1 | Knots Landing
Looking for a new shirt and tie combination? We’ve selected the best that the season has to offer. Checks, stripes, patterns, there’s even some polka dot thrown in. Plus, we’ve got the brilliant Richard James, of Savile Row, on tying the perfect knot.
2 | Smell Famous
Yes, we know what you’re thinking and we agree. We’d love to smell like Richard E Grant, too. To that end, we’ve collected an array of famous men’s aftershaves, from David Beckham to Leonardo Dicaprio, and presented them all in this week’s issue.
3 | The cruelest show on TV?
A new show is coming to your television screens, and it might be the most patronizing yet. Man Up, a makeover show for men aims to reinvent the lives of a group of sad, desperate chaps. Steve Hill takes the show to task.
4 | The man who was almost Alan Partridge
The legendary comic actor, star of A Mighty Wind, Best in Show and Anchorman talks to us about turning down a bigger part in This is Spinal Tap, not becoming Alan Partridge and working with Christopher Guest. Sample quote “I bought some very flamboyant suits.”
5 | Pop’s most pretentious record label
ZTT, the record label who signed Frankie Goes to Hollywood, elevated the 12 inch remix to near perfection, shocked the world even turned a prog rock band into the heartbeat of hip hop. We present these, and seven other things they did for pop music.
6 | Tony Blair on advice for nursery rhyme characters
Tony Blair, former Prime Minister, diplomat, friend of the powerful and now, advisor to the characters from famous nursery rhymes. Read it, it’s brilliant. (As imagined by Michael Holden)
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