You may not have realized it, but your sartorial consciousness was already being formed at a much earlier age than the day you discovered your first Americana blog or received that particularly slick belt on your 12th birthday...
It all began during your footie-pajama’d Saturday morning routine, thanks to an assortment of surprisingly stylish characters (of the cartoon variety). Whether it was Curious George’s yellow-hatted caretaker, Beast’s Renaissance-chic or Smithers’s bow tie. There was a lot to learn from the fastidiously drawn fashionistos of animated film and television—most importantly, the cardinal menswear rule of “building a daily uniform.” But who were the most stylish?
Turtles in a Nutshell: Mental Floss caught up with TMNT’s cocreator for a very comprehensive history lesson on the young clan of heroic mutant reptiles. (Answering any burning questions you’ve had since adolescence.) [Mental Floss]
Pizza Pizza: Learn of the subtle nuances between America’s 10 distinct styles of pizza. (Something a modern man should be well-versed in.) [Zagat]
Atop Ten: The 10 reasons you should climb Mount Kilimanjaro, from a guy who’s done it. (Not that you hadn’t planned to already.) [National Geographic]
Time to Buzz the Tower: And now, 40 pictures of fighter jets breaking the sound barrier. [TwistedSifter]