Issue: 19860101

Wednesday, January 1, 1986
January
1
True
105
Monday, June 29, 2015
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Articles
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Esquire
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0001.xml
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0_2
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Philip Morris Inc.: Benson & Hedges
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Philip Morris Inc.
Benson & Hedges
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0002.xml
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1
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Jefe Hamilton
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JEFE HAMILTON
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0003.xml
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2,3
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Mercury: Mercury Sable
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MERCURY
Mercury Sable
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0004.xml
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4
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Head & Shoulders
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0005.xml
tableOfContents
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5
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Esquire
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0006.xml
masthead
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6
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Esquire
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0007.xml
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6
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The Sharper Image
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THE SHARPER IMAGE
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0008.xml
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6
6
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L. L. Bean, Inc.
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L. L. Bean, Inc.
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0009.xml
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6
6
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Emar International
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EMAR INTERNATIONAL
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0010.xml
article
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7
Backstage With Esquire
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The Jeer in Review
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Lee Eisenberg
Last year was anything but effervescent. In fact, it was a year gone flat, as marked most notably by the sudden demise—and immediate resuscitation—of America’s best-loved secret formula. Last year, Coke Was It, and went from being It, to formerly It, to classically It, all in just eighty days.
Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0011.xml
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8
8,9
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The Franklin Mint
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The Franklin Mint
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0012.xml
article
10
10
Letters
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The Sound and the Fury
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Letters
Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0013.xml
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11
11
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Aramis
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aramis
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0014.xml
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12
12,13,14,15
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Ford: Ford Taurus
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Ford
FORD TAURUS
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0015.xml
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16
16
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Anheuser-Busch. Inc.: Michelob
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ANHEUSER-BUSCH. INC.
Michelob
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0016.xml
article
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17,18
Man at His Best
Material Value
The Sound of Plastic
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William Grimes
Our story begins more than a century ago in the steaming jungles of South Asia, where the resinous secretions of millions of lac insects were harvested to meet the industrial world’s need for shellac. Used in finishes and varnishes, shellac in its molded form was made into electrical insulation and fixtures.
Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0017.xml
article
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18
Man at His Best
Good Thinking
The Tube's Top Tunes
GOOD THINKING
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MTV made its splash by letting you watch your favorite songs on television. Now Steven Gottlieb wants you to know that you can just as easily listen to all those great old ’50s and ’60s TV shows on your stereo. 
Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0018.xml
article
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18,20
CLASSICS
MAN AT HIS BEST
The Polo Coat
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John Berendt
<p>"The sport of gentlemen.” That’s what you’re expected to say, or at least think, after you say or think “polo.” If you are going to be precise about it, though, that tag line should go: “the sport of rich men.” A good polo player can easily exhaust two or three ponies in a game, and polo ponies don’t come cheap.</p>
Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0019.xml
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19
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CBS Video Club
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CBS VIDEO CLUB
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0020.xml
article
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20
Man at His Best
THE SEASONED COOK
Mean Cuisine
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Ronni Lundy
Chili buns were born in the dark, sin-filled pool halls of southeastern Kentucky, where men wanted something hot and tasty that could be easily consumed while they pondered a difficult lie or lied about their prowess at pool. In time some small regional diners added chili buns to the menu, but never with much success.
Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0021.xml
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21
21
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Advertisement: Esquire Magazine
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Esquire Magazine
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0022.xml
article
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22
Man at His Best
THE DRINKING MAN
How to Dress Your Drink
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Bruce Weber
The feeling of renewal that accompanies the flip-over from December to January doesn&rsquo;t run terribly deep. We make some resolutions, put up a good show, and then little by little slip back into our same old selves. There are modes of behavior associated with many holidays: atonement, gratefulness, remembrance (joyous or awed), fervor of one kind or another.
Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0023.xml
article
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22,26
Man at His Best
FIRST-RATE
Durable Goods
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If you don&rsquo;t like computers, microwaves, digital readout, or NutraSweet, you&rsquo;re not just living in the wrong time, you&rsquo;re in the wrong place, too. You belong in the mythical Republic of Vermont, a state of mind bounded by the 104 newsprint pages of <em>Voice of the Mountains,</em> the idiosyncratic catalog published since 1946 by the Vermont Country Store.
Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0024.xml
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23
23
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Coca-cola Company: Maker’s Mark
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Coca-Cola Company
Maker’s Mark
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0025.xml
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24
24,25
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc.: the Crx Hf
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
The CRX HF
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0026.xml
article
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26
Man at His Best
SPECIAL PLACES
Hitting the Sweet Spots
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David Butwin
Only the true tennis zealot would fly away to a warm, exotic place and spend the entire vacation swinging at a fuzzy little ball. Most players want something more—good food, a pool or ocean to splash in, a comfortable room or suite to coddle them.
Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0027.xml
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27
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Orrefors
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Orrefors
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0028.xml
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28
28
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R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO.
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0029.xml
article
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29,30
AMERICAN BEAT
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We Need a Hero
Now, as then, a terrible disease cries for someone with a solution
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Bob Greene
The spread of AIDS, and the ensuing fear, is changing the texture of life in the United States. The disease, at first thought to attack only male homosexuals, intravenous drug users, and a few other groups, was terrifying enough when it was considered solely in those terms.
Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0030.xml
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31
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Remy Martin Amérique
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0031.xml
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32
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Subaru of America, Inc.
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SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0032.xml
article
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33,34
SPORTS CLINIC
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High-Speed Heroics
Balancing the risk and risking the balance in a whirling athletic rush
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Meg Lukens
<p>I’m not quite sure how it happened, but on a bright February afternoon in 1982, I found myself in the Bavarian Alps in a rather unusual position—flat on my back coursing down an icy trench on a small, wooden luge sled. Now, luge riding at 57 kilometers per hour was never very high on my must-try list, but somehow, after a rowdy bratwurst-and-schnapps lunch with some local friends, it seemed the right thing to do.</p>
Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0033.xml
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35
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General Foods Corporation
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General Foods Corporation
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0034.xml
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36
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New England Financial Advisors
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New England Financial Advisors
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0035.xml
article
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37,40
SMART MONEY
The Investor
Did You See Your Money Today?
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Donald R. Katz
<p>If you still labor under the antiquated assumption that only the queen of England never carries cash, ponder for a moment the fact that you also haven’t run into Wayne Gretzky or Harrison Ford or Bob Dylan in line at the bank lately.</p>
Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0036.xml
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38,39
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The Prudential Insurance Company of America
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The Prudential Insurance Company of America
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0037.xml
article
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SMART MONEY
Brief Cases
Just How Much Do You Owe Your Broker?
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Bob Condor
The Case: A Manhattan real estate broker shows a two-bedroom co-op to a young advertising executive (we&rsquo;ll call him George). The price is $255,000, but George doesn&rsquo;t bite. The second bedroom/study is too small to be used as either, really, and the fireplace, though paved in Spanish tile, has a permanently clogged chimney.
Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0038.xml
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41
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Saab
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SAAB
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0039.xml
article
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42
SMART MONEY
Real Estate
Cabin Fever
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Lois Smith Brady
To the outdoorsman, scenery is at its best when unobstructed by any architecture but his own. It should also include mountains, steep and skiable, and a selection of streams for the fisherman. As for weather, that should be quintessential and extreme for the season, which changes four times a year, at least.
Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0040.xml
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43
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Fireside Theatre Book Club
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Fireside Theatre Book Club
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0041.xml
article
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44
SMART MONEY
The Strategist
How to Get a Promotion
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Stanley Bing
It was only when a sense of pure injustice joined me every morning in the shower and hung around my neck all day, when each pedestrian order issued by benign authority made me writhe in torment—in short, when I could no longer sustain my delusions of grandeur, that I finally stormed in on my boss Ted to ask for my promotion.
Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0042.xml
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44A
44A,44B
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Citibank
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CITIBANK
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0043.xml
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45
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Espn, Inc.
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ESPN, Inc.
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0044.xml
article
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46
SMART MONEY
Insurance
Saving on a Package Deal
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Peter D. Lawrence
Until recently, intense competition among insurers has insulated us from the premium shock experienced by commercial casualty customers, where hikes of as much as several hundred percent, and more, have become commonplace.
Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0045.xml
article
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46,47
SMART MONEY
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Financial Hotline
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Jennet Conant
If you&rsquo;re tired of pestering your broker for the latest stock quotes, you can call a twenty-four-hour service to keep track of the market.&nbsp;
Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0046.xml
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47
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Lenox Collections
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Lenox Collections
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0047.xml
article
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48
SMART MONEY
The Entrepreneur
Adding Color to the Wash
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Eric Zorn
Thursday evening in a clean, well-lighted place in Ames, Iowa. A clutch of College students are gathered on couches in front of the big screen, watching football and tossing back Budweisers; a couple are playing backgammon, a few more kids are talking around the bar, and at least four, the nerds, have their books open and are studying.
Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0048.xml
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49
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Dodge
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Dodge
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0049.xml
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50
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R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.: Camel Filters
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO.
Camel Filters
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0050.xml
article
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51,52,53,55,58,60,62,63,111
ESQUIRE SPECIAL
ESQUIRE SPECIAL
Dubious Achievements of 1985
A review—in words and pictures—of the worst year since l984!
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<p>A review—in words and pictures—of the worst year since l984!</p>
Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0051.xml
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54
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Sony
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SONY
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0052.xml
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56,57
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Courvoisier
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COURVOISIER
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0053.xml
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59
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General Foods: Fruit & Fibre
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GENERAL FOODS
Fruit & Fibre
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0054.xml
advertisement
61
61
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R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.: Sterling
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO.
