Clothes

Culture

Remembering Fierce, the Iconic, Inescapable Abercrombie & Fitch Cologne

Last month, Abercrombie & Fitch announced it would stop spraying its signature scent, Fierce, in stores. To honor the sensual musk's overpowering legacy, we asked millennials to share their fondest memories of the smell.
Amanda Arnold
8.16.17
Fashion

We Asked Men If They Think Rompers Are Fun, Flirty, And Practical

"Sign me up." – Chris, who was in a frat in college.
Linda Yang
5.16.17
sexual fetish

Getting Down with the Puffy Jacket Porn Scene

Puffy jacket porn enthusiasts—or puffys, as they call themselves—fetishize bulky outerwear. We spoke to several performers and fans to learn more about their zipped-up world.
Sirin Kale
8.30.16
Culture

How Much It Sucks to Be a Sri Lankan Worker Making Beyoncé's New Clothing Line

According to a newspaper investigation, the sweatshop workers making the Ivy Park collection for Topshop are only making 64 cents an hour. We ask an expert on the Sri Lankan clothes industry just how bad the situation really is.
Sirin Kale
5.17.16
history

The History of the Clothes Hanger

Utilitarian household object, sinister tool of unsafe abortion, cornerstone of a Home Shopping Network dynasty: the humble clothes hanger contains multitudes.
Elizabeth King
10.13.15
LGBTQ

Girl Suspended for Wearing Lesbian Shirt to School Now Helping Other Queer Teens

We talked to Brianna Popour, the 18-year-old high school senior who was pulled out of first period because she was wearing a T-shirt that said, "Nobody Knows I'm a Lesbian."
Lauren Oyler
9.16.15
history of

The History of Glitter

We traced the substance from cave paintings to glitter bombs to Mariah Carey's blockbuster flop. Is sparkle tacky, a force for political change, or somewhere in the middle?
Lauren Oyler
9.14.15
Fashion

Gilt-y Conscience: How the Online Retailer Creates Fake Discounts

Gilt.com offers several "exclusive" in-house brands at what seems to be a significant markdown—but those brands aren't sold anywhere else. Is it a con, or just capitalism as usual?
Hazel Cills
8.25.15
history of

The History of Toplessness

How toplessness became a bottomless controversy.
Lauren Oyler
8.24.15
Fashion

I Have No Idea How to Get Dressed for Work

Looking professional is a job in itself.
Monica Heisey
8.11.15
videos

The Power Suit

Style & Error kicks off as host Rachael Finley explores the "fashion of power" and sits down with the champion of women and power suits, legendary civil rights lawyer Gloria Allred.
Broadly Staff
8.9.15
PROFILES

How to Be Caitlin Moran

The controversial British feminist is a controversial British feminist.
Lauren Oyler
7.29.15