GQ has reached the grand old age of twenty, which is no mean feat in this age of declining circulations and competition from the web. The December 2008 anniversary issue has all manner of specialness to recommend it.
For a goldenballed kick-off it’s got David Beckham on the cover. Then there’s the fact that it’s physically the largest edition of the magazine it its history, with 582 pages and a spine measuring 21 MILLIMETRES. Make sure you enter that last stat into your “Fashion Mag Spine Size” wallchart.
Editorially the issue will feature the GQ Portfolio, which takes a look at the best photo shoots featured over the previous two decades. You can also look forward to a fashion shoot styled by Jo Levin including “a die cut hole on the opener”, which is exciting news if you like holes. And who doesn’t?
In addition, if you happen to find yourself in Hackett in the near future check out the GQ 20th anniversary accessories they’re stocking. For a limited time you’ll be able to buy umbrellas, wash bags and ties dedicated to GQ’s special day. Coincidentally, the new issue also features a fold-out Hackett promotion presenting twenty years of GQ covers.
December’s GQ is out now.