I just picked up a copy of a great new magazine that debuted this month, “Classic Style.” While there are several new very good men’s style magazines on the stands, several of which I recently reviewed, this one has a distinctly individual look and I think it’s a keeper.
An interesting approach was taken with the main editorial theme, “Return of the Hat.” Rather than focusing on a single main article, the overall theme is carried throughout the entire issue, from articles to photo shoots, to advertisements. Frankly, I’m impressed by the number of hatters and brands still out there. Hopefully the magazine is right and hats, real hats, are back.
The publisher, Michael Kay, states his case that his magazine is not owned by a media conglomerate and therefore is free to focus on real guys, real style and give its readers real looks they can use. There is an unabashed art deco bent to the look and content of the magazine and I thinks it’s great. The “classic style” to which Mr. Kay refers falls in “golden age” of the 1930s and ’40s, and more power to him. This era virtually gave birth to everything that endures about timeless men’s style, from the business suit to the wrist watch, button-down shirt to tuxedo.
Go buy a copy, get a subscription and keep it on the shelves.