These Are The Best Brands For A Killer Pair Of Boots (According To Esquire Editors)

Photo credit: Mr Porter, Danner, Dr. Martens
Photo credit: Mr Porter, Danner, Dr. Martens

From Esquire

You want the best. And heck, you deserve the best. But there’s a lot of choice out there, and sometimes the best is hard to find. Fortunately, we know where to find it. Every week, the Esquire editors reveal their favourite brands, from under-the-radar steals to luxury loves, so you can invest in the best clothes, watches and accessories that money can buy.

This week, a comfy classic: the best men’s boots to carry you in from the cold.

Photo credit: Dr. Martens
Photo credit: Dr. Martens

Dr Martens

Finlay Renwick, Deputy Style Editor

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“Much like Pringles, online slot machines and other more illicit products, once you start with a pair of Dr Martens it can be hard to stop. After breaking the seal with a pair of Made in England 1460s a few years back, I’ve now got five pairs, with an ever-expanding

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Bug or feature? New Tesla Superchargers charge other brands’ EVs for free

Over the weekend, news surfaced that some Tesla Supercharger locations let non-Tesla drivers charge their electric vehicles (EVs), for free.

Reports over at Electrek and Autoblog say that it’s a bug, on the other hand, CleanTechnica’s analysis of the situation suggests that it might be a hint at things to come thanks to EU legislation. Let’s take a look at what’s going on.

It all seemed to begin when German YouTube channel Nextmove demonstrated charging a VW ID.3 at a new Tesla Supercharger location in Germany. You can watch the video here, but the long and short of it is that they managed to charge a bunch of non-Tesla EVs, without paying a cent, at the new Superchargers.

[Read: Are EVs too expensive? Here are 5 common myths, debunked]

The “newness” of the Superchargers is an important detail here. Tesla’s most up-to-date units use a CCS charger, which

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The 10 most popular activewear brands of 2020

The 10 most popular activewear brands of 2020
The 10 most popular activewear brands of 2020

— Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.

If there’s one good thing to come out of 2020 so far, it’s that activewear has become an acceptable everyday uniform. Work meeting? Leggings and a stylish, yet sporty (a.k.a. comfortable) top. Virtual happy hour? Same as above. Gym session? You guessed it—the same outfit yet again.

Since more and more of us are wearing athleisure most of the time, the category has skyrocketed in popularity throughout the year. And there are a few retailers in particular that people can’t stop buying, according to recent website traffic data from SimilarWeb. Below are the 10 fastest-growing activewear brands of 2020, including the classic greats (like Lululemon and Nike) and the newcomers (like Gymshark and Outdoor Voices), along with some of our experts’ favorite pieces.

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The NHTSA’s autonomous vehicle test tracker won’t be useful until more brands submit better data

Back in June, the National Highways and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) in the US announced that it would be launching a new online tool which lets anyone log-on and get information about autonomous vehicle tests.

AV TEST launched earlier this week, and well, it’s interesting to browse for a few minutes but it still leaves a lot to be desired.

As Kyle Wiggers over at Venture Beat points out, the initial appearance of the platform is good. It lets users see what companies are operating and where. It also gives a bit of information about the roads they’re testing on, the type of test its conducting, and the test’s status.

[Read: Despite hundreds of deaths a year, US trucks still aren’t required to have automatic emergency braking]

It also provides two other sections that let users gain quick access to information on state regulations for autonomous vehicle testing,

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Meet Nike (M), the Fitness Brand’s First-Ever Maternity Apparel Line

It’s a big day for the Swoosh. Today, Nike announced the launch of its first-ever maternity athletic apparel line: Nike (M).

According to the fitness brand, this much-needed (like, seriously, it’s about time) project was three years in the making. The moms and moms-to-be of the Nike design team spent over a year perfecting the fit foundation for the line. With the help of 30 athletes who were either pregnant or post-partum (as well as 150,000 body scans of women from around the world), Nike tested 70 materials till they found the nine palettes and four styles worthy of making the cut. Their goal? To create something that could be there for all stages of a woman’s athletic life, including motherhood.

