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British GQ

August 2019

GQ is the greatest magazine around, the men’s magazine with an IQ. Whether it’s fashion, sport, health, humour, politics or music, GQ covers it all with intelligence and imagination.

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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Conde Nast Publications Ltd
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british gq

Editor DYLAN JONES PA TO THE EDITOR Sophie Hamblett DEPUTY EDITOR Bill Prince CREATIVE DIRECTOR Paul Solomons CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER Jonathan Heaf MANAGING EDITOR George Chesterton FASHION DIRECTOR Luke Day STYLE AND GROOMING DIRECTOR Teo van den Broeke ASSOCIATE EDITORS Paul Henderson, Stuart McGurk SENIOR COMMISSIONING EDITOR Charlie Burton GQ.CO.UK EDITOR Anna Conrad GQ.CO.UK NEWS AND FEATURES EDITOR David Levesley ART DIRECTOR Keith Waterfield ASSOCIATE ART EDITOR Anna Gordon JUNIOR DESIGNER Oliver Hazelwood JUNIOR DIGITAL DESIGNER Poppy Malby JUNIOR VIDEO PRODUCER Mateo Notsuke PHOTOGRAPHIC DIRECTOR Robin Key PHOTOGRAPHIC EDITOR Anna Akopyan ASSOCIATE PICTURE EDITOR Alfie Baldwin CHIEF SUB-EDITOR Aaron Callow DEPUTY CHIEF SUB-EDITOR Glenda McCauley SUB-EDITOR August Stevens ENGAGEMENT MANAGER Robert Leedham SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR Hannah Blacklock JUNIOR DIGITAL EDITORS Faye Fearon, Olive Pometsey ONLINE PRODUCTION CO-ORDINATOR Eleanor Davies SOCIAL CONTENT EDITOR Kathleen Johnston FEATURES ASSISTANT Thomas Barrie JUNIOR STYLE EDITOR Zak Maoui JUNIOR FASHION EDITOR Angelo Mitakos CONTRIBUTING FASHION EDITORS Nick Carvell, Elgar Johnson, Tom Stubbs CONTRIBUTING STYLE EDITOR Michael Hennegan CONTRIBUTING…

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editor’s letter

One of the highlights of the British season, which begins in April with the Boat Race and finishes at the end of August with Notting Hill Carnival – taking in Glastonbury, the Cartier Polo, London Fashion Week Men’s and both the V&A and Serpentine summer parties on the way – is without doubt the Hay Festival. The sun-kissed (sometimes) smorgasbord of intelligentsia that takes place every summer on the border between England and Wales, at the very end of May, is not only the greatest literary festival in the world (slam dunk, no contest), but it’s also one of the few places where you can access world-renowned expertise for less than the price of a decent Panama hat (there are a lot of Panamas at this time of the year…

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this month on gq.co.uk

On set with cover star Raheem Sterling Behind the scenes of the Manchester City forward’s powerful cover shoot looks. Summer suits Stay cool this season and make sure you’re prepped for every wedding eventuality. Come rain or shine, these are the best suits to shop now. Wimbledon is here Stay up to date with the best-dressed visitors and read exclusive interviews with the players. The best books to dip into over the holidays Put down the remote and spend some quality time with the recommended literary classics on our definitive list. Feel-good 45-minute workouts Check out our regular personal training videos – your body (and wallet) will thank you. Photographs Hamish Brown; Getty Images…

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contributors

Alastair CAMPBELL For this issue’s cover story,GQ’s arch interrogator interviewed Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling, who has become a vocal critic of racism in football and the sporting press. “I was immediately struck,” says Campbell, “by the sense that there was a lot more to him than many modern footballers. I’m also interested in people who endure a lot of abuse and come out stronger. He’s in that category.” Hannah BLACKLOCK GQ’s new Social Media Editor will be following all the major events of the summer across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, including a fortnight of tennis at Wimbledon. “Covering sporting events is always a bit of a whirlwind,” says Blacklock. “You have to try to strike the perfect balance between engaging fans and promoting healthy debate, which is by no means an easy…

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exit, followed by ‘meh’

The scene is called “I Am Jack’s Smirking Revenge”. Somewhere near the early third of David Fincher’s screen adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’sFight Club (1999) we find ourselves with Edward Norton (“The Narrator”) in his boss’ office. Norton is in the throes of quitting then blackmailing his boss into keeping him on the payroll as “an outside consultant”. Trouble is, the boss – who Norton blames for repressing him day in, day out, in a life that he loathes – isn’t buying it: “Who the fuck do you think you are, you crazy little shit?” As the boss stands to call security and have Norton ejected from the premises, our narrator clenches his fist and decides to channel the person he so desperately wishes he was (spoiler: that’s Tyler Durden, Norton’s imaginary,…

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the fire movement promises you’ll never need to work again

Henry Smith lived a typical life, working his way up the corporate ladder. Straight out of university, he had found a contracting job in IT services in his hometown of Sydney, Australia. The money was good, but soon the mind-numbing work and long commutes took their toll. He desperately wanted a way out – and he found it in a dubious-looking finance blog called Mr Money Moustache. The site assured retirement years ahead of the norm to those who could follow a set of principles set forth by its founder, self-styled finance sage Peter Adeney. With no desire to keep at his dull career for another four decades, Smith (whose name has been changed at his request) quit his £70,000-a-year fulltime job in 2016 at the age of 31 with no…

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