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There’s no rest for the weary when it comes to Fashion Week (which, between London, Milan and Paris becomes more like Fashion Month). After some stellar shows in London last week (like Burberry and Rag & Bone), this past weekend was packed with heavy hitters in Milan. Check out videos of some of the best Spring/Summer 2014 shows below. [Above: Neil Barrett, via Bruce Pask's Instagram.]


Dolce&Gabbana.
Shop the current collection: Dolce&Gabbana


Jil Sander. 
Shop the current collection: Jil Sander


John Varvatos. 
Shop the current collection: John Varvatos


Neil Barrett. 
Neil Barrett is available at selected stores.
Call a Designer Specialist at 1.877.543.7463 for more information.


Versace. 
Shop the current collection: Versace


Prada. 
Shop Prada shoes, accessories and fragrance for men: Prada


Gucci. 
Shop Gucci shoes, accessories and fragrance for men: Gucci


Moncler Gamme Bleu. 
[Designed by Thom Browne]

If you dug our GQ Selects collaboration, you’re going to enjoy the next eight weeks—during which we’ll release a new GQ Spring Trend Report video every Monday, featuring GQ Magazine’s Creative Director, Jim Moore (left, below), and Deputy Editor, Michael Hainey.

In the first installment, the two discuss the finer points of slip-on Spring footwear—i.e., dapper Loafers you can dress up or down:

Below are a few of our own favorite loafers—handily categorized by Penny, Bit, and Tassel.
Click the images to shop each one, and browse additional favorites here: MORE LOAFERS
[Note: the tassel loafers in the image up top are by 1901 and Transcript.]




Penny Loafers, from top:
Shipley & Halmos | Polo Ralph Lauren | Santoni
 




Bit Loafers, from top:
Salvatore Ferragamo | Gucci | Prada
 




Tassel Loafers, from top:
Allen Edmonds | To Boot New York | Salvatore Ferragamo
 
 

Look for new GQ Spring Trend Report videos in the weeks to come—
and shop all eight of our GQ-approved trends, from cotton suits to camo, here:
GQ SPRING TREND REPORT

Mummy Kanye West. In a song lyric, the exact phrasing of which we can’t repeat here, West once inquired as to whether listeners have had romantic inclinations toward a Pharaoh. Well, we all know what’s under that tough, 24-karat-gold exterior: a well-rested mummy, limping around and moaning “Haaaaaanh?!” between witty verses. Start with a handy, Halloween-themed Morphsuit (toilet paper will suffice in a pinch, and you can prank your neighbor’s house with the leftovers). Layer on all-black biker gear—it’s safe to say Kanye and co. have transitioned out of the prep phase and into a goth-ninja motif. Finish with a back pain-inducing chain in the likeness of an Egyptian god, and you’re ready to hit tonight’s Halloween parties. Lambo optional—but try not to pull up in a Taurus.

7 For All Mankind Jeans | Replica Horus Chain | Obey Biker Jacket
T by Alexander Wang Muscle T-Shirt | Mummy Morphsuit | Gucci High-Tops

 

Kanye West Presents G.O.O.D. Music: Cruel Summer is available on iTunes.

The exhibit Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs
is at Seattle’s Pacific Science Center through January 6, 2013. 

More costume ideas: Dexter x Jell-O Shots | Zombie Ryan Gosling | White-Tie Vampire

 
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[Note: Our intention is not to imply that Kanye West has worn the exact items suggested; this is simply one way readers at home can emulate the look above. Images: Video still via rapfix.mtv.com, from the song 'Mercy,' by Kanye West feat. Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz, from the album Kanye West Presents G.O.O.D. Music: Cruel Summer, © 2012 The Island Def Jam Music Group. 'The Golden Mask of Psusennes I' by Elaine Thompson/The Associated Press. Horus Chain courtesy of Freshness Mag. Mummy suit courtesy of Party City. Individuals pictured do not endorse Nordstrom.]

