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Esquire September 2015

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.

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welcome to america

Dear Papa Francesco, Around my neck I wear a medal that belonged to my uncle, Father Michael G. Pierce, S.J. He was a prominent Jesuit of the New England Province, which I realize is pretty well down the pecking order from where you’re sitting these days, but it still made him a pretty big deal in the Society, as he called it. I grew up with him, and with the Jesuits of his generation. These included Father Finnegan, a onetime Navy chaplain who, as far as I knew, was the leading clerical expert on the New York City gang wars of the 1950s. At various family gatherings, which Finnegan used to attend as an honorary member of the family, I learned that when arguing anything with the members of the Society,…

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I suffered an irreparable tear in my most useful pair of trousers a week or so ago. They were aging (probably my third summer in them), but they were the perfect shade of blue to pair with the three suit jackets in different shades of blue that I am in the habit of wearing in the warmer months. When a minor tragedy like this befalls us, it occasions not just an alteration in routine but also a reassessment of our relationship with our clothing. Clothing is fundamental. Every morning, we get up and put something on. We dress differently for nearly every activity we engage in. Only rarely do we throw something on with absolutely no thought. There’s always a decision involved, a calculation of what the day holds and how…

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A MENTORSHIP PROGRAM WITH MENSWEAR DESIGNER BILLY REID ESQUIRE FASHION DIRECTOR NICK SULLIVAN AWARD-WINNING MUSICIAN JOHN LEGEND Along with raw talent it takes fearless drive, bold tenacity and one big break to make it in men’s fashion. That’s why AXE has partnered with American menswear designer Billy Reid, Esquire Fashion Director Nick Sullivan and award-winning musician John Legend to create the AXE WHITE LABEL COLLECTIVE. There’s no instruction manual to tell you how to become a successful designer, no guide laying out the exact route needed. For many, this is what makes taking the leap to the next career level so exciting - being able to pave your own path. But with this freedom to explore unknown territories, the danger of making mistakes is also much higher. This is where mentors become an invaluable resource for young designers.…

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the esq&a

SCOTT RAAB: If you smoke, I can smoke, right? KEITH RICHARDS: Be my guest. If you’re gonna smoke anything else, we’ll bring in the incense. SR: I brought a miniature joint, but I’m not thrusting it upon you. I just thought it would be wrong to meet you and not bring a little something. KR: Well, then, let’s get into this thing and see. We might want to take a break. SR: I don’t want to put you in any kind of position. KR: Absolutely not. I’ve been in every position possible, and I’ve always gotten out of it. SR: How are you holding up on the [Stones] tour? KR: I can handle the show. In the ’60s, it was 20 minutes, in and out. Now it’s two hours. I don’t come off as exhausted as…

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keith richards

Nickname: Keef Which evolved from: Family nickname “Cousin Beef” Date of birth: December 18, 1943 Which makes him: 71 Though he would argue: That he’s “been conscious for at least three lifetimes.” Based on the logic that: “For many years [he] slept, on average, twice a week.” A claim all the more impressive when you consider: He says he wrote the “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” guitar riff in his sleep. Hometown: Dartford, England Where he: Attended primary school with Mick Jagger. Primary occupation: Guitarist and cosongwriter for the Rolling Stones. Lesser-known gigs: Choirboy; children’sbook author; solo musician. Speaking of . . . : Richards will release a new solo album, Crosseyed Heart, September 18. The making of which: You’ll be able to watch in an original Netflix documentary this fall. Ranking on Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists list: No. 4…

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It probably started when he published Freedom and the cover of Time branded him “Great American Novelist” without the courtesy of a clarifying The or A. And it is rich, considering how valiantly he fought the Oprah imprimatur on The Corrections in the name of . . . what, exactly? Yet here he is in 2015, Jonathan Franzen, our nation’s most middlebrow writer, read dutifully by the righteous Starbucks masses and begrudgingly respected by serious minds alike. The man himself, in a talk at Harvard in 2008, once described the dichotomy between those who read because it’s “the right thing to do” and those motivated by headier impulses, and to the latter group, the ones nose deep in whatever experimental Hungarian writer The New York Review of Books is pushing…