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20 Best Gold Watches for Men in 2022: Epic Timepieces for Every Budget, Style, and Occassion
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20 Best Gold Watches for Men in 2022: Epic Timepieces for Every Budget, Style, and Occassion

Want to brush up on your terminology and find your next dream timepiece? Don't miss GQ’s ultimate guide to watches for men.Back in olden times, gold watches for men were part of a uniform that included three-piece suits, shiny leather-soled shoes, and a haircut known simply as “The Executive.” Fortunately, while dress codes have loosened up considerably since your grandad’s day, the allure of the gold watch remains just as strong as ever. Not only does the rich, lustrous shine of a gold timepiece carry a ton of old-school gravitas, there’s a near-infinite variety across every imaginable style and price point. That means you can opt for a funky ‘80s digital watch in gold-tone stainless steel, a Swiss-made masterpiece in solid 18k rose, or a vault’s worth of elite options in between. Gold wa...
The Boys Are Back at Thom Browne
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The Boys Are Back at Thom Browne

Dressing notable people in twisted-prep designs is a core tenet of the Thom Browne brand. You’ll usually find a cadre of famous men attending his fashion shows wearing things they perhaps normally wouldn’t, like actor Lee Pace in a pair of peach-pink dress pants that have been freshly shorn into thigh-hugging shorts, Milwaukee Bucks center Serge Ibaka in a gray tweed shift dress and a little Navy sailor hat, actor Will Poulter in khaki suspenders and a big ol’ briefcase, or musician Jaden Smith in a seersucker jacket bulked up with bulbous, football-pad-shaped shoulders, all of whom showed up to Browne’s menswear presentation in Paris on Sunday.Lee PaceMenelik Puryear/Thom Browne“The most important thing is that they’re true individuals,” Browne once told GQ of his eccentric taste in celeb...
The Best Boat Shoes for Men in 2022: 15 Stylish Docksiders from Sperry, Paraboot, Sid Mashburn, and More
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The Best Boat Shoes for Men in 2022: 15 Stylish Docksiders from Sperry, Paraboot, Sid Mashburn, and More

There are a whole lot of dad vibes in fashion these days. In the last few years, dad hats, dad jeans, and, of course, dad sneakers have all made the leap from fusty to fashionable. But somehow, boat shoes—the daddest footwear of all; the ones your pops still wears to all manner of cookouts, camping trips, and baseball games—were left behind to rot, too normcore even for normcore.Or that was the case, anyhow, until 2022 rolled around. Thanks to designers of every stripe, a whole new breed of boat shoe is emerging: slicker and brasher and altogether cooler, more reflective of the adventurous spirit one would expect of footwear designed for the decks of yachts. The timeless moccasin shape and sturdy non-slip soles mostly remain the same, only updated in new colors and materials that fit your ...
Lady Gaga Relaunched Her Entire Makeup Brand—Here's My Honest Reaction
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Lady Gaga Relaunched Her Entire Makeup Brand—Here's My Honest Reaction

Lady Gaga’s makeup brand, Haus Laboratories, first launched in 2019 but has recently been given a major revamp, complete with new products, upgraded formulas, a new name—Haus Labs by Lady Gaga—and a new retail partner in Sephora. It may seem like a lot of changes just in the past few years, but they’re all incredibly meaningful, especially to Gaga. The new products represent a marriage between colorful makeup artistry and clean, “supercharged” formulas. These include unique ingredients such as the patent-pending Fermented Arnica, which may help with inflammation. This particular kind of arnica is 860% more powerful than the regular and is inspired by Gaga’s longtime use of the herb to treat her fibromyalgia. The new line has an overall focus on skin health as well as innovation and pretty ...
Auteurcore: How Vintage Movie Merch Became Cool
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Auteurcore: How Vintage Movie Merch Became Cool

