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Joseph V. Amodio

Ralph Lauren brings wearable tech to US Open...and the future to you

Ralph Lauren's new "Polo Tech" shirt debuts at

(Credit: Courtesy of Ralph Lauren Corporation)

Ralph Lauren is launching the activewear of tomorrow today at the U.S. Open in Flushing, outfitting six ball boys with a new high-performance “Polo Tech” shirt that measures physiological data like heart and breathing rates, transmitting it via an app to a smartphone. And up-and-comer Marcos Giron—the No. 1 singles player in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association—will wear the state-of-the-art shirt...

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4 Father's Day fragrances for dad

Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc is perfect for

(Credit: Lacoste)

Cologne for Father's Day -- cliched? Not if done right. Here are four new winners:

1. For rock-star dads -- Gold Jay Z melds spicy ginger, cardamom and myrrh with bourbon vanilla. Dad'll be itching for bottle service at the club; $39 and up, jayzgold.com.

2. For indie dads -- the Santal 26 candle, a hip collaboration of cult scentmasters Le Labo and L.A. shop Violet Grey. Smoky, leathery,...

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