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TAKE BACK THE STREAM • Bust out of the NETFLIX CULTURAL BUBBLE with these five alternative services
THE NEXT GREAT NERD-OUT • With GoT gone, here’s where to expend your BIG GEEK ENERGY to become master of the watercooler
CLOSER LISTEN • BRITTANY HOWARD—the powerhouse voice of Alabama Shakes—tells us what’s STUCK IN HER HEAD
THE CLEAR WINNER • VODKA is often vilified as boring by the COCKTAIL cognoscenti. It’s time to ignore them and pour yourself a (very) cold one.
THE FOOD PROPHET OF HARLEM • Chef JJ JOHNSON’S cuisines have always been revelatory
THE WELL STOCKED BAR
WHERE PEANUTS MEETS PROUST • Cartoonist CHRIS WARE is back with a masterpiece on the modern human condition
“WE ARE IN A CRISIS OF ACCOUNTABILTY” • SCOTT Z. BURNS makes the most necessary POLITICAL movie of the year
THE GREAT ELECTRIC ROAD TRIP • What will 625 MILES in Mercedes’s first ELECTRIC VEHICLE tell you about the future?
END-TIMES, BUT MAKE IT FASHION • Make the THRIFT-STORE STYLE of dystopian cinema your new muse
THE DESERT BOOT’S WEIRD COUSIN • The WALLABEE just might be the most versatile standout shoe of the moment
THE SUIT GOES STREET • Leave it to Hedi Slimane and his first collection for Celine to make you want to trade your hoodies for edgy tailoring
SLIM STATEMENT • Make the DRESS WATCH your new everyday timepiece
HOW I GOT MY STYLE • Talking MID-CENTURY FURNITURE, coffee mugs, and MOTORCYCLES with the designer behind some of your favorite things
GET BACK IN SHAPE • TRAINER’S ADVICE CAN HELP YOU LOSE THAT EXTRA WEIGHT
THE CASE FOR CARGOES (AGAIN) • Less function, more fashion
BET ON BROWN • The OUTERWEAR COLOR of the fall will make you float above a sea of black
YOUR NEW WEED DEALER IS… SEPHORA • Can CBD actually make you look better? It depends on whom you ask. (And what you use.)
The WORST COLUMN, Revisited • This month, DWIGHT GARNER wanted to try SOMETHING DIFFERENT. Inspired by, of all people, Larry King. WE SAID YES.
THE Esquire GUIDE TO SMELLING GOOD (ALL THE TIME) • As Tom Ford once said, “Good manners and good cologne is what transforms the man into a gentleman.” With all due respect to the most tasteful man in the world, that’s only half the story. Cologne is one tool for smell ing good, but being well - fragranced in all departments takes a bigger toolbox. To scent your life, you need to look at your home, laundry, medicine cabinet, even your car. Here’s how to get it done easily, even if you’re not a cologne guy.
HOW TO APPLY COLOGNE SO YOU DON’T SMELL LIKE “THAT” GUY
A Cologne-Averse Man’s Guide to Smelling Good
Can You Smell Like Success?
What’s It Like to Not Be Able to Smell?
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO WOODY • WOODY HARRELSON, pleasantly buzzed and done discussing the Zombieland sequel (October 18), craved the black-bean burger at his favorite vegan joint. He asked LILI ANOLIK to join. Thus began their wall-clambering, car-dodging, weed-infused quest.
SCENE STEALER • WHEN A FRESH HOODIE AND SHARP SNEAKERS CAN PASS FOR GETTING DRESSED, A FULL-ON STRIPED SUIT IS THE SUREST WAY TO STAND OUT. NOTES FROM THE SET OF A STYLE REBELLION.
The Case of the Missing $7 MILLION CAR • JOE FORD, CAR DETECTIVE, SEARCHES THE WORLD FOR STOLEN RARE AUTOMOBILES ON THE BLACK MARKET. THE CASE HE’S ON NOW COULD SET HIM UP FOR...