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Winter’s knits are made for talkin’ • In case you missed the memo, new-season wardrobes should be awash with bright, bold sweaters that shout rather than whisper
Why TV is still desperate to find the next Game Of Thrones • Streamers have tried again and again to reproduce that magic formula – is one of them about to crack it?
As good as gold • Give your bathroom the Midas touch with Boss Bottled’s festive flacon
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t want to be president? Yeah, right! • And if you doubt she’ll succeed, we have one word: merch
Léa Seydoux has left lockdown • (And how!)
On the wrist: SUPER ICONS No3 Bulgari Octo Finissimo • A personal safari through the big beasts of horology
Playtime’s over • Since 1997, the Aquanaut has been Patek Philippe’s ‘youthful’ collection. Now it’s taking cues from its elders…
The SECRETS of MY SUCCESS • Michael Acton Smith, cofounder of Calm
Time to finally junk that crummy Bluetooth speaker • Let the Syng Cell Alpha show you what you’ve been missing
Your next beach read? A book on climate change. No, REALLY • Race For Tomorrow reports the extraordinary human stories of survival, innovation and profit on the front lines of the climate crisis
Whatever next, dressing gowns outside? Oh, wait… • The pandemic made the world fall in love with slippers and sweatpants, but loungewear isn’t finished with us just yet
Ballad of the mighty BMW i • Ten years on from its all-electric debut, BMW is preparing to launch the next generation of responsible ‘i’ models with its first all-singing, all-dancing, all-wheel-drive sports activity vehicle
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What’s with all the hip-hop balaclavas? • They’re a proliferating trope, but they’re not just a high-fashion statement…
Boat parties and ‘bendy synths’: what’s behind Jungle’s new hit? • On deck and in discussion, electro duo Josh Lloyd-Watson and Tom McFarland dissect their new album, with help from tastemaker Deezer
David Sedaris should be freed from the downstairs loo • Why is one of the great writers of our age seen as a literary lightweight?
The Connor Brothers on ten years of mystery and ‘weird therapy’ • This month, a new retrospective shows how the men behind the pseudonym reframed classical icons, pulp art and even themselves
GOLDEN YEARS • The Dalmore’s ‘Decades’ collection features six of best whiskies ever created by the Scottish distillery
Sunglasses at night? Non. Sunglasses in winter? Mais oui! • Turns out it is still possible to wear sunglasses when misery season descends. You’ve just got to pick the right pair
It’s (all) in the bag • This Autumn/Winter, adorn yourself with Saint Laurent’s latest addition to the Le Monogramme line
Everything you ever wanted to know about facelifts • Because it’s time to break the male-tightening taboo, says this Harley Street aesthetic surgeon
Winter warmers • Introducing your cool-weather checklist. From statement-making trainers and the watch of the season to a quilted jacket with form, function and style
School’s in session • Channel your inner hometown hero this season with the Boss x Russell Athletic baseball jacket
Westminster’s supergroup won’t scare the Tories • Talk of a progressive alliance to challenge the government is a sure sign of desperation
MEN OF THE YEAR 2021
Inside this year’s gift bags • From...