7 Things We Learned Making Esquire Weekly Issue 46

Esquire Weekly issue 46 is available to download now to both iPhone and iPad

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Esquire Weekly is now available to download on your iPhone and iPad. Giving you the style, advice and cultural commentary that Esquire is famous for, it’s designed for in your pocket and on the move. To see what we’re talking about, download the Esquire UK app from iTunes and either buy this week’s issue for 99p or take out a three-month subscription package for just £4.99 (in which we’ll give you a month’s free trial to decide whether you like it. We think you will). Here's what we learned making the new issue.

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1 | Tailoring’s new look is a soft touch


Designers across the board have taken a far more relaxed approach to their tailored garments for Autumn/winter ’14. From slouchy pleated trousers and unstructured, slope shouldered blazers to floaty trenches and slip-on trainers, the stylish man is going to be a softie in the months ahead
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2 | The ‘Merchant of Death’ was a Jeremy Beadle fan


Okay, not strictly true, but Viktor Bout, notorious international arms dealer and now the subject of a new film, was a camcorder obsessive. Up until three days before his arrest on charges of conspiring to kill Americans (he is currently serving 25 years in jail), Bout was doing what he always did — filming his family and bizarre working life — and it is this wealth of ‘found footage’ that makes The Notorious Mr Bout such a remarkable watch.


3 | Bret Easton Ellis has swapped Lindsey Lohan for Kanye West

 


The American Psycho is still licking his wounds after the critical mauling experienced by The Canyons, his low budget film starring Lindsey Lohan and porn star James Deen, but, he tells us, he is working on a project with Kanye West. “There’s all this fake information that it’s based on Yeezus and that I wrote a part for Kim Kardashian,” he explains. “Totally. Not. True.” He has plenty more to say, too.
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4 | United, Hull and Southampton are your Fantasy League bankers


 

The first has a new manager on the back of their worst season in decades. The second has sold half their team. And the third is the process of offloading their best striker. So what gives? We assembled a squad of Fantasy League winners and experts to supply 11 key tips for the season ahead, and, according to one, United, Saints and Hull are set to bank big points in the early weeks of the new campaign.


5 | The best bacon sarnie in Britain hails from Mumbai


But it’s available from Dishoom in London. For this and nine other blue riband gourmet sandwiches, download out the new issue.


6 | This woman is the future sound of r’n’b


She’s FKA Twigs – part British, part Jamaican and part Spanish; celebrated in the September issue of Esquire and on Esquire.co.uk; and most definitely a force to be reckoned with. Andrew Harrison profiles the saving grace of r’n’b.


7 | It’s time to retire your pocket square and tie bar


Listen to Esquire’s Senior Style Editor and Men’s Fashion Journalist of the Year, Teo van den Broeke: “Impeccable is no longer the ‘thing’. The dandy is dying. Men trussing themselves up in torso-constricting suits decorated with pocket squares, tie pins and collar bars has become a bit old hat. Forget bow ties (seriously, forget them), the modern man’s accessory is no accessory at all.”


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