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Maxim magazine folds

By admin on April 6th, 2009

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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.”

Which magazines do you read? Are lad mags still relevant or have you never been attracted to them in the first place? Take our poll and let us know!




Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Heroes and Celebrities

US GQ March 2009- Justin Timberlake

By Will Reid on February 27th, 2009

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!

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Barack Obama on the cover of February’s GQ

By admin on January 27th, 2009

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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. This cements his official position as probably the most stylish president America has ever had. I wonder if we’ll get bored of the suit by summer though? Fingers crossed for some relaxed holiday pap snaps and the obligatory grey marl jogging in DC shots.



Heroes and Celebrities, News

Russell Brand and Thom Browne at the GQ Men of the Year Awards

By admin on November 19th, 2008

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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. My personal winners on the night were Thom Browne, sporting his trademark short cut, and although I’ve never heard of him before I applaud young Anton Yelchin‘s choice of outfit, the hat is inspired and gives him a slightly creepy air of authority.

Funniest prize has to go to Prick of the Year, which was won by Gordon Ramsay, ha! James Franco who appeared on the cover of Vogue Hommes and Man About Town this year was voted Screen Idol proving his worth as current sartorial mancrush. See after the jump for more of the winners.

Matt Baron/BEI/Rex Features

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Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities

David Beckham appears on the cover of GQ’s 20th anniversary issue

By admin on October 31st, 2008

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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.

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T-shirts, Polos & Shirts

How to: The perfect turn up

By Jonathan Smith on September 17th, 2008

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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:

1- Flip your cuff back, then pull it up toward your elbow, allowing the sleeve below to turn inside out as you go. Stop when the cuff is just above your elbow.

2- Evenly roll the inside out shirting that is now below the cuff until it’s covering half the cuff, locking in the sleeve.

3- Leave the rest of the cuff out so that it subtly flies out of the roll.

4- Admire your new look in the mirror. Briefly. Now swagger out the door.

[Image: Rex Features]



Clothing, Entertainment

GQ Upgrade: A style intervention

By admin on September 9th, 2008

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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.

The good thing about this article was that it didn’t attempt to change the person’s style, simply upgrading the look with similar clothes, colours and patterns in a much better fit. The bad side was that the ‘after’ looks could have been done just as well with more mid-range items, seeing as a 19 year old estimating contractor isn’t going to buy a Dolce & Gabbana blazer any time soon.



Clothing, Heroes and Celebrities

The Good and The Bad and Ugly from the GQ Man Of The Year Awards 2008

By Jonathan Smith on September 3rd, 2008

Mark Ronson.jpgLast 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).

The outfits worn at the event all aired on the subtle side but there was a good range of style from damn awful to “DAMN! You look good bro!” Jump through for my selection of the good and the bad and ugly.

[Images: Rex Features]

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Footwear, News, Trends

Forget flip flops, spend the rest of the summer in sandals

By admin on July 30th, 2008

flip flop picture o'brien gq.jpgPopsugar 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.

O’Brien says: “Flip-flops are for the beach or maybe for washing the car or spaniel. They are not the next big thing. They are the last sad thing on the road to stylistic surrender.” Worst of all are the ‘sporty’ or dress flip flop with rugged all-terrain stylings (left), they should never be worn. See after the jump for my pick of the best sandals so you’ll never have to resort to flip flops again.

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Heroes and Celebrities, News

Prince Michael of Kent at Henley Regatta

By admin on July 4th, 2008

prince michael of kent henley regatta.jpgPrince 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.

See after the jump for some more evidence of M-Ken’s sartorial superiority, he is pictured in one of his trademark dark suits with his son Lord Frederick. There is also an image of him donning a combo of tie dye t-shirt, athletic shorts and deck shoes, a summer outfit I’d be proud to put my name to.

Rupert Hartley/Rex Features

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Designer Spotlight, Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, News

Donatella Versace dedicates SS09 line to Barack Obama

By admin on June 24th, 2008

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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.”

Obama will probably just thank Versace and move on, because he’s already been slated for being a ‘GQ candidate’. The thinking behind that slur is ridiculous, as it insinuates that spending time on your appearance has to be to the detriment of other characteristics. This also shows just how famous Obama is right now, with a world renowned designer using his name to garner some press attention.



Heroes and Celebrities, News

Jess Cartner Morley dissects Barack Obama’s style

By admin on June 6th, 2008

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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. His trademark is a slim-fitting black suit, and a sense of spit and polish; a very starched white shirt, a very shiny dark shoe. The dark tailoring gives him gravitas, and – in photos at least – adds presence to his slim figure.

I must admit Barack Obama does cut quite a dash in the sartorial wasteland of US politics, his dark, slim-fitting suit has become his trademark and defines him as someone modern and efficient.

More on Obama:
Barack Obama on the cover of February’s GQ

Presidential Major Moment = Red Tie, Obama follows suit

[Source, Image: KPA/Zuma/Rex Features]

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Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, News

US GQ- June 2008: Shia LaBeouf by Peggy Sirota

By Will Reid on May 21st, 2008

shiagq.jpgThere 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.

Here we have Shia LaBeouf- star of the latest Indiana Jones film. LaBeouf has come a long way since his days as the curly haired, Hawaiian shirt-wearing Louis Stevens and the cover of this month’s US GQ sees him in great trench coats, nautical-inspired knits and skinny jeans.

I do, however, object to that follicle growth appearing in his mouth region (could I have made that sound any more disgusting?!) It looks like GQ have got the make-up artist to pencil in a goatee. Ugh!

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Designer Spotlight, News

Marc Jacobs interview

By admin on April 17th, 2008

marc_jacobs_page_1_image_0001.jpgMen.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.

While it’s great he’s decided to get fit and all, he does look slightly bizarre – like a regular persons head stickered on top of a picture of a Calvin Klein model. Andy Peters and Gary Rhodes also have this effect and there’s something slightly unsettling about the look of it. Not that I’m knocking them for working out, I’m just saying.

[Picture by Martin Schoeller/Taken from men.style.com]



Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities

US GQ- May 2008: Robert Downey Jr.

By Will Reid on April 16th, 2008

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Yesterday, I really enjoyed Jason’s piece on the right-wing tendencies of modern magazines but this obviously doesn’t apply in America- well that’s if the latest US GQ cover is anything to go by. The actor Robert Downey Jr. stars and this time it is not with props from his latest Iron Man movie (ah, Gwyneth) but in seemingly fetish-inspired stocking hats and stripes. Would you expect anything less from Terry Richardson?

“The jail time, the lousy movies… Those days are gone…in the best shape of his (very hard-lived) life, throwing back algae shakes, developing the armor of a superhero, and yes, conquering demons.”

More great stuff after the jump!

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