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Morning Recon: Driven, Baselworld, Leather Jackets, and Fashion's Most Annoying Twitterers

Every day we get up early to scan the web for the best in men's style. And then we go grab a coffee. After that, we sit down and bang out a blog post. Here it is.

Transition team: Tweed vest, repp tie, leather bomber.

To get your Friday in full swing Jared Paul Stern revs up Driven, a new entity under the Urban Daddy umbrella dedicated to “the mystique, the beauty and the muscle that cars represent.” The site’s debut edition features spreads on Bentley bling, Bryan Ferry’s leather jacket, and a hitch-hiking, half-clothed Alessandra Ambrosio.

Speaking of cars, you’ve heard about this, right?

Refinery 29 categorizes the 10 most bothersome types of fashion Twitterers (#hilarious!), while The New Yorker plays spot the celebrity hairdo.

MANual watch guru Ben Clymer of Hodinkee does some hard reporting on Louis Vuitton’s Tambour Minute Repeater and more brand-new swag from the watch fair in Basel.

While we’re all thinking about how best to deal with the tempestuous tween-season weather fluctuations, The Style Blogger (pictured, right) makes a case for the leather jacket.

Selectism shows us Nike’s new kit for the United States Men’s National Soccer Team and flips through the newly released issue #7 of Journal de Nîmes.

Show Studio raps out with the notoriously reclusive Yohji Yamamoto.

Dazed Digital talks with latter-day psychedelic shaman Daniel Pinchbeck about tripping, 2012, and the will to change the world.

You may have noticed that men these days are not exactly winning. The Art of Manliness breaks it down in sociological terms.

Sean Michael Robinson turns The Wire into a Victorian novel.

And MANual contributor Michael Williams gets up close with Hickey Freeman’s secret weapon in the art of the perfect shoulder.

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