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Sail Into Style This Summer With A$AP Rocky; His GQ Feature

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$3,695 by Louis Vuitton. Pants, $400 by Boglioli. Boxer shorts, $19 by Calvin Klein Underwear. Shoes, $950, and belt by Louis Vuitton. Hat by S.N.S. Herning at Henrik Vibskov. Necklaces by Miansai.

Fashionable recording artist A$AP Rocky reminds us that the summer is just around the corner in his latest GQ magazine spread. The Harlem native does a nice looking photo shoot on a yacht and jetski in the deep seas. In the shoot, the rising Hip-Hop dynamo styled in designer brands including Louis Vuttion, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford and much more. Below is an excerpt:

Rocky’s cocky ascension into stardom has been one part dope rhymes, one part highly evolved style. “I wanted to model when I was younger,” he says. “I was always into clothes and shit.” It’s a fact that’s constantly reinforced by his lyrics (Drop-crotch Jeremy Scott pants, bitch it’s Hammer time) and by menswear blogs that practically worship him. “I’m the man on those things,” Rocky gloats. “I don’t really look at them. Well, I guess I do, but only when I’m looking at myself. I inspire me.” And that’s the third ingredient in his ascension: star power. The man behind hits like “Fuckin’ Problems” has a cool so untouchable it landed him on a world tour with Rihanna and earned him the assurance that as long as he’s got an army of fans, he’ll never lose his phone again.”—Mark Anthony Green

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Sweater, $1,295 by Ralph Lauren Purple Label. Shorts, $75 by Polo Ralph Lauren. Belt by Louis Vuitton. Cap by Stampd Los Angeles. Bracelets by Miansai. Necklace (both pages) by Gucci.

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Jacket, $3,540 by Tom Ford. Sweater, $195, and shorts, $135 by Gant Rugger. Sneakers, $75 by Vault by Vans. Rings by Cartier. Watch by Rolex. Cap by Stampd Los Angeles. Towel by Hermès.

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Henley, $150 by Todd Snyder. Knit sweater, $710, and sunglasses by Gucci. Pants, $60 by Gap. Espadrilles, $100 by Rivieras. Belt by Nautica.

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Jacket, $1,200 by Nautica. Pants, $219 by Closed. Belt by Men In Cities. Sunglasses by Jason Schwartzman for Lookmatic.

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Tank top, $1,645 by Prada. Shorts, $125 by Reigning Champ at Need Supply Co. Hat by Kangol

Photos Credit: BEN WATTS | GQ

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Pharrell Shoots Billionaire Boys Club Black Collection For GQ Magazine In Brooklyn

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Music artists, fashion designer and creator director Pharrell Williams recently did a photo shoot for GQ magazine at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Mark McNairy designed a small new capsule collection called BBC Black which will hit retailers this Fall 2013. They teamed up with Crye Precision, which is a Special Ops gear company based in NYC. Pharrell’s full interview and photo shoot will be available soon. In the meantime, check the photos below. Are you interested in pieces from this collection?

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D-Wade, LeBron James, Amar’e Stoudemire, Kevin Durant, Chris Bosh & Russell Westbrook For GQ’s ‘NBA’s New Style Wars’

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NBA players D-Wade, LeBron James, Amar’e Stoudemire, Kevin Durant, Chris Bosh, Russell Westbrook and others are featured in GQ magazine’sInside the NBA’s New Style Wars‘. These men got all dapper for their photo shoot. Below is an excerpt for the publication:

The rivalry among the NBA’s elite has spilled o≠ the court and into an arena where athletes have historically feared to tread: high fashion. Players show up for games wearing leather pants, lensless glasses, and printed silk shirts—and that’s just Russell Westbrook. GQ’s Steve Marsh spent a week trailing basketball’s biggest names—Kevin Durant, Kobe, D-Wade, LeBron—to find out how they’re turning the league into a runway for the world’s tallest peacocks.”

