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New York Magazine September 16-29, 2019

In the Apr. 15–28 issue: Olivia Nuzzi on “wonder boy” Pete Buttigieg. Plus: Art & Design, by Wendy Goodman; the half-billion dollar “Leonardo”; Natasha Lyonne, Annette Bening, and more.

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tribes: asphalt activism

EVERYBODY IN New York has at least one place in the city that haunts them, but some parts of downtown seem genuinely possessed. A stretch of asphalt in Tompkins Square Park, known as the “Training Facility,” is flat and full of cracks, and if you didn’t know better, you might assume the community wanted some capital improvements. But the neglect is part of the appeal for skaters who just want a place to learn tricks. Competitions there date back to 1989, and the spot was a backdrop in the 1995 movie Kids; its popularity grew after 9/11, when security around the city’s public areas tightened. Now it is beloved by a new generation of rising skate stars, and pros like Alexis Sablone credit it with being one of the best…

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2 the new ones in town

1. La Ligne The brand: Founded by former Vogue editors. The stripes: 3/ 8 -inch The fit: The short-sleeved Seberg ($95) is boxy but not too large, and the crewneck gives it a camp-counselor vibe. The verdict: It has a nice cut and is high-quality, but the price is also high. The kind of shirt you might pack for vacation when you want your nicest basics. 2. Mon Breton The brand: “Authentic” French stripes made by French artisans in a factory in France. The stripes: 5/ 16 -inch The fit: The fabric on this shirt ($73) is the stiffest of the ones I tried, which gives it a very secure (albeit almost itchy) feeling. The verdict: Though it might take a while to break in, it looks sturdy and dignified on. 3. Entireworld The brand: Started by Scott Sternberg—formerly of Band…

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4 how well they sell

J.Crew has been selling stripes—a lot of stripes—since the brand launched in 1983. “They tend to rank in the top three of our T-shirt sales,” says Lisa Greenwald, J.Crew’s CMO. But sometimes, she says, a surprise trend will emerge: like rainbow stripes, which recently began selling like crazy. Jen Mankins, the owner of the Brooklyn-based boutique Bird, has noticed something similar. “We’ve been seeing lots more colorful stripes, reminiscent of the ’70s and the ’90s. But no matter the style of the stripe, it’ll sell.” That stripes-centric businesses are doing so well right now makes sense too, according to retail strategist Georganne Bender. “In 2019, consumers like companies that have a niche, offer clothing with gender-neutral wares, and emphasize quality,” she says. “Stripes check all those boxes. Plus, Americans are…

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7 behind the line

“Our classic shirt has been the same since we started in the late ’80s . It’s meant to pay homage to the seafarers and sailors from the north of France . The merchant seamen who wore Breton shirts along the Atlantic coast wore them so they could be easily identified in water. Ours is nearly exactly like theirs: Twenty-one blue stripes, one for each of Napoleon’s victories . Our stripes are one inch apart, unlike the original Bretons’, which are 0.8 inch apart—there’s no real reason why; we just liked the look of a slightly more prominent stripe.” —RACHEL WALKER, OWNER OF THE BRETON SHIRT COMPANY “Our initial striped tees were classic marinière shirts—boat neck, stripes just over an inch apart—inspired by the mood of the one worn by Picasso in…

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8 the real-estate lawyer who started a mommy-and-me stripes brand

“I am a mom of three boys, and I was looking to do something more interesting than mortgage loaning. I loved dressing my boys in stripes and also noticed that there were no mommy-and-me companies for boy moms. So I decided I’d create one. A few months in, Tuckernuck, which is like a Shopbop for preppy people, was considering buying my shirts and ripped me off instead. I wrote about it on Instagram, and the preppy Connecticut blog world went crazy. Tuckernuck took down the shirt. Within four days, my shirt had sold out completely, and I had a wait list of 1,200 people. People love them. I’m seeing tons of boy moms say, ‘Woo-hoo! I can finally match with my littles.’ ”…

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JAMAII MELVIN, 18, Florida, Dance When did you find out you got in? The end of March. I missed a call, and then they called my mom, I guess, because I got a text from her saying “Is your phone on? Is everything all right? Did you happen to get any phone calls?” Then I was just sitting around dying and waiting, and finally I got a call from a 212 number. And I thought, OMG, that’s a New York number. How does it feel to be here? Have you ever heard of impostor syndrome? Yes. Well, there seems to be a little bit of that going around in the freshman class. There are only 24 dance students, and thousands and thousands applied. We’ve all been sort of wondering if we got in…