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GQ April 2016

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Grammys + NBA All-StarsWe love a party like Kanye loves himself, so in February we threw two on the same weekend— first for the NBA All-Star Game in Toronto, hosted by Future, and then for the Grammys in L.A., hosted by birthday boy The Weeknd. (Winning two Grammys is a pretty solid birthday present, but he also got a fancy car and two cakes.) Here’s the tale of the tape.Grammys1 Taylor Swift (above, with GQ editor-in-chief Jim Nelson)1 Justin Bieber6 Grammy winners3 DJs (Diplo, Skrillex, A-Trak)1 McLaren, wrapped in a bow2 giant birthday cakes for The Weeknd1 wrecked prop car, per “The Hills” videoNBA All-Stars1 Future1 James Harden dancing to Rihanna2 Pop-A-Shot hoops6 0 points scored by J. J. Redick at Pop-A-Shot–12 degrees in Toronto7 feet of Andre Drummond1, 000,000…

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get the gq look

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE IN THE PAGES OF GQ? NOW YOU CAN GET IT—AND WEAR IT— RIGHT AWAYEACH MONTH, the editors of GQ will select a series of items from our pages available through our online retail partner, Mr Porter.comTO LEARN more—and see what we have chosen for you this month—go to a few of our picks from this issue...AMI Alexandre Mattiussi blazer p. 152Burberry trench coat p. 134Tom Ford jacket CoverTomas Maier shirt p. 66C LOCKW I S E F R O M TO P : A L AS DA I R MCL E L L A N ; J O N AT H O N K A M B O U R I S ; A L AS DA I R MCL E L L A N…

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the style guy

I was stylish before I had a kid, and I like to think I still am, now that I have a young son. But when I wear slim denim and suede Chelsea boots to the playground, I get some sideeye from the other parents. Should I back off my style?Never retreat. Never surrender. Fight with shield and blade and tailored fits—with all your might, my brother. I’m not sure where you live, but in my home base of Brooklyn, stylish dads are on every corner. Daily I see reminders that dads can dress stylishly— offspring and Off-White can co-exist. My only advice: Keep it practical. If you’re hitting the slides, maybe leave the Cucinelli cashmere sweater at home and grab some sneakers—even if they are Tom Ford trainers that cost…

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the rock ’n’ roll polo

GQ Endorses• Sure, it’s a menswear classic that can call to mind Waspy pastimes like golf, country-clubbing, and, well, equestrian sports—but the polo isn’t all champagne and caviar. The shirt and its history have as much to do with the underground as they do with the upper crust. Rock gods from Bowie and Jagger to Pharrell have worn them in crazy colors and eye-popping patterns, paired with eff-you pieces like beat-up moto jackets. And you should, too. Pull on a polo that’s loud enough for a lead singer, along with your skinniest suit or ripped-to-shreds jeans, and no one will ever mistake you for a man with a 5 handicap.Polo shirt by David Hart | $595 | ■…

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how to find a great tailor and make him your best friend

Leave the T-Shirt, Bring the CharvetIf you’re getting a suit tailored, wear your dress shoes and a dress shirt. Having jeans hemmed? Lace up the sneakers you wear most.Good Work Costs Good MoneyAsk up front about the cost of alterations so you’re not surprised later on. A tidy hem should be no less than $10; slimming a jacket might run upwards of $50. As Saltos says, “If a guy charges you $3 for a hem, don’t expect nothing. It’s gonna be crappy.” You shelled out $100 for pants—and five or ten (or 50) times that on a suit—so don’t cheap out now.First, Ask AroundBadger a particularly sharp friend—or the suited guy next to you in the elevator—for his tailor’s info. Pay it forward later. And please, never, ever pay a…

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it took a decade to bring you this much awesomeness

The beauty of Bastian’s clothes is that they can be remixed a hundred different ways.The King of Suave> Michael BastianESTABLISHED: 2006GQ CLASS OF: 2007, 2011HOMETOWN: New York CityThe Résumé of Tireless Cool• 2005: Bastian peaces-out as men’s fashion director at Bergdorf Goodman to follow a dream: launching his own Italian-made brand of “menswear building blocks at a luxury level.” Good idea: He soon wins his first GQ Best New Menswear Designer award.• 2010: Starts a fouryear run designing a Gant line infused with Wes Anderson whimsy. He then wins a second BNMDA nod, the only man to ever repeat.• 2013: For Uniqlo, designs polo shirts with pocket flaps and quirky prints—the first (and only) time we’ve wanted to wear the waving Japanese “lucky cat.”• 2016: His hundredpiece namesake line includes…