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GQ Australia June/July 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

Once upon a time, a legacy was exclusive to people in positions of power. They were stories written into the history books as gospel, celebrated and unchallenged. Today, a lot has changed. For a start, we’re all shaping our legacies, all the time. And everything is challenged. Social media is a modern-day ‘source’ to document history, which is as scary as it is wonderful. It’s meant legacies are less about egotistical accolades and more about the impact we can have on the broader society. It got me thinking, as we gear up to celebrate our 20 birthday later this year, it’s less about defining GQ Australia’s place in history, and more about how we can celebrate others who are making a positive change. Not many Australians are creating a legacy quite like Hugh…

1 min
men’s fashion weeks hit europe

Worn, sorted and curated. Discover this season’s best men’s fashion from the world’s leading designers during the European shows this June and July. From outerwear and sports luxe to edgy suiting and linen tailoring, we’ll be sitting front row at the men’s shows as well as propping up the bars at the brightest parties across London, Paris and Milan fashion weeks. GQ INSIDERS Our home-grown style community will be out on the streets in their finest threads and reporting back on the weird and wonderful styles spotted outside the shows. DISSECT THE RUNWAY Our fashion editor will be shining a light on the key looks and trends from the runway shows. STREET STYLE Our photographers will be snapping the best-dressed men of the week, showcased on GQ.com.au Follow us @GQAustralia Tag us #GQAustralia GQ DIRECTORY Want to know…

3 min

JONATHAN LIEW WROTE OUR STORY ON THE 2018 WORLD CUP, P166 So, if Australia isn’t going to win the WC, who is? Spain and Brazil are probably the two front-runners, with France and Argentina just behind. But I’m going for Germany to become the first nation to retain the Cup since Brazil in ’62. Any advice for travelling fans heading to Russia? Learn the Russian alphabet. It doesn’t take very much time at all, and you’d be astonished just how many daunting-looking words are just Cyrillic transliterations of the English. But above all, embrace it and enjoy it. It’ll be fine. Probably. For someone more familiar with the EPL, what do you make of the A-League and it’s recent growth in popularity? The FFA have done a great job of marketing and positioning the game, but from…

4 min
the agenda

AS AUSTRALIA’S YOUNGEST SENATOR, THE AUSTRALIAN GREENS’ SPOKESPERSON FOR YOUTH AFFAIRS SAYS IT’S TIME POLITICIANS STARTED TAKING THE NEXT GENERATION MORE SERIOUSLY. There’s a narrative that young people do not care about politics, and do not engage in our democracy. This argument is used to justify the relentless pursuit of policy decisions that will overwhelmingly affect young people for the longest time, without involving them in the process of making those decisions. This exclusivity in turn drives young people away from politics, and so on and so forth. There’s a deep-seated rhetoric in Australian politics that says there is a direct correlation between age and experience and maturity. This premise is fundamentally incorrect; no age group has a monopoly on the full range of experiences necessary to achieve good policy outcomes. The…

1 min
listen up

These fancy wireless headphones are the latest release from Danish audio boffins Bang & Olufsen. They combine comfort with sound quality – think improved Active Noise Cancellation and better, more powerful bass – and unlike certain other wireless in-ear models, you’re unlikely to lose them the second you get your hands on them. Plus, they look like this. ‘H9I’ HEADPHONES, $749, BY BANG & OLUFSEN; BEOSTORE.COM.AU GQ PLAYLIST WHAT WE’RE LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW. 1. ‘I FEEL ENERGY’ BY DIRTY PROJECTORS FEAT. AMBER MARK. FROM LAMP LIT PROSE , OUT JULY 13 2. ‘DEEP END’ BY LYKKE LI. FROM SO SAD SO SEXY , OUT JUNE 8 3. ‘THE GET UP’, THE LATEST SINGLE BY KAYEX, OUT NOW…

2 min
the hit list

THE EVENT If trudging through mud wearing little more than gumboots and a hangover sounds like your idea of an enjoyable long weekend, we hope you’ve entered the ballot for this year’s Splendour in the Grass festival. With the likes of Pulitzer Prize-winning Kendrick Lamar on the bill, we suggest you beg, borrow or steal your way in. We promise the dusty Monday morning afterwards will be totally worth it. JULY 20-22; SPLENDOURINTHEGRASS.COM THE COLLAB If you’re a fan of LA-based streetwear label Stampd, it’s likely that the furniture gods at IKEA have answered your prayers, teaming up with designer Chris Stamp on a limited-edition collection. The collaboration is minimalistic and rather transparent, allowing you to flaunt your kicks and threads in a showroom-style display. Bonus points for the fact that the unlikely…