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New Homme

June 7th, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

In the latest issue of upstart American menswear magazine Essential Homme, editor-in-chief Terry Lu offers up a note of explanation: “The essentials of great fashion are a combination of remaining constant while continuing to change.” To that end, the June/July issue comes with a fresh redesign, from a sharp, sleek new logo to an innovative editorial structure mixing news items with fashion features. Janis Ancens helps kick off the new vision, starring in the summer-ready cover story, shot by Sebastian Sabal-Bruce on a glowing seashore. American Ballet Theater principal Roberto Bollé is captured by AP Kim in his role as the latest brand ambassador for Dolce & Gabbana, and Bruce Pask discusses his plans as the men’s fashion director at Bergdorf Goodman. The other rich editorials offer a celebration of Louis Vuitton’s all-American Spring collection and the season’s most modern sportswear and sexiest swimsuits. The issue closes with a look ahead at Pre-Fall, with desirable designs pointing the way forward.

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Janis Ancens by Sebastian Sabal-Bruce, styling by Monica Zafra

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Roberto Bolle by AP Kim, styling by Terry Lu

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Harry Pulley by AP Kim, styling by Terry Lu

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Prefall looks by AP Kim, styling by Terry Lu

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Classic Luxury

June 6th, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

Since its launch in 2012, upscale menswear magazine Man of the World has built a reputation for classic imagery and an eye for restrained luxury. The latest issue, with rising star Garrett Hedlund on the cover (by John Balsom, styled by their fashion director Julie Ragolia (Jed Root) keeps it all in line with a gorgeous portfolio of portraits by Randall Mesdon, seen here first on models.com. The rich black-and-white photography captures a selection of some of the modeling world’s brightest faces, with up-and-comers like Clark Bockelman and John Todd alongside established names like RJ Rogenski, all dressed by Deborah Watson (Walter Schupfer Management) in the season’s coolest sportswear. The iconic images capture a pensive mood, offering up a quiet study of a handful of engaging faces with nothing to hide.

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Walker Wade and Clark Bockelman

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John Todd and Justice Joslin

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Justice Joslin and Angus Mcintosh

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Anthony Greenfield and Angus Mcintosh

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Garrett Hedlund by John Balsom, styled by Julie Ragolia (Jed Root)a (see the other 2 covers here)

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World Cup

May 30th, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

Made in Brazil Magazine has always been the go-to resource for the best and brightest Brazilian models, and the magazine expands its horizons with its latest edition. Labeled as the “International Issue,” the new magazine offers up a continent-spanning study of some of the most important faces in the industry today, kicked off by the four cover boys: the Argentine Mariano Ontañon, the Brit Arran Sly, the German Thorben Gartner, and the American Chris Moore. Every continent—save, of course, Antarctica—is represented within, from the Australian Joel Meacock and a heavy South American contingent to Matthew Brookes (D + V Management )’ beautiful feature shot in the desert outside Marrakech.

Several of the most promising new faces, from Harvey James and John Todd to Matt Mcglone and Ronald Epps, take their place alongside some of the industry’s biggest names, from Garrett Neff and David Agbodji to Chad White and Tobias Sorensen, all of them captured in characteristically rich and striking photography by Milan Vukmirovic (De Facto), Cristiano Madureira, Greg Vaughan, Dean Isidro, and more. With this eighth issue, Made in Brazil proves it can widen its scope without losing its singular, coherent vision.

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Cover 1: Mariano Ontañon by Dean Isidro, styled by Michael Russo

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Cover 2: Mariano Ontañon, Chris Moore, Thorben Gartner, Arran Sly by Greg Vaughan, styled by David Vandewal, grooming by David von Cannon

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Joel Meacock, Mariano Ontañon, Ronald Epps, Travis SmithChris MooreThorben GartnerArran Sly by Greg Vaughan, styled by David Vandewal, grooming by David von Cannon

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Lucas Muller by Cristiano Madureira, styled by Giuliano Menegazzo

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Mariano by Dean Isidro, styled by Michael Russo

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John ToddHarvey James, Matt Mcglone by Neal Franc, styled by Christian Stroble (Walter Schupfer Management)

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Raphael Cesana by Greg Vaughan

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Juan Betancourt by Gorka Postigo, styled by Nirave Sanchez

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Ross Hindmarch by Steeve Beckouet, styled by Frank Strachan

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By Matthew Brookes (D + V Management ), styled by Christian Stroble (Walter Schupfer Management)

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Garrett Neff, Jae Yoo, David Agbodji, Chad White, Tobias Sorensen by Milan Vukmirovic (De Facto), styled by Matthew Marden

