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What Would Donny Do?
The Unstreamables • Four records you can’t hear on streaming
The Case for Clutter • We live in the Ephemeral Age, in which there’s little physical evidence of the things we love. The solution: buy vinyl.
Your New Happy-Hour Standby • Make 2022 the year of the revised Sazerac
Smooth Operator • The latest-generation Mercedes SL is ready to take you to the good life
DEAR MR. FANTASY • With new Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings series set to stream, 2022 is shaping up to be the year of the fantasy novel. In other words: There’s never been a better time to read one. But where to begin? We asked MARLON JAMES, author of the epic Dark Star trilogy, to recommend five standouts from the genre’s new frontier.
Miami’s Most Non-Miami Bar • Broken Shaker kicks off our column on the most essential, slightly under-the-radar travel destinations in the world. Why? One of America’s best bars is the archetype of the modern tropical drink refuge.
Miami, Nice • Three more ingredients for a perfect trip to the Magic City
It’s Time for the Mule, Boys • The closed-toe, open-back slip-on is officially a force to be reckoned with this spring
All Watches Should Be Made Like This • Panerai’s Luminor Marina in eSteel uses a lot of old material. It might be the next big thing in watchmaking.
Are You Man Enough for the Beauty Counter? • It may seem like uncharted territory, but embracing skin- and hair-care options for women is the best way to level up your routine. Here’s how to do it.
LIFETIME WARRANTY • My husband is not the man he was. He’s starting to show some wear and tear, and life is leaving its marks on him. Have I thought of replacing him with a newer model? Sure. So what’s stopping me?
How My Grandfather Saw the World • A kid from Queens who fought at Iwo Jima lived a grand and adventurous life across more than a century. His story might convince you there’s something worth salvaging in this American experiment after all.
Now Boarding: White People • The sideways looks I get when I fly first class make me question whether I belong up there. What do you think?
Wait’s WONDERFUL LIFE • We’ve seen Jake Gyllenhaal for more than two decades. He’s been in dozens of movies. Worked his ass off. At forty-one, he’s one of Hollywood’s most powerful leading men. And he’s not the guy you think he is.
John Mellencamp • SINGER-SONGWRITER, 70, BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA
Fashion needs a reality check.
instant icons • Runway-ready flash may be fun, but when it comes to creating a lasting wardrobe, simplicity reigns supreme. These are the pieces—from suits to sweaters, jackets to jeans—that distill the very best the world’s top fashion houses have to offer. They’re worth the investment, because they’ll never go out of style. Photographs by Billy Kidd Styling by Nick Sullivan
YOUR NEW GO-TO: AN OLD JACKET
YOU SHOULD HANG ON TO THAT • For Brunello Cucinelli, the true value of clothes has nothing to do with their price and everything to do with their meaning. To prove it, he took us inside his very large closet. (He calls it an archive.)
good yarn • This spring’s best knitwear is looking a little freaky, a little funky, and a lot like the foundation of a never-boringwardrobe. Insecure’s Kendrick Sampson shows us how it’s done.
the joy of kendrick • The actor and activist is a serious guy. He speaks with ease about liberation from police...