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Candice Swanepoel Cannot Let Go of the Beach

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MCD, RIP: Michael Bay and Tom Hanks, among others, share their memories of the larger-than-life Michael Clarke Duncan on his passing. [CNN]

Filtered: Three Instagram-famous photogs were given all-access to shoot the US Open on their phones. Here are the results. [Mashable]

Looking Underworked: The blokes over at Esky UK have some tips on not looking so damn tired all the time. [Esquire]

Dandy Tanner: Hypebeast catches up with Tanner Goods’ Sam Huff to talk leather and this whole heritage trend thing. [Hypebeast]

The Western Belt

Tanner Goods belt

For the past few years, high-end belts have been in an authenticity arms race, to the point that our favorite belts have been undyed straps of leather with as little finish as possible. To be fair, they look great over raw denim, but it’s time the world’s leatherworkers got a little more creative.

This hand-tooled Tanner Goods belt is the perfect example. Granted, it’s throwing off bolo-tie levels of theatrical Western-ness, but paired with the right denim jacket, it could be brilliant. Mostly, we’re glad to see belts getting a little bit louder than the unmarked leather strap. Now all you need is some kind of buckle…

Some People Just Love the Mail

Stitch After Stitch: Michael Williams tours Isaia’s Napoli factory, one handmade buttonhole at a time. [A Continuous Lean]

The Secret Agent: A few style tips from the James Bonds of the world. First, you’re going to need an underwater car. [Esquire]

Ring a Ding Ding: A thoughtful look back at Sinatra’s 60s work, for anyone who’s ever felt behind the times. [A.V. Club]

The Leather Men: A tour of Tanner Goods Portland headquarters. So, so much leather. [Cool Hunting]

Leigh Yeager Has Invented Lingerie Yoga

The Tanning Booth: A wide-angle eye on the opening of Tanner Goods’ flagship store in Portland. [Ahlmark]

Cleaning House: A reminder of what to do once you’re tired of that hopsack blazer in your closet. Every little bit counts. [Put This On]

The Living Remains Easy: Sometimes all you need are shorts and a denim shirt. [Tucked Style]

Please Give: Esky’s Nick Sullivan is doing great work documenting the crippling sock shortage at Pitti Uomo. [Esquire]

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