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En Sun Guard: The gents at Esky have found a nifty product that will give your clothing a UV protective coating after a quick spin in the wash. [Esquire]

Cargo Embargo: Gothamist takes to the streets to settle the debate once and for all: is it okay for guys to wear cargo shorts, ever? [Gothamist]

In the Black: GQ gets a first look at J. Lindeberg’s new BLK DNM line as modeled by Wes Anderson cronie Waris Ahluwalia. [GQ]

There Will Be Cowboy Hats: The New York Times digs through their photo archives to find the seven most questionable Olympic uniforms of yore. [NY Times]

Dusting Off: True Grit

When he was 13 years old, John Fairfax ran away from home to live in the jungle, emerging periodically in town to exchange ocelot skins for knives—which he used to skin more ocelots, and so on. After having been dumped by a college girlfriend in Argentina at the age of 20, he attempted suicide—by letting a 400-pound jaguar attack him. A decade later, he drew upon navigational skills picked up as captain of a Panamanian pirate ship, braved numerous typhoons and shark attacks, and crossed the Atlantic Ocean in a rowboat stocked only with Spam, oatmeal and brandy. Then, after a brief stint as a mink farmer, he traversed the Pacific Ocean in identical fashion, only this time he brought along a female companion.

Yes, Mr. Fairfax’s eulogy in Saturday’s New York Times reads a whole lot like a Dos Equis commercial.

That is, if the Most Interesting Man in the World had anywhere near the sand of John Fairfax...»