Monday, September 24, 2007

The 50 most stylish men

GQ turns 50 in October and to celebrate it they’re publishing the 50 most stylish men of the past 50 years. This anniversary issue has been published with 10 covers—including the man of my girlish dreams, Robert Redford (oh Hubbell *sigh*), and my supposed to be father-in-law, John F. Kennedy. *sniff* But if you ask me the best version is the one with Paul Newman up front, one of the most beautiful men the world has ever seen.

Dunno why Tom Brady is on one of the covers. Yes yes, he’s verra fuckable but they might as well put crackhead Pete Doherty in his place—he’s included in the list, in case you’d missed it:

Likes crack; digs heroin. Frequent run-ins with the law. But used to shag Kate Moss! What else is there to say about Pete Doherty? One more thing: He’s always had, for worse more than better, a certain authenticity. Rock ‘n’ roll may be dying, but for now he’s the only bona fide let’s-dial-it-back-to-1972 rock star we’ve got. Other rockers look his part or act his part, or sport the lank hair and wet-Play-Doh complexion, but Pete actually does the drugs and has the sex.

I swear I’m not making this up! LOL Brilliant, really. :P Seriously, such a FANTASTIC list; thought provoking and simply fabulous with the likes of Steve McQueen, David Bowie, George Clooney, Cary Grant on it, definitely worth a look (wonder why Becks didn’t make the cut though). GQ has also put every cover they’ve ever published online. See here if you can find your favorite sharp-dressed studs. ;)

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17 comment(s):

Blogger Vicious Trollop said...

I'm too depressed about HP7 to comment on the hotties.

Who the fuck wrote that crappy book?!? *sniff* So let down. 7 years invested in this series and that's what I get as an end?

9/24/2007 10:43:00 AM  

Anonymous Gabrielle said...

Robert Redford is sooooo sexy. I loved the Way we Were.

9/24/2007 05:28:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for this! I am getting a copy because I really like that Robert Redford one.

9/24/2007 07:26:00 PM  

Blogger Lorelei said...

I think Tom is really hot. I would drool on that man if he'd let me but IMHO if GQ wanted a young athlete to be included on one of the covers, they could have picked someone better than Tom.

9/24/2007 10:01:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm, not many there push my buttons.

9/25/2007 05:59:00 AM  

Blogger Miss L said...

I have to agree about Paul Newman - def. the best up there. I too wonder why tom brady, andre 3000, and pete doherty? they haven't been in the public eye long enough to warrant making the list in my opinion. but whatevs, pretty good!

9/25/2007 02:02:00 PM  

Anonymous Ollenska said...

Can anyone name a more beautiful male celebrity than Paul Newman? He makes today's Hollywood stars look like trolls.


9/27/2007 10:16:00 AM  

Blogger Lollie Rose said...

Paul Newman is the most beautiful man ever to live in the universe. That image is shocking. I am getting this issue.

9/27/2007 10:36:00 AM  

Blogger Jordis Juice said...

Oh, I got my copy with Redford on it. :) The covers are awesome! I was thrilled to see that Steve McQueen, Marcello Mastroianni, Jean-Paul Belmondo each made the list as they are great style icons. Also glad to see people such as Woody Allen on the list who had a distinct look that has stood up over time.

9/27/2007 12:47:00 PM  

Anonymous giuseppe said...

i adore your blog bitches. i just got a copy of GQ50. it's pretty thick! and it's pretty good too. just two things:

the 50 most stylish list is 48 strong, really strong, choices and two absolute duds.

kurt cobain is not a style icon. he's a sloppy junkie who killed himself.

pete doherty is not a style icon. he's a junkie with money and a stylist who happens to be skinny enough for dior homme.

to put these two on the same list with the likes of sean connery, gianni agnelli, marcello mastroianni and j.f.k. is downright insulting. i don't mean to use this blog to spew sour grapes, but come on, right?

other than that i've been enjoying the issue, especially the call for the return of "eisenhower chic." whoever coined that phrase wins the gold star for the day.

9/27/2007 01:45:00 PM  

Anonymous Ollenska said...

Giuseppe, you may just be right... but I kind of have a thing for Kurt Cobain back then ;-)


9/27/2007 07:07:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is Pete Doherty on that list? Andre 300 and Michael Caine? What about Kanye West or Pharrell Williams? These gentleman have both returned what it means to be stylish and original to out much mislead "MTV youth" as any other artist out there.

9/27/2007 07:16:00 PM  

Anonymous giuseppe said...

michael caine deserves to be on the list. he epitomized that 60s/70s english style that is ever so prevalent in recent cultural history (hence his appearance in that austin powers film). the only one who rivals him from that time period is david bailey.

i recommend you check out some of caine's films such as alfie, get carter, the ipcress file, and pulp. each is an excellent example of exactly why caine deserves to be on the list (not to mention that they're quite good, as well).

9/27/2007 08:04:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just because he is Alfie doesn't mean he should be included.

9/27/2007 08:19:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just because he is Alfie doesn't mean he should be included.

9/27/2007 08:21:00 PM  

Blogger Menchie said...

I just looooove Robert Redford. loved The Way we were and The Natural.

And JFK Jr., well, he was totally yummy. I read the Carole Radziwill book What Remains and i was struck again by the loss of such a gorgeous human being.

9/30/2007 03:15:00 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh the salt and pepper hair. gorgeous. i forsee a new found appreciation for grey slowly emerging. ooh he's rugged and refined! such a babe. looking like this, with wrinkles and greys, sure beats people like Hasslehoff, who will now look freakish (i'm sorry, but really. i hope for his sake he gets that fixed) for the rest of their lives because they couldn't help but fight the losing battle against aging. it's natural, and all the telltale signs people are so desperate to erase are really badges earned. i hope our youth-obsessed culture will start to grow up. mind you, i'm 24, and i understand it takes a little effort to age gracefully, and i suppose there's nothing wrong with some subtle "upkeep" later on, but a youthful mind and heart is so much more becoming than buying a youthful new face. actually, forget that. let's celebrate wisdom, rather than youth, for a change. ok, i'm done.

10/01/2007 10:05:00 AM