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The Good, the Bad and the Handsome from the November Men’s Mags


Every month, we thoroughly examine the contents of GQ, Details and Esquire, so you don’t have to. This month’s breakdown—starring Scarlett Johansson, the color green, hardcore layering, hiking volcanoes, ice baths, hand models, Corey Feldman, Weinergate, buying gold, champagne flutes, Australian soap operas and loads of eye candy—after the jump...

Behold, the month in men’s lifestyle journalism...»

Do Not Fear the Turtleneck

  • Najib Benouar

The turtleneck. It’s a statement, for sure—and not the easiest one to make without verging on creepy Euro-beanik, or for lack of a better word: dweeby.

The trick is to avoid some common pitfalls—wearing something too gauzy, too tight or with a maniacally steadfast gaze. There’s a sweet spot in the middle there. And we’re going to help you find it, by taking some subtle cues from some of the most stylish guys to ever do it.

And now, a master class in the turtleneck, courtesy of five icons of style.»

Ashley Smith Is Visualizing Her Cannonball

  • Najib Benouar

Fass’ and Loose: GQ cover boy Michael Fassbender wore a lot of Tom Ford during this shoot, and it shows. [GQ]

Feeling Campy: A nostalgic collection of summer camping gear inspired by Wisconsin and Moonrise Kingdom. [Valet]

Beet It: Outside extols the recently discovered virtues of drinking beet juice. [Outside]

More to Offerman: We’ve got the full transcription of our Nick Offerman interview below, but here it is in article form. [UrbanDaddy Chicago]

Michael Fassbender Had a Fun Night

Michael Fassbender had a fun Tuesday night.

So much fun, in fact, that he was escorted out of an after-party for A Dangerous Method for smoking indoors, waltzing with Viggo Mortensen and generally having too much of a good time. As you can see, he was escorted out on piggyback.

At the risk of libel, we shall assume that at some point he consumed an alcoholic beverage.

Naturally, a true man of honor never takes leave of his sense of decorum—but we have to admit, he sounds like a fun drunk. We’d even argue that, like Tobey Maguire’s poker bust, this is the kind of scandal that makes his reputation better.

We’ve got a few reasons why»