Rick Owens Paris Review: Performative Dressing Is the Wave

Rick Owens runway shows are spectacles before they even begin—packed with people, most of whom are not in the fashion world or perhaps only amorphously connected to it, dressed and posing in head-to-toe-to-prosthetic-cheekbones Owens. Many designers have cults, but Owens’s is a true tribe, a group of people with a common language, understanding of each […]

Bruce Willis and Pizza Rat: Name a More Iconic Duo

Wanna feel old? Pizza Rat, that small hero seen nibbling on a slice in the New York City subway, found viral fame way back in 2015. Wanna feel young at heart, as if you’ve dunked your face directly into the fountain of youth? Just look at this photo of Bruce Willis strolling through a Los […]

MLK Day Sales: 16 Menswear Sales to Shop This Long Weekend

Each week, GQ utilizes the latest in deal-identifying technology—i.e. one of our staffers spends most of his day shopping online—to uncover all the wildest markdowns on wardrobe-boosting buys from the best men’s clothing sales on the internet. This time out, we’ve got a razor sharp blazer to help you crush summer wedding season, the heavy-duty […]

Opening Ceremony’s Store Closure Is More Than Just Another Retail Casualty

Industry insiders reflect on the impact of the institution founded by Carol Lim and Humberto Leon in 2002.Photo: Getty Images/Vanni Bassetti“It was as if New York fashion Tumblr was a store,” Jian DeLeon, editorial director of High Snobiety, says of Opening Ceremony, which announced this week that it would be closing all retail locations. “It was […]

Louis Vuitton Show: Behind the Scenes

Virgil Abloh‘s Louis Vuitton show is undoubtedly the event of Paris Fashion Week: the goal is both to see great fashion and be seen in it. Accordingly, the audience included seemingly the entire fashion industry plus some of the biggest names in entertainment and style: Quavo, Takeoff, Bella Hadid, Alton Mason, Dev Hynes, Takashi Murakami, […]

Dries Van Noten Wants You to Play With Your Clothes

“Visceral, louche, feral, fly”: those are the words that Dries Van Noten used to describe his Fall 2020 collection, a sexy, tactile proposal of glamour, with furs slung over shoulders, decadent velvets, and relaxed silks.“He really likes to play with clothes,” Van Noten said of this season’s guy in an interview. “He is not afraid […]

Thom Browne Is Doubling Down on “Crazy Ideas”

For Thom Browne, provocation is a source of delight. His shrunken suit remains essential for insiders, and perplexing to the unaware. And then there are his wildly expressive runway shows, the most recent of which pitched men into football-shaped platform shoes and panniers affixed with codpieces, which continue to cause outsize reactions among shocked and […]

The Best Crewneck Sweatshirt for Men in 2020

The phrase “wardrobe essential” is almost as overused as “streetwear” right now in the menswear universe, but there’s still one style that deserves the label: a gray crewneck sweatshirt. It’s basic in the best way: cozy as a camp fire on the beach, never not wearable, and an integral part of menswear history. The humble […]