Man at His Best

The November 2016 Issue

The November 2016 Issue featuring Jude Law, Clint Eastwood, Karpal Singh, Léa Seydoux, Malaysian Wrestlers, how to groom your beard, why some men are hairier than others and the Best Dressed Real Men of Esquire Malaysia.

BY Editors | Oct 24, 2016 | Film & TV

The November 2016 Issue

Jude Law

The dapper and mysterious actor might be taking on his most challenging role yet in the HBO series, The Young Pope.

Wrestle! Malaysia!

This crew of Malaysian prowrestlers are living out their dreams of making it big, against all odds.

Things they carry
Flatlay study of things men like Yo-Yo Ma, Elon Musk and Justin Theroux keep close by.

Double trouble
Father-son duo Clint and Scott Eastwood open up about their public lives.

A Woman We Love: The nongenue
Fresh-faced Léa Seydoux is not as innocent as you think.

Photo essay: From Singapore with love
Young Indian males in Singapore hope to find arranged brides from home, with promises of a better life captured in a single portrait.

The science of shaving; and the art of courting women.

What I’ve learned: Vint Cerf
The internet pioneer on not making assumptions, presidents he’s met and optimism.

What I’ve learned: Lee Wen
The Singaporean performance artist on accepting Islam, living with Parkinsons and egotism.

For this month's Man of Note, we turn your attention away from US politics and remember Karpal Singh, a key figure in Malaysian politics. On the film side, we look at a love story based in Taiping that represents the Malaysian smalltown experience at the Marché du Film in Cannes. We also learn about the Asian-American politicians who have been fighting the real battle for power, long before the Clinton-Trump slugfest took centrestage.

For Interesting Things, we explore why your level of hairiness might have something to do with sex and we pack up a few essentials every man on the go should have in his backpack for Hardware. Burning crosses make an appearance for The Big Picture but its not what you think! On the Health front, Will Self looks at the importance of our bones and Russell Norman shows us his rendition of an Italian satay for Food. We open up a picnic bar box from Ralph Lauren and give a final toast to drink columnist Dave Wondrich's final column. 

On the style front, actor Frederick Lee shares his style, travel gadgets and social pick around town. We also looking into the all new Gucci Tailoring, an athletic exhibition in Milan by Giorgio Armani; and Montblanc’s Urban Spirit Collection. For grooming, the change of seasons calls for a change of fragrances. Plus: products to reset your grooming routine and dental products for a twice-a-day routine. For watches, we look at railroad-inspired timepieces; Breitling, Casio's 20th anniversary limited edition metal G-Shock and Tag Heuer's love for football. We look at convertibles, open-tops, droptops or however you call it for Automotives and travel to the Ibiza of Asia, Bali. Finally, we have Grace Gummer, who plays New York socialite Nora Ephron in an upcoming Amazon Video series.


Jackets, jackets, jackets and a gingham shirt.

Only if it suits you
Esquire UK’s editor-in-chief revisits Saville Row’s best off ering—a world class suit.

Light walker
Hong Kong autumn fashion, best seen in shadows and natural light.

New eternals
Old rules don’t apply to modern day personal style.


The Kingmaker
Thierry Stern is living proof that from father to son, you never really own Patek Philippe.

Time Flies
Aerial acrobatics with Breitling at the Reno National Championship Air Races.

Smart Casual
From ‘man of the hour’ to happy hour we highlight the Hublot pieces that can take you seamlessly from work to play.

Speed x Time = Distance
The smell of rubber off the tarmac and on your wrist as Esquire highlights the partnerships between Swiss
watches and Formula One.

Blue temptation
It’s hard to feel blue (forgive the pun) with these beauties on your wrist.

Last Resort

The St Regis

Century-old, bespoke charm comes to town in the form of the St Regis.

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