5 Things Every Man Should Know About This Week 5/3/16

Including the next big British feel-good film and music's coolest double act

Esquire's essential round-up of the week's biggest cultural events

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1 An unlikely kind of underdog: Eddie the Eagle

One of the great sporting underdog stories, ski jumping extraordinaire and heroic failure Eddie the Eagle is being honoured with a biopic that looks set to become a feel-good hit.

Starring Welshman Tarron Egerton as the eponymous Eddie and Hugh Jackman as his mentor, the story focuses on Eddie's attempt to qualify and compete in the winter olympics, with all the highs, lows and inevitable training montages that go with it.

Eddie the Eagle is out 1 April

2 Indie's most stylish duo return: The Last Shadow Puppets

In their second album as the Last Shadow Puppets, Miles Kane and Arctic Monkeys Frontman Alex Turner are back with more of the same, only different; with 11 new songs that are mostly about the mind-bending effect of women on a man's head.

Eight years after their last collaboration, the duo are still nodding to Sixties orchestral pop, but this time mixing it with influences ranging from Beck, to yacht rock, of which the latter's style seems to have spilled into their wardrobes - a new look of pastel tracksuits and loafers more than little retro.

Everything You've Come to Expect by The Last Shadow Puppets is out 1 April


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3 The road novel with a difference: Dodgers by Bill Beverly

Focusing on the tale of four young members of an L.A gang, sent on a road trip by their nefarious boss to murder a judge, Dodgers isn't your typical coming-of-age tale.

Beverly is a debut crime novelist, but he knows the score: the literary bit must only serve the crime stuff, never vice versa, which means that the tension runs high and the reflective moments serve only to give the characters - and reader - a breather before the next big set-piece. Great ending, too.

Dodgers is out 5 April

4 The MMA drama that should be on your radar: Kingdom

In case you hadn't noticed, MMA is having a bit of a moment right now, which makes the release of the acclaimed cage fighting drama Kingdom all the more timely.

Cut from a similar cloth to shows like Friday Night Lights, expect the story of a dysfunctional California family trying to hold it all together both in and out the ring to tug at all the right emotional chords. Popstar Nick Jonas as a mad-eyed fighter might just be a step too far, however.

Kingdom is on Virgin Media on Demand from 1 April

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5 A brief history of British tailoring: Moses, Mods, and Mr Fish: The Menswear Revolution

As well as being designers and clothiers of note, Moses Moss, Montague Burton, Cecil Gee and Michael Fish were all Jewish. Now a new exhibition shows the influence of those men on what the British male wore from the mid-19th century to the end of the 20th.

The show features photos, adverts, documents and, of course, actual clothes and all told, is the story of your father's wardrobe, his father's and his grandfather's before that.

Moses, Mods and Mr Fish: The Menswear Revolution is at the Jewish Museum, London, from 31 March - 19 June