GQ October 2021

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United States
Conde Nast US
10 Issues

in this issue

4 min
the new rules of fall outerwear

Heavenly Coats, Quilted Trousers, and Gloves With Pockets: FOUR COATS IN ONE This season, longtime friends Kim Jones and Chitose Abe consecrated fashion’s most powerful collab with a Dior Men x Sacai capsule that brings Jones’s luxe sensibility to Abe’s characteristic hybridized sportswear ($6,700). BABY CASHMERE SCARF This Loro Piana scarf has a classic pattern but a rarefied composition: It’s made from the ultrasoft cashmere of baby Capra hircus goats ($1,225). LOOONG OVERCOAT In the realm of military-inspired outerwear, the shin-length deck coat is an underrated classic—and making a comeback thanks to 1017 Alyx 9SM ($1,800). THE ULTIMATE FLEECE A Bathing Ape founder Nigo was one of Virgil Abloh’s first mentors in fashion; they’ve reunited to produce LV2, a capsule of next-level grails—like this deep-pile Damier check shearling—at Louis Vuitton Men’s (price upon request). COIN PURSE GLOVES Miuccia Prada famously…

11 min
a legendary leading man tries his hand at hollywood

WHEN THEY FIRST MET to discuss casting what would become the Wlatest Marvel movie, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, producer Jonathan Schwartz asked the film’s director, Destin Daniel Cretton, who his dream choice was to play their villain. Wenwu, the estranged father of the film’s hero, was many things—a stylish underworld boss, an ancient Chinese warrior, and a high-powered modern man—so Cretton needed someone with range. Immediately, he thought of one of his favorite actors. “Tony Leung,” he said, “but he’ll never do it.” Schwartz replied, “Let’s try.” The preeminent Hong Kong actor of his generation and one of international cinema’s greatest stars, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, now 59, moves with the smoldering, understated charm of an old-world matinee idol. His performances often make his films feel like…

6 min
kings of the road

MAGNUS WALKER, THE grizzled English car collector and expert MPorsche restorationist, taps the hood of a 1971 911 T, stark white with a fire-engine red hood and primary-blue bumpers. We’re standing in the 26,000-square-foot L.A. garage in which the 54-year-old houses one of the finest Porsche collections outside the company’s own Stuttgart museum. But the 30-odd cars Walker has parked here, he wants it to be known, are more than mere display pieces. “Some people like to go to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, put [their car] on a golf course, have judges with white gloves and Q-tips tell them what’s wrong with it, and then go home with a plaque,” he says. “I’m not that guy.” Walker, who’s known as the Urban Outlaw after the title of a 2012 documentary made…

4 min
around the world in 13 chairs

SHOP CHAIR DESIGNER: Tom Sachs COUNTRY: USA In typical Sachs fashion, the concept of the perforated Shop Chair is as much about the nature of design as it is about sitting. With an Eames-like seat and rubber flex mounts for comfort, and a thick maple plywood base, it’s a perfect example of how the artist turns something familiar into something extraordinary. $2,000 PUFFY LOUNGE CHAIR DESIGNER: Faye Toogood for Hem COUNTRY: England Produced by Swedish furniture maker Hem, Toogood’s lounger combines an inviting quilt-like cushion with a steel frame—a design so minimal it feels near-incomplete. It comes in a range of leather and cloth options, with different color bases, so you can choose either stark and clinical or warm and relaxing. $2,789 NO. 0 CHAIR DESIGNER: Front for Weiner GTV Design COUNTRY: Sweden Stockholm studio Front’s reinterpretation of Gebrüder Thonet Vienna’s beyond-classic No.…

38 min
sincerely, matt damon

No one notices the masked man sitting on a bench at the back of the Malibu Seafood Fresh Fish Market & Patio Café’s covered seating area. Nobody catches—floating in the warm ocean breeze above the drone of the cars on the Pacific Coast Highway and the smush of the crashing waves beyond—any of the telltale snippets that might prod them to look twice: “…I mean, Bono lived down the street…” “…There was the moment when I passed into the realm of being somebody who was an elder statesman versus the new guy. You know, I never was clear when that happened. It was just kind of like I woke up one day and that was the case…” “…Those last few days of shooting, we knew that we were going to get shut down…” “…You…

16 min
good as job

RECENTLY, WHILE VISITING New York from his home in Los Angeles, the sneaker designer Salehe Bembury decided to look up his pal Action Bronson. They met up to go bodysurfing at an indoor wave pool in New Jersey, and then they took in a few Knicks playoff games in seats nearly kissing the hardwood. At one game, Bronson, wearing a ’90s Patrick Ewing jersey, received a standing ovation; on the broadcast you could see Bembury wearing his signature rolled-up beanie. Bembury and Bronson’s relationship began, as so many do in Bembury’s line of work, with a pair of sneakers. “A lot of the relationships are like, ‘Hey, I send you shoes,’” he says. “But I definitely have some buddies now that are pretty well known.” Bembury himself is increasingly well known,…