Jacob Gallagher, Wall Street Journal

Jacob Gallagher

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Virgil Abloh Left an Outsize Impact on Global Fashion and Culture

Beyond his creations for Off-White and Louis Vuitton, the late designer’s influence extended to high art, rap music and street style. → Read More

Who Cares if ‘House of Gucci’ Is Good? Fans Are Already Dressing Up Like Lady Gaga’s Character

At a Brooklyn showing of Ridley Scott’s new epic film about the tragic fashion family, couture cosplayers approximated the costumes of Lady Gaga and Adam Driver’s cunning characters. We were there to capture the looks. → Read More

Is a $2,000 Puffer Jacket Worth it? The Truth About Expensive Down Coats

You can find a perfectly cozy puffer for a mere $80, so why are some people splurging on four-figure styles? Hint: Warmth is not the reason. → Read More

Is the Men’s Gold Wedding Band Over?

From diamond-encrusted Tiffany & Co. bands to rugged tungsten designs, men are opting for wedding rings that go well beyond the traditional gold band. → Read More

Will Anyone Watch a TV Show About Streetwear? Amazon’s ‘Fairfax’ Is Betting Yes.

Amazon Prime’s new adult animated series takes aim at sneaker obsessing and hoodie hoarding. But the show may be too niche for its own good. → Read More

Why Do Men Wear Beanies That Don’t Cover Their Ears?

They might seem useless, but knit caps that expose guys’ lobes to the cold are more prevalent than ever. → Read More

Is ‘Made in the U.S.A.’ Dead? Not For L.A. Brand Chrome Hearts

Worn by celebrities like Rihanna, Drake and Bella Hadid, the family-owned fashion brand produces nearly all of its products in California—despite the steep costs. → Read More

The Easiest Way to Look Put-Together: Dress in One Color Head-to-Toe

Single-hue outfits in shades like pink, emerald and subdued sandy beige are populating runways and city sidewalks alike. How to skillfully (and un-creepily) assemble a monochrome look. → Read More

Larry David, Style Icon? How His Boring-Dad Look Got Trendy

The ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ star’s recent appearance at a New York fashion show and an HBO collaboration with the streetwear brand Kith have positioned him closer to the glittery fashion world. → Read More

How to Stand Out on Instagram: By Posing in a Very Weird Way

Fashion-obsessed social media users are striking increasingly bizarre poses to make their “fit pic” photos stand out—even when their outfits are boring. → Read More

Dust Off Your ’80s Vans: Checkerboard Is Back in Style

Whether they remind you of surrealism, ’70s ska bands or Jeff Spicoli’s Vans, graphic grid prints are back. Why brands from luxury behemoth Louis Vuitton to indie New York upstarts are pushing the pattern. → Read More

Wait, When Did Wearable Tech Stop Being Geeky?

A stylish new generation of wearables that includes Ray-Ban’s Stories glasses, Oura’s sleek ring and Whoop’s subtle band has made smart accessories fashion must-haves. → Read More

Planning a ‘Squid Game’ Halloween Costume? Prepare to Be One of Thousands.

From affordable options on Amazon to easy DIY creations, costumes from Netflix’s hit South Korean show ‘Squid Game’ are sure to be inescapable this Halloween. → Read More

Eames…Sneakers? Why Fashion Is Obsessed With Furniture

Furniture-inspired T-shirts and shoes are suddenly surging, yet not all design-fans can get behind the trend. → Read More

Is Live-Stream Shopping the Future of Retail?

Ntwrk, a 3-year-old app, functions as a sort of streetwear QVC. But how well does live-stream shopping really work? → Read More

How Chandler Bing and Jerry Seinfeld Became 2021’s Biggest Fashion Icons

During their 1990s heyday, Must-See-TV characters were seen as dowdy. Today, they’ve become unlikely style influences for high-fashion brands and Gen Z. → Read More

The Crazy Story Behind Cult ‘Simpsons’ and ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ T-Shirts

The late actor Stanley DeSantis, who appeared in “The Aviator,” “Entourage” and “Alf,” also managed to operate a massive business producing memorabilia T-shirts, many of which are still coveted today. → Read More

Banana Republic Tries to Become Cool Again—By Looking to Its Past

With the launch of its latest collection today, Banana Republic aims to marry the adventurous safari look of its ’80s and ’90s clothing with the safe, white-collar style it has pushed over the past decade. → Read More

Crochet Clothes: Not Just for Grannies Anymore

Especially popular among savvy 20-somethings, crochet fashion by both big brands and independent crafters is surging—and diver Tom Daley is only partly responsible. → Read More

How Ugly Shoes Won (and Why They Keep Getting Uglier)

Extremely weird Crocs, Yeezys, Nikes and Balenciaga sneakers were only the beginning. Shoes keep getting more casual—and more unsightly. Here, a unisex guide to the bizarre kicks that are growing more popular each season. → Read More