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

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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

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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

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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

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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]