5 Things We Learned From Making Issue 56 Of Esquire Weekly

Chadwick Boseman becomes Mr Brown, what flying First Class really brings and the no-nonsense guide to Sweden are all inside

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Esquire Weekly is now available on iPhones, too. We get it, pulling out an iPad isn’t always the most convenient thing to do on a packed train, so we’ve converted our award-winning digital magazine into a great read for your mobile. Responsive, interactive and designed specifically for the device, you’ll get the style and cultural commentary that Esquire is famous for, all in your pocket. 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).

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1 | Chadwick Boseman is method

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Chadwick Boseman requested that people call him Mr Brown on the set of the new James Brown biopic, Get On Up. Such was his dedication to the part, he found himself answering phone calls to loved ones as the Godfather of soul, which caused a few problems. Morris Kessler finds out exactly what happened and how his method tactics produced the performance of a lifetime

2 | The Swedes don’t like bullsh*t

“Swedes are not unexciting; they just don’t waste time on rubbish” says Sarah Long, a Stockholm resident and author of one of seven insider guides to Europe’s coolest cities, in this week’s issue. Read what she has to say about her nation’s capital alongside Valencia, Warsaw, Athens, Copenhagen, Berlin and Antwerp. Where to stay, what to do, who to party with and what to avoid at all costs, this is a guide like no other.

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3 | You can fit your weekend into one case

Of course you can, everyone knows that, but can you make it all stylish? We’ve chosen a weekend’s worth of the best clothes, suitable for any occasion, and made sure they fit in a carry-on case. Next stop, Berghain!

4 | Europe is a filthy continent

And by that we mean dirty, and by that w— actually, you get the picture. We asked five of our favourite women writers to tell us about the sexiest place they’d ever been. If you’re planning a romantic getaway, or indeed, a dirty weekend, you need to read this first.

5 | The romance of air travel is alive and well

If you fly first class with Lufthansa you’ll be given a fresh rose at the beginning of every flight, the idea being that you can give it to your better half once you’re home or, in their own words, a stewardess perhaps. For this and other ridiculous luxuries, read our guide to what flying First really gets you.

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