Posts tagged GQ

Brandon Svarc is and will always be remembered as a genius for challenging the norms of the denim industry. Who else could think of glow-in-the-dark jeans, heavy jeans that can stand on their own, and even the beautiful reverse-fades that I blogged about previously. Just pure genius..

PS - Brandon.. a pair of reverse-fades for me please? <3 

What a great post! Bow-tie times are fun times.
economyaki:

a few ways to tie a bow tie, courtesy of gq korea

What a great post! Bow-tie times are fun times.

economyaki:

a few ways to tie a bow tie, courtesy of gq korea

Alexander Wang is officially ready to take on the world of men’s fashion with his first men’s collection ready for the S/S2012 season. Much like his T line, this collection is simple but uniquely Wang; full of versatile staple pieces that should be found in the modern man’s wardrobe. My personal favourites are the leather looking shorts and the black and white zip-up hoodie, but all pieces are truly desirable.

After seeing these lookbook images, no one should be questioning why GQ crowned Wang as this years Best New Menswear Designer; he is truly a designing force to be reckoned with here on out.

The button detailing on those shorts; subtle but effective as a differentiator. Kinoshita is a great representation of when Eastern and Western influences meet into one&#8217;s style.

The button detailing on those shorts; subtle but effective as a differentiator. Kinoshita is a great representation of when Eastern and Western influences meet into one’s style.

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There&#8217;s just something extremely sexy and classy about a woman in a shawl-collared suit, and Kirsten Dunst totally rocked the look at this years&#8217; CFDA&#8217;s. Patrik Ervell was definitely up to par with his crisp club-collar shirt too, but I feel Kirsten overpowered him in this shot.Photo from Tommy Ton for GQ at the CFDA Awards. 

There’s just something extremely sexy and classy about a woman in a shawl-collared suit, and Kirsten Dunst totally rocked the look at this years’ CFDA’s. Patrik Ervell was definitely up to par with his crisp club-collar shirt too, but I feel Kirsten overpowered him in this shot.

Photo from Tommy Ton for GQ at the CFDA Awards. 

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“Please, he’s the most important person on Earth.”
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Bill Cunningham: The Original Street-Shooting Man

Cunningham is in many ways the exact opposite of the self-glorifying  fashionistas whose images he’s captured for the last five decades. He  lives in a rent-controlled place the size of a pantry, containing little  more than a cot propped up on milk crates and filing cabinets housing  thousands of photo negatives (the communal bathroom is just down the  hall). He wears the same outfit each day (khakis, blue workman’s jacket,  camera). He repairs his $20 parka with tape rather than buy a new one.  He prints snapshots at a one-hour photo center.
This is the same guy, mind you, who sits front row at the most important runways; who, in the film, is  let into a fashion show by a publicist who shoos aside the doorwoman  and states, “Please, he’s the most important person on Earth.”

From GQ reporter Eric Sullivan’s elegant write-up of the new documentary Bill Cunningham New York, which just opened in, go figure, New York. (It’ll get to a city near you soon enough.) Click here to read the rest.

“Please, he’s the most important person on Earth.”

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Bill Cunningham:
The Original Street-Shooting Man

Cunningham is in many ways the exact opposite of the self-glorifying fashionistas whose images he’s captured for the last five decades. He lives in a rent-controlled place the size of a pantry, containing little more than a cot propped up on milk crates and filing cabinets housing thousands of photo negatives (the communal bathroom is just down the hall). He wears the same outfit each day (khakis, blue workman’s jacket, camera). He repairs his $20 parka with tape rather than buy a new one. He prints snapshots at a one-hour photo center.

This is the same guy, mind you, who sits front row at the most important runways; who, in the film, is let into a fashion show by a publicist who shoos aside the doorwoman and states, “Please, he’s the most important person on Earth.”

From GQ reporter Eric Sullivan’s elegant write-up of the new documentary Bill Cunningham New York, which just opened in, go figure, New York. (It’ll get to a city near you soon enough.) Click here to read the rest.

