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THE GREAT RESET
YOU’ RE ASKING THE WRONG QUESTIONS ABOUT ALIENS • Scientists who study extraterrestrial intelligence actually have a few questions about us
bring the buzz • To live your best post-vax party life, it’s time to reintroduce yourself to the ESPRESSO MARTINI
desktop icons • Now that we’re back in the office, freshen up your workspace with any (or all!) of these objects BEAUTIFUL enough to double as art pieces and GUARANTEED to stop your coworkers in their tracks
SUBDUING MY EGO TO FLEX MY CAREER
the phantom revolution
star Player • The varsity jacket is all grown up, and it deserves a starting spot in your fall lineup
Just Right for right Now • The deeply casual but deeply considered clothes of 18 East and its founder, Antonio Ciongoli, offer a stylish answer to the question of how to dress for this moment
A New Riff on an Old favorite • The Tank Must series offers up classic design, bold colors, and a smaller price tag than you’d expect
The Sweater vest Is Cool Again • But potential pitfalls abound. Here’s how to avoid them.
How to Be a blard Guy • So you grew some facial hair. You’re not going to just leave it like that, are you?
IT’S TIME TO… REALLY START DRESSIN’
SUIT UP LIKE A STYLE REBEL
BLOW UP BUSINESS CASUAL–THEN RE BUI LD IT
LET THAT FREAK FLAG FLY
owen BASED ON A TRUE STORY • Owen Wilson has a cold, but that’s nothing a few avocado pancakes, some hydration therapy, a bike ride, hot tea, half a slice of Key-lime pie, and the magic of life can’t fix. Three days with the star of Loki, The French Dispatch, and all those movies you know by heart.
THIS boy’s (working) LIFE • When I was ten, my parents opened one of the first Thai restaurants in New Jersey. I started working in the kitchen before my voice broke. To us, the place was so much more than just a business. But as I grew into adulthood, what would my parents’ American dream mean for me?
what i’ve learned • Tim McGraw MUSICIAN, 54, Nashville
we RISE or FALL together • Twenty years after the Twin Towers came down, the nation grapples with a new collective grief. Esquire’s SCOTT RAAB, who covered the decadelong effort to raise One World Trade, argues that the American spirit is stronger than the forces that try to tear us apart.
ten YEARS, ten STORIES, one BOOK
bearing WITNESS to the REBUILD
on deck • Skateboarding at the Olympics? When CORY JUNEAU was growing up in southern California, the idea was laughable. Now it’s reality, and he’s an Olympian. Sick!
rebel rebel… • Right now there’s no better way to revolt against the ubiquity of casual everything than to put on a sharp new suit.
up trouble mountain • THE MOUNTING CRISES OF THE MODERN WORLD—suicides, homelessness, climate disasters—are now prevalent in America’s most beautiful places: its wilderness parks. The rangers who care for them didn’t sign up for this, and some wonder how long they can last. Welcome to the front lines of the new great outdoors.
NOT FCKING AROUND • With a Tony, a Grammy, two Oscar nods, and now a starring role in The Many Saints of Newark, Leslie Odom Jr. has exploded into the Hollywood stratosphere. At forty, the emerging leading man got here—finally—by saying no.
THE ESQUIRE EDITORIAL BOARD ENDORSES THE BASEBALL FIGHT