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THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE • Not so long ago, everything was fucked for Kid Cudi. What a difference a few years make.
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What Do You Call Less Than Half-Assed? • After a long few years in our nation’s history, we have arrived at the Great American Quarter-Assening. But don’t despair: Hope has arisen from an unlikely source.
A Filthy Good Time • The long-misunderstood dirty martini is back to earn your respect. And to party.
Ride the Waves • Even in the age of streaming music, radio is alive and well. And it might be the best way to discover that new track.
A Novelist Walks into a Bar … • If you want to write a novel, start with what baffles you—like bellying up to the bar in Alabama
Keep Americana Weird • Since 2009, Stag has been a go-to menswear destination for those seeking a contemporary take on classic workwear through a distinctive Austin lens
The Secret Guide to Milan • From negronis to performance wear, here are our creative director’s go-to spots in Italy’s fashion capital
Your Personal Item, Upgraded • Prada’s sophisticated carryall is the in-flight companion you’ll want to have with you well after touching down
Winter Is Coming • If you’re on the hunt for a truly special coat—like, say, one of the three standouts you’ll see here—time is of the essence
Lock It Down • Tiffany & Co.’s new bracelet will anchor any fit this fall
Back to the Future • The Vacheron Constantin 222 was groundbreaking in 1977. It’s just as sexy today.
The Case for Actual Dad Shoes • Just like the old man himself, the New Balance 990 deserves a round of applause
The 41 Best Grooming Products for Men • Send your self-care into the stratosphere with these must-have creams, goops, tools, and more
CONFESSIONS OF A MALE MODEL • With my rock-hard abs and “main-character energy,” I thought I’d be showered in women’s attention. Fifteen years later, I’m burying Don Juan for good.
HAPPY 80TH, SENATOR! • Time to go. We’ve always had a minimum age to serve in Congress. How about a max?
looking for clarence thomas • He grew up speaking a language of the enslaved on the shores of Pin Point, Georgia. He would become the most powerful Black man in America, using the astonishing power vested in a Supreme Court justice to hold back his own people. Now he sits atop an activist right-wing court poised to undo the progressivism of the past century. MITCHELL S. JACKSON asks: What happened to Clarence Thomas?
CLARENCE THOMAS A TIMELINE
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LOUCHE life • WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TAKE SOME OF THE MOST EXCEPTIONAL CLOTHES FROM EUROPE’S TOP FASHION HOUSES AND ROUGH ’EM UP A BIT ON THE FRINGES OF L.A.? YOU GET A LITTLE GRIT, A LOT OF ATTITUDE, AND A PERFECTLY RAKISH RIFF ON HOW YOU’LL WANT TO DRESS THIS FALL.
Dress Code • You’re going to need a closetful of VIRTUAL CLOTHES if you want to hang out in the METAVERSE. What will those clothes look like, and who will be selling them to you?
CRUZ CONTROL • THE CREATORS OF AMAZON’S BILLION-DOLLAR TOLKIEN PREQUEL, THE RINGS OF POWER, WROTE A CHARACTER THAT SEEMED TAILOR-MADE FOR ISMAEL CRUZ CÓRDOVA. THE BREAKOUT STAR TALKS ABOUT HOW HE GOT HERE AND, YEAH, ELVES—WHILE WEARING SEVERAL GLOBAL BRANDS HAVING THEIR OWN BREAKOUT MOMENT.
the italianjob • The best suits for right now are looser, softer, and just plain cooler than your typical two-piece. Naturally, they come from Italy, where...