Hello friends! Allow me a stream of consciousness for a moment. I started coming to the shows in 2009 when I was 24 years old. It was a pretty bold move for someone so young and inexperienced, but it was literally a situation where ignorance was bliss — I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I remember flying into Milan for the first time and knowing two people — both of whom were backstage photographers, so I’d hang out backstage assisting them as they worked, and then go out and watch the shows and look around hoping someone would come up and say hi (which, of course, they never did).Click to Continue!
Yves Saint Laurent Photo: Haw-lin 1. As someone who’s lived in this country for a while but never really ventured outside of New York or LA, it’d be safe to say that it’s easy to forget you’re in America until you leave the main cities and can’t find healthy food or standalone restaurants without the help of a knowledgable local. On Saturday we asked a young bartender at the hotel to recommend a non-Disney, non-Universal Studios, non-touristic neighborhood restaurant to us. He said he knew just the place: “Head out of the hotel, hang a right on the main road, hangClick to Continue!
Team GQ: Madeline Weeks, Jim Moore and Michael Hainey. Camera number two has been developed, and it’s filled with familiar faces from the week in Milan, like all your favourite New York editors, a certain set of identical twin designers, a movie star, some rowdy male models, a Canadian streetstyle photographer named Tommy, plus Richard Haines and Josh Peskowitz in their seats at Jil Sander. Check them all out, below! Dean and Dan Caten, of DSquared2 fame. James Franco. Moncler Gamme Bleu’s male model cricket squad. David Vivirido and Francesco Sourigues from Hercules Magazine. Alex and Tom Bull in theirClick to Continue!
My girlfriend up and left me for a better offer this week (five days’ work in Philadelphia), so I’ve been left to my own devices; a particularly rare occurrence for a self-confessed autophobe. This has meant long days at home geeking out over menswear collections past (see here), and late nights out with the boys (see here). Today’s highlight was reading an excerpt from GQ Deputy Editor Michael Hainey’s new book After Visiting Friends, about his 10 year long investigation into his father’s untimely death. A number of signed copies were available on Mr Hainey’s personally curated Gilt sale (see here), and IClick to Continue!
Photos: The Selby Back in January of ’09 at my first Paris Fashion Week, I remember walking into the shows on day one and getting utterly starstruck. But it wasn’t by the celebrities or the designers, it was by the menswear editors, writers and bloggers – Josh Peskowitz, Scott Schuman, Tim Blanks, Suzy Menkes, Olivier Zahm and the rest. And then there was the GQ team, who I recognised from their Rules videos – Jim Moore, Adam Rapoport and Michael Hainey. When those guys walked into a room, their presence was felt (it didn’t hurt that all three clock inClick to Continue!