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GQ GQ Style - Spring 2016

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it’s the sexiest season of the year

IS ANY TIME MORE glorious than springtime? The snow melts away. The flowers bloom. Women shed their Snuggie-like arctic parkas in favor of little strappy dresses and thin cotton tank tops that allow their shoulders to get smooched by the sun. It’s all so joyous, hormonal, and intense that a man can start to over-rev a little. The engine can run a bit hot. And this season, we say: Don’t fight it. Because, as you’ll see in this issue, the wild and libidinous sexual energy of the 1970s has returned to menswear. So grow out your hair. Put on the kind of brown suit that hasn’t been seen since the Boogie Nights days. Undo a button or three on your most fearsomely floral shirt. Wear a belt buckle that draws attention…

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gq style

MAN ON FIRE • In his prime as an actor and playboy— we’re talking late ’60s, and basically all of the ’70s—Warren Beatty conquered Hollywood with raw charisma, roguish looks, and alpha-male sex appeal. (Dig that wide stance.) Our tribute (page 74) explains how to peacock the Beatty way. HENDRIX PLAYS THE BLUES • With fashion, as with music, Jimi Hendrix knew how to layer tone upon tone until the effect became singularly electrifying. This issue is full of tricks like that: little style moves that seem complicated at first glance but really aren’t that hard. We’ll teach you how to dress like a rock star—or, if that’s not your thing, like a prep, or a skater, or…a painting? Read on.…

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brown is the new khaki

+ SPRING HAS FINALLY broken, and we’re ready for a new go-to suit. Something striking. Something that works for business, or barhopping, or a whole slate of summer weddings. Sure, khaki’s always reliable, but suddenly brown looks fresher. Cosmopolitan brown, like the cool guys wear at Wes Anderson’s stylish Bar Luce in Milan. Handsome brown, which has always worked at the office but now has swagger and sex appeal. (Especially with a tan.) It’s the suit color of the moment and the easiest way to look a whole lot, well, richer all season long MEET OUR BUDDY MARIANO He looks so good in a brown suit that we asked him to wear the clothes in the rest of the issue, too. Watch him closely and copy his moves. It’s Gotta Be… Which Shoes,…

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15 ways to wear your brown suit

1. To the office (duh) 2. To a wedding, instead of khaki. (You’ll be the only one this year. Next year? Don’t count on it.) 3. With a crisp lightblue dress shirt and a dark tie 4. Over a Henley 5. With a white band-collar shirt (look it up) 6. Double-breasted, with the jacket open and your sleekest tortoiseshell shades (like you’re from Italy) 7. Single-breasted, with a T-shirt and your sleeves pushed up (like you’re from Miami) 8. Just the jacket— with super-faded denim 9. Just the pants— with a cotton turtleneck 10. With loafers 11. With espadrilles 12. With your best bench-made dress shoes 13. To meet the parents 14. With a baseball cap 15. Anywhere you’d wear plain old blue or gray…

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bolder, bigger, brighter (but still skinny)

Why Stop with One? The right brown for you depends not just on your taste but also on your hair and complexion. Try on four; buy the one (or ones) that makes you look the most handsome. Keep Those Dogs on a Leash We are into flowers, dots, and abstractions. But not novelties like golf clubs or puppies. The tie Oscar Isaac wears here isn’t as bright as the ones at left. Instead, the boldness is in the mix of various tonal grays in this look. That’s what we call advanced suiting. + BECAUSE practically no one has to put on neckwear in 2016, the coolest new ties are twisted versions of the square business bibs that bankers wore in the ’90s. But this time around, there are a couple of key distinctions: The patterns…

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the raining champs

+ IN THE UNPREDICTABLE spring, when a lovely sundappled morning can turn apocalyptically stormy by afternoon, you need a couple of great jackets that can handle any weather. We suggest two: a trench coat to cover your suit and a parka to beat the rain on weekends. Start with one, then add the other according to your budget and your local Doppler radar THE TRENCH WHAT IT IS Double-breasted with wide lapels, shoulder epaulets, and adjustable belts at the waist and wrists. WHY YOU NEED ONE It’s the iconic raincoat, worn by cool guys from Bogie to Beckham to Brad Pitt. HOW TO WEAR IT Whether in Thomas Burberry’s original khaki or the sleek black designed by Tom Ford, a trench is un-screw-uppable over a T-shirt, sweater, or (especially) suit. THE PARKA WHAT IT IS A lighter, sportier version of…