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Derrick Rose “I can’t breathe.”

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What’s fashionable is all of us, including athletes with a social consciousness, in addition to just negotiating for multi million dollar contracts. We, and I assume, most Chicago Bull fans are proud of Derrick Rose for wearing a black T-shirt saying “I can’t breathe” (echoing the words of Eric Garner in his death in a chokehold by police) to warm …

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Man Up Monday: GQ Men of the Year

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On Thursday night, some of the most influential, funny and handsome men (and women) reunited in LA for GQ’s annual Men of the Year party. We might love them or hate them at times, but we have to admit, they made a hell of a good year this 2014. Chris Pratt, Steve Carell, Michael Sam, Dave Chappelle, Woodley and Elgort each got their own …

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Man-Up Monday: The “New” Batman

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Fans of the “Batman” franchise are going to see an unfamiliar man behind the cape in the upcoming sequel.  ”Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” will star Ben Affleck instead of the usual Christian Bale.  Although Bale is known to have the mysterious voice of Batman down to a science, movie critics can agree that Affleck will be able to …

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Sexiest Man Alive: Chris Hemsworth on People magazine

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People magazine announced last friday this year’s sexiest man alive, Chris Hemsworth. Following the steps of previous winners, Adam Levine, George Clooney and Sean Connery, the 31 year-old Australian actor best known for his role as Thor, found the decision to be “pretty funny.” But during the announcement made by Jimmy Kimmel on his live show, he said he had …

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Man-Up Monday: Stylish Cuts

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Going to Gabby’s Barbershop is like traveling back in time for an hour—Big band jazz classics, pistachio green walls, beards long overdue and too much testosterone. This neighbourhood men’s salon has been in business since the mid-eighties in Belmont, one of Chicago’s hippest areas. You go in, write your name in the chalkboard and wait for your name to be …

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Man-Up Monday: Measuring Yourself for Online Suits

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This could be you… and you don’t even need to get off the couch!   I can confess to my Man-Up Monday readers, right? Well sometimes, I’m shopping online and I forget my measurements, inseam and all. As a fashion student, it’s like going to court and being charged with two counts of “forgetfulness” and four counts of “get your …

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Man-Up Monday: FIFA World Cup 2014 and Mario Goetze

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That’s right, Mario… Bask. Bask in all of your Man-Up Monday glory… Oh, and your victory.   I know all of you football/ soccer fans have heard the news by now! Germany took the win (1- 0) against Argentina in the final play of the FIFA World Cup 2014. Who’s our Man-Up Monday hero, you ask? It’s a man who …

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Man-Up Monday: Facial Hair 2014

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  What are we discussing today? The years have shown us an accessory that’s a must for 2014. Hipsters to gamers, and gamers to business men: Facial hair can serve as a huge role for a fashion-forward man. Sideburns, stubble, handlebar mustaches, and thick beards: Not only are these handsome guys great to look at, they have their own unique …

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Man-Up Monday: White Bucks

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White with a tan sole and heel!   Hello, Man-Up Monday readers! We’re here to tell you about an essential piece for your wardrobe, this summer. Is it a white tee-shirt? No. How about a white blazer? Nope! So yes, both of those are an obvious, “Duh’s!” However, you’re forgetting something… White Bucks! These clean and crisp, laced shoes can …

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Man-Up Monday: GQ’s 2014 Cheap Wardrobe ft. Suraj Sharma

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  Man-Up Monday is here again! Revamping an entire summer wardrobe isn’t often easy on your wallet. What if it could be? Even if it’s just to replace those statement pieces, we all need to do a little shopping this year. GQ’s “30 Under $50” shows a charmingly, handsome way to expand and add color to your wardrobe. Shoes to …

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