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Parka Shuffle: Of all the great life lessons to be learned from Goonies, choosing the right outerwear ranks high. [Alexander Grant]

Binders Full of Handsome: Mitt Romney reminds Esquire that the binder can be a handsome accessory. [Esquire]

Secret Handshakes: The NBA’s latest killjoy rule is limiting pregame rituals to 90 seconds. Grantland suggests cutting elsewhere. [Grantland]

Take a Load Off: The gents at Well Spent take some autumnal style cues from The Band. [Well Spent]

Sessilee Lopez Thinks You Missed a Spot

Hang Tight: Valet discovers a new carry-on bag that transforms into a hanging dresser in your hotel room. [Valet]

Hoop Dreams: GQ posits that we are in a golden age of NBA style, and takes us back to when things weren’t as handsome. [GQ]

Prez Credentials: A roundup of all the truly presidential suites Barack Obama has stayed in over the past four years—from Vegas to Moscow. [Details]

Home of the Good Burglar: Another high-profile art heist rocks a Dutch museum. Perhaps somebody’s been reading Kempt. [WSJ]

Kempt’s 5′7" and Under All-Stars

No one paid much attention to Spud Webb at the 1986 NBA Slam Dunk competition. At 5′7", he was (and remains) the shortest player ever to compete in the contest. The rest of the field dwarfed him by over a foot. Even Dominique Wilkins, Webb’s teammate and the reigning slam-dunk champion, brushed Spud aside. “I don’t think he’s ever seen me dunk before,” Webb said in a pregame interview. Then he did the following:

An elevator two-handed double-pump dunk, a one-handed off-the-backboard jam, a 360-degree helicopter one-handed dunk, a 180-degree reverse double-pump slam and a 180-degree reverse two-handed strawberry jam from a lob bounce off the floor, the latter two of which received perfect 50-point scores in the final round to bring home the gold.

We have no control over how tall we stand—height is fixed from the start. How we stand, though (or soar, in Mr. Webb’s case) is measured in stature. And stature knows no bounds. With that in mind, we proudly present:

The 5′7" and Under All-Stars...»

Olivia Culpo Is Number One

CFDA, LOL: You know who the big winner was last night (see: MOTH, Kempt), but Seth Meyers also made a good showing. [NYMag]

More Neck-cessorizing: We’re starting to think we’ve injected some renewed vigor into neckerchiefs. Selectism brings us five more options. [Selectism]

Dancing Shoes: Just some incredibly handsome photos of bench-made shoes by cordwainer Yohei Fukuda. [Die Workwear]

Two Words: Steve Kerr: With crunch time in the NBA playoffs getting crunchier by the second, ESPN analyzes who’s got a better chance at hitting the buzzer-beater: the superstar or “the guy who’s open.” [ESPN]

Across the Tie, Out of the Bar and Against the Law

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Frau Claudia Schiffer Topless in German Vogue: Ja vol! [Egotastic]

Part-time Model Rips Off Boss Marc Jacobs: Good thing the cops got him, because Jacobs will fucking cut you. [Gawker]

Huffpo's Von Pfetten Doesn't Go For Pretty Boys: Seriously, girl, why haven't you called us yet? ]HuffPo]

Clip On Ties: Thom Browne's rules of the tie bar. [WSJ.]

Tips for Tall Guys: Jalen Rose and Allan Houston share their 6' and over secrets. [AskMen]

Jugs off the Menu: Williamsburg's Radegast shelves their traditional-Czech-cleavage-revealing outfits due to the wandering hands of drunk patrons. Way to ruin it for the rest of us. [Gothamist]