How To Read Esquire Classic Free Without An Account 2022

Do you know you can read Esquire Classic free of charge without having to be a paid subscriber?

Yes, you can access the complete Esquire digital archive; every article ever published from 1933 to today.

Every article, every page, and every advertisement cover to cover, without having an account with Esquire.

Almost ninety years of pop culture, celebrity profiles, politics, food, drink, and style advice.

You get to revisit writing from Ernest Hemingway, Nora Ephron, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Truman Capote, John Dos Passos, and more.

In short, free unlimited access to Esquire.com.

Note: This is an updated or rather completely revised blog post.

I have updated it before when my tip on how to bypass its paywall does not work any more.

Back then I suggested the use of TOR browser to get around Esquire paywall.

You can still read this original blog post which was published back in October 22, 2020 in the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.

Esquire site has replaced with a new paywall which stops offering the 3-free article per day.

Presently you cannot read a single article for free.

When you click on any of the article, you would be so-called stopped by actor Bryan Cranston of “Malcolm in the Middle” fame, asking you to be a subscriber (taken from the cover of November 2017 issue).

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When I updated this post sometime back, I recommended you to get the free online Esquire magazines from the Internet Archive.

It only has the first issue Autumn 1933 right up to the year 2019, but it doesn’t have the complete collection.

Free Esquire Magazines From Internet Archive

This is how you view all the free Esquire magazines available in the Internet Archive.

Go to this page, then go to the Year on the left side of the page and click on “More“.

It will drop down the full list of free Esquire magazines organized based on the year.

Select the year you want, then click on the blue color “Apply your filters” button below.

It will take you to the page with every available issue of that particular year.

How To Read Esquire Classic Free

But now, I have hit upon a better way on how to read Esquire Classic free; and this time you can get your hands to the full collection again right up to the latest issue.

First you pick the issue, then select each individual page which you want to read.

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Yesterday, I accidentally discovered a simple way to view each and every article from Esquire archive aka Esquire Classic.

In short, you can read EVERY ARTICLE from EVERY ISSUE OF ESQUIRE magazine FREE online.

At the time of writing this post, I can view right up to its latest March 2022 issue (Jake Gyllenhaal on the cover).

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No, I do not illegally hack into anything, or use any browser plugin.

In fact, I do not know anything about hacking or whatnot.

Yesterday I was in the midst of writing another blog post highlighting some of the interesting articles and stories of Esquire third issue (February 1934).

I accidentally found the trick from the Google search results page (SERP), while I was searching for the article “What Chorus Girls Talk About” by radio personality John Bright Kennedy.

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Then I started tinkering around with that webpage URL and to my surprise, I can actually access the full Esquire Classic archive.

Every issue and every article.

If you want to join the party reading all the articles from Esquire site free of charge, then keep reading…

There are two key steps which you need to do.

STEP ONE: How To Get To Each Issue

As I have mentioned earlier, it is all in the webpage URLs.

For instance, if you want to view or read the first issue of Esquire magazine, click here.

Now you can see all the 124 pages of this issue all in one webpage.

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This premier Esquire magazine is actually the September 1933 issue.

Now look carefully at the URL of this first issue, specifically the digits as highlighted in yellow:

https://classic.esquire.com/issue/19330901/print

The first four digits 1933 is for the year.

Then followed by 09 which stands for the month of September.

The last two digit 01 means the full issue.

In order to access any of the other issues of Esquire magazine online, you need to change the year and the month of the URL.

Now, let’s say you want to view the full issue of March 2022.

The URL should be:

https://classic.esquire.com/issue/20220301/print

Click on it, scroll down a little and you should see the webpage with all the 126 pages, including the cover of March 2022 issue.

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Now we know how to get to any of the one thousand over issues of Esquire magazine from its archive.

Let’s find out how to view each individual page.

STEP TWO: How To View Individual Page

Before you begin this step, you need to turn off or disconnect your printer to your PC or laptop.

You need the print function to view the page.

This is what you do:

1. For instance, if you want to view or read the February 2010 issue of Esquire magazine, click here.

2. Scroll down a little, and you can see each individual page of this premier issue, together with the cover as well, all in one place.

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3. Click on any particular article which you like to read.

4. A black color background appears behind that page, and simultaneously the blur screen over the pink-red “PRINT SELECTED” button has disappeared.

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5. Click on the clear pink-red “PRINT SELECTED” button.

6. The article appears in full size, then immediately it shrinks to a smaller size.

7. Now what you see on the webpage is actually from the print preview page.

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8. To be able to read the article, click on the blue colorPrint” button.

9. It will go back to the original larger size.

10. If you find the text is still not large enough for easier viewing, you can hold down the “Ctrl” key and press on the “plus” (+) key just once or twice.

11. That’s all.

Note: Make sure you do not connect your laptop or PC to the printer.

After viewing the free Esquire articles, remember to delete away all those print documents in queue.

This is what you do:

1. First click on “Devices and Printers“.

2. Right click on the printer icon and a context menu pops up.

3. Click on “See what’s printing“.

4. A box pops up and you should see something similar like this: “Print |Esquire Archive” under “Document Name“.

delete print in queue5. Right click on “Esquire Archive“, a context menu pops up.

6. Click “Cancel” to remove the print document in queue.

This is how you can read Esquire Classic free without having to sign up for an account.


By the way, here are more free content from Esquire:

Free Esquire Big Black Book

These are some Esquire The Big Black Book readily available free online, which you can read right away:

Esquire The Big Black Book Spring/Summer 2014
Click on this: Link

Esquire’s The Big Black Book Spring/Summer 2015 UK
Click on this: Link

Esquire The Big Black Book Fall/Winter 2015 USA
Click on any of these: Link 1, Link 2

Esquire The Big Black Book Spring/Summer 2016
Click on this: Link

Esquire The Big Black Book USA – Spring/summer 2017
Click on any of this: Link 1, Link 2

Esquire The Big Black Book Spring/Summer 2018
Click on any of these: Link 1, Link 2

Esquire The Big Black Book Fall/Winter 2018
Click on this: Link

Books By Esquire

Esquire: The Best Of Forty Years
Click on this: Link

Men In Style: The Golden Age Of Fashion From Esquire
Click on this: Link

Esquire’s Encyclopedia Of 20th Century Men’s Fashions
Click on this: Link

The Esquire Guide To Bodyweight Training: Calisthenics To Look And Feel Your Best From The Boardroom To The Bedroom
Click on this: Link

Esquire Magazine Covers

This is a useful reference site for graphic artists. You can view most of the cover of Esquire magazines since 1933 to 2020 over here.


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