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GQ September 2017

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Say High, Amanda This month, Amanda Chicago Lewis makes her GQ debut, recounting her investigation into the multi-millionaire who may be plotting to control the burgeoning weed business. Lewis, based in Los Angeles, covers the marijuana industry. A pretty dope beat, if you ask us. 1 You’re a millionaire! What’s your monopoly? Cookies. 2 What’s your “millionaire just trying to look like a regular lady at Whole Foods” outfit? A caftan and big sunglasses. 3 Youwerea millionaire, but then you lost it all. How? Too much avocado toast. 4 What’s the best weed word? “Sinsemilla.” 5 What’s one product that should never have weed in it? Wine. 6 You organize your books... ...by how much I want to sleep with the authors. 7 Fill in the blanks: “Dance like no one is watching! —— like no one is ——!” Vape like no one is monitoring the…

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Bold-Faced Time • From demon eyes to frying eggs, cartoon graphics are shaping up to be this year’s biggest menswear trend. They’re already on shirts and shoes, and now they’re coming for your wrist. It actually makes perfect sense: In 2017, when the time of day is practically beamed directly from your iPhone into your brain, why wear a watch at all if you’re not trying to make a statement? Life is short. The hours pass quickly. Roll up your sleeve and take a chance.— —JIM MOORE Fendi Timepieces $1,675 fendi.com | Gucci $890 gucci.com Nixon $125 nixon.com | Coach $195 nordstrom.com…

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the gq x gap collaboration 2017

The three winners of our annual search for the best young talents in the business are ready to show what they’ve got. We call this year’s squad the Coolest Designers on the Planet. And we’re here to unveil highlights from their incredible new collections, available in Gap stores later this month UNITED ARROWS Patch Yourself Up (the Japanese Way) • “Kimono jackets are always one of the most popular items in our stores. For the jeans, we use a fabric made with a traditional Japanese stitching technique called sashiko. In Japan there was once a culture that repaired worn or torn workwear by sewing together different fabrics, and I wanted to mix this part of Japanese culture with denim that was born in America.” —MOTOFUMI “POGGY” KOGI, BRAND DIRECTOR AMI Be Nonchalant (Like a Frenchman) • “I…

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the future of streetwear

Heron Preston • Heron Preston has the best résumé in streetwear: He started out designing $50 Tupac T-shirts as a teenager, then went to design school, graduated to Nike, and made tour merch for Kanye before starting his own line. These days his aggressively populist graphic tees sell at N.Y.C. menswear temples like Barneys and Bergdorf. “Kids recognize they don’t have to be pigeonholed,” Preston says. “They wear Louis Vuitton or Gucci with Heron Preston. They mix and match highs and lows and create a whole new space.” Fear of God • When he’s trawling flea markets for inspiration, F.O.G. designer Jerry Lorenzo looks for one thing: silhouette. Color and pattern don’t matter, only the shape—a kind of punk athletic wear, channeling Allen Iverson’s defiant slouch. “A lot of times,” Lorenzo says, “…

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the future of streetwear

Amiri • Growing up a block off Sunset Boulevard, Mike Amiri couldn’t help but absorb ’80s glam-metal style— not the teased hair, the male mascara, or Tommy Lee’s codpiece but the shredded jeans and cut-off T-shirts and the age-old rock ’n’ roll principle: There’s nothing”) “These clothes give you something other than a look,” Amiri says. “They give you a story. An experience.” America’s Best Streetwear Streets Lorenzo and Amiri offer a guided tour of the L.A. epicenter THE HUNDREDS “They started in a cubbyhole of a store that just sold T-shirts, hoodies, and snapbacks,” Amiri says. “Now they have a few stores across the country. They were one of the first to turn streetwear into big business.” FOURTWOFOU • “They’re both a brand and a store,” Amiri says. “They curate young emerging designers from L. A.,…

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the style guy

2017 This month, style editor Mark Anthony Green takes fashion questions from a few of our famous friends, including Kumail Nanjiani, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and John Mayer Aren’t the best episodes of game shows the Celebrity Editions? It’s not just the presence of, say, Kareem Abdul- Jabbar (robbed on Jeopardy!) that makes these shows so watchable. It’s the vulnerability. You’re seeing people willing to go from paragon of perfection on the screen to instant normal guy behind the podium. Respect. So we shouldn’t have been surprised when we called up a few notable names and they hit us with questions as honest and shrewd as the ones posed by you (our slightly less famous readers) each month. John Mayer,guitar virtuoso, troubadour, watch collector What’s more important: the suit or the man who wears it?…