Band of Outsiders is Reportedly Finished Style
Band of Outsiders is Reportedly Finished

Fashionista is reporting that Band of Outsiders, which launched as a shirt and tie company by Scott Sternberg in 2004 before gaining a cult following and expanding to a full range of men’s and women’s clothing, is “done.”

And the Groom Wore Jordans

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Not all weddings are formal affairs, and if you’re a guy who’s ready to take the plunge – just not in dress shoes – sneaker modifier Mache offers these dated, monogrammed Air Jordans as an alternative.

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Primark’s Cheap, Fast Fashion Is Parent Company’s Sweet Spot

AB Foods, which also produces and sells food items, revealed in a regulatory statement that Primark sales rocketed by 15% ahead of last year. It added that trading was strong in the stores it opened over the last 12 months across Europe.

The fashion chain, known for clothing priced as low as £1 ($1.49 at current exchange rates), saved its parent company from disappointing fiscal year food sales, driven by low European sugar prices. Expansion plans are underway for the Northeast United States, where the chain will compete with chains like Forever 21.

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How Seriously Should Law Enforcement Take Likes?

The fundamental problem with policing via social media data is that it misrepresents what social networks actually look like on the ground. Despite what techno-evangelists might wish, not all social relationships can be described using computational logic. The problem is structural and epistemological. Like all computer programs, databases are ultimately based on binary logic. If you want shades of meaning, you have to explicitly build that capability into your system. And building nuance is far harder than it seems.

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French Hotel Company Accor Acquires Website Development Company

Accor CEO Sébastien Bazin said the acquisition of Fastbooking, which follows its acquisition of itinerary-management service Wipolo in October, will help to accelerate the hotel group’s digital strategy. Accor didn’t disclose the terms of the Fastbooking acquisition.

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Yoox and Net-a-Porter Are Now Part of the Same Company

In a press release, YOOX founder Federico Marchetti confirmed an all-share merger which will join Net-a-Porter with the Italian luxury e-tailer. The new company will be the YOOX Net-a-Porter Group, and see Marchetti retain his title of CEO. Net-a-Porter founder Natalie Massenet will be executive chairman of the company.

YOOX will continue to be listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, and Net-a-Porter will maintain its headquarters in London.

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Amazon’s Dash Button Takes On Your Grocery List

On your last roll of toilet paper? Just use your last cup of laundry detergent? Amazon’s Dash Button wants to kill your emergency run to the grocery store to restock with click and confirm ordering.

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A Newborn Gained Nearly 19,000 Instagram Followers in 2 Days

Looking to replicate 2-day-old Ioni Conran’s social media ascent? Step 1: Convince social media savvy model Coco Rocha to become your mom. Step 2: Practice cooing for the camera. Step 3: Profit!

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Pilot Questions the Role of ‘Low Cost Lives’ in Germanwings Tragedy

Mental health reviews, protocol for pilots leaving the cabin and many other topics have been raised in light of the Germanwings crash now believed to be a murder/suicide. One pilot wonders what role the obsession with low prices may have played.

These days, the 250-hr button twiddling geeks can go from pounding the sidewalk to the right seat of a passenger jet in less than two years. That’s two medicals, and practically no peer review, not time for quirks, or worse, to become apparent. I know the trend is for low cost airlines (low-cost training) low-cost clothes, low-cost food, low-cost … lives. – Pilot Adam Shaw in an email to The Atlantic

 

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Parlez-vous leftovers?

France’s main hospitality union has signed a deal with a company called TakeAway to supply restaurants with microwaveable boxes in its quest to “generalize the use of doggie bags.”

Beyond old habits, this may be a more difficult trend to import. In France and throughout Europe in general, restaurant portions are designed to be completely finished in one sitting, and are typically much smaller than their American counterparts.

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Uber Will Pay to Play for Expansion In Germany

Uber is no stranger to legal battles, but the tough-negotiating startup appears to be making a rare concession in Germany. The ride-sharing company will pay the government fees for its drivers in the country to obtain commercial driver’s licenses, according to a report in German business magazine Wirtschafts Woche.

The company is looking at total costs between €250 to €400 per driver to get prospective Uber X drivers licensed and registered in the country. The low-cost Uber X service typically relies on drivers’ own cars, instead of the black sedans traditionally associated with commercial livery companies (and the initial Uber Black service).

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SOLVED: Definitive Proof That the True Color of That $80 Internet Breaking Dress Is Style
SOLVED: Definitive Proof That the True Color of That $80 Internet Breaking Dress Is

Tumblr user swiked posted a photo of the dress, worn by a friend’s mother, and ignited a color debate. A lot of people saw white and gold, others argued blue and black. Others argued that the dress in question was too ugly to even think about.

Unretouched Photos Show That Beyoncé Has Pores Style
Unretouched Photos Show That Beyoncé Has Pores

And sometimes, for makeup advertisements, wears heavy makeup.

What Does a Women’s Fashion Editor Know About Men?

Men want to look great. They are sophisticated and they really embrace and care about quality when they do buy into fashion and luxury. They’re more interested in and open to fashion and style and grooming than I think they have been in recent history. It’s about celebrating style in all areas of our lives. My approach at any point in my career has been that aspirational doesn’t mean unrelatable.

– Kate Lanphear, former editor at T and Elle magazines, current editor-in-chief of Maxim

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Facebook’s Lunch Options Put Your Office Salad Bar to Shame

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While you’re in the lunch line deciding on which type of lettuce you want, Facebook employees are deciding if it’s a blueberry kale chip kind of day or a time to ignore calorie counts and go all in on a strawberry cronut with chocolate peanut butter pretzel ice cream. That’s if Korean BBQ, sushi and lots of other options have been ruled out. Even though that last one is presumably a knockoff, we can’t help but think cronut and ice cream in a can inventor Dominique Ansel would be impressed.

Strawberry chocolate cronut image via Instagram/@andykriebel

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