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GQ (formerly Gentlemen's Quarterly) is an international monthly men's magazine based in New York City and founded in 1931. The publication focuses on fashion, style, and culture for men, though articles on food, movies, fitness, sex, music, travel, sports, technology, and books are also featured.

History

Gentlemen's Quarterly was launched in 1931 in the United States as Apparel Arts.[2] It was a men's fashion magazine for the clothing trade, aimed primarily at wholesale buyers and retail sellers. Initially it had a very limited print run and was aimed solely at industry insiders to enable them to give advice to their customers. The popularity of the magazine among retail customers, who often took the magazine from the retailers, spurred the creation of Esquire magazine in 1933.[3][4]

Apparel Arts continued until 1957 when it was transformed into a quarterly magazine for men, which was published for many years by Esquire Inc.[5] Apparel was dropped from the logo in 1958 with the spring issue after nine issues, and the name Gentlemen's Quarterly was established.[6]

Gentlemen's Quarterly was re-branded as GQ in 1967.[2] The rate of publication was increased from quarterly to monthly in 1970.[2] In 1979 Condé Nast bought the publication, and editor <

GQ (formerly Gentlemen's Quarterly) is an international monthly men's magazine based in New York City and founded in 1931. The publication focuses on fashion, style, and culture for men, though articles on food, movies, fitness, sex, music, travel, sports, technology, and books are also featured.

U.S. editors

  • Everett Mattlin (1957–1969)
  • Jack Haber (1969–1983)
  • Art Cooper (1983–2003)
  • Jim Nelson (2003–2019)
  • Will Welch (2019–present)

U.K. editors

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