Pents (Die! Workwear)
“As simple as trousers can be, Salvatore’s are exceptionally good. The pants fit perfectly clean through the legs and seat, and perhaps most importantly, they’re styled quite well. Unlike my English or other Neapolitan trousers, these are slimmer through the thighs, which allows the legs to be nicely pegged without making the hips look too wide. The rise comes to about my naval, but the pants don’t look frumpy because of the slim leg line and pleats. The pleats are subtle, but they help break up the swath of fabric that would otherwise stretch across the lap.”

The Way To Wear Your Hat (Mr. Porter)
“The challenge, really, is to make the hat yours. Like velvet jackets and leather bags, a good hat looks better with age. Wear it in, wear it often and wear it until people associate you with it. Remember: wear something once and it’s novel, the second time it’s familiar, the third time it’s your signature. Also consider your proportions. It won’t surprise you that big hats look better on big heads. As a devoted hat wearer I prefer large, straight brims – they frame the face in a flattering way, drawing focus to the eyes.”

My Quest to Reengineer a Legendary Beer in a Dirty Kitchen (Wired)
“Call it microbial terroir. In winemaking, terroir refers to characteristic flavor that comes from where the grapes were grown and the wine was made. It is geography we can taste, whether it’s the limestone-laden soil of the Champagne hills or the cherry-scented air on a spring day in Brussels. But if microbial terroir defines a sour beer’s destiny, then understanding the biology of those microorganisms should be enough to let anyone manufacture as good a sour as Allagash or Cantillon. I don’t live in the woods—I make beer on a chipped four-burner, five stories above San Francisco’s Mission District. To purists, making a sour here would be like growing world-class Pinot in Times Square. The best way to find out if they’re right: brew one myself.”

‘Mad Men’ Costume Designer Janie Bryant’s 7 Favorite Outfits (Wall Street Journal)
“THE RETRO-CHIC DRAMA “Mad Men” is coming to an end this spring—severing our relationship with the motley crew of ad men and women who’ve schemed their way through advertising’s “creative revolution,” led by the elusive Don Draper (Jon Hamm). Janie Bryant, the show’s award-winning costume designer for all seven seasons, helped us learn to love—and loathe—this neo-Shakespearian family through her keen eye for fabric, texture, color and period-appropriate absurdity. Over the years, she’s found her costumes in various ways: purchasing some from vintage vendors across America, renting others from Hollywood costume houses; and, of course, designing original looks herself. Though she readily admits that her list of favorite outfits changes “regularly,” she spoke to us about these seven standouts on the eve of the final season of “Mad Men,” which premieres April 5.”

The best restaurants in Tokyo and Kyoto – chosen by Japan’s top chefs (The Guardian)
These Japanese chefs work at some of the most exciting restaurants in the country – including two listed in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015 – but where do they go to eat and drink when they’re off duty? They take us to their favourite local counter restaurants and noodle bars in Tokyo and Kyoto