Thom Browne and Shepard Fairey Picked as Two of GQ‘s ‘Men of the Year’


By Steve Delahoyde Comment


One guess who made the cover for GQ‘s annual “Men of the Year“? His name rhymes with Marack Tobama. But there’s no surprises there. What was interesting was some of the other selections for notable men. Thom Browne, he of the tight suits, too-short pants (in our opinion), and close-cropped hair, wound up taking home the magazine’s selection for Designer of the Year for his fashion skills and receives a great, lengthy write-up at the hands of GQ staffer Alex Pappademas. For Artist of the Year, that one was connected to the guy on the cover, as it went to Shepard Fairey, largely due to his Obama “Hope” and “Progress” posters. So, overall, a good couple of wins that we approve of. Though after being slighted for People‘s collection of sexy males and now once again by GQ, this writer is a little cranky. And oh no, does this very post signal the upcoming, endless supply of year-end, best-of lists. Ugh.