Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.
A guide to public speaking from Winston Churchill, why wearing a hat is eccentric, how your salad lunches are killing the American leather industry and…
Green Is Good: The gents at Esky have your sartorial guide on how to incorporate green into your St. Paddy’s Day wardrobe with aplomb.
Clean Slate: Everything you need to know about dry cleaners and picking the best one nearest you, courtesy of Put This On.
What’s Popping: The Wall Street Journal proclaims the return of the popped collar. Proceed with caution.
Mr. Parker: Port interviews the head tailor at Henry Poole & Co, the storied Savile Row tailoring house that invented the tuxedo jacket and put Winston Churchill in chalk stripes.
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Ladies in Tuxedos: A historical look at the way menswear has shaped women’s fashion in 15 iconic moments. [Bullett]
Boardwalking the Walk: A treatise on how Boardwalk Empire has finally become the show it’s been trying to be, three seasons in. [Grantland]
Internet Speak, Circa 1917: On the anniversary of Winston Churchill’s birthday, we also learn that he played a role in the first ever usage of “O.M.G.” [Page Views]
UnDEAD: Mining the zombie apocalypse thriller The Walking Dead for some surprisingly stylish gear—including “life or death” suspenders. [A Headlong Dive]
Mo’ Camo: GQ has the exclusive first look at the hotly anticipated Ian Velardi collection—including another new take on camo. [GQ]
Stars in Stripes: A peek at the capsule collection for Barneys made in Normandy by the legendary torchbearers of the Breton stripe, Saint James. [A Continuous Lean]
Bag It: A roundup of weekender bags for a last-minute Labor Day getaway. [T Magazine]
Driving Range: Winston Churchill’s bespoke Series I Range Rover is hitting the auction block. Start pinching pence. [Driven]
Ghostface for the Block: The NY Times reports that a Hollywood Squares remake is in the works—trading over-the-hill celebrities for aging rappers. This is going to be amazing. [The NY Times]
Statesman of Style: Winston Churchill was rocking embroidered slippers since before you were born, young man. [The Paris Review]
A Call from Cooperstown: The Baseball Hall of Fame offers 49-year-old pitcher Jamie Moyer an internship. Hilarity ensues. [MLB.com]
Come, Come, Mr. Bond: The Telegraph rounds up the most iconic hotels that 007 has stayed in. Start packing your bags. [The Telegraph]
The Lion in Winter: In his later years, Churchill favored a twist on our favored continental breakfast. A whiskey soda is involved. [A Suitable Wardrobe]
Knife Shopping in Milan: Touring Italy, Michael Williams finds the most unpretentious, utilitarian shop in Milan—a knife store. Of course. [A Continuous Lean]
A Trad’s Guide: Jesse Thorn sits down with Thom Browne and the head of made-to-measure at J.Press. There will be shaggy does. [Put This On]
Bull Market: The last supper of the legendary El Bulli. [The Moment]