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Esquire UK's style director shows you how to pull off his iconic staples.
Ever look in your wardrobe and think, "I have nothing to wear"? Well, you're not alone. Most men have a plethora of clothing at their disposal, but more often than not, the pieces they have are either poor quality or feed into ...
 
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Stylish outerwear from some of the greatest films of all time.
Whether hanging off the shoulders of a damaged lunatic or warming the back of a suave saver of the day, the jackets worn by our favorite film characters tend to say more about them than any other on-screen item of clothing. Below ...
 
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Here's what you need to know about each one.
Luggage is one of those items that seems completely unimportant until it is the only thing that is important. A business trip, a vacation, a weekend getaway—whatever sort of situation might call for a suitcase is one where it's worth having luggage ...
 
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As in, purposefully so.
Ugly sneakers—you know, with chunky dad soles like the ones your history teacher used to wear—are still having their moment. It's time to stop resisting and start leaning in. They're the perfect purchase for spring. They're comfortable, supportive, and pair well with ...
 
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The button-front design will keep you comfy in a variety of temperatures.
Whether it's warm outside or freezing inside the office, a cardigan will come in handy. Thanks to its button-front design, you can air out or bundle up as necessary for changing temperature levels. Here are our favorites out there right now. This pared-down ...
 
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The old-school style gets a modern upgrade.
When it comes to men's shoes, there are a few essentials that every guy should have in rotation. One of those? A solid wingtip. The subtle detailing, which is often accompanied by broguing, makes a standard black or brown shoe really pop. ...
 
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Well, at least to get you started on them.
The appeal and efficacy of a CrossFit workout is that any single session can include a variety of movements, from heavy lifting, to agility, to straight-up gymnastics. It takes a certain kind of range to be able to handle all of the ...
 
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We are living in the golden age of men's hair and grooming.
There's a renaissance in men’s hair happening right now. As opposed to overly gelled combovers and embarrassing faux hawks, men are are requesting for haircuts their grandfathers once sported. They're also growing their beards, shaping them to look less like a mountain ...
 
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Take some inspiration from these old-school kicks.
Classic sneakers have inspired the bulk of modern sneaker-wearing. Canvas high-tops, suede low-tops, leather tennis shoes—you name it, every sneaker you like right now likely takes inspiration from the past. Obviously, sports had an especially profound impact on sneakers, like track, tennis, ...
 
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Take the pain out of flying with these stress-beating essentials.
Hell is other people coughing next to you on a long-haul flight, layover, or train journey. In an effort to make your holiday less miserable, we've picked the items that will make your time in transit a little less hellish—no matter what ...
 
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The metal of kings is in the spotlight.
Does strapping on a gold beater transmit an inelegant greasiness? Too brash? Too much? But what’s wrong with that? A shiny ticker hewn from the metal of kings can be an emblem of a hard-won triumph or memento from a sentimental father. ...
 
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Your field guide to Manila's best stockists.
The internet keeps the hype train going, but streetwear is still very much tied to the traditional retail concept—if you haven't lined up outside a store for a big release, are you really a streetwear fan?Besides that the nice thing about streetwear is ...
 
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A true watch fan will be able to tell the timepiece you’re wearing (and measure your net worth) with little more than a passing glance at your wrist. Here is a rundown of the telltale giveaways that distinguish an essential watch from the pack.
After a few drinks at a 50th Anniversary Homecoming Reunion (you know how we love those), a man who was easily 20 years younger suddenly trailed off midsentence as he fixed a stare at my left wrist. I thought he was just ...
 
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Card cases. Bifolds. Zip-arounds. Pick your favorite.
A wallet is the one of the few essential accessories that's just as much about function as it is about style. It's worth having a nice one, too—it's a small detail that elevates your entire look. Whether you need just a few ...
 
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Invest wisely.
Every guy should have a leather jacket. Like a tailored suit or great pair of jeans, it's one of those pieces that will last longer than any sort of trend. Plus, leather jackets get even better with age. From shearling lining to ...
 
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Update your footwear arsenal.
One of the great things about the holiday season is that the weather is cool enough to wear boots, but not so cold and wet (and slushy) that you have to wear giant moon boots with tank treads on your feet. Which ...
 
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Because the contents of your washbag are as important as your wardrobe.
Remember the days when you'd throw a toothbrush, a disposable razor and can of cheap antiperspirant into your washbag and be on your merry way? Thankfully, we’ve come a long way since then—although it's fair to say that the number of grooming ...
 
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A tribute to the most versatile trainer of them all.
As first world problems go, saying that there are too many options when it comes to styles of trainers is up there with vocalizing that you’re just, like, so sick of eating lunch at Pret, or that you can’t find the time ...
 
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The essential building blocks of your personal style.
The list of basic essentials that should constitute the wardrobe of every stylish man is not particularly long. From simple (yet high quality) shirts to perfectly cut chinos, to the one suit you have no excuse not to own; here, we've selected ...
 
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Today's timepieces that will become tomorrow's vintage classics
Looking to buy a watch that looks great and will rise in value? Here are pieces with real investment potential.1 Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix Self-WindingOne of the oldest watch brands in the world, Vacheron Constantin have been producing world-class timepieces since 1755—which makes ...