Surveying my wardrobe during some recent spring cleaning, I thought about which items of clothing draw the most attention from random strangers. It’s not my pair of perfect midcentury French army pants, or the Needles mohair cardigan I somehow nabbed for an excellent price. Rather, it’s the deadstock Jackie Brown shirt I nabbed at a thrift store. Whenever I wear it, somebody pauses to (correctly) tell me that it’s one of Tarantino’s best films. The two runners-up in the category of “apparel most likely to result in a stop-and-chat” are my Seinfeld sweatshirt that looks like something Jerry would have worn while doing a table read in 1991, and a ball cap embroidered with the phrase, “A Film By Nora Ephron.”I’m obsessed with such promo swag, and it takes up an ever-larger share of my closet....
Calling All Euphoria Lovers: The Show's Makeup Artist Just Launched Her Own Line
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Calling All Euphoria Lovers: The Show's Makeup Artist Just Launched Her Own Line

When Euphoria premiered in 2019, one of the biggest breakout stars was the makeup created by the show’s makeup department head, Doniella Davy. A showstopping array of crystal-studded lids, glitter tears, neon graphic eyeliner, and other ocular adornments seen on its young stars became a game-changing inspiration for the beauty industry. That’s why it wasn’t too surprising when Davy launched her own makeup brand, Half Magic. Though the brand is supported by A24, the studio that produces Euphoria, it’s all from Davy’s brilliant mind. The glitter eyeliner, lush eye pigments, and stick-on rhinestones all represent her signature aesthetic. That being said, there are also plenty of neutral options, and the line appeals to practically any type of makeup preference or mood. The brand launched with...
The 27 Best Shorts for Men in 2022 Let Your Legs Breathe in Style
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The 27 Best Shorts for Men in 2022 Let Your Legs Breathe in Style

The best shorts for men? Complicated question. Before we dig into the billion-and-one designs, we gotta talk length and shape. TikTok Teens would have you believe that a five-inch inseam is the only length that matters. Fellas like Milo Ventimiglia and Paul Mescal, however, might urge you to go up a couple of inches and show off a little more thigh. And on the other end of the spectrum entirely, our May cover star Justin Bieber prefers to step out in loose, baggy shorts that would make members of Michigan's Fab Five proud. The beauty is that you can go for anywhere along the spectrum—or, better yet, make a few stops along the way and stock your closet with a wide variety of shorts. Because there's an absolutely insane amount of styles out there. To help with that, we've turned up the 27 be...
We're in Our 20s, and Here's Where We Shop the Most
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We're in Our 20s, and Here's Where We Shop the Most

Your 20s is one of the most pivotal life stages. You feel like you're just trying to survive and figure things out—whether you're fresh out of college or simply looking to find out what you want from life. This uncertainty also translates majorly into the fashion choices we make in our 20s. At 28, I've experimented with so many styles and trends it would probably make your head spin. As I grow older, I'm always fine-tuning and switching up my personal style.  Nearing ever so closer to the big 30, I've learned a lot about which places hit the sweet spot of being affordable, on-trend, and high-quality. As much as I'd love to splurge on the latest Prada bag or Cartier bracelet, the reality is I have student loans to tend to, which is why it shouldn't surprise you that many of the stores I pri...
One Cartier Isn’t Enough for Tom Cruise
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One Cartier Isn’t Enough for Tom Cruise

Welcome to Watches of the Week, where we'll track the rarest, wildest, and most covetable watches spotted on celebrities.Tom Cruise is on a worldwide tour promoting the new Top Gun: Maverick movie, which is great news for fans of preposterous air action. It’s also great news for watch admirers around the world. This week, Maverick gave us one terrific watch and then followed up with a lovable sequel.The first watch was the historically significant Cartier, the Calibre. The Calibre, which debuted in 2010, marked a new era for Cartier’s watchmaking program. While the brand has been in the wristwatch business for over 100 years, it didn’t make its own movements for much of that time. (Watch nerds care a lot about this sort of thing.) The Calibre—which is named after another word for movement—...