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Amar’e Stoudemire at stylist Rachel Johnson’s office, Harlem, New York

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Kevin Durant in Barneys New York, Santa Monica

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Chris Bosh at the Ritz-Carlton, New York

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Russell Westbrook at Staples Center, Los Angeles

Read the full story and see more pics over at GQ.

Photograph by Eric Ray Davidson 

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Beyonce Bad A$$ Flaunts Her Sexy Body On GQ’s February 2013 Issue

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It’s official, Beyoncé is back! Her bad a$$ flaunts her sexy body on the February 2013 issue of GQ Magazine. On the cover, Bey opts for a sport themed which includes a sky blue cropped jersey top and red & black leopard panties. Last month, I posted that Beyoncé is gracing the cover of Vogue again. This will make Bey’s second Vogue cover. In the past she covered the April 2009 issue of Vogue. Last year, Beyoncé signed a $50 million deal with Pepsi and in February, Bey will be performing at the 2013 Superbowl during halftime.

Does this cover rocks or what?

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Frank Ocean’s Spread & Interview In GQ; Speaks On Past Issues With Def Jam & Crying After Confirming His Bisexuality

Singer and songwriter Frank Ocean name has been in the media ever since confirming his bisexuality this past summer. His Channel Orange album also topped the charts. When you’re in the public eyes, it is so hard to live your private life. I respect any man who is comfortable enough in his own skin to share his sexual and personal life with the general public. Ocean is currently working on projects with Alicia Keys and Beyoncé. He is also gearing up to embark on an European tour. The Def Jam signer is featured in the latest issue of GQ Magazine. Inside, he speaks on his past issues with his record label, moving from New Orleans to L.A., crying after confirming his bisexuality and much more. Below are some excerpts:

On moving from New Orleans to L.A. with just $1,100 in his pocket:
I had been putting together these demos that I was going to properly record in a real studio in L.A. So I saved up money doing Sheetrocking, and I drove out with my girlfriend at the time. I was only supposed to be there for six weeks. I don’t feel like I ever made a conscious decision to stay six years. You just kind of roll. The first four and a half years was me in the studio every day, writing songs for other people.

On how he started writing songs for Brandy, Justin Bieber and John Legend:
We’re talking about hundreds of things that happened. One night, I went to a listening party just to pick up my backpack from a friend. Next thing I know, I’m in this studio, and everybody’s putting their laptops on the pool table, playing songs through these big-ass speakers. It was crazy. And they wanted me to play, so I plugged in, and they were like, “Oh shit.” There were producers there, and they said, “You should come up to the studio and write.” So I did. I’d sit in those rooms for hours.

On Def Jam reportedly signed him as a recording artist in 2009 but didn’t open up its checkbook at that point to help him record and meeting Odd Future:
I was at a real dark time in my life when I met them. I was looking for just a reprieve. At 20 or 21, I had, I think, a couple hundred thousand dollars [from producing and songwriting], a nice car, a Beverly Hills apartment—and I was miserable. Because of the relationship in part and the heartbreak in part, and also just miserable because of like just carting that around. And here was this group of like-minded individuals whose irreverence made me revere. The do-it-yourself mentality of OF really rubbed off on me.

They inspired you to record your first album, Nostalgia, Ultra, on your  own dime and release it for free, right?  Def Jam had signed Lonny Breaux,  then this Frank Ocean guy puts out an  Internet sensation that makes a lot  of best-albums lists. When they tried to sign you again, was it satisfying to say,“Oh, you already have”?
Yeah, I just told them, “Give me $1 million if you want the next album.”

Source GQ | Pictures Peggy Sirota

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Big Sean Wears A Katie Eary Black/Gold ‘Arowana’ Sweater Paired With Adidas Original sneakers

Earlier today Wednesday (November 14), I posted pics from the 2012 GQ Men Of The Year Party which was held last night Tuesday (November 13) at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles. G.O.O.D. Music rapper Big Sean made a lasting impression on the black carpet. The 23-year-old Detroit native rocked a Katie Eary Black/Gold ‘Arowana’ Sweater. This sweater is from the Spring/Summer 2013 Collection and will be available on the fashion brand’s digital pop-up shop soon. Sean paired his sweater with black pants and red Adidas Original sneakers. I’m not too impressed with Sean’s outfit. In my opinion, the red sneakers ruined the outfit. Maybe, a pair of black sneakers would had been better.

