Grooming

How to Maintain Your Beard No Matter the Shape or Size

The clean-shaven men out there might think a beard is simply an excuse to avoid not only the razor, but the effort of tending to your facial hair with any regularity. They're only half right. While the hirsute do indeed get to sidestep the blade—or at least they should; more on that later—they definitely aren't skimping on the work of keeping up with a grooming regimen, at least not if they actually want to look good. "The most important thing about any facial hair is the maintenance," explains Brent Pankhurst, who, aside from cutting hair for films and magazines, is see more
Celebrity

Trump's Biggest Fashion Fail Has Nothing to Do With His Hair

If you want to run for president—and you definitely should if you're a Republican, because there's not enough of those in the race right now—your sartorial responsibilities are few, but they're important. With the exception of a few casual and/or athletic looks—see: Bill Clinton jogging—the men in the race usually wear a dark suit, a white or blue shirt, and a subdued tie. It's within the confines of that uniform that a candidate (or president) has the opportunity to make a statement of taste. That statement should almost always be: "I am a sane person who understands the fundamentals of see more
Wheels

Watch an Electric Car Hit 60 MPH in Less Than 1.8 Seconds

Stuttgart, Germany, knows its cars—both Porsche and Mercedes-Benz are headquartered there. But a bunch of upstart Stuttgart University students recently put the town on the automotive map for a different sort of achievement, setting the 0-to-62-mph acceleration record for an electric vehicle at a scorching 1.779 seconds—0.006 seconds faster than the previous record, set last year by a group of Swiss students. see more
Food + Drinks

The Truth About Coffee Is Good News for Caffeine Junkies

For those of us who are deliriously, deliciously dependent on coffee, the question of whether or not our daily caffeine fix is actually good for us is moot: We're still gonna keep drinking it. But let's face it, it would be nice to know if the stuff is helping or hurting us—at least then we'd know if we should feel more or less guilty about that third (or fourth) cup. So what's the story? In recent years, every new study on the benefits or detriments of coffee consumption seems to have canceled out the last (It's good for your heart! see more
Fashion

Calvin Klein's Latest Campaign Is All About Sexting

Everyone knows sex sells. Calvin Klein is about to find out if sexting does, too. On Wednesday, Calvin Klein Jeans launched its fall 2015 campaign, which is inspired by the way the digital landscape has changed dating and sex. The images, shot by photographer Mario Sorrenti, feature photos of young people hooking up. The ads carry the tagline "raw texts, real stories," so they also include the sometimes racy text exchanges that brought the two (or in one case three) people together. A sampling: So what . . . he's just cool with you doing what you want? We see more
Style News

Alexander Wang Said to Be Departing Balenciaga

It was lovely while it lasted, wasn't it? Balenciaga's current creative director, Alexander Wang, will be leaving the French brand after showing his spring/summer 2016 womenswear collection in September, reports WWD. Rumors of the separation started earlier this month when Wang's contract with Kering, the conglomerate that owns Balenciaga (among other high-end fashion labels), came up for renewal. Wang was announced as creative director in November 2012, taking over for designer Nicolas Ghesquière, who is now at competing label Louis Vuitton. Wang, who also maintains his own eponymous label based in New York, added a relaxed, streetwear-inspired sensibility to see more
Celebrity

Jimmy Kimmel Gets Choked-Up Over the Killing of Cecil the Lion

On his nightly talk show, Jimmy Kimmel usually keeps things pretty lighthearted. Last night, however, the late-night TV host got serious over the recent killing of an African lion named Cecil. That led the 47-year-old to tear into the suspected killer, Walter James Palmer of Minnesota, comparing him to the now-universally despised Bill Cosby and rightly calling him and his act "vomitous." If you question Kimmel's intentions (but, really, why would you?), just watch his impassioned monologue in the clip above, where he even gets visibly choked-up about Cecil's untimely fate. As a silver lining of sorts, Kimmel did see more
Fashion

Adidas Releases an All-Black Stan Smith Primeknit

For all the noise Adidas has made with its high-profile sneaker releases this summer, one of the ones we're most excited about is a relatively simple all-black shoe. The company's recently released black-on-black Stan Smith Primeknit might not inspire a ton of Internet headlines or get resold on eBay for thousands of dollars, but it's still a solidly attractive and covetable shoe. While Adidas has put other, more colorful variants of this shoe on the market this year, this model's subtlety gives it a quiet appeal. You can get your own pair of the limited-edition shoe through the Swiss retailer see more

The Simpsons Predicted a Trump Presidency 15 Years Ago

In a lot of ways, The Simpsons is one of the most forward-thinking programs on television. Case in point: Fifteen years ago, its writers predicted Donald Trump would run for president. And here we are. In Season 11's 17th episode, "Bart to the Future," we catch a glimpse of what it would be like if Lisa eventually became president. After her first press conference, she retires to the Oval Office, where she opens a meeting by saying, "As you know, we've inherited quite a budget crunch from President Trump." You can see the rest of the hilarity (Bart gets see more
Celebrity

How Strokes Guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. Got His Throwback Look

1. The Tie "I actually just made this tie. The tag says albert hammond jr. for jacques-elliott. He's this young entrepreneur, and he wanted to mix Malcolm McLaren and Ralph Lauren, with the idea that you can wear it with a suit or you can wear it with a jean jacket. Ties were always my thing. When I was 18, on Sunday, when everyone was taking off for a casual day, I'd wear a suit to go have brunch." see more
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