Zombie Ryan Gosling. They have next to nothing in common (other than being named beacons of ‘high-bro’ culture by GQ last year)—we just think there’s something deviantly hilarious about crossing an impossibly charming heartthrob (beloved by feminists and Ellen, among others) with perhaps the most vile thing to ever infest TV screens: the reanimated corpses on AMC’s zombie drama, The Walking Dead.

Two tips for pulling this off with aplomb:
1) Comb your hair. A sloppy coif will ruin any resemblance to the always-groomed Gosling.
2) Take it easy with the zombie makeup. No festering wounds, no missing lips or jaws. Your riffs on ‘Hey girl—I love brains’ pick-up lines will have a higher success rate if you simply go matte-grey, with some dark circles under the eyes.

Robert Talbott pocket square | Zombie cream | Etro blazer
Eton dress shirt | Gucci velvet loafers | B. the Product styling paste

 

Watch The Walking Dead Sunday nights on AMC.

 

[Images: Gosling in Crazy, Stupid, Love. courtesy of Carousel Productions and Warner Bros. Pictures; The Walking Dead comic-book cover courtesy of Image Comics; zombie makeup courtesy of Party City. Individuals pictured do not endorse Nordstrom.]

July 6, 2012

Shades for Every Face

Unless you’re into squinting, you know that sunglasses, like your favorite watch and wallet, are essential to daily style and comfort 365 days a year. (Even here at our Seattle headquarters, we keep a pair close at hand year-round. That bright-grey sky is no joke.)

That’s why the fit of your shades is just as important as the cut of your suit, if not more so. They’re perched right up there on that handsome mug of yours, after all. So check out some editor’s picks and fit tips below, and if you’re still not sure, visit a store near you to to try on a few pairs in-person.

 

Keyhole Frame. The subtle cutout on these Italian-made frames makes any nose look good. Just ask GQ Creative Director Jim Moore. Shown: Persol

Classic Wayfarer. JFK proved this versatile shape looks as sharp sailing Hyannis Port as it does suited up for high-stakes foreign relations. Shown: Persol

Metal-Frame Aviator. What worked for bomber pilots works for businessmen. Universally cool (especially in black-on-black). Shown: Calibrate

The Clubmaster. A lesser-known classic from the Ray-Ban archives. Tip, if your head is on the large side, this near-rimless style may be hard to pull off. Shown: Ray-Ban

Plastic-Frame Aviator. A slightly bulkier version of the military classic helps fill out a sizable cranium (and makes small heads look pin-size—fair warning). Shown: Carrera

Squared-Off Wayfarer. Subtle tweaks to the geometry of this familiar silhouette give it a futuristic feel—and perfectly offset a round face. Shown: Gucci

Flat Top. This unique design detail is not for the meek—but if you’re into it, the added bulk will balance out a beard or large mouth. (Best part: This pair is only $10.) Shown: KW

The latest from Milan Fashion Week. Our Men’s Fashion Director picks his favorite looks from another day packed with outstanding shows.

Gucci
“Frida [Giannini, Gucci designer] gave life to Dickie Greenleaf. Made The Talented Mr. Ripley modern.”

Z Zegna
“The new face of international prep.”

Emporio Armani
“Italian prep—chic and modern.” 

 

Quotes by Tommy Fazio, Nordstrom Men’s Fashion Director.
In case you missed them, catch up on his highlights from Day One and Day Two.

 

[Photos courtesy of GQ.com.]

June 11, 2012

Summer Staple: Loafers

Your warm-weather office uniform: Slim chinos, cotton ties, and the shoes shown here. Whether you opt for tassel or kiltie details or stick with a classic penny loafer, remember to cuff your pant to show some ankle—and skip the socks, of course. (Or better yet, pull on a pair of shoe-preserving no-show socks.)

Check out some editor’s picks below, or shop our full selection of loafers and slip-ons.

From Designer Collections: