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David Pierce, the Los Angeles owner of MIDCENTURYLA, which specializes in furniture of that era and imports Swedish, Danish, and Brazilian styles, among others, has been selling Ikea for 16 years. When he started, he told me, he “debated whether it was smart to reveal” whether a piece was Ikea—but he does so now. Cat
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Pablo Picasso was a genius—at having a great summer. If you’re in pursuit of a big late-summer reading project, I recommend digging into John Richardson’s masterful biographies of Picasso and Francoise Gilot’s memoir of her life with the artist, which reveal the scope of Picasso’s, shall we say, complicated legacy. (He once cut fellow cubist
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There’s a reason that everyone from the Beatles to Kanye West has worn Chelsea boots. They’re as classic as menswear gets: the high-top boot, laceless and usually with a stretchy panel of elastic to keep your foot secure, has been around since the mid-1800s, and the design hasn’t changed much since. Leave it to Raf
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A slight yellowing of something that was formerly white is usually considered a bad thing (see: teeth, shower grout, your favorite white tee). When it comes, however, to vintage timepieces—the market for which shows no signs of slowing in the age of coronavirus—the reverse is actually true. The reasons for this are as complex and
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Just inside the dimly lit Explorers Club—a fantastical man cave, replete taxidermied polar bears, that’s called outdoorsman and adventurers like Teddy Roosevelt and Buzz Aldrin members—is a glass case holding three Rolex watches. When the jungle explorer Garrett Cooper pops in, he likes to stop at this case and make sure whoever he’s with takes
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Yes, oversized T-shirts for men are back. But don’t worry: We’re not about to tell you to start dressing like Soulja Boy circa 2007. Thankfully, the oversized tees we’re talking about are not of the quintuple-XL, Elizabethan-gown-length variety that all ringtone rappers were required by law to wear in their music videos. Instead, like the
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“It’s great to get a watch that has a really cool grandfather,” says Powell. “A great modern-day [Omega] Speedmaster has echoes of its vintage past all over it—and by owning that watch, you’re subscribing to a legacy, and it allows you to learn a lot more about that history…You’re not just wearing a Speedmaster, you’re
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Hi-Vis Bucket HatPolo Ralph Lauren dug into its archives for this limited-edition boonie hat, inspired by Ralph’s iconic ’90s Sportsman gear ($148). Hand-Rolled Silk ScarfIn the era of mandatory face covering, one of the flexiest accessories of all time—the Hermès silk scarf—feels almost essential ($315). Italian ActivewearAfter overhauling Z Zegna with an emphasis on sustainability,
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If pictures are worth a thousand words, this photo of Barack Obama recording a podcast with his wife Michelle is worth one word, repeated a thousand times: NOOOOOOOOOO! That’s because, as your gaze slowly drifts to the bottom of this photo, you might see Barack is wearing shoes. At which point you are faced with
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Earlier this year, my fellow GQ writer Max Berlinger made a genius observation on Twitter, suggesting that designers are so interested in bourgeoisie style right now—culottes, nice blazers, tidy sweaters, and other good taste garments—because the middle class is “quickly disappearing.” Perversely, it’s now stability, rather than opulence, that is aspirational. For a few years
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We’re hitting pause on our weekly best-dressed men of the week list and instead covering more important matters. Meanwhile, here are some commendable socially distanced fits we spotted last week. Whether 2020 is bringing out your minimalist side or your wildest fashion instincts, we’re all in this—and our face masks—together. Matthew Williams In shredded pants,
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Not to toot our own horn, but GQ photoshoots can be pretty magical. Just ask Ramy Youssef, who collabed with GQ’s own Mobolaji Dawodu to pull together his looks for our May issue. On set, Youssef was surprised to find a confidence he didn’t usually feel on shoots—which he’s carried with him ever since. “I
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In June, for the first time in months, I looked in the mirror and felt like myself. Almost. With New York City reopening, a few friends and I had planned our first in-person hang, which meant getting dressed for other people—a foreign concept considering I had lived in solitude and sweat shorts for the majority
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