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Men should pull themselves together always and everywhere, but there are exactly six times a week when the way they dress really, really matters. Five of those are when they're working (which can be pretty tough - check out our office style tips here). But the sixth is date night, and it is not to be underestimated. Especially when it's first-date night. Because an impression, like a good outfit, is difficult to make, but a good one shows his respect for her, and... See? We're already dropping tips before the list actually starts. Esquire's online style editor Josh Peskowitz breaks down how a man should act:
1. Women are obsessed with shoes. Not just their own shoes or shoes on other women (which, of course, they are, as we found out from a Dutch neuroscientist) - they're obsessed with men's shoes. So a guy should wear nice ones, because her judging them is unavoidable. It's best to pick an appropriate pair - lace-ups or loafers for the evening; driving shoes, moccasins, or simple
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Believe it or not, the time has come to start transitioning your wardrobe for fall. The good news: Half the stuff you need is already in your closet. We've picked out the essentials you should already have - and the ones worth picking up today.1. You Should Have: The Army Jacket
You, your father, your mother, or brother probably already have one of these. Hell, your girlfriend might have stolen yours. You should take it back - the M-65 field jacket is an undisputed classic, and it's never been more appropriate that right now, both for style and for temperature. They only get better with age so your old one - provided you didn't draw flaming skulls on it in high school - is the one you want
Don't have one lurking in your closet? You can get the original from Alpha at soldiercity.com for $99.99.
2. You Should Get: The Sweatshirt
It's kind of weird to get sweatshirt envy, but it's happenedRead More »from 5 Fall Clothing Items You Need to Get Now
As Jersey Shore returns for a second season, we asked a five-year veteran producer of reality TV shows, including competitions and semi-scripted dramas, to tell us the truth about what goes on behind the scenes. Here's what our anonymous source had to say:
1. Everything you see has been mapped out. We design it, we build it, we know what it's going to be. It's a maze; my job is to pop the mice in and watch the reaction. But the mice are manipulated. We've written everything.
2. You can make a big storyline from the littlest thing - a tense moment, something minor. It's water-cooler talk for the rest of the country, but it's just some tiny, nothing incident.3. Jersey Shore is not about talent. It's about getting attention because you're young and stupid and arrogant. The more obnoxious you are, the more airtime you get. I can't stand it, even though some people in my industry love it as a guilty pleasure. (Is the new season of Jersey Shore one of the best on TV right now? Read More »from 10 Confessions of a Reality TV Mastermind
- Esquire.com | Fashion – Wed, Jul 21, 2010 8:58 PM EDT
When men look at Angelina Jolie, they see legs. Women see shoes. A man might, however, look directly at Brad Pitt's shoes - or his three-piece from Tom Ford (another celebrity who always dons a near-perfect appearance, as in this best-dressed Oscars gallery). (Or wonder which brand of razor he used to shave that beard.) Turns out men's brains aren't that different from women's after all... (Maybe the secrets of the female brain, revealed in Esquire's 75 Things You Don't Know About Women, aren't so secret, after all.)
Dutch neuroscientists recently released a study that more or less confirmed the obvious: not only do women love examining celebrity fashion, their brains actually light up when Julia Roberts is wearing a pair of Louboutins as opposed to, say, a single mother on a check-out line. Clothes officially don't make the woman; the woman makes the clothes. But when Esquire's daily Style Blog asked the researchers on Monday whether men transfer the same kind of "positiveRead More »from Science: Men Stare at Celebrity Shoes Just Like Women
It's easy to assume that Mad Men can't teach you anything. Yet the show is rife with lessons, and not just for white guys who secretly wish that all men still wore hats. Here are some small tips, from Esquire's Tom Chiarella:Read More »from 8 Life Lessons Learned from Mad Men's Don Draper
Always keep a stack of clean dress shirts on hand.
(And take some damn good advice: Here's what you should be wearing for your post-summer return to the office.)
Brylcreem is acceptable, since that stuff signifies sincerity.
(But in case you're looking for something more modern, find out how to duplicate the haircut of your favorite celebrity.)
The way you deal with an ashtray is as important as the way you hold a cigarette.
(And if you're not a smoker, well, hey, it's never too late to learn how.)
Wearing a bathrobe signifies the absolute absence of work.
(A great suit, however, signifies pure business. Find the right one for you.)
A glare has more influence than a smile.
(And silence carries the most influence of all.)
