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The Lie of Free Shipping, the Ballad of Clippy and Your Most Swagless Homie

The Lie of Free Shipping, the Ballad of Clippy and Your Most Swagless Homie

Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.

Reads Four Pins Once: Racked spends some time considering your most swagless homie.

Sinking Ship: Fast Company explains why free shipping is a lie.

Fast Clip: New York mag reconsiders the legacy of Clippy, who didn’t just annoy you—he changed the world.

Raw Deal: Cnet discovers a pair of raw denim jeans so thick, they can stand on their own.

Rom-Non: The Atlantic takes a long hard look at how rom-coms have ruined romance.

Russian Sneaker Culture, Skinny Ties and Do The Right Thing's Street Style

Russian Sneaker Culture, Skinny Ties and Do The Right Thing's Street Style

Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.

Street Savvy: The Daily Beast makes the case that Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing ignited street style.

Russian Intel: Highsnobiety gets the lowdown on Russia’s burgeoning sneaker culture.

Counting Digits: Glossy reports that digital is not to blame for the recent woes of Burberry and Ralph Lauren.

Tie Loss: Bloomberg rings the death knells of the skinny tie.

Bumper Crop: Kering mag has a look at Bumper Bunka, Japan’s premier fashion school.

Anthony Bourdain, the NBA’s Most Valuable Sneakers and the State of Japan's Menswear Scene

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Anthony Bourdain, the NBA’s Most Valuable Sneakers and the State of Japan's Menswear Scene

Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.

Meanwhile In Japan: Highsnobiety has your update on everything you missed on the Japanese menswear front this month.

Slow Motion: Racked makes the case for making your fast fashion last.

Fancy Footwork: With the return of the NBA, Sports Illustrated tries to name the player with the best shoe game.

Hall Pass: Vogue catches up with Anthony Bourdain to talk authenticity, expectations and opening the country’s most ambitious food hall.

Starting Line: The Cut gets to the bottom of what you actually need to start a fashion company.

Raf Simons, Ikea Economics and Silicon Valley Fashion Week

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Raf Simons, Ikea Economics and Silicon Valley Fashion Week

Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.

Life Raf: Raf Simons has just announced he’ll be showing at NYFW:Men’s and Racked thinks his shoulders are just big enough to carry the whole week.

Swede Deal: The number crunchers at FiveThirtyEight dig into the weird economics of Ikea.

Fashion Tech: WWD explains why Silicon Valley Fashion Week is no joke.

Uni Watch: Crain’s New York gets a look behind the scenes of the uniform maker who makes the brand.

Juiced Up: The New Yorks Times takes a peek at the charmed life of the Malibu juice magnate Khalil Rafati.

Brooklyn Tailors, Bob Dylan and the Rise and Fall of the Army Surplus Store

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Brooklyn Tailors, Bob Dylan and the Rise and Fall of the Army Surplus Store

Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.

Surplus Goods: Art of Manliness charts the rise and fall of the army surplus store.

Where Brooklyn At: Lean Luxe catches up with Brooklyn Tailors to talk growth, scaling and the luxury of being small.

Nobel Cause: The Daily Beast makes the case that Bob Dylan should win the Nobel Prize for style too.

On Watch: The Guardian dives headlong into the improbable survival f the luxury watch business in the digital age.

Good Eye: Forbes chats with Warby Parker’s Neil Blumenthal on building an eyewear unicorn.

Shopping With Ryan Lochte, Supreme A-Z and Stutterheim’s New Line

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Shopping With Ryan Lochte, Supreme A-Z and Stutterheim’s New Line

Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.

New Stutter: Vogue gets the scoop on Alexander Stutterheim’s new line, that goes beyond the raincoat to keep you warm.

Jeah Rule: Daily Intel tags along on a shopping trip with Ryan Lochte, who just got his first credit card.

Supreme Team: i-D spells out the ABCs of legendary streetwear brand Supreme.

Pencil Pushers: NPR traces the remarkable history of the humble pencil.

Bring It Home: Bloomberg brings word that the limit on bringing home cigars and rum from Cuba has just been lifted by the US Government.