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GQ Australia August 2018

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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3 min
the editor’s letter

Last week my best friend texted me to say his mother had been diagnosed with cancer. She had three months to live. Sitting on the ferry home, I tried to process these words from across the globe in a controlled, dare I say ‘blokey’ manner. I couldn’t. Seeing tears stream down my face, the gentleman opposite me whispered, “Are you all right, mate?” My friend’s mother is like a surrogate mother to me, she’s been in my life longer than she has not. I wasn’t all right, and sobbing in front of fellow commuters served to demonstrate that. I replied to the message as best I knew how, then later I was pleased my friend called and we had a DMC* – sharing support, counselling advice, laughter and more tears. Now, two blokes blubbing into…

3 min

ADAM BAIDAWI INTERVIEWED/ CHASED DOWN HENRY CAVILL, P92 OK, cards on the table, DC or Marvel? I’m comic book agnostic. I’ll take a solid story with well-written characters, please. Don’t care whose logo comes before the titles. So how was your time with Superman? Good. He’s certainly quiet. But over the years I’ve found that can often make for a great story. A lot has been said of Henry’s moustache – inspire you to grow one of your own? Important: My father rocked what I consider to be a top-three all-time moustache, nailing all the key components: shape, density and attention to detail. More important: there’s no fucking way I could pull one off. Manage to sneak in any last-minute training for the run? I’ve come to accept my fate as a GQ writer – these guys will be…

1 min
gq online

OPEN ROAD TEST These online GQ IQs celebrate all things new and brilliant in the mechanical world. This month finds our resident motorhead giving Alfa Romeo’s new ‘Stelvio Quadrifoglio’ a damned good thrashing in the foothills of Corsica. Ferrari’s SUV hasn’t dropped yet, but this’ll do for now. GQ SHORTS In our latest video series, we put our ears to the ground and snoop out the most unique and creative artisan craftsmen Australia has to offer, putting modern spins on age-old crafts. This episode’s focus: Rowland Perry, just one dude making world-class knives out of recycled skate decks. SUBSCRIBE TO GQ AUSTRALIA ON YOUTUBE TO SEE MORE. Follow us @GQAustralia Tag us #GQAustralia…

1 min
gq directory eat • shop • play

Queensland getaways With no mobile reception and just the right amount of sun, Heron Island is the place to fully switch off from the world. See more at GQ.com.au Australia’s best gin Independent distilleries and microbreweries are popping up in nearly every run-down warehouse in Australia. And repping the Harbour City’s burgeoning craft gin scene is Archie Rose Distilling Co. See more at GQ.com.au Mel > Syd the right way Replete with locally sourced food and NSW wines, Berry’s South on Albany is the kind of hidden gem that makes any interstate road trip worth it. See more at GQ.com.au…

1 min
behind the scenes

For a state that’s often the butt of Australian jokes, Tasmania – rich in history, culture and delicious oysters – has a lot going for it. It’s also where we took Brazil’s Teixeira for one of this issue’s exclusive fashion shoots on page 114. If you’re anything like us, you’ll go for a weekend and leave wishing you could stay the week. Teixeira, our leading man, was especially enamoured by the island’s beauty. Spotting a seal catching some morning rays during our shoot at the Bay of Fires was a highlight for the Brazilian, as was throwing down some farm-fresh oysters before jumping on set at Lease 65 oyster farm in St Helens. Nothing like a protein hit. We rested our heads at the Henry Jones Art Hotel in Hobart and Freycinet…

4 min
the agenda

There is an old Scottish proverb that goes, ‘They speak of my drinking but never of my thirst’. Australians have a thirst for drinking that few countries can match. For most of us, that thirst rarely comes into question until either something really bad happens while we’re drinking (and we remember it) or we get to a point where the way we drink starts to impinge on our thirst for other things that become more important to us. Things like our health, our dignity or our Sunday mornings. Most of us believe we’ve earned our thirst; we deserve it. But sometimes, a hard-earned thirst needs a big cold break. We all know that drinking less is a good thing for us. It’s good for our bodies – never mind our health…