Of all the fine American holiday traditions—the Thanksgiving turkey carving, the Memorial Day barbecue, the Fourth of July stars-and-stripes bikini—none lets you broadcast your true holiday mettle to the entire neighborhood like the jack-o’-lantern.
So it seems a good time to ask: what exactly is your pumpkin-carving acumen saying about you?»
Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.
Sid Mashburn’s fall style picks, some surprisingly good-looking color blocked gear and the farmer's guide to picking the perfect pumpkin. »
Up in the Club: A conversation with Club Monaco’s menswear messiah, Aaron Levine, in Hong Kong. [ Huffington Post] Un-Closeted: It’s finally happening. R. Kelly is making 20 more installments of his beloved hip-hopera Trapped in the Closet series to air on IFC. [ Vulture] The Gourd Goes Viral: Documenting the troubling rise in pumpkin-flavored things—from booze to lotions. [ Businessweek]
Nacho President: Bon Appétit all but declares Barack Obama our first foodie president—even considering Taft. [ Bon Appétit]
Under the Rug: Sad news for budding rebel-prepsters everywhere, RL’s Rugby is closing up shop. Jian DeLeon pens a well-deserved eulogy. [ Four Pins] Finish Him: By now your Halloween jack-o’-lantern is ready for the glue factory—here’s 10 slow-motion ideas on how to smash it. [ Thrash Lab] Uncool Mail: It’s hard to believe, but Hotmail was still the most popular webmail provider until this weekend. (Google wins again.) [ SF Gate]
Sea of Jeans: GQ drops in at the San Franciscan institution of denim known as AB Fits. [ GQ]
via FashionCopious American Way: Well Spent gets the skinny on Inland Clothing—a men’s shop selling affordable, American-made handsomeness. [ Well Spent] More Than 50: Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen is finally open for business on the e-commerce front. [ Shades of Grey] The “College” in College Football: Ranking the top 25 BCS teams in terms of the college ads they’re forced to play during commercial breaks. [ Grantland]
Pump It Up: Four recipes for all that left-over pumpkin you’ll have from carving jack-o’-lanterns this weekend. [ NY Times]