Our New Year’s Style Resolutions

Overlook “going to the fitness center” or “meditating.” The truest New Yr’s resolutions are all about what you put on. This is how the GQ employees is shaking issues up in 2021.

Discover the precise coat. One of the best resolutions are particular duties you possibly can accomplish within the valuable few days when the “New Yr, New You” power remains to be sturdy. (“Join a half marathon” is a lot better than “begin operating.”) So I am protecting it concrete: Hit the after-holiday gross sales and at last discover my good massive, flowy wool overcoat. —Chris Cohen, wellness editor

Refine. I do know my fashion, 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 fashion to what actually fits not solely my physique, however my character. I will lead each buy in 2023 with this query: “Does this actually really feel true and signature to you?” And if it does, contemplate the cardboard swiped. —Anthony O’Baner Jr., Assistant to the World Editorial Director

Comply with the rabbit gap. Over the pandemic I began accumulating jackets from Hai Sporting Gear, one in all Issey Miyake’s diffusion strains within the ’80s and ’90s. Like the remainder of his work, the garments are… unusual, proof against western notions of what is thought of trendy. The HSG stuff can be designed to take a beating, and extra to the purpose, it appears to match my bizarre physique effectively. 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 critical stock of my fiscal, sartorial, and non secular decisions. This* will not be who I’m!!! (*A waist-up Steve Jobs cosplayer.) My solely life like method to commit to purchasing extra coloration? 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 implies that I personal…a variety of clothes, from many eras and of various levels of kooky outdatedness. Folks 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 actually care about. —Eileen Cartter, fashion author

Purchase a extremely, very nice swimsuit. My fashion decision is extremely particular: I would like an awesome swimsuit. I need a good swimsuit. I would like it from a particular model like Tom Ford, Ralph Lauren, Dries Van Noten, Components, or, like, The Row!! I wish to attempt all of them on—reworking my life into a kind of rom-com montage scenes—and say issues like, effectively, I like the shoulder construction on the opposite one however the materials on this one is so splendidly sturdy. My marriage ceremony that received cancelled within the swell of the pandemic lastly wants to return again on the calendar so I’ll have a greater than good-enough excuse. —Cam Wolf, senior fashion author

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