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post #31 of 55
Though I voted for GQ I have to go with Robb Report followed by GQ.I don't like the English GQ I find its overly sexual in content.GQ definitly has more interesting articles.Esquire was better just a few years ago I think they change to follow the times to much.FHM and the like are terrible and definitly overly trendy plus the articles and the writing in them are laughable
post #32 of 55
For my tastes - which are those of a professional in his mid 30's, GQ has not gone down the proverbial cliff at all... THEY HAVE FALLEN OFF... As evidence - my better half requires me to periodically purge all more than 5 week old magazines... As such, I will remove all of the articles I find of value...  Many of them are from GQ of the mid to late '90's.  The EOS column has gone to hell - very rarely does Owen Edwards contribute... Clearly GQ has decided to pursue a different demographic - although, I still haven't gotten off my rear and cancelled my $10 sub... Apparently Madison Ave hasn't figured out that there is a group of folks out there who are passionate about both their appearance and the clothes they purchase - kinda funny when you consider the tremendous success of Pink (coming into the US in what, '97?) etc...
post #33 of 55
I'm somewhat late on this one, but L'Uomo Vogue does not have four issues per year; it is basically a monthly magazine. I've never counted, but I believe there are 10 issues per year. In addition, some issues have very lengthy supplements, for example on sportswear. Yes, it is expensive, but it is also pretty much indispensible if you are serious about style or fashion. What other magazine would have a whole supplement devoted solely to fabric? As for the language, who cares? This is one magazine for which you can say without embarrassment that you buy to look at the pictures.
post #34 of 55
As I wrote on Ask Andy, I have found three fashion mags from France, two of which I can heartily recommend: Dandy, a quarterly mag devoted to men's fashion, Monsieur, a men's interest mag with a heavy dose of fashion, and Edgar, a men's interest mag with fashion in it. I reserve judgment on Edgar, but Dandy and Monsieur were fabulous, really great, even better if you read French. For example, they have Consumer Reports-like evals of various items like shirts or cashmere sweaters. You cannot subscribe to Dandy, I have subscribed to the other two, but have not yet received my first issues.
post #35 of 55
I just read GQ and Esquire. I find very good articles (not fashion-related) in both. Of course, I like the pretty pictures that give me ideas on how to coordinate. I tend to ignore the vast majority of style "advice."
post #36 of 55
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Vogue L'Uomo is a fairly expensive magazine. For one issue the price is about $14. A yearly subscription of 4 issues is $120. And also it's all in Italian. V/Viscionaire is more aimed at women. Visionaire's current editions aren't as exquisite as previous ones such as the Vuitton encased one.
Vogue l'uomo is only 4.50 pounds in the UK at WH Smiths on Oxford Street. But you can order it online here for 11 pounds (I think) Here
post #37 of 55
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(LabelKing @ 05 Feb. 2004, 04:00) Vogue L'Uomo is a fairly expensive magazine. For one issue the price is about $14. A yearly subscription of 4 issues is $120. And also it's all in Italian. V/Viscionaire is more aimed at women. Visionaire's current editions aren't as exquisite as previous ones such as the Vuitton encased one.
Vogue l'uomo is only 4.50 pounds in the UK at WH Smiths on Oxford Street. But you can order it online here for 11 pounds (I think) Here
It says 85 pounds though.
post #38 of 55
He meant 11 GBP an issue. If you select "Rest of World" the total is 117 GBP for 10.
post #39 of 55
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He meant 11 GBP an issue.  If you select "Rest of World" the total is 117 GBP for 10.
Yeah, sorry Labelking, BGW is correct, that is what I meant
post #40 of 55
Hello folks. This is my first post - but I though i would offer my opinion on this topic. From what I understand, Maxim basically killed every other magazine here in the US except Mens Health. Aimed at the man who would really like to subscribe to Playboy - but can't either because of the stigma or their second half - Maxim comes about as close as it comes. The other mens magazine that took the US by storm was Mens Health - which has over time, moved into content other than fitness. It also has slowly been moving to the Maxim content and tone. With that - i remember hearing that GQ went or was on the brink off bankruptcy, as did Esquire. This is why GQ went down their new direction. I have been reading GQ on and off for nearly 20 years, and as other have said - it was clearly better in the 90's and earlier. The new Maxim bend in GQ towards youth style is ridiculous for anyone who wants to be taken serious. Every once in a while GQ has an interesting layout on suits - but never with enough detail. Furthermore, the articles in GQ are consitently getting worse and worse. For reading content - move to Esquire for overall interest pieces, and Mens Health for fitness. Also - it seems that the sum of everyone's "fashion" advice is simply stealing or reprinting Alan Flussers material. Is there no one out there that can follow real trends? I don't want to look like a juvenile or a rock star want-to-be. Thanks to everyone for the suggestions on the European mags. I will try those again. The styles there always seem a little odd to me - but maybe it is time to give them another chance.
post #41 of 55
Has anybody picked up a copy of the new men's magazine, Best Life, from the makers of Men's Health? Any thoughts on that? What about on-line "magazines" like askmen.com? Anything like Dandy on-line with a consumer reports like spread? For the record, i subscribe to Men's Health...mostly for the fitness articles. This month's issue quotes Andy...too bad the spread doesn't follow his advice.
post #42 of 55
best life has a long way to go, i don't find it all that interesting, an older man's version of men's health is all it is a i think i said before somewhere, this september will be the launch of vitals magazine, the men's luxury shopping mag, will be interesting to see if it fills the currenty usa/canada men's fashion mag void
post #43 of 55
Cargo was meant to answer what a lot of you have said: Clothing, prices = good; embarrassing hipster prose = bad. But it seems to me the mag needs just a smidge of content to talk about the stuff, but without the cooler-than-thou pretense.
post #44 of 55
Oh and by the way, SwaG, Askmen.com seems to me a waste of bandwidth. Anything that says -- "This summer's trend? Shorts." -- really needs to be shut down.
post #45 of 55
After "reading" a few issues, I have to say that Cargo magazine sucks. The gear is well covered elsewhere, and the style suggestions generally just plain suck. You're much better off with Details or Maxim fashion (UK version, especially) for similar, but much better, coverage.
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