You Are What You Wear

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah is not an easy read. That’s not a comment on his literary output. Mr. Adjei-Brenyah, the author of “Friday Black,” a much-lauded collection of short stories exploring themes of violence, racism and the excesses of American consumer culture, arrived for an interview at The New York Times wearing an acid-washed jacket, a…

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I Own 19 Pairs of Leggings and These Are the Best Ones

Girlfriend Collective Classic-Rise Compressive Leggings girlfriend.com $68.00 Remember when people were still like, “Leggings aren’t pants”? Hahaha. I don’t, because I’ve scrubbed that whole era from my memory. Leggings are perfect. They are like the potatoes of clothing—stay with me—versatile, solid, delightful. Whether I am sleeping, working, hanging out, or “powerlifting in the gym” (I…

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Phys Ed: The Best Foods for Athletes

More fat? More carbs? What kind? How much? When? Questions about what constitutes an ideal and practical diet for competitive athletes consume and confuse many athletes, as well as their coaches and families. But a new, comprehensive review about the science of sports nutrition published recently in Science provides a lucid overview of what currently…

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The Annals of Flannel

Three years ago, Bayard Winthrop, the chief executive and founder of the clothing brand American Giant, started thinking about a flannel shirt he wore as a kid in the 1970s. It was blue plaid and bought for him by his grandmother, probably at Caldor, a discount department store popular in the northeast back then. The…

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