“Our inspiration for this collection was fueled by what we heard from women of all body shapes, across sports, throughout the different stages of their lives, as well as

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Lenzing’s Birgit Schnetzlinger on How Brands Can Become Truly Sustainable

The rate of change has never been greater — or faster — for the footwear industry, with new challenges popping up every day in nearly all corners of the business, from navigating cash crunches and supply chain issues to understanding the latest technological advances. In its “Ask An Expert” series, FN asks industry leaders — all solutions-based providers — to take on some of the most timely topics.

Sustainability has been a hot topic for the fashion industry for several years, but despite a number of widely publicized corporate commitments, there is still a long way to go. “Greenwashing” is common, with many companies touting an environmentally friendly product, yet privately falling short in key target areas. In order to achieve a truly sustainable business, brands will need to consider a number of factors and invest in eco-friendly production. Fortunately, growing consumer demand shows that this can still be a

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8 brands you didn’t know Walmart owned

8 brands you didn't know Walmart owned
8 brands you didn’t know Walmart owned

— Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.

Walmart owns over 11,000 stores and is one of the biggest retailers in the world. Thinking about Walmart as a single chain is almost selling it short—the company owns some pretty popular brands and online stores you may not have known about.

Like did you know Walmart owns Hayneedle, one of our editors’ favorite places to shop furniture from? Or that Walmart makes its own mattress-in-a-box brand called Allswell?

From ebooks to artwork and every in between, you can find almost anything you want from a brand that you maybe didn’t know was part of the Walmart family. Here are some of the brands you may be surprised to learn are owned by Walmart.

1. Allswell: Walmart’s mattress-in-a-box contender

Allswell is an affordable mattress-in-a-box option.
Allswell is an affordable mattress-in-a-box
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Fast fashion retailer accused of ‘stealing’ independent brand’s design

Fast fashion retailer Shein has been accused of stealing a garment pattern from an independent designer.

On Saturday, Emma Warren, the founder and designer behind eponymous fashion brand Emma Warren Design, shared a post on her Instagram account that featured two side-by-side photos.

The first image showed a screenshot taken from the Shein website of a white, cropped hoodie adorned with a print of two bees hovering either side of a red heart.

The second photo showed a model wearing one of Emma’s own sweatshirts, which features what appears to be the exact same motif.

In the caption of the post, Emma criticised the retailer and accused them of “stealing” her work.

“@sheinofficial have stolen my bee design,” she wrote alongside a crying emoji.

“Please share and tag @sheinofficial @shein.uk. On the left a screenshot from their website and on the right my design from my site.”

Emma’s post, which

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3DLook Partners With Tailored Brands

After teasing an agreement with “a major multibillion dollar retailer” for weeks, body measurement company 3DLook is ready to make the partnership known.

In an exclusive conversation with WWD, the tech company revealed that it has been working with Tailored Brands, parent company of Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank Clothiers. The partners are currently working on several phases of roll-out that bring the body measurement technology to those two retail businesses.

The main premise of 3DLook is rooted in computer vision, with body measurements derived from two selfies — one from the front, and another from the side. The system can then determine measurements that can be used for everything, from tailoring to 3-D design and other virtual applications.

“We’re getting great feedback from them,” Whitney Cathcart, cofounder and chief strategy officer at 3DLook, said of Tailored Brands. “They beta tested the first 100 doors and have rolled us

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All the Brands and Retailers Helping to Get Out the Vote in November

By all accounts, the November elections are shaping up to be one for the record books. Not only will it include the first women of color as the Vice Presidential candidate for a major party, but the country also will be voting during a pandemic — a situation that is introducing all number of logistical challenges.

To help encourage Americans to cast their ballots (either in person or by mail), a growing list of brands and retailers are helping get out the vote. Many are launching consumer-facing initiatives to whip up excitement ahead of November, while others have pledged to close their offices on Election Day to give employees an opportunity to head to the polls.

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