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The July Issues

GQ Drake

July’s a tricky month in the world of printed menswear.

Because even though summer only officially started last Friday, we’ve been talking about it since early May—and the last thing on our minds in the sweltering heat we’re all now starting to feel is fall tweeds.

It’s this “trickiness,” among other things, that led the gents at two of our big three men’s rags to the same decision years ago: July wasn’t worth the hassle of its own issue, so they tacked it onto the end of June’s. Which has given us the rare opportunity to look past those dusty old stalwarts to a few of the other menswear mags out there.

So without further ado, we take the pulse of this month in menswear journalism, after the jump...»

Zooey, Boats and Cowboy Shirts


The Eyes!: Nylon turns its lens to Ms. Zooey Deschanel. Yes, we’re still listening to that album. [FashionIndie]

Highlights for Kids: A field guide to the hairstyles of the tasteless. [Men.Style]

Cowboy Up Yet Again: A longform journalist peeks into the troubled soul of the inventor of the cowboy shirt. [Design Observer]

On Sail: A boat catalog circa 1969, with only the best in nautical graphic design.[A Continuous Lean]

Kempt Man of the Hour: Adrian Grenier

  • Jared Paul Stern


*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

In our never-ending quest to improve the entertainment industry's sartorial standards, we're glad to see that somewhat scruffy *Entourage* star Adrian Grenier is stepping up his style. At a charity ball he hosted to raise money for building wells in Africa the other night, Grenier looked quite dashing in a bespoke Duncan Quinn creation.

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