What is Orris? (GQ UK)
“Orris is one of the most expensive materials on earth – here’s why: orris is the root of the sweet iris flower (iris pallida) and is almost exclusively cultivated for perfumery in Tuscany, Italy. The rhizome (root) is harvested and left to dry.”

Inside The Very Weird World Of Disposable Razors (Esquire UK)
“Atomic microscopes, lawsuits, secret-research facilities, hipsters, pubic hair, more lawsuits, a frankly ridiculous number of blades, YouTube spoofs and even rocket scientists. Johnny Davis investigates the remarkable $34bn global market for disposable safety razors.”

An Interview With W. David Marx, Author of Ametora (Part 1, Part 2)
(No Man Walks Alone)
“The other part of this is that for so long, we’ve been relying on the idea of heritage to legitimize dressing up again, saying, “Oh, people used to do this, and so we are following the old style.” But we’ve moved past that. Heritage sits at the base of modern fashion culture without being the only way to dress. The Japanese model also shows this — that yes, you have people who are making perfect copies of 1950s jeans, but you also have people who are making really innovative denim that extends the legacy without repeating it. The same thing is happening to American menswear, and much more quickly because in the last 7 years, Americans have made up so much ground.”

The Rise also Rises: New Options for Full Rise, Pleated Trousers (Put This On)
“It’s a style truism that everything is cyclical, but the pleated trousers you want today are likely not the same ones your dad bought by the dozen at Haggar in the 90s. Wait that was my dad. (Sorry, dad.) One of the valid reasons pleats fell out of favor is that in the last couple of decades pleated khakis became the default who-cares-anyway-business-casual; most men wore them low on their waists, and combined with them being a little too tight in the waist and cut a little too large in the leg, this led to some very big, very unflattering pants. ”