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Rihanna, Kid Cudi, Cassie, Big Sean, Adrienne Bailon, Ne-Yo & More Attends The 2012 GQ Men Of The Year Party

Last night Tuesday (November 13), some celebs made their way to the California coast for the 2012 GQ Men Of The Year Party which was held at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles. Rihanna, Kid Cudi, Cassie, Big Sean, Adrienne Bailon and Ne-Yo got glammed and dapper for the black carpet. Jessica Szhor, Common, Jamie Foxx, Chris Bosh, Eric Stonestreet, GQ’s publisher Chris Mitchell and others were also in attendance. Peep the pics below:

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Rihanna Strips Down To Just A Leather Jacket For GQ’s (Men Of The Year Issue)

This girl is always winning! It is that time of the year again, for GQ’s annual Men Of The Year Issue. This time around, instead of a male gracing the cover, Rihanna makes history by becoming the only woman to make the publication’s Men Of The Year List. On the cover, Riri strips down to just a black leather jacket, with her hands covering her private area. Riri loves flaunting her sexy body and I like posting it. Unapologetic arrives a week from today (November 19). How do you feel about this cover?

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Photoshoot Fresh: Big Sean Gets Dapper For GQ Magazine

Rapper Big Sean is gearing for the release of his sophomore album, entitled Hall Of Fame: Memoirs Of A Detroit Player which is scheduled to arrive winter 2012. Just in time before his album drops, he is featured in the November 2012 issue of GQ magazine, the G.O.O.D. Music recording artist gets all dapper in his Tom Schirmacher shot photo shoot. For his spread, Sean styled in a Michael Kors suit and a Club Monaco vest. He also sports other designer pieces including Burberry and J. Lindenberg. Sean rocked this spread! Any thoughts?

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NBA Player CHRIS PAUL Wears UPSCALE Designer Pieces In His Fall Style Photo Shoot With GQ Magazine

NBA player Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers gets all dapper for his Fall Style photo shoot with GQ Magazine. For his fashion spread, CP wears designer pieces including Gant Rugger, David Hart & Co., Dsquared2, Ralph Lauren, Jordan Brand, Prada, Brunello Cucinelli, Gucci, Billionaire Boys Club, Club Manaco, Michael Bastian, Todd Snyder and much more. In his cover story, the 27-year-old North Carolina native talks about his past altercation with Pau Gasol, the positive aspect of being short, being a people person and the importance of family and having a good support system. Below are some excerpts:

On his past altercation with Lakers player Pau Gasol after he patted him on the head after the two had exchanged words:

We call that sonnin’. Like when I take Li’l Chris to the bathroom, I’ll walk with my hand on his head. That’s my son. You know what I mean? I understand that Gasol is that tall, but don’t do to me what I do to my son.”

The positive aspect of being short:

I’ve been fortunate to be short my entire life. I look puzzled. There’s only one position I’ve ever had to play, and that’s point guard. So I’ve always had to be that leader. And that was my job: you know, to talk.

On being a people person:

I’m a big-time people person, too. Like, I love people. I hate to be by myself.” He repeats the phrase to himself, quieter each time: “I hate to be by myself. I hate to be by myself. I hate to be by myself.”

Sports jacket, $1,480, by Etro. Rugby shirt, $145, by Gant Rugger. Dress shirt, $108, by Saturdays NYC. Tie, $125, by David Hart & Co. Pocket square, $8, by The Tie Bar. Jeans, $470, by Dsquared2. Shoes, $850, by Ralph Lauren. Belt by J.Crew. Watch by Rolex.

Coat, $3,600 by Prada. Windbreaker, $560, and khakis, $420, by Prada. Shirt, $135 by Gant Rugger. Tie, $225 by Brunello Cucinelli. Sneakers, $160 by Jordan Brand.

Source GQ | Photographer Nathaniel Goldberg

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