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This week, Jon Caramanica stopped by both Icebreaker on Wooster Street and the new Aether on Crosby Street. He writes: "Both Aether and Icebreaker, in their way, are looking to rescue utility-minded clothing from the doldrums. This isn't a case of a sleek Roshe Run from Nike, or flattering Lululemon pants; these are whole companies premised on the idea that the function of a garment need not interfere with its appearance, at least not unreasonably." [NYT]