STERLING
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0055.xml
article
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64,65,66,67,68,77
POLITICS
POLITICS
Let the Crusade Begin
The POLITICAL ASCENDANCY OF A JOCK POSSESSED
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John M. Barry
<p>Jack French Kemp answers to himself and his God and trusts his instincts. He trusts them in a way deeper not only than most politicians but than most men. And now Jack Kemp’s instincts are telling him to run for President. “I’m interested in it,” he says. "It would be foolish of me not to be."</p>
Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0056.xml
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69,70,71,72,73,74,75,76
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Esquire's Party Planner
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0057.xml
article
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78,79
UNCONVENTIONAL WISDOM
Unconventional Wisdom
How Liz Claiborne Designed An Empire
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ADAM SMITH
<p>There <em>is</em> a Liz Claiborne. I do not travel in designer circles, and I know very little about fashion. Sometimes these names are made up: there certainly is a Gloria Vanderbilt, whose name goes on the jeans, and there is a Calvin Klein and a Ralph Lauren, but there isn't a Sasson, not designing clothes anyway.</p>
Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0058.xml
article
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80,81,82,83,84,85,86,87
PROFILE
PROFILE
Who Is David Byrne? What Is David Byrne? Does David Byrne Matter? Yes.
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JAMES KAPLAN
<p>In the summer of 1981, I was driving east on Route 24 near Short Hills, New Jersey, a stretch of new road that several years before had, at a stroke, transformed the leafy suburban terrain of my childhood into a futuristic landscape— that had, at a stroke, allowed for the rapid transit of many lanes of cars between the city, which lay strung across the horizon twenty miles distant, and the newly expanded, transfigured and futurized, mall.</p>
Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0059.xml
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87
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Cale Thomas
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CALE THOMAS
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0060.xml
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87
87
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Synchronics
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SYNCHRONICS
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0061.xml
article
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88,89,90,91,92,93,94,95
SPORTS
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The Fighter with the Glass Heart
Mark Breland has all that it takes to make it in boxing. The only problem is, he doesn’t like to hit people
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John Lombardi
<p>Mark Breland isn’t going to the gym today. “I just feel . . . <em>aah,</em> you know . . . .” He drawls this semiexplanation at heavyweight Henry Tillman, a big, earnest fellow, and at Tillman’s trainer, a ragged little guy called Smitty, from a supine position on the floor of his smashing new bachelor pad high above Manhattan’s Upper West Side.</p>
Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0062.xml
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92
92
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Advertisement: Vidal Sassoon Natural Control
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Vidal Sassoon Natural Control
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0063.xml
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92
92
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Advertisement: Vidal Sassoon Natural Control
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Vidal Sassoon Natural Control
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0064.xml
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93
93
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Advertisement: Vidal Sassoon Natural Control
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Vidal Sassoon Natural Control
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0065.xml
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93
93
[no value]
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Vidal Sassoon, Inc.: Vidal Sassoon
[no value]
Vidal Sassoon, Inc.
Vidal Sassoon
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0066.xml
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94
94
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Advertisement
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0067.xml
article
96
96,97,98,99,100,101,102,103,111
Fashion
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Distinguished Men of Sweaters
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John Mather
In Washington, workweek attire consists of button-down days and black-tie evenings. This month we feature the motif sweater as the new weekend alternative. Eight Washington power players model the star sweaters of the spring season against portraits of their mentors at the Smithsonian&rsquo;s National Portrait Gallery.
Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0068.xml
article
104
104,105,106,108,109,110,111
FICTION
FICTION
Where Pelham Fell
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BOB SHACOCHIS
<p>Less than a year after Colonel Taylor Coates had been told not to drive he was behind the wheel again, smoking Chesterfields, another habit he had been warned not to pursue, clear-headed and precise in his own opinion, holding to the patriotic speed limit north on Route 29 away from Culpeper in a flow of armies and horses and artillery across the battlefields of Virginia.</p>
Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0069.xml
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107
107
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Simon and Schuster
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Simon and Schuster
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0070.xml
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111
111
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Wolff System
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WOLFF SYSTEM
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0071.xml
article
112
112
OPENINGS
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Fujii Chuichi
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Paul Bob
Fujii Chuichi&rsquo;s bent-tree sculptures are a twist on tradition. Rejecting the wood-carving chisels passed down by his ancestors, Chuichi (who was born in Nara Prefecture, Japan) began exploring contemporary materials such as metal and glass.
Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0072.xml
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113
113
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[no value]
Philip Morris Inc.: Merit Ultra Light
[no value]
Philip Morris Inc.
Merit Ultra Light
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0073.xml
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114
114
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Chevrolet
[no value]
CHEVROLET
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Esquire_19860101_0105_001_0074.xml