Hercules Turns Ten

March 31st, 2016 |Posted by jonathan

Hercules Magazine celebrates ten years in appropriately momentous fashion, with five covers for their new Spring/Summer 2016 issue shot by Bruce Weber in the his inimitably fresh style. Actor (and son of Mick) James Jagger takes one cover, while Trevor Signorino, Odin Grina, and new face Kenny Dean also grace the other covers. Weber brings his sharp eye and athletic energy to a number of stories within the issue, which also finds Dominik Sadoch in easy sportswear for Alessio Boni and Andres Velencoso Segura looking sexy in a feature by Nico. Appropriately themed “Coming of Age,” the issue also spotlights rising actors Finn Wittrock and Raphaël Personnaz, all in the cause of welcoming in a bright new season and wishes for another bountiful ten years to come.

Take an exclusive first look at the issue below, available now exclusively at Dover Street Market, New York and London, and worldwide starting April 12.

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Trevor Signorino | Photographer – Bruce Weber

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James Jagger | Photographer – Bruce Weber

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Odin Grina | Photographer – Bruce Weber

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Kenny Dean | Photographer – Bruce Weber

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Photographer – Bruce Weber

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Left: From the archive, photographer – Doug Inglish (Brydges MacKinney) | Right: Note from Donatella Versace

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Left: From the archive, photographer – Carlotta Manaigo | Right: Xavier Serrano | Photographer – Nacho Alegre (MOTIF MANAGEMENT SL) | Stylist – David Vivirido

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Albert Madaula | Photographer – Carlos Moreno

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Andres Velencoso Segura | Photographer – Nico (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY, Berlin: Shotview Photographers Management) | Stylist – Gabriella Norberg

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Finn Wittrock | Photographer – Will Davidson | Stylist – Mitchell Belk

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Finn Wittrock | Photographer – Will Davidson | Stylist – Mitchell Belk

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Zachary Quinto (IMG) | Photographer – Matthew Brookes (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management) | Stylist – Mitchell Belk

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Ola Morafa Dynamo and Bo Develius | Photographer – Gordon von Steiner (Art + Commerce)

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David Martins | Photographer – Gordon von Steiner (Art + Commerce)

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Raphaël Personnaz | Photographer – Johan Sandberg (New York: ArtList NY, Milan: LUNDLUND, Stockholm: ArtList Paris) | Stylist – Benoit Martinengo

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Torin Verdone | Photographer – Bruno Staub (Chris Boals Artists CBA) | Stylist – David Vivirido

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Torin Verdone | Photographer – Bruno Staub (Chris Boals Artists CBA) | Stylist – David Vivirido

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Jacob Morton | Photographer – Paul Jasmin | Stylist – Keegan Singh (Los Angeles: Streeters Los Angeles, New York: Streeters New York)

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Photographer – Paola Kudacki (Camilla Lowther Management) | Stylist – Shun Watanabe

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Andres Sanjuan | Photographer – Daniel Riera (Jed Root) | Stylist – Francesco Sourigues (De Facto)

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Andres Sanjuan | Photographer – Daniel Riera (Jed Root) | Stylist – Francesco Sourigues (De Facto)

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Steffy Argelich | Photographer – Ward Ivan Rafik (New York: ArtList NY, Paris: ArtList Paris) | Stylist – Hanna Kelifa (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management )

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Dominik Sadoch | Photographer – Alessio Boni | Stylist – Francesco Sourigues (De Facto)

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Dominik Sadoch | Photographer – Alessio Boni | Stylist – Francesco Sourigues (De Facto)

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Kenny Dean and Filip Wolfe | Photographer – Bruce Weber | Stylist – Deborah Watson (Walter Schupfer Management)

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Buddy Duress | Photographer – Bruce Weber | Stylist – Deborah Watson (Walter Schupfer Management)

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Alex Sewall | Photographer – Bruce Weber

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James Jagger | Photographer – Bruce Weber

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Luke Bracey | Photographer – Bruce Weber | Stylist – Ana Brillembourg

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Ignacio Lopez and Chris Noble | Photographer – Bruce Weber | Stylist – Sara Moonves (Camilla Lowther Management)

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Bennet Jonas and Chris Noble | Photographer – Bruce Weber | Stylist – Sara Moonves (Camilla Lowther Management)

