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Esquipedia • The neutrality of this information is disputed. And rightfully so.
SCENE MACHINE • How a necktie changed my life
MO’ GUTS, MO’ GLORY • The Esquire guide to the NEW HORROR. It’s bigger, scarier, and artsier than ever—and it’s Marvel’s worst nightmare.
KEEP CALM AND KICK ARSE • Cracking good advice from bloody British legend MICHAEL CAINE
MUMBLE ON • OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE SOUNDCLOUD RAP
EAR TO THE STREAMS • SoundCloud rappers are getting called up by the mainstream
HOW HUMMUS GOT HOT • Welcome to MIDDLE EASTERN cuisine’s new golden age
RAGE Against the BRO-HUG
THE LOOK OF LOUD • A stack of stunning NEW PHOTO BOOKS captures the multiplying music scenes of the ’70S AND ’80S at their freakiest
STRANGE DAYS • YORGOS LANTHIMOS EXPLODES THE PERIOD DRAMA WITH THE FAVOURITE
THIS GUY • You don’t have to be perfect, but you can probably do better than this
SHOW YOUR METAL • Tudor’s newest BLACK BAY WATCH—which melds 18-KARAT GOLD with stainless steel—marks the triumphant return of the CONSPICUOUSLY COOL two-tone timepiece
HOW I GOT MY STYLE • The ARTIST, ARCHITECT, and SNEAKER DESIGNER on who he’s wearing, what he shoots with, and the blurry line between ART and COMMODITY
PACIFIC TIME • The year’s COOLEST COLLABORATION has us in a CHILLED-OUT, mystic mind-set
MASTER THE REMIX
SURVIVING THE DEEP FREEZE • You’re worried about a POLAR VORTEX? Thundersnow? Get real. It’s time to talk about the real COLD-WEATHER THREAT: the damage it can do to your SKIN.
HERMÈS TERRES IT UP
SNEAK ATTACK • SOLE by SOLE, shoes like these are taking over the STREETS
THE GODFATHER OF PERFORMANCE GEAR • Forty years ago, MASSIMO OSTI sparked a revolution in technical wear. Today, thanks to guys like TRAVIS SCOTT, his legacy is stronger—and hotter—than ever.
What’s the VIBE? • Our writer goes for a PSYCHIC READING, wondering just HOW DARK is his SOUL
FRIDAY BLACK • ANNUAL HOLIDAY SUPERSALE? OR ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE? A TALE OF BLOODAND BAR GAINS FROM A SEDUCTIVE, ARCHLY SATIRIC NEW VOICE IN AMERICAN LETTERS.
KEEP IT CLASSY KEEP IT EASY • “Elegance is refusal,” someone said. (Probably Coco Chanel. Possibly Diana Vreeland. Maybe both.) But that doesn’t mean you live like a shut-in. Autumn is here. The air is brisk. Call your friends and invite them over for a drink—trust us, doing this will feel good. Entertain them. And do so elegantly—this is where the “refusal” part comes in. Stay chill. Decline to work yourself into a frenzy. Have things on hand—premade cocktails in the freezer, tins of caviar in the fridge, Italian honey in the pantry, beautiful kitchen tools arrayed on the counter—that will make your hosting appear effortless and, yes, elegant. All you have to do is pour a glass and pop open a top. Leisure time, after all, should feel leisurely.
WANT A DANCE PARTY? COMMIT. • You’re going to need more than Spotify
HOST-HELPING INTERNET-CONNECTED THINGS • Many are not worth it. These are the ones we use and love.
How to Handle Party Disasters Like a Pro • Among those who value genuine warmth and wit over shallow social-media posturing, writer and bon vivant Sadie Stein has developed a reputation as a dinner-party savant. Her apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side is the site of gatherings both impromptu and intentional, all of them marked by a graciousness...