delight cyclists of any skill level, whether they’re training to scale the Alps or just the hill around the corner.
  48. best bets
    The Best Gifts at 12 Newly Opened NYC StoresIncluding hand-caught razor clams, a burrito-shaped bicycle bags, a Sex and the City hat, and more.
  49. look book
    The Look Book Goes to a Knicks-Lakers GameCelebrity guests and multi-decade season-ticket holders alike mingled in the floor seats during a 106-100 home win at a sold-out MSG.
  50. ask a cool person
    What’s the Best Men’s Loungewear?“Like good bedding, it keeps you warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s warm.”
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