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Time to Grow Up • The U.S.A. is acting less like a mature superpower and more like a child star in middle age. There is a way out of this mess—just look to Silver Spoons.
Our Most Disappointing Americans • LATE 2021 EDITION
License to Swill • The James Bond of Ian Fleming’s novels drank an alarming amount, and his consumption included much more than martinis—like Miller High Life. (Hey, it is the Champagne of beers.)
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Mini Me • When you are in the thick of parent life, the utility of a minivan just might be the ultimate luxury
Your Now and Forever Shirt • The white oxford-cloth button-down remains undefeated
Put Your PJs on a Pedestal • This fall’s best loungewear really is that good
“WE’RE TALKING ABOUT EMBRACING LUXURY DURING YOUR REM CYCLE AND YOUR MORNING ESPRESSO.”
No One Saw It Coming • Loro Piana’s collab with Hiroshi Fujiwara might seem like a strange pairing. That’s exactly why it’s so good.
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What, Are You Scared of a Little Bag? • Stop worrying about slinging on a small carryall and start thinking about which one
The 62 Best GroomingProducts for Men • Everything you could possibly need to look, smell, and feel your very best in 2021
THE BEAUTY IN LYING TO YOURSELF • It’s like the world has been rubbing our noses in it. Broken government. Police brutality. A global pandemic. Climate change. Awash in harrowing realities, the author, a novelist, discovers the sustaining power of everyday fictions.
Power Is on the Docket • The Supreme Court’s upcoming term could render a FINAL VERDICT on the success or failure of the modern CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT
WE THINK… IT’S TIME…TO PARTY • Have friends over? It’s been a while, but let’s do it. Here are eight tips that’ll help you ease into festivities again.
WHY LIMIT HAPPY TO AN HOUR? • 100+ MARGARITAS, MIMOSAS, MARTINIS, JELL-O SHOTS, AND MORE!
WHAT I’VE LEARNED Padma Lakshmi • TV HOST AND AUTHOR, 51, New York City
the idris elba effect • Last year should have been one of the most difficult of his life—after all, he sincerely thought he might die—yet the multitalented Englishman emerged from it as untouchable as ever
WHICH Watch NOW 2021 • The Esquire guide to owning and collecting (and enjoying!) timepieces, from vintage to pre-owned to ten of the best new watches of the year
The Fifth Beatle and His Taste for Fine Dress Watches • Poring over old Brian Epstein photos unearths some rather collectible—and fancy—watches
HAVE SPERM, WILL TRAVEL • Amidst a historic shortage at sperm banks nationwide, a new means of donation is on the rise: Facebook groups. Elaine Byrd got involved in the community first as a moderator, then as a recipient. That’s how she met Ari Nagel, aka the Sperminator, a superdonor with nearly a hundred biological children and counting. But could he possibly live up to his own hype?
ELAINE BYRD WANTED • a second child. The longing began after a hectic period in 2015, when she’d cared for three children under the age of two: her daughter, Ember, and a relative’s infant twins. Fortunately,
man of letters and warm coats • Lee Pace is a science-fiction head, a star of the show Foundation, Twitter’s new crush, and an all-around good guy. He also looks great in this season’s most stylish outerwear.
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