September is a big month in the print world of menswear. It sets the tone for the following season (and, effectively, the remainder of the year).
It also means the page counts are at their bulkiest—so many woolen things, so little time. And in our continued dedication to sussing it all out, we’ve thumbed through the 1,000-plus pages (we’ve thrown in the bonus round of Vanity Fair since they’ve weighed in on the year’s best-dressed men) just for you.
Kate Upton had her Esquire cover debut (sort of), Tebowmania got its close-up, and Details... continued to be Details. In short, a lot of madness. We’ve pieced through it all below, article by article and suit by suit, and come away with this, an unusually pithy executive summary.
The Reentry may feel a bit premature this week, since you’re easing into that not-so-short stack of french toast, but there’s no harm in keeping a toe in the waters of reality over the long weekend.
Here’s a good place to start: in the past 72 hours, a cruise ship slow-sank off the coast of Italy, Homeland and The Descendants won big at the Golden Globes, and Jesus Christ finally gave Tim Tebow some tough love. Thank God.
2012’s first weekend was full of impressive feats: Tim Tebow led his Broncos to a white-knuckled, overtime victory against the Steelers; Rep. Gabrielle Giffords said the Pledge of Allegiance in front of thousands of supporters Sunday, one year after being shot in the head; Rick Santorum somehow managed to offend gays and Mormons in the same sentence; and a Papa John’s employee was (extremely) fired after listing an Asian-American customer’s name as “lady chinky eyes” on the receipt. It sounds like an honest mistake...