Men’s fashion expert Jeff Lahens, at Frank & Oak on Newbury Street, says it’s important for men to know what they are looking for.

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Men’s fashion expert Jeff Lahens, at Frank & Oak on Newbury Street, says it’s important for men to know what they are looking for.

Blazers, britches and button-holes: How to select the right men’s suit

A good suit is a loyal companion, accompanying a man through some of life’s most significant moments. Fashion guru Jeff Lahens offers his advice on how to find one. By Dugan Arnett

// Take your pick: So many places to go for apples in New England

Forget the mealy cafeteria Red Delicious and grocery store Granny — it’s autumn in New England. Here’s where to pick your own peck.

the tech nomad

// Virtual reality gets its own film festival and followers

In a dimly lighted space, filmmakers and tech geeks converged on the Kaleidoscope Virtual Reality Film Festival at Artists for Humanity in South Boston.

// The Cape’s cold shoulder season gives tourists anything but

The Cape is irresistible in October and November.

my favorite thing

// Leather lace-ups take her everywhere

The handmade gladiator sandals that Courtney Forrester bought in the historic Plaka neighborhood in Athens quickly became her go-to fashion accessories.

// Sun worshipers on a French beach symbolize secular dilemmas

The jarring juxtapositions of the bikini-clad and the fully clothed casts into high relief the state of France in 2015.


// Can we please stop pretending marijuana is harmless?

The truth is it can be dangerous, especially for young people.

New stacked seats could end reclining wars

French company Airbus has unveiled a new plan to stack passengers and possibly create more legroom.

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HUBweek coverage

HUBweek is a look at the latest and coolest art, science, and technology in the Boston area.

// How did we become such shameless dog spoilers?

As we spend upward of $60 billion a year on our pets, maybe it’s time to admit we have a problem.

// On the MBTA’s Patriots Train, everyone’s a fan — almost

The Pats trains have been running from Boston since 1971, but somehow they remain relatively unknown.

home of the week

// Watertown condo with five bedrooms, first-floor master

This condo near Watertown Square offers five bedrooms on two levels, 2½ baths, and high-end kitchen appliances.

Game Changers

// 2015 Game Changers

These 51 innovative people and organizations did extraordinary things last year, reshaping the way we live and work.

Saving Leo

part 1 of 2

// A severely burned boy finds hope in Boston

A severely burned boy. His devoted caregiver. Their extraordinary journey.

Stylish Bostonians

// 2015 Most Stylish Bostonians

From fashionistas to legal scholars, these tastemakers reveal how they set the city’s trends.


Boot Camp

These crisp fall days require a stylish boot, one that can be worn both to Bastille Kitchen and the Rosebud. Try these on for size.

Design New England

Design New England

Deck House Redux

A new floor plan and a fresh palette prove the stalwart post-and-beam, open concept design is still relevant.