EJCome hang out at our Chicago flagship store in Men’s Shoes this Thursday from 5-7PM, where we will be hosting special guest EJ Samson, director of content strategy for Hearst Media Group–aka the guy who runs the website for Esquire.

It should be fun. All the event info is here.

Samson put together outfits featuring Timberland boots which will be on display in the store. He will be ready to answer your questions.

Ask him about the outfits. Ask him about Esquire. Dance to the deejay or stomp around in your Timberlands and enjoy light bites and cocktails.

To get to know him better, we called Samson ahead of the event and asked him about his history with styling and his visions for the future of digital journalism.

Shop: Timberland

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Many staples of the modern outfit are shared by men and women. T-shirts, button-downs, trousers and sweaters can be found in similar styles in all of our closets. What makes these specific items universally appealing?

Designer Anthony Thomas Melillo knows: cut and comfort. The founder of ATM, a line of luxury basics like French terry sweatshirts, cashmere sweaters, knit jackets and jersey T-shirts for men and women, has built his design house around these wardrobe workhorses. We spoke with him about making style essentials, dressing elegantly and working at Esquire.

Anthony Thoma Melillo, founder of ATM

What three items are the linchpins of an elegant woman’s wardrobe? Of a man’s?

Any elegant person needs, before anything else, to have clothing that fits beautifully. We pride ourselves on that. If the clothes are wearing you, it’s not pretty.

An elegant wardrobe has a great trouser, a perfect cashmere sweater that goes everywhere with you and the best tees, of course!

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[A new feature in which we tip our hats to members of the fairer sex who we wouldn’t mind hanging out with—if they’d have us.]

Mila Kunis likes iced coffee. We like iced coffee! There’s so much we have in common. Except that we’re not fluent in Russian, adept with firearms, nor are we Esquire magazine’s reigning ‘sexiest woman alive.’ Plus we’ve never made out with Natalie Portman (yet). At least we could talk Family Guy reruns with Kunis over a venti cold one. Check out evidence of Mila’s many talents below—and more from GQ, in honor of her 30th birthday today, here.

Is the Kunis to your Kutcher celebrating a birthday soon?

We’d recommend:

Fragrance – Can’t go wrong with Chanel.
Jewelry – Alexis Bittar blends edgy and classic.
Handbags – Ladies love Chloé.

…And as always: Keep the receipt. No man is a mind reader.


[Photo by Terry Richardson for GQ. Esquire video by Cliff Watts. Trailer © Fox Searchlight. Conan clip © TBS. Individuals pictured do not endorse Nordstrom.]