For millions of us here in New York City, taking the subway is a part of our daily lives. For some, if you’re lucky to get a seat, it’s a moment to catch up on sleep, while others choose to pass the time listening to music, playing video games or reading a newspaper, book or magazine. The other day I broke out the latest issue of GQ’s The Style Guy and I damn near jumped out of my seat. Continue reading
I love fashion. I can remember flipping through issues of GQ and Esquire marveling at how cool the outfits looked. When I got to high school and began working, I did so because I aspired to dress the way they did in the magazines. I couldn’t afford anything featured in those pages but that’s where creativity crept in and judging from the nicknames friends gave me, namely Mr. GQ, I’d say I did all right. Continue reading
As we batten down the hatches awaiting the arrival of hurricane Irene, I’m marveling at the cynics. There are a lot of people that believe the media attention is just hype. I remember sitting with my mouth open when I saw the pictures of Katrina. That said, I’d rather NYC be over prepared. You can never be fully prepared for mother nature but better to err on the side of caution. Continue reading
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If you haven’t picked up the March issue of GQ, do so before it leaves newsstands. Aside from a great cover shot of Kobe Bryant, it contains an awesome article by Chandler Burr asking why men shouldn’t be just as discerning about their cologne-something I’ve been advocating for quite sometime now.
Featured brands and stores in the article include, Byredo Parfums, Le Labo (Oud 27 and their LA Boutique), Menthe Fraiche by Heeley, Fat Electrician, and Aedes de Venustas, Frederic Malle’s Boutique, LafcoNY, Scent Bar and Luckyscent.
This issue is a keeper.
I came home the other day and my girlfriend says to me, “you got an issue of GQ in the mail today and Justin Timberlake is on the cover. He looks good in that suit.” She never says anything like that. I think that might be the reason why I picked it up and started thumbing through it after a quick ESPN check in. Don’t get me wrong, I would have gotten around to it but with an intro like that, it made it thumb-through worthy immediately.
As we approach the spring season, magazines begin their fashion and beauty trend stories. This is a good time to check in if you’re curious about new fragrance launches and the latest botanical break throughs. GQ’s March issue dedicates a page, edited by Chandler Burr, to answering some general fragrance questions and pointing out a stock list for the well-groomed man’s “scent wardrobe.” What particularly peaked my interest was the “Where And How To Apply” instructional piece. It’s exactly how I put on my smell good, some of the time, and I couldn’t have said it any better. One thing I’d like to point out though is if a fragrance has a strong opening, I cut that application in half. No need to be smelt on approach. It’s common sense if you ask me but there are a lot of men still putting on WAY TO MUCH cologne. With that said, pick up the March issue and learn a little something. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, go out and sample the brands he mentions and judge for yourself if they’re worthy of receiving rotation in your scent line-up.