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GQ Australia September - October 2016

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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5 min
editor’s letter

Are you a Pombie? You know, one of the thousands of people suddenly in a zombie-like state in the pursuit of catching Pokémon through the wildly successful AR app Pokémon Go? July 4 might be considered Independence Day, but July 6, 2016 will go down in history as the day that Pokémon returned to Earth’s consciousness to invade human beings’ spatial awareness and send them off into the streets, head down, eyes squarely fixed on their mobile device – each drawn to their park, post office or pub in search of cute little critters. You can tell a craze has taken over when the world’s digital news outlets can’t get enough of covering it – because they know the world’s population is googling it with an unbelievable fervour. We saw a…

1 min
the five styles i’m coveting from gq’s fashion 50

1 Jake Gyllenhaal I’m taking this issue straight to my hairdresser and telling them, ‘That’s the cut I want.’ It’s hair perfection. 2 Justin Theroux He’s the only celebrity that looks better in a T-shirt than in a suit. I just need to work on my biceps to pull off the look. 3 Eddie Redmayne Prep-school cool at its finest, but not recommended for men older than 40. Luckily, that gives me six more months to dress like Eddie. 4 David Gandy The man is single-handedly bringing back waistcoats. The only problem for the short and broad? You look shorter and broader. 5 Jeff Goldblum Talk about getting better with age. The best way to dress successfully as you mature is to pick a colour and stick to it from top to toe.…

4 min

PHILIPPE VOGELENZANG PHOTOGRAPHER The dashing Dutchman was behind the camera for our ‘Bending the Rules’ shoot (p236). Here’s how he did so. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT WORKING WITH GQ’S BRAD HOMES? Finding out we appeared to be a great team! I’m keen for the next story if it’s up to me. HAVE YOU SINCE BOUGHT THE ENTIRE HERMÈS COLLECTION? I never found time to try on the clothes, but as they looked damn good on the model, I’ll definitely check them out. WHAT IS THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT COMPONENT TO A GOOD PHOTOGRAPH? That it touches the viewer. WHERE DO YOU DRAW THE MOST INSPIRATION FROM? It’s always people, and their own unique aspects, that inspire me the most. YOUR CREATIVE MUSE? I have ongoing long-term and short-term muses, who constantly inspire me in different ways. MOST OBSCURE SHOOT YOU’VE EVER…

1 min
gqaustralia. com.au

TELEVISION Who’s Going to Win at the Emmys? TV is officially bigger than movies. Well, almost. At this year’s Emmys, we follow the notable big-screen actors making it on the small screen, from red carpet to stage left, offer a few predictions and hit the best after-parties. GQ INC. An A-Z Guide to the Property Market We take a closer look at Australia’s turbulent housing market, explore where and how you can get a leg up on the ladder, and discuss the pros and cons of renting over buying. To get started, turn to p139. SPORT Going for Gold at the Paralympic Games We head to Rio (again) for the 15 Summer Paralympic Games, where we’ll be keeping a keen eye on GQ favourite and Australia’s world No.1 tennis player, Dylan Alcott, as he bids to win gold…

2 min

I liked the piece about breaking fashion rules – I’m sick of every bloke reading fashion guides like a bible. Sure, take note – because up until now, you’ve done most of your shopping at a surf store – but some of us like to take a risk every now and then. Is my wide-brimmed hat from the women’s section? Maybe it is, but it definitely started some conversations at Splendour! KYLE, VIA GQ.COM.AU No doubt, Kyle. No doubt. I loved the main article on Matt Damon and how down to earth he is, regardless of what he’s achieved. BEN, VIA GQ.COM.AU I read the interview with Eddie McGuire – he seemed so smug and not sorry for his insensitive remarks. Even if his club punished him with a slap on the wrist, he is…

4 min
free styling in the fashion stakes

“FORGETTING EVERYTHING ELSE, WE OWE IT TO OURSELVES TO FEEL GOOD IN WHAT WE WEAR.” The bulk of what I know about fashion I learnt from a book – and not a book about fashion. When I was in high school, I read Walden by Henry Thoreau. For the most part, it’s one man’s account of leaving the city and society behind, and living alone in the backwoods of New England in a timber hut he built with his own hands. It serves as a handy, how-to guide for anyone who’s always wanted to live in a hand-built lean-to in the woods. Which is to say it’s a work in the adventurous genre of fictional nonfiction. That isn’t to say that it wasn’t useful, however. Sections on how to build a shanty and…