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HODINKEE Radio Episode 81: Will Welch

Radio Episode 81: Will Welch

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This week’s visitor is somebody I’ve needed to plunk down with and converse with for quite a while. Will Welch was named the supervisor in-head of GQ in the fall of 2018, and he formally took the guiding wheel in mid 2019. He’d just been with the famous magazine and media brand for over 10 years by then, however he’s somebody who came to GQ from the universe of music news coverage – and he’s a long way from your ordinary style editorial manager. I’ve been perusing his work everlastingly and have tracked with as he rose to become editorial manager in-head of GQ Style and innovative overseer of GQ before at last acquiring that gig at the highest point of the masthead. 

In his first year as supervisor in-boss, he’s centered around reorienting the magazine toward a path that he thinks fits the present time and place while likewise assembling something that can last. He’s completely sincere about this, and we talked transparently about the things that he believes are no more “very GQ” and why he believes it’s imperative to consider the brand a “style magazine” and not a “men’s magazine.” Yeah, we did a great deal of quotation hands while we talked – ideal for a web recording, right?

Will Welch (Photo by Matt Martin)

Will’s additionally a genuine watch fellow. In case you’re tuning in to the initial segment of the scene and wind up reasoning “Stand by, when did this become a media or style digital recording?” – stay with us! I guarantee that we will watches, and it’s certainly justified regardless of the hold on to hear about Will’s watch venture. We talk regarding why we both love more modest watches, all the things that make the watch community so interesting and exceptional, and how he ponders watches with regards to GQ. Two geeks, two mics, loads of hot takes.

We were making the most of our talk such a lot of that we ran route throughout on schedule, just wrapping up on the grounds that Will needed to run back to help his group finish the following issue of GQ. Our discussion is the full scene this week, and I believe you’re all truly going to like it.

We trust you appreciate Episode 81 of HODINKEE Radio. Look at the show notes underneath, and let us understand your opinion in the comments.

Wrist Check

While Will’s affection for Rolex began with his vintage Datejust (yellow gold with a dark dial, clearly), he’s currently an aficionado of the brand’s advanced pieces as well. This Daytona is an incredible go-anyplace, do-anything watch, and the dark on-white shading plan looks extraordinary with Will’s typical all-dark everything look. He’s likewise hard on things, and this Daytona can get destroyed. It’s one of a couple of current Rolex’s in his assortment nowadays, yet he’s truly holding out expectation for a dark and-red “Coke” GMT…

Show Notes

8:00
Rachel Tashjian

11:50
Larry David’s GQ Cover Feature

12:00
Tyler, The Creator GQ Cover Feature

19:30
GQ Says Goodbye to the Suit

21:45
The Fader

27:00
Adam Rapoport

30:23
Frank Ocean GQ Cover Feature

36:45
GQ’s New Masculinity Issue

37:00
Brad Pitt GQ Cover Feature

40:30
Stephen’s GQ Watch Coverage

41:00
GQ’s Watch Vertical

42:00
Wes Lang On GQ

43:40
Aurel Bacs GQ Feature

49:30
The Amazing Made-In-America Hamilton Electric, The World’s First Battery Powered Watch

1:02:00
Stephen’s 1016

1:09:53
Talking Watches With Jack Nicklaus

1:10:00
Talking Watches With John Mayer, Part 2

1:10:10
Talking Watches With Reza Ali Rashidian

1:14:00
Big Fit Of The Day

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