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It’s Whiskey Season: Valet celebrates American rye whiskey—in turn, you should celebrate by drinking it. [Valet]

Red Zone: Esquire plays dress-up with the red carpet’s best dressed—from Hamm to Baldwin. [Esquire]

Not All Flash: Engadget get its hands on the most menswear camera on the scene right now: the Leica X2 Paul Smith Edition. [Engadget]

Ill Willard: SNL couldn’t wait till Saturday to satirize Mitt Romney. [LA Times]

Abigail Spencer Has No Regard for Chair Convention

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Milan Calling: Brunello Cucinelli just discounted his spring/summer gear by 40%. Fair warning: this does not mean you’ll be able to take home a jacket for less than $1,000. [Die, Workwear]

Fear of Pop: Nitsuh Abebe runs the numbers on why pop music in 2011 is better off than you think. [NYMag]

Behind the Lens: A video tour of what goes into making a Leica lens. Beautiful stuff. [Leica]

Blogging the Freakout: A Deadspin editor tries to recreate Dock Ellis’ legendary acid-powered no-hitter via Xbox. Spoiler: he is unsuccessful. [Deadspin]

Carey Mulligan is Not Afraid of Close-Ups

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The Middle Distance: Wonderland Magazine nabs an early editorial. Well played, all around. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

The Tie Rack: Valet runs down the basics of a gentleman’s tie collection. We’d throw in a wintry Pendleton-style plaid, but otherwise, it’s not too shabby. [Valet]

All Hit: Esquire digs up a vintage Ted Williams profile. As long as they’re this good, we’ve got no complaints. [Esquire]

I Turn My Camera On: Leica’s new Parisian camera shop looks pretty spectacular. [Hoosta]

January Jones Favors Wayfarers

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Private Eyes: This cannot get on newsstands fast enough. [GQ]

Down Low, Too Slow: NPR surveys a few flu-safe alternatives to the high five. Maybe now, fingerguns will finally have their day. [NPR]

Now, What Will 50 Rap About?: Kanye’s Pastelle line has merged with the infinite. Despite years of “first looks” will never, ever see store shelves. [High Snobiety]

I Turn My Camera On: Wired’s photoblog goes inside the Leica factory for a series of camera production pics. The entire post may turn out to be an elaborate visual pun. [Raw File]

Into the Wild

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We’ve never been much for safaris, but they do tend to put a camera through its paces.

So Leica’s latest Safari Edition has its work cut out. The army green should match your pith helmet, while the presumably lion-proof aluminum body strips down the usual point-and-shoot functions to the bare necessities. Sadly, you won’t be able to get your hands on it until August, but hopefully you can find something a bit lighter to tide you over till then.