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GQ June/July 2019

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2 min.
ode to a well-tailored soul

WHEN WE KICKED OFF this new era of GQ back in February with Frank Ocean on the cover and a renewed focus on cutting-edge fashion and style, it wasn’t necessarily a given that Seth Rogen would be one of our first five covers. ¶ But then Rogen debuted his film Long Shot at SXSW in March to sparkling reviews. In the film stills, he was wearing a cool nylon windbreaker and a dad cap. And at the premiere, he showed up in a slick electric blue suit while sporting an easy confidence that knocked my wig back. He looked stylish and proud. He looked like he cared—about the film he put so much work into as producer and star. But also about himself. He was kinda glowing. He seemed fully embodied.…

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KELSEY NIZIOLEK Illustrator Niziolek contributed the art to the four stories that make up our summer beach reads. She went to Catholic school for nine years, so Sean Flynn’s tale about “two nuns [allegedly] stealing a bunch of money and partying it away” got her attention. “It’s tempting to convince people you’re something you’re not,” she says of the public’s fascination with conning, adding, “I’ve watched a ton of Catfish lately.” Office Grails…

3 min.
flex on the beach

Welcome to Your Most Stylish Summer Ever Miuccia Prada’s summer collection is so ’60s Amalfi Coast on acid you’ll feel like you’re poolside at a hotel in Positano, no matter where you are—even if it’s just in a lawn chair in your front yard. Drops Noah’s New Suit These ultra-durable wear-with-everything made-in-Italy nylon shorts are the new vacation style staple ($148). Brunello Cucinelli’s Shortcut The only thing Mr. Cucinelli—the king of sporty Italian luxury—skimps on with these swim trunks is their length ($575). Amiri, Animal-Style Because you never know when Keith Richards is going to invite you to a pool party in West Hollywood ($390). Versace’s Rococo Flow The Italian brand’s baroque board shorts are maximalist in every way, from the pattern to the knee-length inseam ($495). Emporio Armani’s Bold Streak When your Speedo is hang-drying in the cabana, these flashy ultra-light…

1 min.
gq report

GENTLEMEN’S QUARTERLY EST. 1957 February 2019, New York Rémy Martin Slam Dunk Contest Party Basketball fans packed GQ’s The Gent SoHo penthouse to watch the annual Slam Dunk Contest in high style—and to get a glimpse of the limited-edition Rémy Martin luxury lifestyle collection. With custom cocktails from Rémy Martin and GQ Insiders on the scene, the crowd toasted the ‘Just Rémy’ launch and were among the first to get their hands on these basketball-inspired streetwear essentials. Twiter is a registered trademark of Twitter, Inc Facebook® is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc. All Instagram logos an trademarks are property of Instagram, LLC.…

3 min.
the totally fearless and gloriously free style of george michael

THERE HE WAS, in head-to-toe black on David Letterman’s couch, joking about the police sting that outed him and his sex life to the whole world. George Michael might have been embarrassed in 1998—anyone might have, even in 2019—that an arrest in a Los Angeles public bathroom became fodder for every comedian on earth, but when he appeared on late-night TV to address the issue head-on, he looked so damn dignified in a three-button blazer and slightly flared trousers that it made explicit what we already knew deep down: That there was nothing to be ashamed of. That even if you are outed against your will, you can do what gay men have always done in the face of adversity, which is navigate a treacherous world with a cool sense…

4 min.
how to go blond (or pink or blue or green…)

IT’S FITTING that the cover of the seminal album of the decade, Blond, features the elusive Frank Ocean with a jolt of Kermit the Frog–colored hair. He’s in the shower, as if washing out some slimegreen dye, ready to emerge reborn. Is there an act of personal expression more of the moment—or at least more perfectly suited for the Instagram age—than dyeing your hair? It taps into our innate desire for re-invention, which might be why humans have been doing it for millennia. In ancient Rome, prostitutes were required to dye their hair blond—then the look spread to all levels of Roman society, as counter-cultural trends often do. In recent history, though, conspicuous hair color has been associated with punk rock, skateboarding, and spontaneous youthful idiocy involving a bottle of hydrogen…