Neglect “going to the gymnasium” 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 appropriate coat. The most effective resolutions are particular duties you may accomplish within the treasured few days when the “New Yr, New You” power remains to be robust. (“Join a half marathon” is significantly better than “begin operating.”) So I am preserving 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 type, I do know my style, and I’ve my uniform. As I proceed to study extra about myself in 2023, the extra excited I get to refine my type to what actually fits not solely my physique, however my persona. I am going to lead each buy in 2023 with this query: “Does this actually really feel true and signature to you?” And if it does, take into account the cardboard swiped. —Anthony O’Baner Jr., Assistant to the World Editorial Director
Comply with 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, immune to western notions of what is thought of fashionable. The HSG stuff can also be designed to take a beating, and extra to the purpose, it appears to match my bizarre physique properly. Hopefully, 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 decisions. This* shouldn’t be who I’m!!! (*A waist-up Steve Jobs cosplayer.) My solely sensible technique to commit to purchasing extra shade? Disgrace myself proper right here on GQ.com. —Gabriella Paiella, employees author
Go to a tailor. I’ve at all times discovered sifting via the racks of a suburban thrift retailer to be very meditative, which signifies that I personal…quite a lot of clothes, from many eras and of various levels of kooky outdatedness. Individuals I like 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 stuffed with particular issues I really care about. —Eileen Cartter, type author
Purchase a extremely, very nice swimsuit. My type decision is extremely particular: I would like a terrific swimsuit. I need a excellent swimsuit. I would like it from a particular model like Tom Ford, Ralph Lauren, Dries Van Noten, Elements, 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 wedding ceremony that obtained 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 type author