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A Witty Vision

May 28th, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

Carbon Copy, the cheeky little brother of the unconventional British menswear magazine Client, celebrates its fourth birthday this year, and the latest issue shows some signs of growing up. The nineteenth edition, out this week, comes with a choice of five striking covers, featuring industry favorites Baptiste Radufe, Charlie France, Demy Matzen, and Matvey Lykov along with new face Rhys Pickering, all photographed by Misha Taylor dressed in smooth suiting by Marc Piña. Carbon Copy moves further away from the clean black-and-white purity of Client, with youthful, colorful stories and a new high-grade printing process. The issue demonstrates a witty vision and playful aesthetic, contrasting an evocatively washed-out feature of summer brights with classically elegant portraiture in the main feature “Body Language,” which comes with a sleek accompanying film. Editor-in-chief Ian Cole offers up a faded study of streetwise youth, the final word on an issue packed with the new. There is plenty of variety on offer, but the through line remains, as always, an emphasis on classic imagery, tinted, here, with the brightest shades of young energy.

Carbon Copy #19 Body Language from CLIENT TV on Vimeo.

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Baptiste, Demy, Charlie, Rhys Pickering, Matvey Lykov by Misha Taylor, styled by Marc Pina, art directed by Daniel Rull

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Rafa Bodgar, River Viiperi by Misha Taylor, styled by Marc Piña

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Corentin Renault by Luciano Insua

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Andre Bona by Karl Simone

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Jason Anthony by Christoph Köstlin styled by Rene Gloor

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David Burgos, Adonis Bosso by Idris & Tony, styled by Kareem James

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Joey Kirchner by Joseph Lally, styled by Matthew Ellenberger

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Danny Oliver by Ian Cole

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Nick Rea by Matthew Stansfield

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Modern Day Heroes

May 23rd, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

Sometimes, less is more. Such is the case with DSECTION Magazine, the Portuguese menswear magazine that, next week, moves from a bimonthly to a biannual format with their supersized Spring/Summer issue. Two covers shot by Danielle Levitt spotlight some of the brightest new faces of today: Simon James, Joseph Dolce, and Gabriel Marques, dressed by the multitalented Nicola Formichetti in his first collection for Diesel.

Following on the theme of “Modern-Day Heroes,” the issue explores different strains of strength and bravery, from the fresh, vibrant energy of the cover story to the contained power of Frederico Martins’ calm editorial, with sleek, easy clothes selected by Nelly de Melo Gonçalves. Clark Bockelman, Alex Dunstan, and Matt Trethe stare down the camera in James White’s feature, with styling by Christopher Preston, while Nicolas Ripoll and Matthew Holt offer an elegant preview of Fall 2014, again from the team of Martins and de Melo Goncalves. Paolo Zerbini offers up a study of youthful aggression with Paolo Zagoreo’s edgy streetwear, while Thomas Goldblum presents a more refined take with his classic portraits with styling by Benoit Martinengo. The only downside is knowing we’ll have to wait six months to see the next issue.

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Gabriel Marques, Simon James, Joseph Dolce, Tony, Ashley, Bre by Danielle Levitt, styling by Diesel’s Nicola Formichetti

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Taj, Emil Andersson and Jorge Pla by Nico Bustos (New York/Paris: ArtList NY (New York) ArtList Paris (Paris) Berlin: Shotview Photographers Management (Berlin), styled by Alberto Murtra

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Nikola D, Jon Hjelholt, Charles Markham, Guillaume Babouin, Thomas Bukovatz by Frederico Martins, styled by Nelly de Melo Goncalves

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Nicolas Ripoll and Matthew Holt by Frederico Martins, styled by Nelly de Melo Goncalves

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Clark, Alex and Matt by James White, styled by Christopher Preston

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Nate Hill and Malthe Lund Madsen by Thomas Goldblum, styled by Benoit Martinego

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Ryan Hassaine by Fanny Latour-Lambert (Walter Schupfer Management), styled by Benoit Martinego

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Rafferty Law and Oliver Cheshire by James White, styled by Christopher Preston

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Jake Love, Nathan James and Ben Horsefield by Paolo Zerbini, styled by Paolo Zagoreo

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For The Masses

May 21st, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

The Spring 2015 men’s shows are less than a month away, and upstart Parisian menswear magazine MASSES Magazine is already pointing the way ahead with their upcoming Summer/Fall issue. New face Pierre Lanoe takes the cover spot with a striking close-up lensed by Bruna Kazinoti, leading off a feature that offers up a taste of schoolboy chic with cheeky suits styled by Niklas Bildstein Zaar. The rest of the issue, seen here in an exclusive preview, has a workmanlike theme, with a retro-tinged study of aviation by CG Watkins and Reto Schmid’s dissection of cubicle boredom, both with fashion by Sacha Quintin and Eric Diulein. The sharp biannual also offers a look ahead at Fall, with a stark portfolio of the season’s most desirable coats from Dior Homme, Givenchy, and others. Promising new faces are aplenty throughout, demonstrating a distinct creative vision and a keen eye for what’s to come.