There are large lessons, too:
Yes, there is such a thing as the perfect cup of coffee. We caught up with Todd Carmichael, co-founder of La Colombe Torrefaction and the first American to cross Antarctica to the South Pole alone on foot. Not surprisingly, one of the first things he did upon returning from the frigid continent was make an excellent cup of coffee.Read More »from How to Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee
So, what does a frostbitten and emaciated coffee roaster with every machine and a dizzying array of beans at his disposal make as his first cup of coffee? Here are the main ingredients.
The machine: In a world gone mad on elaborate contraptions, the Krupps and Cuisinart five-cup gold filter brewers still reign king. If you're embarrassed by this, don't be. Even hipsters, getting bored with the bong-looking slow-brew paraphernalia, are starting to admit it (here's how to survive the horrible hipster coffee trend). Drip brewers are wonderfully American and although they do not look exotic, they deliver.
Ladies and gents, it's now safe to order coffee in
While a bag of nuts may feel like a luxury item on most flights these days, witness the best examples of free haute cuisine varying route-to-route and month-to-month across the suddenly not-so-unfriendly skies. Check out even more enticing flight fare here.
Emirates' Cheese Platter
Route: New York to Dubai
This is the best cheese platter you'll encounter in the air. Period. (What else would you expect from an airline with roast lobster, Dom Pérignon, and Iranian Sevruga caviar on the menu?) The selection of international cheeses changes frequently, but often includes tart labnah balls, slices of rare Spanish bonvallis with a wine-soaked rind, pungent Swiss gruyères, chaumes from Périgord, and German cambonzolas, all of which come plated on oak cutting boards garnished with dried apricots, fresh carrots, and grapes.Related: The Best Fast Food On-the-Go
Austrian Airlines' Pastry Plate
Route: New York to Vienna
While Austrian Airlines' transcontinental flights have living,Read More »from 7 of the Best Airline Snacks Around the World
From octopus flavor to ones made from paper, here are 9 disgusting summertime snacks that are best avoided at your summer barbecue, and what to eat instead.Read More »from Wackiest Chip Flavors of All Time
Octopus Flavored Tako Chips
Imagine if Goldfish, that beloved childhood snack, tasted like actual goldfish. Now you're beginning to get a sense of what these octopus chips taste like. There's an initial fishy assault on the taste buds, followed by an even more offensive aftertaste. Ah, so that's the reason our fish-shaped chips taste like cheddar cheese.
Think octopus-flavored chips are weird. Check out the craziest food inventions of all time.
Doritos Late Night All Nighter Cheeseburger
The March recall of Pringles' Restaurant Cravers Cheeseburger flavor deprived "restaurant cravers" everywhere of those unpleasant chips. But the health scare wasn't enough to kill this terrible trend, and those looking to get their meat, cheese, and pickle fix in convenient chip form can still grab some of this variety.
Wash down your
One father's hilarious test of which virtues matter most in young men, and which parenting tricks are overrated.
by A.J. Jacobs / Photo by Russ and Reyn
The last time I'd paid attention to professional sports was around 1977 - the year my dad took me to Game Six of the World Series, then made us leave in the seventh inning to beat the traffic. "But what if Reggie Jackson hits a third home run, Dad?" "Don't worry. He won't."
On the upside, we did have the subway all to ourselves.
But this year, at the request of my eldest son, I watched the Jets in the playoffs. And when they scored, he laughed like Ray Liotta in GoodFellas, and I laughed with him, and we stomped triumphantly around the living room, doing coyote howls. So this is what all the fuss is about, I remember thinking. I'd forgotten the joys of tribalism. I'd forgotten the deep irrational pleasure of belonging to an arbitrary group.
The next week, the Jets lost, which sent my son into aRead More »from The 5 Ways to Raise Boys Well
Our little heiress is growing up. Esquire got an exclusive tour of Paris Hilton's mini-mansion - pets, Bentleys, and all. Don't miss even more photos of Paris's home - including a few of the princess of pink herself - here at Esquire.com.Read More »from Inside Paris Hilton's Mini-Mansion
The tour begins, cordially enough, in the drawing room of her house. There are pictures, images, likenesses everywhere. Many are of Paris herself - only the hottest justify display. Many are of Paris and her friends. Paris and Mariah. Paris and Jessica. Paris and Carmen. Paris and Fergie. Paris and Nicole and Nicky, each of them in its own fun frame.
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"My house is kind of like a reflection of my life and my accomplishments and what I've done," Paris says in her serious voice. "And I've done it all on my own. When my parents and my grandfather came over for the first time, I was so proud. It just feels good to like walk around and be like ... I earned all this, you know? I see some