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GQ interested in girls?

2002-12-14 00:50:57+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

At lunch today, I saw that the front page of SF Weekly had a teaser for this week's "Dog Bites" column that reads:

So GQ magazine says S.F. women can't put together an outfit? Dog Bites will just see to that.

Of course the article is the usual shallow Marina chicks saying "I do too shop at Neiman", but my real question was: Since when has GQ's target market included anyone interested in women?

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#Comment made: 2002-12-14 01:03:24+00 by: Dan Lyke

Okay, I take it back, the article does go a little further than just marina chicks, but GQ Senior Editor Adam Rappaport is quoted as:

"In New York, you can go from some art opening at the Guggenheim in a Marc Jacobs suit, and go to a bar in the Lower East Side, and nobody will look twice," said Rapoport. If somebody wore something like that to, say, a San Francisco dive bar like the 500 Club, he added, they would immediately be deemed cheesy. "I would like," he said, "to go into the 500 Club with a Paul Smith suit on and have nobody care."

Translation: "I really wish all these people wouldn't notice that I'm a shallow dumb-ass". Dude, what are you broadcasting it for, then?

#Comment made: 2002-12-14 18:35:52+00 by: meuon

Who is Marc Jacobs or Paul Smith and why would I wear his suit? I bought my own. :)

#Comment made: 2002-12-15 08:33:44+00 by: Shawn

"I would like," he said, "to go into the 500 Club with a Paul Smith suit on and have nobody care."

I like it here in Seattle, where both of my two visits to the 5th Ave have been in jeans and a t-shirt, with nary a sidelong glance. I don't even own a pair of slacks, and maybe one actual "shirt", any more.

Nor do I read GQ, but I thought the target audience was men (who are generally expected to be interested in women). Does GQ target primarily gay men or something?

#Comment made: 2002-12-16 19:51:17+00 by: Dan Lyke

I've only met one man who dressed ala GQ[Wiki] who claimed to be het. And I don't have any second hand confirmation of that. And he works for Needless-Markup.

Of course it's saying a lot about Paul Smith that he can't wear a Paul Smith suit into an SF bar and have nobody care, I mean you can wear a clown suit or a Santa costume into an SF bar and nobody will blink. Mime makeup will get you beat, however.