Top 5 Stories of the Week: Bomber/Varsity Jackets, Leg Workouts, Silk Chic, Luxe Fantasy Hotels, and Giorgio Armani

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1. Spring Trend Roundup: New Bomber and Varsity Jackets


Spring has almost sprung. Cold and snow are on the way out, flowers are starting to bloom, and our Details Network community contributors are homing in on a must-have item for this spring: bomber and varsity jackets. Like the cyclical seasons, it's a returning trend—but the slimmer fits and lightweight materials are twists on the nineties wardrobe staple.

For more trends, hot off the Details Network:

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2. Bye-Bye, Chicken Legs: The Squat-Free Way to Build a Strong and Lean Lower Body


Men train night and day to earn Ryan Gosling abs and Hulk arms—but any fitness regimen that disregards lower-body strength has no legs. Try these four simple moves—sans squatting—to bring balance to a misguided workout and top-heavy body.

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The 4 Movements You Need to Master Before You Hit the Gym

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3. Silk Is the Material of the Moment


Flowing and sumptuous silk is always elegant. This spring, it's time you dared to dabble with silky, lightweight button-downs, streamlined blazers, and other forms of layered outerwear. For inspiration, here's a look-book with eight ensembles.

For more springtime looks:

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Fashion Spotlight: Sport Style

9 Investment Pieces for Your Spring Wardrobe

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4. 8 New Hotels That Let You Live Your Childhood Fantasy in Luxury


It might sound like the stuff of Wes Anderson movies, but there is a way to explore your favorite childhood daydreams. These eight hotels bridge youthful fantasy with luxurious accommodations, whether it's a tree house, an underwater submarine, or a Tarzan-inspired tropical wonderland.

For more travel inspiration:

Luxury at the Ends of the Earth: 8 Epic Wilderness Hotels

7 Alternatives to the Classic Ski Trip

The New Reason to Visit Peru: The Beach

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5. Advice From Giorgio Armani


The Armani name has become synonymous with luxury, power suits, and a billion-dollar empire. Here, the Italian fashion designer shares his wisdom on good work habits, office attire, and even, yes, retirement.

For more tips from fashion gurus:

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