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British GQ March 2020

GQ is the greatest magazine around, the men’s magazine with an IQ. Whether it’s fashion, sport, health, humour, politics or music, GQ covers it all with intelligence and imagination.

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United Kingdom
Conde Nast Publications Ltd
5,46 $(TVA Incluse)
41,96 $(TVA Incluse)
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5 min.
editor’s letter gentleman’s quartely

So, what does success mean to you today? Or, perhaps more importantly, what does your success mean to those people who judge you on such things? Because while everyone from C-suite power brokers to yoga instructors are continually being told by coaches and consultants that success right now means waking up and doing what you love all day, let’s face it, people never stop judging you. The difference these days is that the way we are judged has changed, as success right now is determined far more by influence than top-down power, by an ability to recognise diverse thinking, harness cognitive diversity and challenge age-old hierarchies. This month we publish the 2020 Most Influential list and there are surprises galore. Compiled by a team of industry experts – including the never-less-than-influential…

2 min.

Chris AYRES Google’s smartphone OS isn’t called “Android” by chance – it was named after Andy Rubin, a developer who, in 2014, abruptly left the company amid rumours of sexual misconduct. “If one man can sum up Google’s incredible success – followed by years of scandals – it is ‘Android Andy’ Rubin,” says writer Chris Ayres. Gary YOUNGE Stormzy is almost as well known as an activist as he is a musician. Gary Younge interviewed our cover star to better understand a young man who will endow a Cambridge scholarship as readily as he will write a No1 album. “Stormzy,” says Younge, “is like a cross between Mother Teresa – religious, giving, open and generous – and Muhammad Ali – confident, clever, engaging and funny. I’ve never met anyone quite like him.” Dave IMMS Photographer…

1 min.

Up your frame game Remember that digital photo frame you were given for Christmas ten years ago, took one look at and quickly regifted to your least favourite nephew? God, those things were atrocious. And yet, judging by the vast number of companies who made them, there was a consensus that they were the future. In a way, they should have been. It wasn’t that the idea was bad, it was the execution that wasn’t up to it. The screens were shoddy, the kit was hard to set up, the build felt cheap and they looked so ugly you would never want them on display in your house in the first place. In other words, all the things they should have been, they weren’t – until now. The Meural Canvas II…

1 min.
mirrors of all manly states

Strange to think that, until recently, it was a radical standpoint to say masculinity is a construct. The idea that there was an a priori link between being born a man and acting like a man was assumed to the point of orthodoxy; now we are much more open to the notion that gender is socially coded, a way of performing who you are. London’s Barbican Art Gallery has seized on this moment to present Masculinities: Liberation Through Photography, looking at how different, conflicting themes in masculinity – fatherhood, queer identity, hypermasculinity – have developed and been challenged from the Sixties until now, across 300 works by the likes of Richard Avedon, Karlheinz Weinberger, Peter Hujar and Annette Messager. You’ll find wrestlers, politicos, soldiers and, erm, ultra-close-up shots of men’s…

1 min.
doing nothing? there’s a word (and book) for that

Sure, sometimes it’s weird that English doesn’t have a word for certain things – Schadenfreude, frisson – but mostly it’s because that thing is so banal we can’t be bothered to come up with one. The book world has made a fortune pretending otherwise. Enjoy being warm? May we introduce you to “hygge”! Think moderation is good? Welcome to “lagom”! The new publishing non-topic liable to make you want to punch yourself in the face is “niksen” (see Carolien Janssen’s new book, right), the act of doing absolutely nothing, which is presumably what the commissioning editors behind this stuff like to fill their days with. But, hey, at least they’ll make money – the real joke’s on the readers. Picture them, feet up on their made.com ottoman, “Live, Laugh, Love”…

1 min.
rugby’s fashion conversion

Rugby shirts (the old-fashioned contrast-collar ones, not those silly skintight things the players insist on wearing now) have long held an important position in the annals of men’s style. David Hockney – arguably the most stylish artist ever to have lived – would regularly wear a rugby shirt, as would a young Mick Jagger. So when we discovered they were back on the pitch for SS20, our wardrobes were all aquiver. Originally cut from ultra-thick cotton in order to prevent them from being ripped in the scrum, this season’s rugby shirts are equally cotton rich and designed to be worn with as much preppy pep as they would have been back in the day. Make like Hockney and team yours with a pair of wide-leg slacks in a contrast colour…