Happy 50th Birthday GQ…October 2, 2007
The only quarterly that is published monthly, Gentlemen’s Quarterly celebrates its 50th anniversary in style, not any style but that of The 50 Most Stylish Men of the Past 50 Years. However only ten made it to the cover and the remaining 40 were featured inside the magazine. The 50th anniversary celebration starts with the letter from the editor in chief Jim Nelson “GQ at Fiddy” and continues in every single page of the 474 pages of the Oct. issue. Of interest is the “GQ Regrets” section that is headlined “What the Hell Were We Thinking?” This section brought back memories of the great clean up work that the late GQ editor Art Cooper did at GQ once he took over the editorship of the magazine in the mid 80s. He left the magazine with nothing to regret. Nelson continued the great work of Cooper and GQ today is at its best. I just wanted to make sure that Art Cooper gets a piece of the celebration cake at GQ. I truly believe that the current GQ owes a lot of its success to the re-branding work of Art Cooper who made the magazine a must for every man and not just a few. Happy Birthday.