At GQ Recommends, we spend countless hours toiling in the trenches of electronic communication to curate cool things to buy so you can shop like one of us, whether you’re looking for a new costume or a new pack. of three boxers. Our unrivaled storefront offers you everything from the best new menswear to the hottest menswear offers. But do these selections still align with our own personal order histories? This is not the case. So we thought we’d give you a tantalizing glimpse of our own real non-imaginary baskets. Here are 15 things our editors found in the past month, many of which you can also pick up yourself! Including gigantic shorts, the fanciest hand soap money can buy, a limited edition DVD set of Memoryand more.

Yang-Yi Goh, style editor

Professional pedicure foot file

A few months ago, my fiancé took me for my very first pedicure. I was already having fun — the massage chairs! Freezing air conditioning! Vietnamese smooth rock! — when, out of nowhere, my pedicurist unveiled what looked like a glorified cheese grater and went to town on the soles of my freshly soaked feet. What happened next, dear reader, is too horrific to repeat here in detail. But let’s just say decades of rough, dead skin instantly disappeared and I walked away feeling like a new man. I wanted, necessary to have that feeling on the regular, but couldn’t quite justify dropping the cash on a weekly pedicure. So imagine my joy when I found out that these foot rasps are under $10 on Amazon. This is hands down the best $8 I have ever spent. I keep mine in my shower and my old dogs have never felt so fresh, pampered and ready to take on the world.

Do you like the Premier League? WWE? What would you say Office? Of course you do! Which means you’ll love Peacock, despite its horrible name. Totally worth the measly $5 a month.

Estudio Niksen ribbed straight shorts

It’s been a Big Shorts Summer™ in my house, and these flowy linen bangers are about as big as they come. Pair them with an equally roomy button-down shirt, slip on some sandals and you’ll live big…literally. (Sorry.)

Gerald Ortiz, style trade writer

Cerave Resurfacing Retinol Serum

I am grateful to have the skin of denials of my true age. But it can only last so long, especially since I wasn’t proactive about skincare in my youth. After coming across some skincare influencers (skinfluencers?), I decided to jump on the retinol wave and hang on to what I have for as long as possible. To start, I opted for Cerave’s Retinol Resurfacing Serum, which is great for people with sensitive skin and those new to retinol. Adding this elixir of youth to my skincare routine will help increase cell production, reduce blemishes and diminish fine lines. I hope when I celebrate my birthday in a few weeks, my friends will think I’m kidding when I tell them how old I am.

Aesop Reverence Aromatic Hand Soap

To baptize our new apartment, my companion and I organized a housewarming party. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from hosting guests, it’s this: Aesop Hand Soap will impress everyone. You could have a shitty apartment with gross furniture and a bottle of Aesop’s celebrity-adored hand soap will wash away any negative impressions your guests have of your new digs.

I spent the early years of my fashion career gossiping about all things denim, so I’m a sucker for good jeans. Over the years, my little assortment of jeans has swelled to a size that deserves its own museum. So a pair of jeans has to be something special if I want to add it to my already unreasonable collection. When the last drop of Stussy hit the site, I immediately gravitated towards this pair. The fit is massive, but not cartoonish. The olive color is not the usual indigo. Coupled with washing clothes, it’s reminiscent of a great pair of jeans from the 90s but stays away from horrible acid-washed crap. The denim itself is dense and heavy, and the construction details are impressive considering the price (not so much if you’re already familiar with Stussy and her status as the Chanel of streetwear). Great deal.

Raymond Ang, Head of Editorial Operations

Vintage Dior pajama shirt

As someone who generally prefers to live in chore coats and pants, summer can present quite a challenge – what seems easy and unfussy in spring can be downright punishing in August. But recently, I found a beautiful vintage Dior pajama top in Leisure center, a vintage boutique on the Lower East Side (shout out Yobs!), with the kind of pockets and buttons that make it look like a chore coat. It has since become a staple in my wardrobe and is great for light layering. I like to imagine that it gives Eric Rohmer. (My other great find of the month is a vintage Joni Mitchell t-shirt from her Both sides now era – a perfect way to end Joni’s summer!)

I’m pretty disastrous in the kitchen, so I always need a well-stocked pantry of easy fixes to avoid creating shameful DoorDash tabs. Two recent favorites are Minnow, a line of canned fish from the makers of Hart’s and Cervo’s, and Kusi, bottled seasonings inspired by the flavors of the Philippines. I use Kusi’s sinigang seasoning on everything from eggs to popcorn and recently brought a box of minnow mussels to a picnic with great success.

Carl Jan Cruz Safaree Shorts

I’m always on the hunt for great WFH bottoms and think I’ve found love in these pique midi shorts from Carl Jan Cruz, a Manila-based brand available at Maryam Nassir Zadeh and 100% Silk Shop. They promise “the comfort of basketball shorts” while maintaining a semblance of sleekness, thanks to their silhouette and clean pleats, and they certainly deliver – enough that I’ve worn these babies to the office, with a lightweight blazer and button-down.

The Souvenir Double Feature Blu-ray Bundle

Finally, as the type of person who is usually the victim of these Barnes & Noble Criterion AuctionI recently purchased A24’s The Souvenir Double Feature Blu-ray set which contains the films of Joanna Hogg Memory and The memory II, a making-of documentary starring Martin Scorsese and a booklet so beautiful and robust that they honestly could have sold it on their own. I also recently ordered a DVD of Who will light another fire, an anthology of short films featuring emerging filmmakers from underrepresented communities around the world, by Kino Lorber and Dedza Films. I’m only halfway there, but what I’ve seen so far has been inspiring and invigorating.

Avidan Grossman, Style Trade Editor

These guys are basically just boxers – down to the crisp cotton feel and subtle blue stripes – which is exactly why I love them. If it helps, you can think of them as puffy pajamas: easy, airy, and cut to float gently around mid-thigh. Go up a size for best effect, grab a pair of white socks and loafers, then refuse to take the whole kit off until the wind howls at your knees.

Santangelo ankle bracelet “Pronto”

In the summer, a bare ankle is a terrible thing to waste. So when I came across Santangelo’s Pronto Anklet, handmade in New York from translucent glass beads, a duo of freshwater pearls and understated sterling silver hardware, I faced the speed. Don’t worry: the same qualities that make it radiant in the warmer months ensure it’ll look even sicker repurposed as a regular bracelet in the fall.

Lee has been selling a version of his Rider jacket since the late ’40s, and the silhouette hasn’t changed much since. (I bought a 70s joint from Front General, but there are many similar options online.); mine sits a few inches above my natural waistline and it feels great. The color is fading, the sleeves are fraying, the pockets are barely functional and I wouldn’t change a thing.