Men's Lifestyle

GQ March 2018

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10 Issues

In this issue

4 min.
we have revised our dreams

HEY, ALL, we’re going in a new direction here at GQ, and I want to tell you about it. Well, I want to tell you a little about it, and then I just want to do it, and then you can see what you think. It’ll change and evolve, as any magazine has to. We’re not running from anything; rather toward something new we’re feeling. We are as proud of every past issue of GQ as we are hopeful for the next, and regard each issue as another chance, however small, to revise our own history, maybe check the path we thought we were on. All of this is to say that alert readers will notice, over the coming months, new visual directions, changes in the architecture and stylings of the magazine,…

1 min.

Meet Daniel Riley Features editor Daniel Riley has worked at GQ for practically as long as he’s been out of high school. For our March cover story, he gets back in the high school groove with Call Me by Your Name and Lady Bird breakout Timothée Chalamet, who, despite being ten years Riley’s junior, is both suaver and richer. 1 How frequently did you raise your hand in class? Enough to need to use my other hand as a support. 2 What was your style of hand raise? Tense or floppy? “Well, if no one else wants to…” 3 Which Lady Bird scene most closely mirrors an experience from your high school days? When they stop hanging out in one parking lot to go hang out in another parking lot. 4 What’s the lamest thing you said to…

1 min.
gq best stuff

Treat Yo Self Whenever new grooming products, gadgets, or accessories arrive at our offices, there’s a sort of arms race to see who gets to try them out. Now you can enjoy the same deluge of swag without fighting a Supreme-clad fashion warrior (looking at you, Jake Woolf) for the best stuff. Just sign up for our subscription box at beststuffbox.gq.com to get a year of GQapproved presents sent straight to your doorstep. The innards of our Best Stuff box vary, but right now you’ll get wireless earbuds, a sneaker-cleaning kit, and Gillette’s newest razor. Anything is game, as long as it’s the best in its game.…

4 min.
welcome to the no-rules era of american style

In the future, when the humanoids look back on America circa 2018 from the streamlined tidiness of their little sprocket colonies on Mars, they will surely think: LOL. What a shit show! And also: What were they wearing? Politically, socially, environmentally—the world is a mess right now, and we’re all dressing for it. Fashion has always been a sign o’ the times, and the sign currently has a blood-red “A” scrawled across it. That’s right: anarchy. Over the past ten years, men have dressed like preps and lumberjacks. Mad Men and stylish geezers. Even the athleisure movement had its moment. But now a new lawlessness has taken hold of our wardrobes—even here at the GQ offices. Just today I passed one colleague wearing gray sweatpants and another wearing spit-polished Calvin Klein cowboy boots.…

1 min.
a trend explained

IN DEFENSE OF THE USELESSLY LONG BELT Historically, the statement belt was best left to the likes of punks (black with silver studs) and Las Vegas hoteliers (alligator)—meaning a belt that got noticed was not such a good idea. But then suits became optional. Pants got baggy, and sweatpants got skinny. Sneakers got everywhere, and then they got ugly—on purpose. And belts? Belts got long. Unreasonably long, in some cases: the webbed army-surplus belt of your childhood. Streetwear wizard Virgil Abloh turned an industrial-yellow ratchet strap (the kind that’s six feet long and secures cargo to truck beds) into a musthave accessory. I picked up my own too long D-ring belt, complete with an extra foot of leather that slaps against my leg as I walk. It doesn’t match my shoes,…

3 min.
bespoke for everybody!

What will the future of fashion look like? If you ask the disrupters in Silicon Valley, the answer—delivered by a dude in a hoodie and bad jeans—involves a bunch of invasive data collection and a subscription box full of algorithmically perfect T-shirts. If you ask Agyesh Madan, the future of fashion looks mostly like the past, only smarter—and with a few more pleats. Madan doesn’t seem like a Web 3.0 fashion prophet. He studied fabrics at Parsons and then honed his chops in product development at Isaia, the Neapolitan tailoring house famous for making silk-andcashmere blazers for hedge-funders and lesser royalty. Not exactly the stuff of #disruption. But before all that, he attended Stanford and worked as a computer engineer. So launching his own brand, Stòffa, in 2014, made sense for…