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this Way In: • TURKEY, STUFFING, MASHED POTATOES, AND BOURBON
DRAPED IN VELVET: REQUIEM FOR AN UPDO
A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR WHAT A TRIP
the Code: Because Style Is Always Personal • ROLLING THUNDER FPM’s aluminum roller is tough as nails—and feels downright luxurious
YOU CAN TAKE IT WITH YOU • And you should: a checklist of ONBOARD essentials
FREQUENT FLIERS • The best TRAVEL JACKETS combine storage, comfort, and luxury in equal measure. Don’t leave the ground without one.
DOUBLE DOWN • Go ahead. Pack the extra shoes. Because sometimes it’s just what the outfit ordered.
THE PERFECT SECOND BAG • Prada reissues an eco-friendly version of its lightweight NYLON HAULERS
ALWAYS PACK A BLAZER. ALWAYS. • It’s not just for Bond. DRESSING SHARP should be an option on the road.
LIGHTER-THAN-AIR TRAVEL • Pushing the luggage weight limit with your heavy lace-ups? Bring a pair of WHITE SNEAKERS.
BEANIE MAN • The HAT you should pack year-round
THE CUBIST MOVEMENT
THE WORLD’S MOST INTERESTING CARRY-ON • Become a truly worldly man and the contents of your bag will reflect that. Here’s what’s in Facebook exec MATT JACOBSON’s bag.
YOUR IN-FLIGHT SKIN-CARE MANUAL • Flying can wreak havoc on your SKIN. But following this simple routine could mean the difference between showing up to your DESTINATION disheveled and arriving in style.
FOOTNOTES TO HISTORY • A new book looks at the most significant sneaker collaborations of all time—and the minds of the creatives behind them
NEW FIZZ ON THE BLOCK • There seems to be an endless torrent of spiked seltzers these days. So we enlisted the coolest sommelier we know to choose the best.
CANCEL TURKEY DAY • At home, at least. And rediscover the joy of Thanks giving… at a restaurant.
A WATCHMEN FOR OUR TIMES • Damon Lindelof’s HBO adaptation of Watchmen might be the truest to the spirit of the original groundbreaking comic, and the most relevant show on TV right now
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GARRY SHANDLING’S ADVICE TO HIS 16-YEAR-OLD SELF • Judd Apatow’s book on his late mentor, It’s Garry Shandling’s Book, features a newly discovered letter brimming with Shandling’s signature wit and generosity of spirit. In it, the comedian breaks down the dos and don’ts he’ll need for his own future.
GREAT SCOTTSDALE! • The desert city is blooming with indulgent spas, awe-inspiring nature, and eye-popping architecture. But that’s just the beginning.
The 2019 Esquire GROOMING AWARDS
SOME GIFTS ARE TIMELESS • EVERYONE KNOWS SOMEONE WHO DESERVES AN EXCEPTIONAL WRISTWATCH
Wild Man • THE GUINNESS-GUZZLING, MOTORCYCLE-COLLECTING, BUSINESS-LAUNCHING WANDERER JASON MOMOA IS MAKING THE ABSOLUT E MOST OF HIS NEWFOUND FAME. WOULDN’T YOU?
The Carpetbagging Gamblers of the Garden State • Good (?) news! The federal ban on sports betting has been lifted. But some places (New Jersey) make it easier than others (New York). What’s a sports fanatic living on the wrong side of the Hudson to do? Migrate.
FIVE Ways to Buy a WATCH and the Best New Watches of the Year • FROM MECHANICAL TO SMARTWATCH, AFFORDABLE TO ASTRONOMICAL, VINTAGE TO BRAND-NEW, HERE’S EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SCORING YOUR PERFECT TIMEPIECE (OR TIMEPIECES) RIGHT NOW
Golden Hour • YOU DON’T NEED TO BE A BALLER TO ROCK SOME WRIST CANDY. HERE ARE OUR TOP PICKS UNDER $500.