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Retrospective : Vogue Hommes Japan

November 9th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Earlier this week it was announced that the consistently stellar Vogue Hommes Japan would be shuttering as part of Conde Nast’s decision to switch their men’s publications globally from Vogue, to GQ Style. Magazines come and go, but Vogue Hommes Japan was something special. Led by Nicola Formichetti and featuring the talents of some of fashion’s biggest names, the mag delved into the artistic, eccentric and boundary pushing side of menswear. Fashion can often be disproportionally focused on the ladies, but Formichetti and co. breathed new life into the world of men’s editorial with an outlook that was bold, brash and always on point. We’re going to miss VHJP and their in-your-face style, take a look back at some of our favorite editorials from the magazine and share your own in the comments.

One Impression of Francis Bacon
Ph. Tim Richardson
Fashion Editor – Shun Watanabe | MU Kristin Gallegos | Hair Cash Lawless

A mind-bending tribute to one of art’s heros, accompanied by an equally compelling film.


Digital Vol. 1 iPad Special
Ph. Pierre Debusschere
Fashion Editor – Nicola Formichetti

Before gifs became a regular part of our appreciation of editorials, Vogue Hommes Japan was creating content that utilized new media to tell fashion tales in a whole new way.


Ph. Mariano Vivanco
Fashion Editor – Nicola Formichetti

Gothic glamour at its finest, a theme the magazine has revisited since, but this story holds a special place in our hearts.


Samurai Fiction
Ph. Hedi Slimane
Fashion Editor – Nicola Formichetti

Pushing past the expected Slimane-isms and into new territory, this story explored the Asian influenced menswear trends in the most beautiful manner all in juicy, pops off the page color. We wish we could order prints of this one!


Glamourama
Ph. Miles Aldridge
Fashion Editor – Shun Watanabe | Makeup – Lloyd Simmonds

High gloss fantasy and saturated colors are Aldridge’s signature style, but this edit gives things a decadent menswear twist that makes things pulsate with energy.


Style & Product
Ph. Santiago & Mauricio Sierra
Fashion Editor – Shun Watanabe
Makeup –  Maud Laceppe | Hair – Diego Da Silva

You might remember this one from MDX recently, Shun Watanabe turned it out with the styling – Thom Browne has never looked this good.


The Americans
Ph. Hedi Slimane
Fashion Editor – Nicola Formichetti

Instant classic!


Bondage Warriors
Ph. Steven Klein
Fashion Editor –  Nicola Formichetti |  Makeup – Kabuki | Hair –  Shon

Steven Klein’s preoccupation with bondage has led to some truly exquisite editorials and this is no exception. Many fashion stories get called edgy, but this one pushed all the limits and it payed off big time.


The Creator of Devotion
Ph. Matthew Stone
Fashion Editor – Matthew Josephs
Makeup – Alex Box |  Hair – James Pecis

Pure beauty from one of the art world’s most exciting talents. Stone is a noted photographer, sculptor, performance artist, curator and more, this story utilizes his talents to create a sumptuous vision that went beyond fashion.


A Glowing Response
Ph. Richard Burbridge
Fashion Editor – Robbie Spencer
Makeup –  Peter Philips

Who says a men’s beauty story has to be dull? Burbridge plays with color and light, while Robbie Spencer’s styling talents are put to good use with the expressive styling.

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Bright Young Things

March 9th, 2011 |Posted by Betty

The hotly anticipated new issue of Vogue Hommes Japan features the young rising stars of tomorrow by Miguel Reveriego, cast by Daniel Peddle, wearing the latest in spring fashions styled by Shun Watanabe. Which face and trend catches your eye?



Johannes Niermann, Noma Han, Linus Gustin, Adrian Cardoso, Sebastian Sauvé, Tim Meiresone, Peter Bruder

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Love the Night Life

October 28th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Vogue Nippon continues its love affair with Tao Okamoto, after a full issue devoted to Tao’s numerous charms the beauty reappears with a brand new editorial. Mariano Vivancos colorful and energetic shots (the lighting is absolutely beautiful)  feature Tao and Alan Carey on an evening out that looks romantic while still being edgy. Tao never fails to bring originality to her editorials but it is Shun Watanabe‘s slick styling that gives the entire story an added depth – the mood might be tender but the clothes are polished and urbane.

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