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GQ India

GQ India

October 2020

GQ believes #ChangeIsGood, and our September issue puts the focus on just that. The most elegant and out-of-the-box style influencers feature in a special shoot that decodes how the idea of masculinity has evolved in the fashion world. Explore local and sustainable reccos for a guilt-free sartorial facelift for both, wardrobe and your living space. Coffee aficionados, too, can be #vocalforlocal with our shoutout to home-grown brands. Also, meet our shortlist of six eco-warriors – driving incredible biodiversity work for the conservation of various species. And finally, don’t miss the interview with our cover star Vidyut Jammwal, a terrific action star who has made a name in Bollywood all by himself, and who’s doling out #fitspiration to his millions of followers every day on social media.

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2 min.
silver linings

Under normal circumstances, this issue would have contained the sumptuous GQ Men Of The Year portfolio. With all best laid plans upended, our flagship event is now scheduled for December. Yet, make no mistake: This month is teeming with excitement, led by the launch of our first Food & Drink Festival. This virtual event celebrates the pioneering individuals and brands who define the industry globally and locally, presenting their inspiring stories in a slick package of innovative, engaging programming. The focus is on tenacious, genius individuals who continue pushing boundaries, despite the challenges. It is also a toast to the good life. The restaurant business in India has been hit hard by the pandemic, with food critic Antoine Lewis estimating that close to 70 per cent of restaurants will never open…

3 min.
if you could time travel, you would...

Antoine Lewis “JUMP TO MY 70S: I’M REALLY A CURMUDGEONLY OLD MAN TRAPPED IN A YOUNGER MAN’S BODY.” WHO: Mumbai-based food writer who, when not eating his way through new restaurants, spends his time inventing unusual sandwiches and burgers. Instagram@antoinelewis. WHAT: “Dining In The Time Of Lockdown”, page 106 EATING TREND: “I’d like to see more community-based and regional restaurants; those are the true cuisines of India.” Colston Julian “BACK TO MY SCHOOL DAYS, WHERE WE LEARNED TO ENJOY THE SIMPLER THINGS IN LIFE THROUGH BOOKS, EXPERIENCES AND TRAVEL.” WHO: Photographer and director based in Mumbai, who’s also an adventure sports fan. Twitter @Colstonjulian1 and Instagram @colstonjulian WHAT: “Mumbai Central”, page 136 CHANGED PERSPECTIVE: “Documenting the ICU ward made me see a different side to photography – it made me reflect inwards and look at the human aspect in…

2 min.
true identity

Sikandar Kher ACTOR MUMBAI Your go-to items for conscious dressing right now “So usually it would be jeans, a T-shirt and shirt in cotton and linen, respectively. Mumbai is humid and hot so I’m comfortable in them. Also khakis and a shirt. But ideally, I would live in shorts and a T-shirt with some kolhapuris or comfortable sneakers.” @sikandarkher STYLE TIP A shirt over a T-shirt is a great way to combat humid conditions in a tropical climate and still be comfortable. Karishma Shahani-Khan, Wasim Khan and Zayn FOUNDER, SUSTAINABLE FASHION LABEL KA-SHA; SPATIAL AND INTERIOR DESIGNER, LEMON DESIGN PUNE How do you best promote a better lifestyle? “A conscious lifestyle doesn’t mean instantly altering the way we live. It can be achieved by making small changes in our daily lives. Something as simple as buying lesser that lasts longer can…

1 min.
head on

Your personal style: Classic, playful, effortless. A style rule you’ve always followed and still do. I always want to feel comfortable in what I’m wearing, whether I’m going to the farmer’s market or a work event. Your daily skincare routine. I try to keep my skin clean, healthy and moisturised. I don’t wear makeup if I don’t have to. Next up is No Time To Die. What was it like working with Cary Joji Fukunaga and Daniel Craig? I loved working with Cary and Daniel. They’re both really talented and exactly the kind of people I want to do movies with: hard-working, who really care about their work. What was it like to see the beauty of Havana recreated on set? The Bond team did such a great job with the Cuba set. It looked and felt exactly like…

2 min.
sunny disposition

“Wearable technologies will play no part in Tissot’s future plans,” says the brand’s newly appointed CEO, Sylvain Dolla. It’s an interesting statement that serves to highlight just what kind of product the new Tissot T-Touch Connect Solar is (“It’s a mouthful, is what it is,” we hear you say). “The Tissot T-Touch Connect is, first and foremost, a watch,” says Dolla, immediately dispelling any notion of Tissot’s latest hybrid being a smartwatch. In fact, the T-Touch line, having been launched in 1999, predates the concept of a smartwatch. It even made one association with Microsoft back in 2004, but the idea has been fairly clear ever since – a tactile, hard-boiled exterior coupled with the ability to interact with mobile phone apps. The latest edition adds solar cells to the…

3 min.
face to face

CLEAN-SHAVEN KIEHLʼS ULTIMATE BRUSHLESS SHAVE CREAM WHITE EAGLE The cool, menthol-meets-camphor combination of this cream is the shaving equivalent of sticking your face in the freezer. As the name suggests, you don’t need a brush to lay this one on evenly – just lather it on with your hands and let that razor glide. You’ll be left fresh-faced in more ways than one. ₹1,600 THE BODY SHOP MACA ROOT & ALOE POST-SHAVE WATER GEL FOR MEN If you’re keeping your face crisp and clean on the daily, a soothing (and delicious smelling) post-shave look should be part of your ritual. Aftershave cologne might be your current go-to, but compared to how hydrated the aloe and Peruvian maca notes of this cooling gel leave your skin, you might want to consider a switch. ₹1,395 STUBBLE BEARDO BEARD SHAPING &…