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Stylish St. Paddy’s Day Green, Choosing the Best Dry Cleaner and Popping Collars

Wearing green

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.

Samantha Gradoville Is in Need of Cufflinks

via The Libertine

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]

Frances Phillips Is Quickly Verifying Your Thread Count

via WBE

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]

Toni Garrn Can See Her House From Up Here

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]

Valerie Van De Graaf is a Conspicuous Detective

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]