Michael Hainey breaks down the goods in our August issue, hitting newsstands today.
At GQ, we like to pretend that office style is a competitive sport, that everyone here has an equal opportunity to out-dress the other. This is not true. GQ office style operates under the premise that deputy editor Michael Hainey has already won. He is the sharpest man standing. Here is reason #811: This incognito pocket square. It’s a champion’s lesson on playing with different shades of a single color. Note how the shirt’s a light blue, and both the tie and suit are variations on navy. Then the subtle, matching navy pocket square comes in like a don and breaks up the pinstripes—without messing up the consistency of the look. This is science! But noticing the pocket square at all, that’s the real treat. It’s kind of like finding one more M&M after you think you’ve devoured the whole pack.
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The Selby paid a visit to GQ deputy editor Michael Hainey and wife (and Park & Bond merchandising manager) Brooke Cundiff’s New York City pad, and as one of the sharpest-dressed men at the magazine it’s no surprise to us that Michael’s home is as chic as his wardrobe. Take the tour to find the keys to living like a GQ editor: stacks of books, an artfully-curated mix of modern and classic furniture, an enviable tie collection, and a well-stocked whiskey bar. Oh, and more books.
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