Christmas lights are the only way to accessorize your beard this season

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LONDON — We’ve heard of beard baubles, glitter beards and even jingle bell-adorned beards.

Now a new trend has hit the beard scene and it’s about to light up this festive season in a big — and very literal — way. 

Twinkling fairy lights are the latest addition to the ever-burgeoning list of ways to bedazzle one’s beard this Yuletide.

One pop-up is bringing the twinkly lights to bearded Londoners, with one-off beard decorating sessions and stylist consultations. 

Image: Mikael Buck / East Village

Bearded hipsters can have a go at embellishing their whiskers with lights at a beard grooming stall at East Village E20’s Christmas market in east London on Sunday, Dec. 11

The “pimp my beard” pop-up will offer bearded gentlemen the chance to have a signature look crafted for them by a professional beard stylist.  Read more…

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What it’s like to wear Nike’s HyperAdapt self-lacing sneakers

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Even the most tech-averse will admit that they’d like to step, even if just briefly, into a shoe from the future. That’s what Nike is promising with its self-lacing sneakers that have leapt from Hollywood screens into reality.

Nike put the dream of self-lacing shoes into the minds of sci-fi and sneaker fans when Michael J. Fox donned a fictional pair in 1989’s Back to the Future Part II. By 2015, the year the movie is set, Nike had seemingly perfected the technology in real life, first announcing the Nike Air Mags, replicas of the sneakers Fox wears in the movie, and later the HyperAdapt — a self-lacing sneaker Nike intends to sell as an actual product. Read more…

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Donald Trump has unveiled his new presidential hat to the world

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Just in: Donald Trump has a new hat.

With great power, comes great fashion responsibility — thus, the president-elect, known for sporting large red caps featuring his campaign slogan: “Make America Great Again,” decided to switch things up before he takes office.

Though Trump’s new bright red cap delivers a shorter message, it still includes his beloved massive lettering and a patriotic feel.

According to the New York Post, Trump debuted his presidential hat, which simply says, “USA,” outside Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida on Sunday afternoon. Read more…

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Hermés unveils ’80s fashion inspired Apple Watch band

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While many were focused on Black Friday deals on electronics, one of Apple’s biggest partners, Hermés, released a special holiday treat: a new Apple Watch band. 

The new band, called the Equateur tatouage, joins the brand’s Single Tour line of Apple Watch bands and is offered in 38mm ($410) and 42mm ($340) sizes. 

The mostly black and white band is covered in a jungle foliage design and features a dash of color in the form of a stalking leopard. The design, which is the first Apple Watch band from Hermés offering graphics instead of a solid color, is printed on calfskin.  Read more…

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