Awesome Convertibles, Cricket in Compton and Taylor Swift’s New Biggest Fan
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Double Time: GQ’s guide to the etiquette of dating two women at once—also known as The World’s Most Dangerous Game. [GQ]
A Bat is Involved: Answering the age-old question, “What the Fuck is Cricket?” [The Morning News]
The Legacy Pick: Our Legacy’s latest lookbook is every bit as handsome as you’d think. [Selectism]
Our Inbox Runneth Over: Survival strategies for the flood of email which threatens to consume us all. [Betabeat]
The Great Divide: Esky splits up the menswear world into the heritage stuff and the disposable stuff. [Esquire]
The Holy Grail of Sneakers: An Oregon couple unearths the waffle iron that minted the soles of the very first Nikes. The Oregonian]
The New Ties: Hill-Side S/S ’11 is looking pretty good. [Secret Forts]
The Pitch: Inside the cricket season so far. Naturally, you’ll want to stay up to date. [Reuters]
One of the pleasures of gentlemanly life is the opportunity to watch obscure sports—particularly the ones with high laundry bills. Which is why we’re thrilled to hear that Indian Premier League cricket is making its way to YouTube. Matches will start live-streaming when the season begins in March, giving you just enough time to do some reading and pick up a few white polos.
If you’re not familiar, here’s a refresher: It’s a heavier, slower version of baseball, which means it has the capacity to stretch out mid-afternoon lounging for days on end. And, providing you choose the right team to root for, you might be in for some pretty spectacular cricket whites. If you feel the need to join in, you might pick up one of these, but no pressure.
Here’s hoping polo’s next up.
Time to brush up on your jai alai skills.
This month’s Esquire features a rundown on the more obscure sports and the Brit-inspired clothes they require. This being Esquire, the labels range from Burberry to Canali to the omni-present Mr. Lauren, but the styles are much more…uniform. White pants, white knits and white sneakers are more or less the uniform from tennis to cricket. Polo isn’t mentioned, but you can probably guess what to wear»