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Heroes of Menswear: Saul Korman

If you’re going to visit Saul Korman at his menswear shop, Korry’s Clothiers on Danforth Avenue in Toronto, wear a suit.

It’s 25 minutes into my interview with the Canadian menswear legend and I find myself looking at my shoes. He’s just said something to the effect of “it doesn’t matter what a man is wearing if his shoes are dirty.” He’s not looking down, but I am. My boots, a pair of fur-lined leather lace-ups, are, in my defense, appropriate for the slushy winter weather, which has left a pattern of salty, muddy spots on the dark leather. Korman is wearing a 5-year-old, dark grey Canali suit with the pants cuffed, which he says he wore specially for me, though I’m not entirely sure why. I know he’s not judging me, but I can’t help but wish I had more carefully considered my outfit.

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It’s All a Game to Channing Tatum

Two moves in, Channing Tatum has already won. I successfully removed a block from the middle of the tower of small wooden bricks, but as I try to place it gently on the top of the tower, according to the dictates of the game, two blocks tumble from the top. If there’s one skill required to play (and win) the game of Jenga, it is steady hands. But, the dynamics of this particular game are a little uneven. He’s Channing Tatum. I’m not. I’m a little nervous. He says he is, too, but this is not honest.

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How To Wear a Turtleneck

Repeat after us: “This is the year I will look great wearing a blazer with a turtleneck.” Now once more with feeling. It’s no wonder the turtleneck got a bad rap, thanks to its close association over the years with Marxist Beatniks, Steve Jobs and others fond of low-maintenance wardrobes. But the roll-neck sweater has endured and is ready for its place in your wardrobe.

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Editor’s Pick: Binge Watch This

The web series High Maintenance came to me through a colleague at Sharp, someone who knows how exacting my tastes are, especially where comedy is concerned. “You’re going to like this,” he said. And I did. I liked it a lot. Netflix has been doing great work of late, and Amazon’s Transparent is probably the best new show of 2014, but High Maintenance deserves its own special acclaim for being something entirely new. In its contemporary concept, in its indie execution, in its 5-20-minute episode format, in its accessibility (the first two seasons are free on Vimeo, the third will set you back eight bucks).

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The 10 Best Movies in Theatres

The holiday season can be overwhelming. Gift giving, epic amounts of food, children running amuck. We get it. That’s why we wanted to let you know that there will be some unbelievable films in theatres just around the time you start to lose it. Take a break from family and food to sit in a dark theatre for a couple hours. You deserve it.

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