Overlook “going to the gymnasium” or “meditating.” The truest New Yr’s resolutions are all about what you put on. Here is how the GQ workers is shaking issues up in 2021.
Discover the suitable coat. The perfect resolutions are particular duties you’ll be able to accomplish within the valuable few days when the “New Yr, New You” power remains to be sturdy. (“Join a half marathon” is significantly better than “begin operating.”) So I am conserving it concrete: Hit the after-holiday gross sales and eventually 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 be taught extra about myself in 2023, the extra excited I get to refine my fashion 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, contemplate the cardboard swiped. —Anthony O’Baner Jr., Assistant to the International Editorial Director
Comply with the rabbit gap. Over the pandemic I began accumulating jackets from Hai Sporting Gear, one among 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-about 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 religious selections. This* is just not who I’m!!! (*A waist-up Steve Jobs cosplayer.) My solely reasonable technique to commit to purchasing extra shade? Disgrace myself proper right here on GQ.com. —Gabriella Paiella, workers author
Go to a tailor. I’ve at all times discovered sifting by way of the racks of a suburban thrift retailer to be very meditative, which implies that I personal…a number 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 filled with particular issues I really care about. —Eileen Cartter, fashion author
Purchase a extremely, very nice go well with. My fashion decision is extremely particular: I would like an amazing go well with. I desire a good go well with. 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—remodeling my life into a type 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