POLL: How Useful Are GQ and DETAILS Magazines To You?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Nexus6, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. Nexus6

    Nexus6 Senior member

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    Hi everyone! Hope you are having a great and prosperous day where you are. I, personally have been buying GQ and DETAILS Magazines for about 3 years. I have found them both to be extremely helpful in fine tuning my wardrobe. So my question is; To what degree do you find these magazines helpful? Are there better magazines for mens fashion? Is there a point where even the magazines cannot teach you anything any longer? This is specifically about Mens Fashion Magazines. (for this purpose, we'll leave out websites.) Thank everyone for your input. I especially appreciate the input of the older men who have seen it and done it all, but certainly all are encouraged to participate. [​IMG]
     


  2. emmanuel

    emmanuel Senior member

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    I dont read the magazines. I just flip through the pictures and critique everything. I dont really take the editors opinions with higher regard then my own. I think I stay sharp by critquing ads, people on the street and forum members.
     


  3. Warren G.

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    with a grain of salt
     


  4. jsqfunk

    jsqfunk Senior member

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    GQ, Details, Men's Vogue (RIP) and Esquire are really, really weak when it comes to men's fashion. There is more good stuff in a Men's Ex or Leon before the masthead, then in an entire GQ, etc.

    However, if you can't read Japanese, you are basically getting a $20 "look book."

    I saw in another thread, someone suggested that Men's Ex or Leon could/should publish an international version in english... does anyone have any idea how to at least suggest something like this to the publishing industry?

    BTW, Kinokuniya was sold out of Last Magazine... does anyone know of another place in NYC to buy?
     


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    GQBaller Senior member

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    I like their overall aesthetic. Very sleek and modern. I'm not into the tweed suit and brogues aesthetic that's sometimes popular on this board.

    I'll usually put 3-5 things I see in an average issue on to my wishlist.
     


  6. Dr Huh?

    Dr Huh? Senior member

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    Although I do flip through them occasionally, I usually end up feeling slightly depressed. So many clothes that I'll never be able to afford. Plus the magazines are mostly ads.
     


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    porcelain monkey Senior member

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    I checked the third option because it seemed the most appropriate. A couple of thoughts follow. GQ and Details to me seem to be very different magazines aimed at a different demographic. I would think GQ skews older with Details younger and perhaps more urban. I don't read Details, but sometimes look at the web site. I get a free subscription to GQ; I think it's because I bought a bunch of stuff at J. Crew. I have to say I look forward to it, but don't really get a lot of ideas from it. If anything I am old enough to have my own style for better or worse. I do like to see what is in fashion at the moment and see the current trends. Sometimes the style pieces on pairing shirts and ties or jackets with pants, etc. are interesting and may cause me to buy something or dig something out of the back of my closet. The best part of GQ is Glenn O'Brian's Style Guy column.
     


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    I've been subscribing for years. Magazine subscriptions are so cheap these days, you might as well. Always good for some humorous articles or tidbits. Plus, it's nice to get some ideas from the fashion spreads. They are not the authority by any means on clothing. People on this forum treat GQ as if there is a monthly article insulting their mother.
     


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    A lot of the stuff shown in GQ is too expensive
     


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    I flip through them - I just got a morning exercise routine from the current Esquire that I'm trying out.
     


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    fcuknu Senior member

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    have you ever made a post that was either sub 200 words or less than 20 lines?
     


  12. Marcus Brody

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    GQ is useful for me in that it often makes eating breakfast/lunch alone less boring about 5 times a month. I don't read Details regularly.

    I'll occasionally get a fashion idea from GQ, but not super regularly. Maybe once ever 2-3 issues will I see something that I like enough to incorporate into my wardrobe.

    I do sometimes cut out ads/photos though if I'm trying to explain a style to whoever is cutting my hair, though. That adds a bit of utility.
     


  13. Nexus6

    Nexus6 Senior member

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    have you ever made a post that was either sub 200 words or less than 20 lines?
    Your signature quotes Jack London and Winston Churchill who both used more words than I do. What's the concern?[​IMG] and for the record, yes, I have [​IMG] http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...23#post1962923
     


  14. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't even bother to look at Details anymore and only buy GQ when I'm traveling.
     


  15. fcuknu

    fcuknu Senior member

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    hahah, yes, but they dont post on SF. I have no attention spa...
     


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