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GQ Australia September - October 2015

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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6 min

VOID WATCHES The V03D by VOID Watches is a true classic in the making, quietly balancing form with function. Its classic charm is brought to life in a number of colour ways. Based on clean functionality and simple contours, the V03D is a modernist watch with understated charm and versatility. Japanese MovementDiameter: 38mmCasing Material: 316 Stainless SteelStrap: 18mm Premium LeatherWater Resistance: 3 ATMWarranty: 2 Years www.voidwatches.com @voidwatches /voidwatches SUIT UP MENSWEAR Suit Up Menswear specialises in formal occasion dresses for men and children. Full range of products, wide and diverse: suits, blazers, jackets, shirts, vests, trousers, shoes and accessories. Quality suit packages with unbeatable prices, why hire when it is so affordable to own? Phone: 02 9608 3336 (Sydney) info@suitupmenswear.com.au www.suitupmenswear.com.au UBERMEN Look Sharp, Stay Confident. The Brisbane-based men’s fashion label features a collection of business, smart casual and exclusively designed floral…

2 min
the basel big guns

BVLGARI JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BABIN, CEO The Bulgari CEO offers GQ a rhetorical question: “What could be more Swiss than a Swiss-made mechanical watch that acts like a vault for all your personal information, including your banking details?” He’s right – few things are as Swiss as the Bulgari ‘Diagono Magnesium’ with near field chip technology. THE PAST: “Our ‘Bulgari Bulgari’ watch is 40 years old. Our historic pillars have been the jewel watch, which makes up a central portion of our DNA, the ‘Grand Complication’ and other iconic items.” THE PRESENT: “We are reinterpreting the ‘Bulgari Bulgari’ for the modern day, in parallel with the ‘Diagono’ and the most technological model we’ve ever launched, the ‘Diagono Magnesium’.” THE FUTURE: “This new model gives us an opportunity to be more present in the men’s watch segment in…

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BAUME & MERCIER SHELBY COBRA Baume & Mercier have existed in quite a conservative world the past few years – with refined models like the ‘Clifton’ and ‘Hampton’ giving the brand some measured, manly steps back towards the credibility they’ve enjoyed at other times. Despite the accessible luxury positioning, Baume & Mercier are actually older than Patek Philippe, and have a similarly impressive archive of achievements. The brand’s new approach has been accelerated by the exciting arrival of the ‘Capeland Shelby Cobra’ – a tribute to the automotive icon and the man behind it, Carroll Shelby. Shelby, a famed US race car driver in the ’50s, was determined to build a car that would beat the then-dominant Europeans. With a mantra of, “more power, less weight”, he fitted a gutsy Ford V8…

3 min
where to buy

A Acne Studios 02 9360 0294 Alexander McQueen harrolds.com.au Altios Fashion Agency 02 9779 1642 Apple apple.com Aquila 03 8412 9800 Athos liveathos.com.au Axel Arigato axelarigato.com B Bally 1800 781 851 Bang & Olufsen bang-olufsen.com Bell & Ross 03 9572 9820 Best Made Co bestmadeco.com Bonds bonds.com.au Breitling 02 9221 7177 Brooks Brothers brooksbrothers.com.au Burberry 02 8296 8588 Burberry Brit 02 8296 8588 Burberry London 02 8296 8588 C Calibre calibre.com.au Calvin Klein Underwear 02 9316 2800 Cartier 1800 130 000 Chantal Thomass chantalthomass.com Chantelle chantelle.com Coach coachaustralia.com Coco Republic cocorepublic.com.au Comme des Garçons incu.com COS 03 9639 0981 Country Road 1800 801 911 D Denham 02 8252 9702 Dior Homme 02 9229 4600 Dior Timepieces 03 9650 0132 Dolce & Gabbana 03 9662 4732 E Emporio Armani 02 8233 5888 ERES net-a-porter.com Edox 03 9572 9820 Eton 02 9319 3199 F Farage farage.com.au Footage 02 9332 1337 Frederique Constant 02 9363 1088 Frency & Mercury onepointsevenfour.com G Gant 03 9340 5200 Giorgio Armani 02 8233 5888 Girard-Perregaux 02 9363 1088 Givenchy givenchy.comGucci 1300 442 878…

2 min
fitness tech

1. ‘AIR ZOOM ODYSSEY’ RUNNING SHOES, $240, BY NIKE The original ‘Odysseys’ became a streetwear staple in the ’80s but these are an entirely different beast, with Ortholite sock liners keeping the foot stable and adding plenty of cushioning for distance runners. And the colour scheme ensures ample attention. 2. ‘APPLE WATCH SPORT’, FROM $499, BY APPLE The anodised aluminium casing is 30 per cent lighter than stainless-steel models and the Ion-X facing is tougher than regular glass. But the real bonus is the on-board Workout app, which keeps track of exercise routines and monitors all progress. And the Activity app records all daily activity, letting you know calories burned or when it’s time to do some exercise. 3. ‘SPORT PULSE’ WIRELESS EARPHONES, $249, BY JABRA Music is a motivator when training and these not…

1 min
the do’s and don’ts of a corporate retreat

WEAR Do: Remember you’re still at work. “Whatever you’d normally wear to work, take it down a notch,” says Cosimina Nesci. So if you’d normally be in a suit, go with chinos and a decent shirt, roll the sleeves and lose the tie. Don’t: Treat it like a week in Mykonos with mates. Steer clear of thongs and drag (even at an anything-goes dress up party). DRINK Do: Take it easy. An afternoon beer, a glass of red with dinner, a neat whiskey before bed. Done. Don’t: Treat it like an open bar. Avoid anything blue, flaming or served in a shot glass. And beer pong is definitely out. SAY Do: Listen to others before offering well-formed, incisive thoughts. “It’s often not what you say but the way you say it,” says Nesci. “If you can articulate…