Inside Esquire Weekly: Issue 31

Issue 31 of Esquire Weekly, our completely original iPad magazine is now available to download from here. Here’s what you’ll find in this week’s issue.

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1 | What has Don Draper ever done for you?
Well, quite a lot actually. There’s the drinks, the haircuts, the suits, and that’s before we’ve even considered the adverts and his effect on the male psyche. Eleven experts, including psychologists, restaurateurs, design directors and barbers explain how Don Draper and Mad Men have changed the world we live in.

2 | Holy Shit
Director John Michael McDonagh is in the middle of creating a trilogy he’s calling the ‘Glorified Suicide Trilogy’. The first in this deathly triptych was 2011’s The Guard. The second, Calvary, also starring Brendan Gleeson, is out on 11 April. It’s a darkly comic gem. Read our interview with McDonagh and find out why.

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3 | Life and Style
Tim Sturmheit, menswear buyer at Oki-Ni, arguably the trendiest boutique on the whole of the internet, selects the seven things he needs to get through the week. There’s booze, food, great trainers and, inexplicably, a blanket.

4 | Is Miliband really doomed?
Ed Miliband, a man with a face like a Wallace and Gromit extra, is looking to bring Labour back to power. But, a year out from the general election, some polls are suggesting that he doesn’t have a chance. Political analyst Paul Krishnamurty assesses the five key areas that will determine whether he’ll win or lose. Featuring a special appearance from Ed Balls. Ed Balls!

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5 | The hardest back nine in golf
The Masters doesn’t begin until the back nine on Sunday. That’s when those in contention take on what many regard as the toughest nine holes in golf. Matt Allen speaks to the men who know the pleasure and pain of playing at Augusta, including Ian Woosnam, Mark James and legendary caddy, Billy Foster, to bring us a sense of just how tough it is. Featuring video flyovers of each hole!

6 | Ben there, done that
Ben Watt, formerly one half of Everything but the Girl, with wife Tracey Thorn, returned to music after a particularly challenging year. The result is a startling new album of grown-up guitar rock that mixes English stoicism with American folk. Esquire Weekly contributing editor, Andrew Harrison speaks to Watt about the new album, crossover hits and why he won’t be playing as EBTG again.

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