Critical Shopper: Domenico Vacca: Committing to the Life of Leisure

Critical Shopper By JON CARAMANICA I was in the dressing room at Domenico Vacca, wearing linen. White linen. A white linen shirt with blood-red trim ($550). It fit beautifully, with just the right amount of stiffness, which is to say halfway, and just the right amount of translucence, which is to say halfway. It was …

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The Male Animal: Internet Porn Nearly Ruined His Life. Now He Wants to Help.

Alexander Rhodes sat along a stretch of grass, looking out over the Allegheny River. The two of us were sitting in a quiet space on the outskirts of Pittsburgh where we had planned to spend the night in tents camping out. “The key thing to consider is that I am not a very good businessman,” …

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What Becomes of the Brokenhearteds’ Stuff

LOS ANGELES — Last spring, John B. Quinn, the founder of the litigation firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, took his extended family to Croatia. Over the course of eight days, he and his second wife, five grown daughters, their boyfriends, husbands, and children rumbled through the country in a bus. In the riverfront city …

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Fashion Cheers the Reopening of the Paris Ritz

This may be a Paris couture season marked by external unease — by Brexit shock waves, anticipation of upheaval at two haute maisons, continued terrorism fears — but it is also one framed by a certain kind of insider celebration. After four years, fashion has its home back. The Ritz Paris finally reopened its gilded …

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Day Out: Sister Act: Shopping With A-Wa

As they ambled through the Essex Street Market on the Lower East Side last week, the Haim sisters — Tagel, Tair and Liron — made a playful detour. Stopping at a produce stand, Tagel lifted a pair of peppers to her ears. She was showing off her makeshift earrings when her siblings joined her. Tagel …

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Vows: He Said No. Then She Did. But Proposal No. 3 Was the Charm

Vows By VINCENT M. MALLOZZI When Adrianne Mathiowetz proposed to Janaka Stucky in September 2011, he balked, so she bolted. “I worshiped him and he rejected me,” said Ms. Mathiowetz, a 33-year-old freelance photographer in Somerville, Mass. “I broke off the relationship, I just needed some time away.” Two years later they were together again, …

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Social Q’s: When Pals Bash Their Spouses, Should You Speak Up?

Social Q’s By PHILIP GALANES My husband and I have two sets of longtime-couple friends whom we often see as a group. Recently, the wives (with little or no provocation) have taken to being sharp and nasty with their husbands. We are shocked by this because the offending remarks by the husbands are things that …

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In Paris, Modeling Takes a Back Seat to Soccer

PARIS — On the Sunday that France bested Ireland to advance to the quarterfinals, the men’s fashion shows were winding down, but soccer’s European Championships were ramping up. It was a bright and breezy afternoon, a happy respite from days of stifling heat, and a gang of male models was settling down in front of …

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