Winter Fashion







Men of the Year
GQ’s nod to this year’s best and brightest



It Did Happen Here:
Jeff Greenfield on the end of our secure society: The Trumpet Summons Us Again
Robert Fisk on the elusive adversary: My Days With bin Laden
Christopher Whitcomb on the front lines: Flushing Osama
Alan Richman remembering Windows on the World: On a Clear Day, You Could See Forever
David Kamp on the new patriotism: America the Beautiful. Really
James Ellroy at Ground Zero: The Power of Witness



My Passion
When his world goes crazy, writer Jonathan Franzen uses power tools to set things right


Dropping the Torch
Martin Luther King Jr.’s sons try—but fail—to live up to their father’s legacy
By Matthew Teague




Letter From the Editor

Contributors

Mail Call

FAHRENHEIT
Jack Johnson’s guitar, more

ELEMENTS OF STYLE
The return of argyle, stylish sucker, more

CUTTING EDGE
The Incredible Moses Leroy, more

STYLE GUY
Sartorial solutions
by Glenn O'Brien

Possessions
Joy in a box, more

Guy Food
Authentic Creole bread pudding
by Gene Bourge

Mixology
The minty martini
by Terry Sullivan

Guy Tech
Dashboard delights
by Robert Moritz

Icons
Leonard Cohen, music man
by John Leland

Excerpt
In a selection from his new biography, Jack: A Life Like No Other, Geoffrey Perret revisits Camelot’s guts and glory

Books
John Barth’s Coming Soon!!!: Literary navel gazing spun out of control
by Walter Kirn

Dateline: London
British men’s clubs
by Patrick Symmes

Snapshot
Nonagenarian photographer Alex Buchman finally gets the recognition he deserves
by John Brodie

Letter from Austin
The Texas capital was the perfect place—until the yuppies descended
by Robert Draper

Givin’ It Up
Robert Moritz quits complaining for a month

My Twenty Grand
At play with vintage toys
by Owen Edwards

Nightlife
Elaine’s, N.Y.C.’s literary clubhouse
by Bob Drury

Travel
Adam Goodheart rides South Africa’s Rovos Rail

Fiction
“Deck Ape”: Just out of jail with nowhere to go
by Elwood Reid

Profile
Phil Pfister, America’s strongest man by Allison Glock

First Person
Bernard Cooper won an Ernest Hemingway Award—but never his father’s respect

In the Company of Men
Peter Nichols travels to Paris
by Kayak

Personal Best
Professional-quality pool, more

DR. SOOTH
Little blue pills, more

Fashion Directories
What’s in stores for you

The GQ List
Things we’re thankful for




READY FOR ACTION
Boots are back in a big way. We show you the boldest and best

RUGGED SOLES
Hockey superstars are cool as ice in black tie

Of Course She’s Dreaming of a White Christmas.
The season’s coolest gifts for her

Gangs of New York
Six hot trends, showcased on members of the city’s most exclusive clubs.

The Players
The real adult-film industry by Peter Bart


Joe Queenan
The author heads to Florida, home of the Holy Land Experience, to get his spirit cleansed