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GQ Australia February 2017

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
editor’s letter

Well, thank fuck that’s over. You could almost hear people the world over expel those words like a Mexican wave of mass relief as the clock struck midnight in succession around the globe on January 1, 2017. Feigned enthusiasm replaced the usual revelry for ringing in the New Year through sheer exhaustion from 2016 – a year that for all intents and purposes, sucked. It’s almost too much to think just how much crapness was crammed into those 366 days. From terrorism in Paris, Orlando and Nice to absurdity in US and British politics that saw, well you know what it saw – the shock and awe of world events became so shocking and awful that at times it was hard to believe they were true. Then to top it all…

4 min

NICOLE BENTLEY PHOTOGRAPHER For our take on ‘Back to Work’ (p104), Bentley had the ‘tough’ job of making Aussie supermodel Jordan Barrett look good in photos. She succeeded. JORDAN’S A COOL KID – WHAT WAS HE LIKE TO WORK WITH? A dream – he’s one of those rare special ones. His presence in front of the lens matches his beauty in the flesh. HE’S KILLING IT AT THE MOMENT – WHY IS THAT? He’s got that cool, young heartthrob appeal. He also has got a magnetic personality that draws people to him and his beauty and presence just amplifies him beyond the norm. TELL US ABOUT THE SHOOT. We wanted to capture his expression, movement and range. The fashion has a nostalgic nod and Jordan gave it the ‘now’ factor. It was a bit of a day in…

1 min
gqaustralia .com. au

FITNESS Time To Lose We help move any excess holiday weight by kick-starting your metabolism with workouts and meal plans designed with obtainable results in mind. GROOMING Begin Your New Year Afresh Silly season is over so it’s time to tackle those dark circles, unkempt facial hair and your bloated liver with our handy five-step guide to scrubbing up before heading back to work. GQ INC. How To Make Bold Career Moves Pluck up the courage to make some professional moves – from turning a passion project into a business to embracing a new industry or career path. 2017 will be a memorable year – that’s a GQ guarantee. STYLE Make Runway Fashion Work Whether you want to renew your personal style or simplify the wardrobe, we reveal this year’s top trends and explain how to tailor them to daily office…

3 min

WHAT’S TRENDING ON SOCIAL MEDIA I bought your magazine to perve on Chris Hemsworth and I'm relieved to say I wasn’t disappointed. Those guns, “sigh”, and I was equally impressed with his size 12 feet. But, patent leather shoes? No man looks good in shiny shoes, they look cute on four-year-old girls in flippy dresses, but not Thor. I expect better styling next time GQ, and I may continue to buy you. ROBYN, VIA EMAIL Those guns, indeed. Robyn, we’re so pleased you weren’t disappointed! As for shiny shoes, we’ll let Thor know as they were his desired choice. Thanks @gqaustralia for the cover, as you can see from the photo my hands are still really sore from signing every one of the 100,000,000 copies you had printed, but it was worth it. CHRIS HEMSWORTH,…

4 min
what comes next?

“TRUMP’S IN THE WWE HALL OF FAME – AND NOW HE’S LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD.” By the time you read this, Donald J Trump will have taken the oath of office and become the 45 President of the United States.* A noteworthy fact is that he’s actually the 44 President – Grover Cleveland was elected on two occasions and for reasons lost to the sands of time, is counted twice. But that’s not the most noteworthy incident – that honour goes to the simple fact that Donald J Trump, most famous for being a reality TV star, is the new leader of the free world. Right now, opinion columnists the world over are hypothesising about what the world will be like under President Trump. If the past 12 months have taught…

2 min
loyle carner

Looking at the current state of rap, you don’t need us to point out that the past few years have seen a major shift in attitude. Articles on the genre’s new sensitivity (usually anchored with a Drake or Kendrick Lamar reference) are as common as Tupac conspiracy theories. Maybe we are seeing a bling backlash: we live in uncertain times, emotions are closer to the surface, awareness seems to be worth more than the celebrity lifestyle pushed by Yeezy and his cliques. So if there was a time to connect with the tunes of rising South London rapper Ben Coyle-Larner (aka Loyle Carner), it’s now. Since first appearing on a track by Irish rapper Rejjie Snow in 2013, he began building a following in the UK through his critically acclaimed EP, A…