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By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  July 06, 2012
Double vision

Double vision


Philanthropy is always in fashion. But it's not always fashionable. Look (or, please, don't) at TOMS: we love that the shoe brand boasts a "One...
By Stuff Boston  |  October 03, 2011
Sharp-dressed man

Sharp-dressed man


Once upon a time, "Casual Fridays" meant swapping a two-piece suit for chinos and a pressed polo. Laid-back? Sure, but still respectable. Now, though, we've...
By Stuff Boston  |  October 03, 2011
Literary gems

Literary gems


We didn't encounter many relatable characters during our high school required reading. (Holden Caulfield, sure. But how cliché, you fellow former angst-ridden teen, you.) But...
By Stuff Boston  |  October 03, 2011
Kiehl's haul

Kiehl's haul


Picture it: New York, 1851. The New York Times publishes its first paper. Moby-Dick receives its first US printing. Melvil Dewey is born and requests...
By Stuff Boston  |  September 19, 2011
Phoenix rising

Phoenix rising


Now that it's officially fall, we need to outfit our "sweater weather" ensembles with the appropriate accessories. And while scarves can be stylish accents, we're...
By Stuff Boston  |  September 19, 2011


Perfectly Frank

Perfectly Frank


"Frank the Butcher" isn't a name we'd expect to see adopted by a fashion designer. It sounds more like the moniker of a front man...
By Stuff Boston  |  September 19, 2011
A sporting new look

A sporting new look


The staff at STUFF is not especially athletic. (Unless you consider shopping to be an aerobic activity - which, to be fair, is not a...
By Stuff Boston  |  September 05, 2011
Snake charmer

Snake charmer


We'll admit it: when Britney Spears writhed on MTV with a huge snake draped around her neck, she managed to turn a slimy reptile into...
By Stuff Boston  |  September 05, 2011
Tripping out

Tripping out


The term "limited-edition" should convey a sense of cool exclusivity. Unfortunately, it sort of has a watered-down ring to it now. That was bound to...
By Stuff Boston  |  September 05, 2011
High-voltage style

High-voltage style


Silk ensembles can be dangerous territory. At worst, they remind us of cheesy pajama sets that look like they were made for slumber parties at...
By Stuff Boston  |  August 22, 2011


Booting up

Booting up


Most men don't keep the most fashionable cold-weather boots in their closets. There might be a pair of well-worn work boots about, but they probably...
By Stuff Boston  |  August 22, 2011
If these walls could talk

If these walls could talk


Photo: NISHAN BICHAJIAN | Courtesy of MIT Libraries, Rotch Visual CollectionsBack in our Hot 100 issue, we filled readers in on the fact that the...
By Stuff Boston  |  August 22, 2011
Bird watching

Bird watching


It's hard to pull off leather looks that also include beaucoup hardware. You could risk looking like you should be dancing on a car in...
By Stuff Boston  |  July 11, 2011
New-tral territory

New-tral territory


There are a few things that come to mind when we think of the Swiss: cheese, for instance, or a certain "Family Robinson." We also...
By Stuff Boston  |  July 11, 2011
Future classic

Future classic


Trendy restaurants and faddish lounges come and go - but especially the latter in Boston, where we tend to revere what's tried and true. And...
By Stuff Boston  |  July 11, 2011


New Age appropriate

New Age appropriate


When some people find inner peace, they can't help but express it outwardly. You know the types: the gal in the neighboring cube, perhaps, who...
By Stuff Boston  |  June 27, 2011
Ooh La Luxe

Ooh La Luxe


We're all for natural, botanical treatments: we've always believed a little cucumber on the eyes is a cure-all for puffiness. On the other hand, we'll...
By Stuff Boston  |  June 27, 2011
Super Powers

Super Powers


Men aren't always keen on the idea of being dressed by a woman. And trust us: if Mom sent you off on every school picture...
By Stuff Boston  |  June 27, 2011
Hats off

Hats off


Between Kate and William's wedding and all the Kentucky Derby parties, this spring must have been particularly mad for hatters. But most of their business...
By Stuff Boston  |  June 13, 2011
House of Blue

House of Blue


Photo: MELISSA OSTROWWhen it comes to things we'd rather not associate with our dinner plates, hair is pretty high up on the list. Finding an...
By Stuff Boston  |  June 13, 2011


That's a wrap

That's a wrap


Once upon a time, in the long-ago days before cell phones, we actually used watches to tell the time. But at this point, we're more...
By Stuff Boston  |  June 13, 2011
The bold and the beautiful

The bold and the beautiful


"Fortune favors the brave," Virgil once wrote. We are not convinced that this holds true in the modern dating scene, where fortune seems to favor...
By Stuff Boston  |  May 30, 2011
Who's the Bosse

Who's the Bosse


Only a few weeks ago, our Hots section spotlighted the rapid expansion of dining options in the Kendall Square neighborhood. (To see how one of...
By Stuff Boston  |  May 30, 2011
Social butterfly

Social butterfly


Photo: MELISSA OSTROW We're sorry to say it, but our memories of the Downtown Crossing restaurant Ivy have faded faster than a rash. But just...
By Stuff Boston  |  May 30, 2011
Double your Monet

Double your Monet


  Eyelashes aren't the only things about to enjoy an extension at Shellee Mendes's Newbury Street beauty spot. After eight years in her intimate salon,...
By Stuff Boston  |  May 16, 2011


A smart move

A smart move


  If you want to be player, you need to know the game, whether you're looking to win in the world of hospitality, nightlife, tech,...
By Stuff Boston  |  May 16, 2011
International customs

International customs


  Listen up. There's only one thing on a woman you are ever allowed to describe as "chunky": her jewelry. (If you apply the word...
By Stuff Boston  |  May 16, 2011
Three out of four

Three out of four


Are burgers the new cupcakes? There have been a lot of burger-focused spots popping up around town lately, from homegrown openings (Tasty Burger set up...
By Stuff Boston  |  May 02, 2011
Trimming the fat

Trimming the fat


Photo: JACKIE SCHON Luxury gyms have perks: the people are usually pretty, their workout clothes prettier - and if you can afford to hemorrhage $150 on...
By Stuff Boston  |  May 02, 2011