Chicago. Esquire, Inc., 10 - 1953.
October 1953 issue in color pictorial wrappers as issued, illustrated in color and black and white, 174 pages, 13 1/4 x 10 inches. Magazine shows wear, with soiling and dampstaining to front and rear; covers detached; interior in very good condition. Features fashions, cookery, fiction, cartoons, a portfolio of 10 cartoons by Esky, and copious advertising for men's wear and male-oriented products with an emphasis on footwear, hats, and alcohol. Fiction by Ray Bradbury ("The Playground"). A fold-out features men's fashions, with six different examples and an itemized list of apparel for each: Formal Evening, Semi-Formal Evening, V.I.P. in Town, Business, Suburban, Sportwear. A photo-illustrated article titled "Furnished with Ideas" observes, with regard to a designer refitting a two and a half room apartment, "you can live in style—and still take it with you to the bank." Maybe. Item #55985