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Chunky turtlenecks and puffer coats may not be on your mind, but it’s never too early to look ahead to the fall fashion season. We picked five trends that are showing up in women’s clothing that is available now or will be in the coming weeks and months. These trends were also spotted on runways last February when designers unveiled their Fall/Winter 2017-18 collection…

For Joe Collier, whose connections to Buffalo and the old American Football League go back more than 50 years, this particular loss involved far more than a game. Dick MacPherson died Tuesday in Syracuse, at 86. He earned his greatest fame as head coach at Syracuse University, where he breathed new life into a once-elite program that had fallen off the map. His 1987 Ora…

MIAMI BEACH – Jerry Lorenzo is about to talk baseball caps. Really expensive, simple, retro-beautiful baseball caps. The type of caps he saw players wearing when he was a kid. The type of caps that, in less pricey form, he would like to see kids wearing today. He’s about to get into all this, but then a muscular arm drapes across his shoulders. He turns. It’s Darr…

Even before I heard that The Buffalo News was republishing a piece on cargo shorts written last summer by Alyssa Fisher, who was the intern in our Features Department, I had a picture in my mind of a guy I had spotted earlier in the day. He was walking around with a to-go cup of coffee in one of the pockets of his cargo shorts. Was it empty? I wondered. Half empty? A…

Summer fashion has its challenges as anyone who has experienced the transition from air-conditioned office to sweltering street knows. In addition, there are backyard parties, weddings, festivals, concerts and a host of other outdoor events that require some thought on what to wear. Below, some tips and things to consider: 1. Think fabric. Linen. Seersucker. Lightwei…

The recent story in the New York Times about how some guys have taken to wearing high socks with shorts got us thinking. The matter of men and socks isn’t as black and white as it used to be. These days, men can wear colorful, patterned socks as a fashion statement. They can opt for no-show or low-cut socks or pull on a pair of white tube socks with stripes. Or they c…

It will be a sad day when I finally have to ditch my favorite flip-flops. They’re cute – navy with white polka dots. I first bought them for a beach vacation. After that they became my go-to slip-ons for retrieving the mail, watering the porch ferns, heading for a pedicure. I never wear them to the office or to dig in the garden. They’re a summer staple I keep by …

When it comes to spring fashion, there are many trends to check out. Splashy floral prints. Cute neckerchief scarves. Oodles of shoulder-baring dresses and tops. But if you’re on a mission to update your warm-weather wardrobe, we have a couple questions: Do you have a reliable (but stylish) raincoat? How about a quality pair of shades to protect your eyes? Every wo…

Orchard Park native Elizabeth Semmelhack has made a career out of studying footwear. The senior curator at Toronto’s Bata Shoe Museum, she has written multiple books on footwear. But when a graduate student saw the the museum's sneaker collection, told her it was too small and told her she “needed to do something about that,” she did. The result was a traveling…

I admire people who land a great outfit long before a special occasion arrives – including shoes and accessories. The funny thing is, I don’t know too many of them. Last-minute shoppers unite! We eleventh-hour shoppers rip through the racks at 8:30 p.m. Friday looking for a dress to wear Saturday afternoon. Or, even worse, 10:01 a.m. Saturday after the doors open…

President Trump is a polarizing figure in a polarizing time. But he may be able to unify the country under a principle that is the bedrock of American male civilization: wearing things even though they have outlived their usefulness and/or doing bizarre, embarrassing things to make them look right. Even though I'm in the media and therefore am not to be believed, I prom…

Celebrities on the red carpet at Sunday night’s Oscars took the opportunity to talk about more than who designed their dresses and tuxedos. But what became clear is that it is possible to make a fashion statement and a political statement – while also getting personal messages out about their movies and sometimes their families. There was a real grace to many of Hol…

Creative juices were flowing and so were the fabrics during New York Fashion Week, which ended Thursday. As designers presented their collections for next fall and winter, styles ranged from crisp white blouses to embellished eveningwear. Menswear plaids and autumnal shades of camel, gray, navy and, of course, black filled the runways but floral prints and colors more o…

Blues and greens have been getting a great deal of attention recently, but we’re here to talk about red – and not just because we’re a couple days away from Valentine’s Day. People who love red love it wholeheartedly. To them, red is timeless – never trendy. They drive red cars. Carry red wallets. Wear red dresses. Or, if the dress is black, they wear red shoes. …

Lisa and Kent Keating are lifelong skiers who have enjoyed their vacation home in Ellicottville for 20 years. Here is a peek inside: Layout: The three-story home features a recreation room, two guest bedrooms and guest bath on lower level. The main level houses a combined living and dining area; kitchen; full bath, and daughter Chloe's room. The 24-by-38-foot master be…