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Fifth Avenue Flagships, the Uberization of Retail and Pantone’s Color of 2017

Fifth Avenue Flagships, the Uberization of Retail and Pantone’s Color of 2017

Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.

Fifth Element: Glossy explains why the Fifth Avenue flagship hasn’t died yet.

Green Is Good: The New York Times has the scoop on Pantone’s announcement of their color of the year for 2017.

Talking Shop: Forbes names the seven industry trends to watch for in the new year, including the Uberization of retail.

Following Suit: The Fashion Law counts down the year’s top 10 fashion lawsuits.

Fastest Fashion: The Wall Street Journal tracks how a Zara coat went from design to on the rack in just 25 days.

Tom Ford, Self-Lacing Shoes and the Return of the Love Advent Calendar

Tom Ford, Self-Lacing Shoes and the Return of the Love Advent Calendar

Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.

Making Spirits Bright: Love magazine is back at it again with their model-studded advent calendar for 2016.

James Addiction: Vulture makes the case that James Marsden has quietly become one of the best actors of his time.

Ford the River: GQ catches up with Tom Ford to talk sex, death and penetration, among other things.

Soak It Up: Amusing Planet dives deep into the fascinating history of Greek sponge diving.

Tie Again: The Cut wants you to know that Nike’s new self-lacing sneakers aren’t just a gimmick.

Wes Anderson x H&M, Authentic Bootlegs and Grenson Turns 150

Wes Anderson x H&M, Authentic Bootlegs and Grenson Turns 150

Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.

Wes World: H&M just released their latest ad, directed by Wes Anderson, and it might already be the frontrunner for best holiday movie of the year.

Real Fake: Fashionista explains why bootleg Gucci, to some, is more authentic than the real thing.

On Parr: The NY Times gets a look at Grenson’s 150 year old footwear factory through the lens of Martin Parr.

Haute Tech: Hypebeast wonders aloud, whether wearable tech will ever be fashionable.

Stadium Events: ESPN Magazine tells the curious tale of how a mediocre Nintendo game from 1987 has become the most coveted cartridge ever.

Against Jeans, Pale Dogwood and Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli

Against Jeans, Pale Dogwood and Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli

Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.

Recessive Jeans: Racked makes an impassioned case against jeans.

Millennial Pink: The Ringer explains why suddenly you’re seeing a lot of pale dogwood.

House and Homme: WWD catches up with Valentino’s unconventional couturier Pierpaolo Piccioli to talk creative freedom and the next steps for the house.

Fake Out: Highsnobiety hits the streets of Bangkok to shop for fake streetwear.

Star Power: Dime Magazine charts the rise of the Starter jacket as a 90s style staple.

Duck-Rabbit, David Coggins and Buying 150 Tons of Cashmere In Cash

Duck-Rabbit, David Coggins and Buying 150 Tons of Cashmere In Cash

Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.

Second Look: Nautilus uses the phenomenon of the duck-rabbit to explain how in a world full of ambiguity, we see what we want to see.

Book Smarts: Five O’Clock catches up with man of style and recently minted author on the subject, David Coggins, to talk about, well, men and style.

Cashmere Rules: Fast Company tells the story of the founder of cashmere company Naadam, who began by heading to the Gobi Desert with $3 million in cash to buy 150 tons of cashmere.

Old School: Fader has your guide on how to wear 90s streetwear.

Rolling Out: The New York Times charts the rise of the rise of the Rolling Stones as fashion icons.

Herringbone, Campaign Merch and Ralph Lauren’s Fall ‘16 Collection in Cocktail Form

Herringbone, Campaign Merch and Ralph Lauren’s Fall ‘16 Collection in Cocktail Form

Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.

Cocktail Attire: RL Magazine takes us through the new Fall ’16 collection of cocktails being served up at the Polo Bar.

Merch Ado: Considering you might be wearing some today, Racked has put together this brief history of presidential campaign merch.

Bone To Pick: Bloomberg looks to vintage Hollywood for inspiration on wearing the recently resurgent herringbone sport coat.

Pot Luck: Vulture gets to the bottom of how Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart ever became friends in the first place.

AYPWIP: The New York Times pens a letter of recommendation for ’90s cartoon-within-a-cartoon Pinky and the Brain.