Neglect “going to the health club” or “meditating.” The truest New Yr’s resolutions are all about what you put on. Here is how the GQ employees is shaking issues up in 2021.
Discover the precise coat. One of the best resolutions are particular duties you may accomplish within the treasured few days when the “New Yr, New You” vitality continues to be robust. (“Join a half marathon” is significantly better than “begin operating.”) So I am holding it concrete: Hit the after-holiday gross sales and eventually discover my excellent massive, flowy wool overcoat. —Chris Cohen, wellness editor
Refine. I do know my fashion, I do know my style, and I’ve my uniform. As I proceed to be taught extra about myself in 2023, the extra excited I get to refine my fashion to what actually fits not solely my physique, however my character. I will lead each buy in 2023 with this query: “Does this actually really feel true and signature to you?” And if it does, contemplate the cardboard swiped. —Anthony O’Baner Jr., Assistant to the World Editorial Director
Observe the rabbit gap. Over the pandemic I began gathering jackets from Hai Sporting Gear, considered one of Issey Miyake’s diffusion traces within the ’80s and ’90s. Like the remainder of his work, the garments are… unusual, proof against western notions of what is thought-about fashionable. The HSG stuff can be designed to take a beating, and extra to the purpose, it appears to match my bizarre physique properly. Optimistically, the stuff will make up most of my closet in 2023. —Chris Gayomali, articles editor
Cease shopping for black garments. Whereas placing away my wash and fold the opposite day, I pulled out a stack of 5 (5) black turtlenecks and was pressured to take a severe stock of my fiscal, sartorial, and non secular selections. This* isn’t who I’m!!! (*A waist-up Steve Jobs cosplayer.) My solely reasonable technique to commit to purchasing extra colour? Disgrace myself proper right here on GQ.com. —Gabriella Paiella, employees author
Go to a tailor. I’ve at all times discovered sifting by the racks of a suburban thrift retailer to be very meditative, which implies that I personal…a number of clothes, from many eras and of various levels of kooky outdatedness. Folks I love are at all times saying they get secondhand issues tailor-made to suit them, which has at all times appeared very luxe—however now I’m satisfied that it’s going to be the ticket to creating my wardrobe filled with particular issues I actually care about. —Eileen Cartter, fashion author
Purchase a extremely, very nice go well with. My fashion decision is extremely particular: I would like an awesome go well with. I need a excellent go well with. I would like it from a particular model like Tom Ford, Ralph Lauren, Dries Van Noten, Components, or, like, The Row!! I need to strive all of them on—reworking my life into a type of rom-com montage scenes—and say issues like, properly, I really like the shoulder construction on the opposite one however the materials on this one is so splendidly sturdy. My marriage ceremony that acquired cancelled within the swell of the pandemic lastly wants to come back again on the calendar so I’ll have a greater than good-enough excuse. —Cam Wolf, senior fashion author