David Beckham. Ph by David Sims for V Man 3 Fall/Winter 04
It’s been a boom time for men’s magazines in the U.S. with new books like Vitals and Cargo nestling beside tradional titles like Esquire, Details and G.Q. But for those who like their men’s fashion to be super-slick, knowing and a little perverse, then V Man continues to be the top ticket. Here’s an advance preview of the Fall/Winter cover boasting world class clotheshorse David Beckham. The issue is of course, brimming with point perfect content including the cleverest accessories story we’ve seen in ages, titled Make A Face, a genius retrospective hair story on Didier Malige and a Willy Vanderperre layout that is so Arena 80’s, it got a double head nod.What we really want to know though is where to get that gorgeous quilted black satin bedspread featured on pages 76 – 77. (P.S. Don’t you just love that the Alphabet story in the premiere issue of V Man has been converted into a T-shirt line by Joe McKenna. We’re first in line!)…Speaking of which, do check out the current issue of New Yorker magazine featuring some of the cattiest fashion gossip (in the article of Paris’ Dave restauraunt) since the hey day of Chic Happens, as well as a very major article on Mert n Marcus plus an incredibly incisive overview of Irving’s Penn’s work. Applause!