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What “Mad Men” Got Wrong (Style Expert Fact Checks Clothes)

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What “Mad Men” Got Wrong (Style Expert Fact Checks Clothes)

Mad Men is among the most stylish TV shows aired, and as it’s set in the 1960s, we thought it would be great to pay a visit to Madison Avenue to see what the television hit series Mad Men got right and what they got wrong in terms of the men’s fashion during the time. “Mad Men” Style Review When a show debuted in 2007, AMC’s Mad Men rode a tidal wave of popularity. The show follows Don Draper, an American advertising executive who cajoles, boozes, and lies his way through the mad world of the Mad Men. Mad Men...


The best closet organizer: Storage ideas to simplify your life

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The best closet organizer: Storage ideas to simplify your life

Make sure you know exactly what clothing you have. (Artem Beliaikin via Pexels /) Wardrobe storage solutions come in all different shapes and sizes, for all different kinds of closets. What works for a walk-in won’t be right for a nursery, and vice versa. The key to picking the best closet organizer and corresponding organizational accessories is to consider what you need space for (shoes? Linens? Dress shirts?), how much you want to spend, and what kind of changes you’re willing to make (e.g. are you ready to invest in an entire closet organization system, or are you just looking...


Brighter weather, more accessible e-bikes, and resurgent interest in outdoor recreation have brought about a surge in cycling

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Brighter weather, more accessible e-bikes, and resurgent interest in outdoor recreation have brought about a surge in cycling

But with increased riding comes an increase in bike theft. It’s time to get yourself a bike lock — the right bike lock. The lock lineups these days are extensive, and choosing the right lock for you can be a challenge. We took into account security most of all, but also weight, ease of use, durability, price, and mounting systems. Any lock has its Kryptonite (punny!), and if a professional bike thief really wants your bike, there isn’t much you can do to stop them. A good lock, however, will deter or stop most thieves and keep your bike safe and...


The Black Diamond Solution Guide Harness offers support, comfort, and extreme durability in a trad-specific harness.

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The Black Diamond Solution Guide Harness offers support, comfort, and extreme durability in a trad-specific harness.

Climbing brands usually reserve advanced technology in a harness design for high-end sport climbers. As such, these svelte models continue to get lighter, sleeker, and more minimalist. But when Black Diamond released its trad-oriented Solution Guide Harness last fall, it gave it both tech and materials on par with its sport climbing models. I’ve been testing a sample since its release on multipitch granite in Colorado and single-pitch granite in Texas. In short: The Black Diamond Solution Guide Harness ($100 for men and women) is well-appointed and extraordinarily durable. It focuses on the needs of trad climbers vying for long multipitch objectives...


This is the freest-feeling setup for sport and competition climbing.

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This is the freest-feeling setup for sport and competition climbing.

Mammut released the original Realization Shorts in 2013, and like many climbers, I scoffed. “Is there really a need for this? Is this better in any way?” I thought. Essentially shorts with a built-in harness, the Mammut Realization Shorts presented a super-niche product. It seemed unnecessary and gimmicky. Sport climbing harnesses are super-lightweight while remaining comfortable, and I can take them off without changing pants. I just didn’t get it. I’ve been testing both the original Realization Shorts and the 2.0 version, launched last spring, for a full year. And, like the shorts, my thoughts have evolved. They do indeed have a...

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