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Halloween is just around the corner.  Do you know what you are going to wear? 

And no, I really don’t want you to say Armani. 

For this year, we have searched far and wide to find the best costumes for halloween 2010. 

#5: The Jersey Shore Guys 

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This one is probably the most cost effective costume of the bunch.  Tan, gel, gel, gel, gel, hairspray, fake tattoos, Ed hardy sweats, Jordans, sunglasses. 

Hope you’ve been working out, otherwise they’ll call you “The Flatulation” 

#4: The Stig 

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“Some say he naturally faces magnetic north, and that all of his legs are hydraulic… all we know is, he’s called the Stig.” 

All you will need is a white helmet, a white driving suit and driving skills to drive the stink out of any car you drive. 

#3: Hugh Hefner

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You’ve got 2 options for this costume:  rock the robe with silk pajamas or rock anything else with a captain hat.

Oh yeah, you’ve got to find your hottest girlfriends and make sure they wear the skankiest outfits you can afford.

#2: The Rat Pack

Now all you need is to make sure you and your friends drink a bottle of scotch each and smoke 2 packs a day. Image from

If you read this website, you know we’re big fans of Frank Sinatra.  What better way to pay homage to the man than by repping him and his boys for halloween?

I would recommend going the tux route.  With a red pocket square.

#1: De-rek-Zoo-lan-der

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Don’t tell me you’re surprised.  He was on the front cover of International Male 2007.  He’s also the reason we started ESM.


To create Essential Style for Men, mix 2 parts petrol, 1 part secret agent, 1 part rock and roll, 1 part hip-hop and a shot of tequila in a shaker with ice and vigorously shake for 20 seconds. Pour into a martini glass rimmed with explosives and have a supermodel serve for all your friends to enjoy.