Maxim magazine are publishing their June issue this April and announced it’s to be their last. Dennis Publishing pulled the UK edition of the mag which debuted in 1995, riding high on a wave of lad mags which included FHM and Loaded. Chief executive, James Tye said: “The Maxim brand remains the bestselling men’s lifestyle magazine in the world, but Dennis Publishing must move with the times and recognise that the future of the brand in the UK is online.”
The latest issue of American GQ looks set to be an exciting issue. While not the most fashion-forward of magazines, GQ manages to provide consistent style advice and it usually has at least a few good features.
In this issue, we have Justin Timberlake posing in a variety of stylish albeit bland looks and one of the most interesting looking features looks set to be their ‘Top 10 Most Stylish Men in America’ feature. Check back soon for the entire list with pics!
By my calculations Barack Obama has now racked up his third GQ cover which isn’t bad going for someone who’s only just been inaugurated.
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It was seemingly awkward stares all round at the US GQ Men of the Year party in LA recently. Russell Brand sported the faraway be-sunglassed look of someone who has just been scorned and check out Adam Brody‘s weird fake smile.
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.
Be they around your wrists or your ankles this year it’s been all about the turn ups, which is why we can all thank American GQ for giving detailed instructions on how to do the perfect shirt sleeve turn ups in this September’s issue. The technique is as follows:
In addition to GQ’s well dressed rebel series, they are also hosting a fashion intervention for six men. Realizing there is a world of men who don’t pay any attention to their daily outfits, GQ sent out their fashion editors to upgrade the participant’s style.
Last night The Royal Opera House, London saw the GQ men of the year awards. I wasn’t invited let alone nominated which of course draws a question mark over the validity of the event, however that aside it still proves to be a great opportunity for the men of London and the world to get up and be counted for style and talent. Some of the more interesting awards went to the following: International Man – Josh Brolin, Most Stylish Man – Brandon Flowers, Designer – Christopher Bailey, Politician – Boris Johnson (really? I mean seriously though, really?) and Radio Personality – Chris Evans (again: really? I mean radio yes but personality? I wouldn’t have thought so).
Popsugar reports that GQ writer Glenn O’Brien is not down with flip flops and I’m inclined to agree. They’re great for the beach but for work or social occasions flip flops are just a little too studenty. Unless you’re applying to appear on CH4’s Shipwrecked they shouldn’t really be part of your day-to-day wardrobe.
Prince Michael of Kent was recently voted 34 in GQ’s best dressed list, which was topped by Bond star Daniel Craig. Pictured yesterday at the Henley Regatta the Prince looks pretty dapper in a blazer and team cap.
The Barack Obama bandwagon grows by the second, with Donatella Versace dedicating her SS09 collection to him. Versace stated that Obama’s style is for “a relaxed man who doesn’t need to flex muscles to show he has power.”
With an admirable eye for detail the Guardian’s Jess Cartner-Morley has being giving the US presidential candidate’s dress sense the once over:
Barack Obama‘s own wardrobe has been striking in its simplicity.
There seems to be a formula for the young star; grey, Dior Homme-style suits, Converse-style trainers and now the latest addition; faux facial hair.
Men.Style.com have a great article on Marc Jacobs up where he addresses issue with his shows, his body and accusations of a midlife crisis. His response to the latter is “I don’t feel like I’m in crisis, and I don’t know that it’s the middle of my life”. Fair enough.
In the latest issue of GQ Style Charlie Porter is waxing lyrical about the ’21st Century Flat Top’ and I have to say I agree. It fits in with a new style preppiness and clean minimalism which is the antithesis of Hedi Slimane’s slimfit rockstar look.
We’ve got a great pick of the blogs for you this week, Style Salvage Steve is also thinking about quiffs, more specifically the Mozza kind who is his current style inspiration.
So I realise that this is the second time we ( fine, I) have looked at Hayden Christensen on a magazine cover over a relatively short time period but surely a young male celebrity who has every reason to be guarded with the use of his image but agrees to be on the cover of a men’s (non-dirty) magazine in only its second issue deserves to mentioned in our blog? Now better looking blog I might mention.
GQ have once again voted Daniel Craig as their best-dressed man, the bond star pipped Noel Fielding to the post who came second thanks to GQ tell us, ‘mainly the female vote’.
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