Outlier’s always been the kind of brand that solves the problems we didn’t know we had until they bring it to our attention. Case in point—the dilemma between fluffy cotton towels that hold moisture (and sand at the beach) a little too well, or microfiber sport towels that never stopped smelling odiferous
Jou-Yie Chou knows what it takes to make a brand not just successful, but culturally relevant. Knowing what’s cool and what works business-wise is the precise reason Chou helped make the Ace Hotel what it is today. He only recently left a gig as the Ace’s brand director to become a partner at Studio Tack , a multi-disciplinary design group whose projects include the notable Public-Supply , a brand that makes notebooks and pencils (for now) that benefit arts education.
Nowadays Joe Boxer is known for its cheeky attitude and suggestive Christmas commercials , an attitude it inherited from founder Nick Graham, who was once known as the company’s CUO—Chief Underwear Officer. For his latest venture, Graham takes his irreverent approach to the world of menswear.
“Is there a movie I think I should have won the Oscar for? Yeah. All of them.”
Each day we’re highlighting a truly inspirational look from How GQ Are You? and breaking it down to give you what’s needed to create something similar. Don’t forget about our December Style Challenge , where the winner gets a new GQ designed Fiat 500c .
Celebrity Jay-Z turns 44 today.
Give them a couple more months, and Amsterdam sneaker label ETQ will become a household name amongst sneakerheads and stylish men everywhere. They’ve been around since 2010, but recently their star’s been on the rise
Five years ago, Michael Williams of A Continuous Lean couldn’t fathom how much the demand for American-made and honestly-crafted men’s clothing and other wares would increase.
Key items from our December issue, hand-picked by Jim Moore and available at MR PORTER “The black jean’s reign as king of the denim game picks up more steam with this pair by Jean Machine. These blacked-out jeans feature a slim straight fit that looks great on every guy out there, and whether you’re wearing them with the a geezer glen plaid sport coat or a draped tee, they’ll add an edgy dose of cool to any ensemble.”— Jim Moore, GQ creative director $230 , available at Mr Porter.com See every December GQ Selects here .
Last night during the Portland, Oregon stop of his Would You Like a Tour? , rapper and GQ cover star Drake announced a partnership with Jordan Brand . The announcement comes shortly after Kanye West revealed he would be taking his talents away from Nike (he designed the covetable Air Yeezy series of sneakers) in favor of a $10 million Adidas deal