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GQ March 2019

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in this issue

2 min.
who’s in your style entourage?

WELCOME TO THE first proper fashion issue of this new, more fashion-forward era of GQ. As you’ll see in these pages, we are smack in the middle of an anything-goes, no-holds-barred moment of style. For me, a world without dress codes is thrilling. But still: I need guardrails. I need guidance. I need the counsel of an entourage. When it comes to style, we all need a reliable cadre of designers—a squad whose clothes simply work for us, make us more ourselves. The cash you spend funds the designer’s vision. The designer’s vision helps define your own. It’s reciprocal. Everybody wins. So to encourage you to build your own crew, I thought I’d kick o≠ this issue by introducing you to mine. Feel free to borrow a few. I’m grateful for each…

2 min.
fashion drops

Hermès Secures the Bag Developed in the early 20th century as a carryall for horse riding gear, the Haut à Courroies (think of it as a Hulked-out Birkin) has a whole new groove for 2019. The tie-dye effect comes from hand-applying different hues during the tanning process, so each bag is one of a kind. We suggest putting your name on the waiting list, like, yesterday. Boglioli Takes a Bath Boglioli specializes in tailored jackets that are as comfortable and unstructured as your favorite sweater. Now, after two soaks in a tinted salt bath, they’re like an expertly tailored take on the tie-dyed-T-shirt wave. Goyard’s Go Bag The ultimate status symbol of low-key luxury, Goyard’s ultra-lightweight Saint-Louis tote was originally designed as a reversible beach bag (and has quickly caught on with well-heeled resort-goers). This…

4 min.
the first family of streetwear

DESPITE THE STOIC exterior of the Gibbs’ cement-Lego house, things were buzzing when I arrived. The family dog, Binga, greeted me enthusiastically in the yard, prompting Chris to wonder about who’d left the back door open again. (The dog had clearly snuck out.) Chris—who’s the owner of Union, L.A.’s streetwear-meets-high-fashion mecca known for specializing in what’s next—excused himself to take a quick call for his Jordan collaboration (a project that, even in an era when hyped sneakers are a dime a dozen, felt like a major occasion in streetwear) while Beth described for me the wardrobe she designed for Native Son, the forth-coming film adaptation of Richard Wright’s novel. Solomon, Chris and Beth’s 14-year-old, was mid–guitar lesson. But Ishmael, 12, was the most preoccupied, engaged in a life-or-death NFL 2K…

5 min.
why does fame keep sticking to cole sprouse?

COLE SPROUSE IS waiting for me at a Culver City bar. It’s a low-key artists’ hang in an industrial zone—not where you’d look for a TV star like Sprouse, 26, but where he fits nonetheless. Sprouse and I head to the quiet back patio, and he lights a cigarette. His dirty-blond hair is dyed jet-black for his role as Jughead on Riverdale, the CW’s Twin Peaks–y series set in the Archie Comics universe. The show is in its third season, and Sprouse is a breakout. But he’s accustomed to the weird aura of fame: He’s had enough time in the spotlight to figure out which parts suit him and which don’t. Sprouse and his twin brother, Dylan, started acting at 8 months old. Cole appeared on Friends (as Ross’s son, Ben),…

1 min.
insider style

The most stylish men in Los Angeles just got their hands on the new Just Rémy Collection. This limited-edition collaboration consists of luxury basketball essentials: timeless lifestyle pieces that go way beyond the court. Here, GQ Insiders weigh in on where and how they’ll wear their Just Rémy pieces. @darrenwearsitwell Limited-Edition Cap “The collection offers up early 2000’s nostalgia that takes me back to my teenage years.” @perkensbienaime Limited-Edition Duffel “Love the classic and minimal aspect of this weekender. Job well Don(e).” @johnthebaptistla Limited-Edition Jersey “Paying homage to Don C and his signature look, I would pair it with a cool track bottom layered over a T-shirt and an iconic sneaker.” @rule_of_thumbs Limited-Edition Dopp Kit “As someone who is constantly on the go, carrying all my daily essentials in one amazing piece is life-changing.” @devanondeck Limited-Edition Sneaker Box “It’s a nod to my roots as…

2 min.
the greatest watch ever?

PATEK PHILIPPE HAS a long and storied history of making Perpetual Calendar chronograph watches. Since the early 1940s, the Swiss house has produced six versions, and I think this one, the reference 5970 in yellow gold, is the best in Patek’s vault of “grand complications.” Of the approximately 2,800 5970s said to be out there, the yellow-gold ones are the rarest—some speculate just 300 were made in 2008, the only year Patek is said to have produced them. But that’s not why it’s the best iteration of this series. To me, there’s just something about the yellow-gold case and creamy white dial that sets it apart. Patek’s tight production isn’t about creating artificial scarcity. It’s simply impossible to hand-make more than a limited number per year. It boggles the mind that so…