GQ Australia September / October 2019

GQ is the essential style guide for modern men, from grooming tips to fashion details, seductive menus to great travel ideas and the latest bars in which to drink and be seen. GQ Australia is a provocative mix of the very best writing, strong visuals and an unrivalled sense of achievement, intelligence and irreverence, the ultimate urban men's tip-sheet. It's the pinnacle of the premium men's lifestyle magazine market and covers style, culture, entertainment, tech, health, sport, luxury and life.

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the editor’s letter

For this year’s annual ‘Big Style’ issue, it made sense to have a music theme. All my childhood style icons are musicians. And it seems I’m not alone, either – a quick survey of the office raised mentions of Dean Martin, Gary Numan, Paul Weller, David Bowie, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix, Mick Jagger, (Kate Moss era) Pete Doherty, Debbie Harry, Courtney Love, Kid Cudi and the sound techie in Womack & Womack’s ‘Teardrops’ video. To each their own. But when you pose a question, are you obliged to answer it? Because Enrique Iglesias was once a style icon of mine. Anyway, not to discount the influence such icons have had on our life and style, for this issue we were keen to focus on who’s setting the style agenda of tomorrow.…

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ANGELA HO ILLUSTRATOR Thoughts on Silicon Valley after illustrating the story – all hype or are we really doomed? I don’t think it’s hype when 200 elections around the world were affected by Cambridge Analytica using Facebook data. Silicon Valley seems to have too much power to influence societies and after reading the article I think governments need to form policies to diminish this power. What aspect of the story did you find most alarming? That Peter Thiel injects the blood of teenagers. You’re currently based in Hong Kong – what do you miss most about Australia? Currently not being tear-gassed or moving around a city without the threat of unwarranted police violence. Hong Kong has been going through societal chaos since early June; I miss the relative freedoms of Australia and democratic process. You’ve…

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gq online

Away with the Emmys It’s Emmy Awards season again, which for most of us means arguing about the shows that didn’t get nominated. One thing (almost) everyone can get behind, though, is the record 32 nominations Game of Thrones earned. Disagree? Head to for the debate and all the best moments from the night. F1 SEASON As the World Championship continues, we turn our heads to Singapore where the GQ team will be on the ground bringing you an inside look at the most spectacular night race in the world. WHAT TO WATCH Not only will September see Pennywise re-emerge for the haunting second chapter of the It franchise, but GQ favourite and all-round-legend Sylvester Stallone will return in Rambo: Last Blood. For all the updates and reviews, go to SPRING CLEAN With the weather…

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GQ CRIBS From Tim Cahill’s $10m New Jersey mansion to Cristiano Ronaldo’s freshest holiday pad, we’re taking you inside the homes of your favourite stars to see just how insane their cribs actually are. MONDAY MOTIVATION Check in each Monday for a quick, effective workout plan designed to help you burn off the weekend. No fancy equipment needed, no extensive prior knowledge... so no excuses. PAY TO PLAY Whoever said money can’t buy happiness clearly hasn’t stayed in Australia’s most luxe hotels. We’ve found the most outrageous hotel rooms across the country that we promise won’t make you envious at all.…

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dan rookwood asks have you got grit?

Six months ago, I was lost in the midst of the worst crisis of my career. Nearly a year into a new job at a new company in a new city – and I was hating all three. Out of my comfort zone, out of my depth, my confidence hit rock bottom. When my boss found out I was on the verge of quitting, her response wasn’t the sympathetic arm-around-the-shoulder I might have anticipated. “Huh,” she shrugged insouciantly. “Thought you had more grit.” Those words have echoed through my head ever since. No one had ever accused me of lacking grit before, but maybe she was right. So I had to prove her wrong. Although I didn’t appreciate it at the time, in retrospect this was just the pep talk I…

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action time

There’s been ample talk about diversity in Hollywood lately. But progress aside, one particular area of the movie business remains stubbornly unchanged: action films. Even while, according to the MPAA*, women make up a majority of moviegoers, action stars are still mostly macho, muscular and overwhelmingly male. And while last year saw genres like comedy, drama and horror record strong numbers of female-led films, according to the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film, all but seven per cent of action leads were male. But that could be about to change. In fact, this year has already seen a spate of action heroines: Captain Marvel smashed the record for the highest grossing worldwide opening for a solo superhero movie when it premiered in March and Alita: Battle Angel…