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  1. 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.”
  2. ask a cool person
    What’s the Best Men’s Dopp Kit?Compact enough to squeeze in a carry-on, durable enough to withstand years of travel.
  3. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Gifts for New Grandparents, According to GrandparentsA lot has changed since they were parents themselves.
  4. look book
    The Look Book Goes to Disco TehranAbout 1,000 people showed up for the Iran-inspired club night and fund-raiser’s final party before it heads out on a tour of Europe and South America.
  5. look book
    The Look Book Goes to a South Slope Open HouseSeventy-plus interested buyers came to check out the $1.7 million three-bedroom, three-bath duplex.
  6. recommended by experts
    Everything You Need for a Power Outage, According to ExpertsWe talked to city officials and preppers to find everything you need to build a blackout kit.
  7. recommended by experts
    The Best Protein Powders, According to Nutritionists and Fitness Experts“I’ve recommended it to all of my clients, especially the ones with digestive troubles, and so far they’ve all enjoyed it too.”
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    How to Take Care of a Bald Head, According to ExpertsThink of caring for a bald head as steps in a skin-care routine.
  9. recommended by experts
    The Best Razors, According to BarbersIncluding one razor a barber describes as offering a “pleasant, gentle scratching of the beard.”’
  10. travel
    The Catskills Are Suddenly Lousy With High-End HotelsThe Borscht Belt has entered its expensive phase.
  11. look book
    The Look Book Goes to an Animal-Blessing CeremonyAt the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in Morningside Heights, pet owners brought their animals for an annual blessing.
  12. recommended by experts
    The Best Safety Razors (and Blades), According to BarbersIncluding closed-comb, open-comb, and butterfly styles, and a Japanese razor blade that one barber calls “the sharpest on the market, period.”
  13. recommended by experts
    The Best Electric Razors, According to Experts“Using electric razors can be so much better for the skin.”
  14. look book
    The Look Book Goes to Chess in the ParkAt the tournament, which is held yearly near Bethesda Fountain, more than 700 children (and a few adults) faced off over six rounds of rapid chess.
  15. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Men’s Socks?From winter woolens to workout socks and no-shows.
  16. ask a cool person
    What’s the Best Men’s Underwear?Real guys and fashion experts on what they wear, from Uniqlo to Tom Ford to, yes, a lot of Calvin Klein.
  17. ask a cool person
    The Best Housewarming Gifts, According to Cool Homeowners (and Renters)From smokeless incense to fancy salt and plush slippers.
  18. ask a cool person
    What Is the Best Reusable Straw?Including stainless-steel, silicone, glass, and bamboo options.
  19. recommended by experts
    The Best Men’s Hair-Loss Treatments, According to DoctorsExploring the hair-growth treatments that work, the laser treatment that might, and the vitamins that don’t.
  20. look book
    The Look Book Goes to the Obama PortraitsDuring a preview party at the Brooklyn Museum, guests got an early look at Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald’s presidential portraits.
  21. small-business stories
    The Lower East Side Tailor to the SceneClients have generally found Ramon Tailor through word of mouth. Now — suddenly — there are lines out the door for his custom pants.
  22. look book
    The Look Book Goes to MargaritavilleWe chatted with guests at the newly opened outpost of the hotel chain, which sits right between the Times Square subway station and Port Authority.
  23. recommended by experts
    The Best Beard Trimmers, According to Barbers and Guys With Good BeardsTo keep that beard in tip-top shape.
  24. look book
    The Look Book Goes to a Cricket Match in Van Cortlandt ParkPlayers from India, Australia, Jamaica, and elsewhere faced off.
  25. travel
    The Specific Torture That Is Procuring a Passport Right NowThe pandemic has thrown the process of renewing or getting a passport into disarray.
  26. recommended by experts
    Everything You Need to Work From Home, According to People Who Do It EverydayIncluding essentials like desks and chairs as well as less obvious things that foster productivity in an office of one.
  27. ask a cool person
    What Is the Best Men’s (White) Oxford Shirt?An Oxford shirt isn’t just your average button-down.
  28. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Men’s Chinos?A lot of Ralph, one pair for under $20, and many with some secret stretch.
  29. look book
    The Look Book Goes to Miramar Yacht ClubMembers and guests watched (and raced in) a weekend regatta at the 77-year-old Sheepshead Bay club.
  30. look book
    The Look Book Goes to a Dimes Square Clothing RackTrying on Armani pants and rare Tiffany & Co. caps at Chad Senzel’s vintage pop-up, which appears most Saturdays at Canal and Ludlow Streets.
  31. look book
    The Look Book Goes to a Financial District Dig InnWorkers who have gone back into the office — and some who never left — stopped by to pick up their Friday lunch.
  32. the group portrait
    How One Chinatown Restaurant Created New York’s Most Promising New Soccer TeamAfter every victory, players would come straight back to the new Hokkaido restaurant for a free dinner.
  33. celebrity shopping
    What Fashion Designer Sid Mashburn Can’t Live Without“It’s like a moisturizer for shoes — it cleans deep in a way that isn’t just like putting some polish on.”
  34. prime day 2021
    Prime Day Is Over, But These Best-selling Pillows Are (Still) 20 Percent OffThe “magical” set helped one insomniac sleep for 11 hours straight.
  35. prime day 2021
    If You Buy One Thing on Prime Day, Make It Our Favorite Sous VideRemove the stress of cooking for large groups again.
  36. look book
    The Look Book Goes to Malcolm Shabazz Harlem MarketLocals and out-of-towners alike shop for custom dresses, crystals, and mud cloth at the daily African crafts and textiles market.
  37. cityscape
    What Is Going On in Washington Square Park?A 48-hour diary of a ten-acre park where everything in the city seems to be happening at once.
  38. steal my vacation
    Gabrielle Richardson’s Road Trip to Ensenada, Mexico“You have to climb down this rock wall to get to the beach. But it was worth it.”
  39. look book
    The Look Book Goes to New York DressHigh-school students tried on tulle gowns and sequined A-lines for proms and quinceañeras at the Maspeth boutique.
  40. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Jeans for Men?We talked to 23 denim nerds, from stylists to retailers to chefs, to find out.
  41. celebrity shopping
    What Fashion Designer Paul Smith Can’t Live Without“The sound is amazing — I can’t believe it comes from a device I can toss in my bag.”
  42. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Men’s Gym Shorts?24 styles in various lengths for the resistance-band (or free-weights or yoga or rowing-machine) junkie.
  43. recommended by experts
    How to Travel and Commute Amid the Coronavirus Outbreak, According to ExpertsYes, you should wear a mask.
  44. the office
    Remember the Office?A look back at 150 years of cubicles, corner offices, all-nighters, and the holiday party.
  45. ask a cool person
    What’s the Best Men’s Black T-shirt?For layering, weekend lounging, and even dressing up.
  46. mother’s day 2021
    The Best Gifts for Long-Distance MomsWhether she lives down the block, in another city, or on another continent.
  47. celebrity shopping
    What Industrial Designer Marc Newson Can’t Live Without“When you use it for the first time, the overwhelming impression is how huge it is. But its size makes it effortless.”
  48. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Men’s White Sneakers?“When you think of all the eras of menswear, a basic white sneaker remains something you simply must own.”
  49. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Men’s Workout Shoes?Sixteen fitness pros and recreational gym-goers share their favorites for running, cross-training, weightlifting, and more.
  50. recommended by experts
    The Best Men’s Tennis Shoes, According to ExpertsFrom the sneakers beloved by self-proclaimed tennis obsessive Gavin Rossdale (and five others) to a pair that “really feels like Crocs.”
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