Photography is definitely not what it used to be anymore. Gone are the days when beautiful pictures, or what people perceived as beautiful, were taken through the lenses of big bulky cameras. Now, as technology keeps advancing, consumers are getting their hands on smaller and better conceived units, thus allowing more options for photographers, no matter amateur or professional.
This is evident in this shot by Chiun-Kai Shih, who photographed this editorial for GQ Taiwan using the Hipstamatic app for the iPhone. Imagine the possibilities of our near future if we have professional photographers taking such stunning photos with something as &#8220;simple&#8221; as a cellphone.
The photos found in this editorial are stunning and I enjoy how the shots allow the Prada pieces to be a true focus. I can&#8217;t wait to see more stuff like this from Shih.

Photography is definitely not what it used to be anymore. Gone are the days when beautiful pictures, or what people perceived as beautiful, were taken through the lenses of big bulky cameras. Now, as technology keeps advancing, consumers are getting their hands on smaller and better conceived units, thus allowing more options for photographers, no matter amateur or professional.

This is evident in this shot by Chiun-Kai Shih, who photographed this editorial for GQ Taiwan using the Hipstamatic app for the iPhone. Imagine the possibilities of our near future if we have professional photographers taking such stunning photos with something as “simple” as a cellphone.

The photos found in this editorial are stunning and I enjoy how the shots allow the Prada pieces to be a true focus. I can’t wait to see more stuff like this from Shih.

By now, anyone who’s been following the visual escapes of Tommy Ton’s Street Style at GQ on a daily basis should have noticed that there has been a lot of Red Wing shots. Even on his twitter, Tommy Ton noted “Pitti Uomo this season is basically Red Wing-palooza. Every man has a pair!!”. But there’s another shoe that came up a few times that caught my attention; the ever-so-elegant monk strap.

After seeing these images, I wondered why I’ve never noticed a pair at any Edmonton retailers like Holt Renfrew, Henry Singer, Harry Rosen or GravityPope. Now I know that GravityPope has women’s monk straps online, but really, only women?! Not that there’s anything wrong with the girls getting these beautiful shoes but still! I want in on some of this action. I really hope that Edmonton’s not so fargone in the scene that I’d be better off going to a larger metro-hub to get my own pair. Hopefully that’s not the case, because we really need to show the rest of Canada that we can be as much in the scene as the other metro-hubs.

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This shot by Tommy Ton in Milan is a perfect representation of how a well tailored slim-fit suit should look on a guy. The whole suit hugs the form like a second layer of skin, and that is how you know it&#8217;s the perfect cut for this guy. If only more guys in Edmonton could/would don suits in this cut.
Also, I love how the tie, shirt and pocket square all pop on the grey base of the suit; it&#8217;s a nice step away from the usual black suit combo. And of course, what&#8217;s not to love about the Louis Vuitton Monogram Macassar Canvas Keepall being held? The black leather handles and accents really class up the keepall to make it a suitable all-purpose bag for a man, even if he&#8217;s not suited-up.

This shot by Tommy Ton in Milan is a perfect representation of how a well tailored slim-fit suit should look on a guy. The whole suit hugs the form like a second layer of skin, and that is how you know it’s the perfect cut for this guy. If only more guys in Edmonton could/would don suits in this cut.

Also, I love how the tie, shirt and pocket square all pop on the grey base of the suit; it’s a nice step away from the usual black suit combo. And of course, what’s not to love about the Louis Vuitton Monogram Macassar Canvas Keepall being held? The black leather handles and accents really class up the keepall to make it a suitable all-purpose bag for a man, even if he’s not suited-up.

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Neil Barrett and his nephew Phillip Barrett at GQ&#8217;s Annual Men&#8217;s Milan Bash sporting jackets from his upcoming fall collection for 2011. I love the addition of leather sleeves to the jackets; the jackets maintain a classy and sophisticated look and the leather sleeves add a sense of ruggedness. Kind of a sophisticated rocker vibe. Can&#8217;t wait to see the pieces from his show this coming 18th!
Photo: WWD on GQ&#8217;s Annual Men&#8217;s Milan Bash

Neil Barrett and his nephew Phillip Barrett at GQ’s Annual Men’s Milan Bash sporting jackets from his upcoming fall collection for 2011. I love the addition of leather sleeves to the jackets; the jackets maintain a classy and sophisticated look and the leather sleeves add a sense of ruggedness. Kind of a sophisticated rocker vibe. Can’t wait to see the pieces from his show this coming 18th!

Photo: WWD on GQ’s Annual Men’s Milan Bash