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Photography by Bruna Kazinoti, styling by Niklas Bildstein Zaar, cover model Pierre Lanoe and Jake Love

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Photography by Reto Schmid, art direction by Eric Diulein and Sacha Quintin, models Louis Morelli, Albert Razumov, Michael Morvan

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Photography by Brett Lloyd, styling byLotta Volkova Adam (New York: ArtList NY, Paris: ArtList Paris), models Jean Lemaire, Kimie

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In Black & White

April 24th, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

Spring may be better-known as the season for bright prints and colors, but the latest issue of upscale menswear magazine Varon Magazine makes a very convincing argument for the purity and sharp beauty of clean black-and-white. Ben Gorham, founder of the exclusive Byredo fragrance collection, stars in the sharp cover story, lensed by Lonny Spence with styling by Varon’s fashion director Hugo Lavín, while the rest of the magazine is filled with many of the industry’s top new faces in a range of the season’s top designs. Bright young Brits Matthew Bell and Tom Gaskin can be seen in the main collections story, photographed by co editor in chief Nacho Pinedo and dressed by Lavín, while Elliot Vulliod is the centerpiece of a feature on the idiosyncratic designer Umit Benan. But for all its celebration of the here and now, the issue offers a sneak peek ahead as well, with an exclusive preview of Fall 2014 from rising British designer Craig Green captured by Piczo with a clinical austerity softened by gentle portraits that add just the right touch of sensitive emotion. Check out their Instagram page for more beautiful visuals.

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Ben Gorham by Lonny Spence, styling by Hugo Lavín

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Matthew Bell and Tom Gaskin by Nacho Pinedo, styling by Hugo Lavín

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Elliot Vulliod in Umit Benan by Lonny Spence, styling by Hugo Lavín

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Laurie Harding by Lonny Spence, styling by Shirley Amartey

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Marc André Turgeon by Joachim Mueller Ruchholtz (Visual Artist UK ), styling by Jason Hughes (Visual Artist UK )

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Nicholas Santos/Charlie Ayres Taylor/Paolo Gallardo by Mark Kean, styling by Hugo Lavín

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Arran Turton Phillips by Rory van Millingen, styling by Way Perry (Jed Root)

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Jack Chambers, Guy Gee in Craig Green by Piczo, styling by Hugo Lavín

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Club Tropicana

April 1st, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

This has been, in many ways, the winter of our discontent, with biting snow and freezing winds long outstaying their welcome into April. Spanish menswear bible Hercules Universal offers a rejuvenating missive from the sunlit Iberian peninsula with their latest issue, which comes with the promising title “Club Tropicana” stamped on its electric blue cover. Otto Pierce lounges on the pristine sands of Mexico’s Riviera Maya in Paola Kudacki’s saturated cover feature, wearing some of the season’s brightest pieces styled by Francesco Sourigues. Bruno Staub captures new face Carter in Kim Jones’ all-American, California-dreaming designs in a Louis Vuitton feature with fashion by Miguel Arnau. Dan Glaser visits a Provençal paradise in an architectural study of the minimalist G House in Bonnieux, a gleaming box of glass and concrete set in the woods of the French countryside. There is a hint of darkness amongst the light as well, in the edgy video accompanying the cover story, which finds Pierce splashing around in the dark surf in just a pair of Saint Laurent leather pants, in Daniel Riera’s Fall 2014 preview, which captures Jason Anthony in tough looks chosen by Sourigues from a season that seems far away but will be here all too soon. But, rather than diminishing the glow, these shadows serve only to add some sharpening contrast to an issue that, to finish off that line from Shakespeare, is otherwise “made glorious summer by this sun.”

A SPLASH IN THE DARK from HERCULES UNIVERSAL on Vimeo.

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Otto Pierce by Paola Kudacki, styling by Francesco Sourigues

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George Admiraal and Dominik Bauer by Mark Kean, styling by Julian Ganio

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Jason Anthony by Daniel Riera, styling by Francesco Sourigues

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Carter by Bruno Staub, stying by Miguel Arnau (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY)

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