Men in Vogue

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Men in Vogue
Men in Vogue cover November 1965.jpg
The first issue, November 1965, featuring Edward Fox
Categories Men's fashion
Frequency Quarterly or Bi-annually
First issue 1965
Company Condé Nast Publications
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Men in Vogue was a British magazine of male fashion from the same publishers as Vogue. It was first published in 1965, and ceased publication in 1970.[1] The magazine was closely associated with the "Peacock revolution" in English men's fashion in the 1960s for which Christopher Gibbs, an editor of the shopping guide in Men in Vogue, was a style leader with his "louche dandyism".[2] Other editors of the magazine were Robert Harling and Beatrix Miller.[3]

First issue[edit]

The first issue of the magazine was attached to the November 1965 Vogue. It featured, amongst other things:[3]

Later editions[edit]

The magazine featured designers like Michael Rainey, Rupert Lycett Green and Michael Fish (whose clothes were labelled "Peculiar to Mr. Fish"), and photographic features from David Bailey, Michael Cooper and Patrick Lichfield. The Autumn/Winter (November) 1966 issue included the famous photoshoot by Michael Cooper titled "Girls dress men to suit themselves" which featuring Tara Browne dressed by his wife Nicky Browne, and Brian Jones dressed by Anita Pallenberg (all pictured).[4][5] Browne died months later in a car crash, according to some accounts causing the Beatles to write "A day in the life".[6]

Closure[edit]

The magazine ceased publication in 1970. The failure of Men in Vogue and similar British non-pornographic men's magazines like Town (formerly About Town and before that Man About Town) which closed in 1968, and the British version of Esquire in the 1950s, has been blamed on the smaller size of the market in the United Kingdom compared to the United States and competition for advertising from commercial television and newspaper colour supplements.[7] The first colour supplement in the United Kingdom was for The Sunday Times, published in February 1962, and it was so successful that the paper gained a quarter of a million new readers.[8] Soon, all the large Sunday newspapers had a similar section.

Vogue-Man[edit]

Vogue-Man was launched by Condé Nast in 2006 but ceased in print in 2009,[9] becoming a section on the parent magazine's website.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Men In Vogue". A Dandy in Aspic. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  2. ^ O'Neill, Alistair (2007). London: After a fashion. London: Reaktion Books. p. 147. ISBN 978-1861893154. 
  3. ^ a b Men in Vogue Magforum, 7 December 2013. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  4. ^ Mensday: About a lucky man who made the grade… emmapeelpants, 16 May 2012. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Brian Jones – 1960's Peacock Style Icon". A Dandy in Aspic. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  6. ^ Nicky Browne The Telegraph, 22 June 2012. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  7. ^ Tungate, Mark (2008). Branded male: Marketing to men. London: Kogan Page. p. 123. ISBN 978-0-7494-5356-5. 
  8. ^ 50 years of the Sunday Times Magazine, The Sunday Times, 20 January 2012. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  9. ^ Moss, Mark (2012). The media and the models of masculinity. Plymouth: Lexington Books. p. 22. ISBN 978-0-7391-6627-7.