A Small Step for Space Force Is Not a Giant Leap for Uniform Design

New year, new military branch, same old uniform. The United States Space Force on Friday unveiled the name tapes for its utility uniforms, showcasing the blue embroidered name on a camouflage uniform — much to the internet’s delight and confusion. “The first #SpaceForce utility uniform nametapes have touched down in the Pentagon,” the Space Force said on Twitter. In the …

Fighting Back With Color – The New York Times

PARIS — “Fashion week is like the playoffs, like a championship,’’ the musician Quavo said as he made the rounds here this week. “There are some designers that don’t do well,’’ added the rapper, flashing a grill made from emerald-cut diamonds covering top and bottom teeth. Others, however, come out on top. Asked to name some, the Migos member (who …

Pledging to Go Vegan, at Least for January

Skeptics, however, argue that it is superficial to go vegan for just a month. Would you decide, for example, to only tell the truth or recycle for one-12th of the year? “I would say there are mixed opinions about people doing this for 30 days,” said Ewelina Augustin, 25, who runs the online store Vegan Warehouse from Hoboken, N.J. “I …

Love in the Time of Trump: How Do You Approach Politics on Dating Apps?

Americans are watching an impeachment trial against their president unfold, just as the country prepares for the Democratic primaries and caucuses. We’re living in an era of heightened politics and divisiveness, and, for many, where you stand politically can feel as important a part of your identity as your religion or profession. Enter dating apps. With just a few words …

This Is the Guy Who’s Taking Away the Instagram Likes

Facebook purchased Instagram in 2012, when it had 30 million users, and treated it largely as a side project, albeit a profitable one. But Instagram grew faster than anyone had expected. It shrewdly mimicked its rival, Snapchat, introducing the widely popular video-sharing Stories feature, whose private tallying of “watches” has informed Project Daisy. Users who may have felt their privacy …

Love Letter: Learning to Love While Blind

In this week’s Vows column, the writer T Kira Madden finds forever with Hannah Beresford, a former professional equestrian and a poet. The couple, who married earlier this month in Kaneohe, Hawaii, first bonded over horses and later solidified their connection after swapping books they wrote. Sometimes you have relationship questions that you just don’t want to ask your friends. …

Barneys Workers Feel Used as They March Store Toward Death

A job at Barneys New York once represented a glimmering opportunity in a challenging retail landscape — the kind of chain where sales associates might work for decades, earning competitive salaries as well as commissions, while honing expertise in fine jewelry and designer apparel. But that reality evaporated soon after Barneys filed for bankruptcy last year and liquidation specialists took over …

The Work Diary of Derrius Quarles, Million-Dollar Multitasker

Wednesday 6 p.m. I made a salad with smoked trout, spinach, tomatoes, green apple (but any kind of apple will work) and a little lemon juice. 7 p.m. Breaux Capital is launching a merchandising campaign tomorrow. It’s all caps — dad hats, like a curved baseball cap, with different textures, colors and tones. We have a lot of dad in …

The Second Biggest Diamond in History Has a New Owner

The largest rough diamond discovered since 1905, the 1,758-carat Sewelo, was revealed with great fanfare last April, named in July and then largely disappeared from view. Now it has resurfaced with a new owner — and it’s not a name you might expect. It is not, for example, Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, on the hunt for …

At Milan Men’s Week, the War Lives On

MILAN — Every Sunday morning here a time-warped market springs up in via Armorari and along a triangle of neighboring streets just steps from the great cathedral, the Duomo. On folding tables and the steps of the old post office vendors sell curious ephemera, principally postcards, coins and stamps. The Mercatino Filatelico e Numismatico was founded in 1938, when Benito …