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When Tony Soprano Gives You a Watch, This Is the Icon He Chooses

Welcome to Watches of the Week, quarantine edition. With celebrities staying home, we’re calling in friends and experts to share their favorite pieces from pop culture’s past and present.

Today, Patek Philippe collectors wait years to score a single handmade piece, and rappers shout the brand out as often as they do their latest check or Virgil-Abloh-designed anything—sometimes combining the two with atomic levels of braggadocio. But John Reardon, a former employee of the brand and the founder of Collectability, a platform that sells Patek watches, remembers a time when that wasn’t the case at all. Take, for instance, the time Tony Soprano gave his cousin a Patek as a thank-you gift on a 2002 episode of the Sopranos. “Where today it seems like every other rap song says ‘Patek,’ that did not exist in the 2000s,” Reardon says. “No one even knew what Patek was in recent

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12 Best Sex Toys for Men in 2020

There are plenty of reasons why men don’t use sex toys alone or with their partners: bashfulness, the hassle of cleaning, and the fact that sex toys for men often look like deformed alien limbs—not something one wants near their most prized organ. But, above all, there seems to be this prevailing notion of “if ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Masturbating (and sex) already feels great, so why mess with a good thing? Plus, if you subscribe to the Malcolm Gladwell 10,000-hour theory, many of us are already experts in the field. In terms of pleasure, in terms of harder, stronger, and more life-affirming orgasms, how much room for improvement could there really be?

We’re here to tell you that the answer is a lot. Forgoing toys during masturbation and sex is akin to not using all the crayons in one’s coloring box. Drawing a sunset with two

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Where to Buy Face Masks Right Now

In a reversal of earlier guidance that Americans don’t need to wear face coverings in public in order to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, the White House is expected to announce in the coming days that wearing a mask, or covering the face with a bandana or scarf, is in fact advisable, according to memos created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and shared with the White House this week.

In a copy of the guidance obtained by The Washington Post, the CDC recommends that “the community use of cloth masks as an additional public health measure people can take to prevent the spread of virus to those around them.” President Donald Trump added in a press briefing on Thursday that “I don’t think it will be mandatory,” and a White House official told the Post that the guidance would be “narrowly targeted to areas

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It’s Time to Get into Small Watches

A funny thing happened when the smartphone took over all of our timekeeping needs: Men got really into watches. Aesthetics (as opposed to pure horological utility) became everything. Some guys went the über-macho route, strapping on pieces reminiscent of the wrist cannons Sylvester Stallone was fond of wearing in the ’90s. Others went for pure blinged-out maximalism, which peaked around the time Beyoncé gave Jay-Z a $5 million icy Hublot for his 43rd birthday. But along the way, an undercurrent of enthusiasts sought to correct course with quieter, smaller vintage timepieces—and all of a sudden, the status-symbol watch shrank. That’s because for most of history, men’s watches have measured less than 40 millimeters in diameter, from World War I trench watches right up to the iconic pieces from the 1950s like the Rolex Explorer. Now that the best watches of 2018 are getting smaller and dressier watches again, watchmakers
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Jared Kushner Brings an End to the Era of the Skinny Suit

The authoritative hand of fashion has become so dulled, and the anything-goes attitude of personal style so pervasive, that nearly every article of clothing can survive attempted annihilation. The black turtleneck can thrive in spite of Elizabeth Holmes’s endorsement; Lanvin flats can rise above “the Soho Grifter” Anna Sorokin’s dubious affection; Savile Row tailoring will press on despite Roger Stone’s best efforts; and the Barbour jacket has risen above Steve Bannon’s attempted putrefaction.

But the skinny suit cannot survive Jared Kushner.

Kushner, of course, has found himself a key member of the White House’s coronavirus task force, as the New York Times reported last week. As a part of his new post, Kushner has perched his private sector Kushnerettes—career disruptors who are also friends—throughout the government, leaving FEMA veterans and other federal officials exasperated. These are founders of medical startups, like Adam Boehler (who lived with Kushner

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Where to Buy Face Masks Right Now

In a reversal of earlier guidance that Americans don’t need to wear face coverings in public in order to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, the White House is expected to announce in the coming days that wearing a mask, or covering the face with a bandana or scarf, is in fact advisable, according to memos created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and shared with the White House this week.

In a copy of the guidance obtained by The Washington Post, the CDC recommends that “the community use of cloth masks as an additional public health measure people can take to prevent the spread of virus to those around them.” President Donald Trump added in a press briefing on Thursday that “I don’t think it will be mandatory,” and a White House official told the Post that the guidance would be “narrowly targeted to areas

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