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March 15, 2006 at 6:00 pm
This is not surprising – GQ Esquire etc. have been irrelevant for as long as I can remember. Sartorialist you are right on in that Men’s Vogue 2nd issue was a disaster. The first issue was worth it just for the English country clothes spread and the A.A. Gill article. Also the article on Lapo Elkann (!).
BG magazine is excellent, I only wish the men’s section were longer. But women’s business is much bigger, so it’s understandable.
March 15, 2006 at 6:17 pm
I happen to agree with everything you said.
March 15, 2006 at 6:28 pm
How can one (not in NYC)get a hold of the BG magazine?
March 15, 2006 at 7:24 pm
If you spend enough money at BG or NM and/or live in the right address in the right zip code, they’ll probably just send it to you. I’m not sure if you can subscribe, exactly, but you might try phoning them.
March 15, 2006 at 8:07 pm
what is a Viet Soujourn?
March 15, 2006 at 8:32 pm
“For the first time”? Goodness, neither GQ or Esquire has been relevant since the 1980s. The new Men’s Vogue is an absolute disaster…
My local men’s clothiers have more imagination than the magazines do these days.
March 15, 2006 at 10:14 pm
abso-friggin-lutely. and the oddest disconnect of all is the overtly left-of-center political ranting of jim nelson at the beginning of each GQ…to be followed by staid, risk-averse, conservative fashion spreads. was I TRULY just told recently by that magazine to “rock the golf jacket” this spring? yeah, i’ll get right on that.
March 15, 2006 at 10:30 pm
March 16, 2006 at 2:48 pm
Sometimes it takes Conde Nast a while to get the right mix on their editorial side. I think GQ has come a long way..however the influence of magazines like Maxim have caused GQ and Esquire to lose focus.