Esquire is a funny, informative, connected magazine that covers the interests of American men—all the interests of the American man: Politics, style, advice, women, health, eating and drinking, the most interesting people of our time. All that and it’s the most-honored monthly magazine in history.
Why Are You Talking in the Second Person? • The way we tell stories has changed. It might be an annoying tic—or a total shift in how we experience the world.
The New Power Couch • The fun, sensuous, tailored yet curvy furniture of fancy ’60s homes is back. And if comfort and making a big statement are your thing, it’s time to have a seat.
LOAF OF THE PARTY • The picnic doesn’t have to mean a fussy affair with a gingham blanket and some Pottery Barn basket set. It’s time to rethink it as a fun and funky warm-weather pursuit. Here are some tips to guide you, from this deliciously weird sandwich you’ve never heard of to the portable bar that will please all.
IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME • What you put in a Party Loaf is your call, but here’s a banquet to get the ideas started
How to Assemble Your Loaf
Spread ’Em! • A few top mail-order picks for your Party Loaf or some grippin’ and dippin’
USE THE REAL STUFF
Secret Sauce • Noma’s Smoked Mushroom Garum
Two Ways to Jam on Your Picnic • According to Michelle Zauner, author of Crying in H Mart and lead singer of Japanese Breakfast
THE ULTIMATE PICNIC BAR (BY ABV) • Whether you’re on the alcohol-free side of the bar or slumped over the vodka bottles on the blanket, this crop of seven are here to serve you.
LONG SHOT • Imagine teaching at Stanford and then portraying your idol, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, on HBO’s Winning Time. That’s exactly what happened to Solomon Hughes, the year’s most unlikely star.
5 MORE TEAMS THAT SHOULD BE HBO-IFIED
The Last of Its Kind • Casa Magazines, a Manhattan hole-in-the-wall that attracts a famous clientele, is one of New York City’s last remaining magazine shops. It’s a place that exists out of time.
FIT TO PRINT • Three more New York City hangouts that will rekindle your love of bound paper
A BOOK THAT FINDS HOPE IN THE PAST
High & Dry • A new Italian sportswear brand and a fearless nonprofit collaborate to bring bold, high-tech style to the fight against illegal industrial fishing
Back on Track • Thanks to a new breed of designers taking it just as seriously as any other style staple, the once humble tracksuit is ready for its renaissance
The Anti-Fashion Fashion Brand • Aspesi isn’t trendy. That’s the whole point.
A Smartwatch for Watch Nerds • Still not convinced you can—or should—wear a connected watch? Consider TAG Heuer’s Calibre E4, which brings legendary Swiss craftsmanship and ingenuity to wearable tech.
That Only Cost How Much? • Looking like a million bucks with a million bucks is nothing. Doing it on the cheap? Now that’s impressive.
You Look Stressed • The daily grind can cause all kinds of skin irritation. Here’s how to soothe your mug—even if the world’s still burning around you.
SEX, LOVE, AND ART IN THE SUBURBS • What happens when life doesn’t go as planned? Now in his 40s, a former bohemian comes to terms with a kind of life—and love—very different from what he’d expected.
COLD WAR KIDS • For two weeks in 1962, at recess, we would all look up at the sky. We’re looking at the sky again.
When I Did Time, I Was–Legally, Officially–Enslaved • Oregon and 19 other states still use language from the 13th Amendment to govern working conditions for inmates—some of whom still pick actual cotton. The rules are changing, but not without...