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RETOOL YOUR TECH LIFE • Privacy invaders. TIME SUCKERS. Hate generators: With some MINDFUL BACKLASH, you can get the upper hand on it all.
EMBRACE THE NO-RECIPE MEAL • Save the cookbooks for the weekend. Here are three everyday, non-sad KITCHEN HACKS that are easier than takeout.
Make Oscar Speeches Great Again
DRAMA KINGS • The NBA’s off-court antics just might be MORE ENTERTAINING than the game itself
RELEASE THE McKRAKEN • Matthew McConaughey is back to take the edge off in an instant STONER CLASSIC
JOYRIDE OF SHAME • I hate E-SCOOTERS, the supposed future of mobility—but I just can’t quit’em
WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE • Rum. Coffee. Pool. Repeat: TIME TO GO back to JAMAICA.
OUTSIDE THE BOX • BEHOLD NEW YORK’S NEWEST ART SPACE—COMPLETE WITH A CONVERTIBLE ROOF AND A FIFTH ELEMENT VIBE
CERTIFIED FRESH • Nike’s latest collaboration with Sacai turns two OLD-SCHOOL top sellers into one BOUNDARY-PUSHING supershoe
THE LENS MASTER • Esquire designer C. J. ROBINSON talks us through his formidable glasses rotation
DUNHILL’S NEW DEAL • With creative director MARK WESTON at the helm, the storied house offers a NEW TAKE on classic English suiting
TEAM NO-TAGS • How one label - hating millennial keeps his closet in check
YOU DON’T LOOK A DAY OVER XIX • There’s no one way to collect VINTAGE WATCHES, but the TYPE XX SERIES offers something for just about EVERYONE
THE ’RAK PACK • The latest, GREATEST weapon in your layering arsenal—the ANORAK—will keep you LOOKING COOL (and feeling dry) now and far into spring
YOU DON’T NEED A F&*#ING UMBRELLA • Free your HANDS and the rest will follow
BEHOLD, THE BACKPACK SLAYER • James Harden and other ballers are wearing FANNY PACKS. But are they right for regular dudes? Esquire’s MICHAEL HAINEY investigates.
BETTER-LOOKING THROUGH CHEMISTRY • A beginner’s guide to BLASTING, ZAPPING, AND POKING your way handsome
SATURATE BEFORE USING • Fashion-industry vet (and Magasin cofounder) SIMON GOLBY explains how he found the ULTIMATE ESCAPE in a far-out pastime
My BAD • In the golden age of the PUBLIC APOLOGY, how should a guy say SORRY and MEAN IT?
Spot On: Cars
WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT? • FOR ONE WOMAN, A CROSS-COUNTRY TRAIN RIDE BECOMES A PARALLEL JOURNEY INTO THE DARK PSYCHE OF AMERICAN MANHOOD. AN UNFORGETTABLE SHORT STORY FROM A MASTER OF THE FORM.
ABOUT a BOY • RYAN MORGAN is a high school senior from West Bend, Wisconsin. Like all seventeen-year-olds, he thinks a lot about what he wants to do with his life, because everyone keeps telling him he’s supposed to have it figured out. He’d rather just talk about his GIRLFRIEND or COOL SNEAKERS or the PACKERS. But at a time of social upheaval, he’s quickly learning that guys like him must adjust to a new future. “I KNOW WHAT I CAN’T DO,” HE SAYS. “I JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT I CAN DO.”
Best New Car Awards • WE DROVE DOZENS, AND THESE ARE THE ONES WE WANTED TO HOP INTO AGAIN AND AGAIN. PLUS, SOME UNCONVENTIONAL SUGGESTIONS ON WHAT TO WEAR WHILE DRIVING THEM, BECAUSE YOU’LL NEED AS MUCH PRESENCE WHEN YOU STEP OUT.
POWER OF ATTORNEY • He’s one of New York’s most legendary...