Pleated Pants for Men: They’re Back, Guys (Wall Street Journal)
“Still, the silhouette is roomier up top and therefore more comfortable. And here is where I have to hand it to my frumpy uncle. The pleated, tent-sized khakis that he climbs into every day aren’t the least bit flattering. They probably pack in enough extra fabric to clothe a family of five. But I’d be lying if I told you that pleats, even of a more modest variety, aren’t comfortable. There’s a reason why men who prioritize ease over aesthetics have long loved the spacious pleated front: It’s just far more forgiving around your midsection.”

The Guide to the Chilies of Mexico (Lucky Peach)
“Chile varieties represent an infinite universe—a book unto themselves. The vernacular itself can be a moving target: the same kind of chile may go by one name when it is fresh and another when it’s dried, and there are regional colloquialisms to parse, too. To narrow things down, I selected chilies that can realistically be purchased in the United States, and I stuck with the nomenclature you’re most likely to encounter at the grocery store.”

How Do Trends Happen? (Mr Porter)
“To do this, we follow an adapted version of the Diffusion of Innovation Theory (DOI), which dates back to the 1940s and tracks a five-stage lifecycle on a curve. Although developed and refined over the decades since, this original piece of research took place far from the runways of Paris or Milan, and was, in fact, based on the uptake of agricultural technology in remote farming communities in Iowa. The truth is: trends are spread by nothing more complicated than people, meaning that each one will take its own peculiar course. By breaking them down into the following five stages you can begin to understand them a little better.”

The business of clothing James Bond (Financial Times)
“Few movie-goers are going to spend £3,390 on a suit after seeing Spectre. And fewer still are likely to be moved to buy underwear that isn’t even visible on screen. So why do brands want to furnish the production? One answer is the currency of the “X” generation. This is the age of the designer collaboration, from Vivienne Westwood working with Opening Ceremony to Balmain with H&M, and each scene of Spectre is essentially a catalogue for Tom Ford and James Bond. It creates a story that can be seeded everywhere, from Twitter to glossy magazines.”