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Since Gentleman's Quarterly is a historical curiosity rather than the actual name of the magazine, wouldn't it make sense to move this page to GQ (magazine)? --Dtcdthingy 21:29, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

Overtly politica territory?[edit]

Does featuring a political leader on the cover necessarily lend itself to endorsing a specific political ideology? Granted, I have not read that particular issue of this publication, but based on the magazine's general subject matter I would doubt it espouses political rhetoric. --NEMT 22:42, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

NPOV[edit]

This article needs serious work. Right now it reads like a simple advertisement for the magazine.-PassionoftheDamon 09:45, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

Lets try to add sources going forward, that would help greatly. Thanks --Tom 15:55, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Is GQ related to the Gentlemen's Quarterly, which started in the 1920's, as a modification of the original monthly Gentlemen's Magazine, which had been published since the 18th century? I seem to have read that somewhere, but no mention of this is made in the article. The original 18th century Gentlemen's Magazine is most famous for having provided the phrase "E Pluribus Unum" which appeared on its logo) for the new currency being developed by the Continental Congress. Maybe it's just an urban myth, but might be worth researching.72.203.165.45 (talk) 18:26, 24 December 2007 (UTC)

Non notable cover image[edit]

I'm all for having a cover image but in other magazine article editors are saying non free covers should not be used and only a logo should be used in the infobox but that a particularly notable cover image with some commentary might be included in the article. The cover image showing Ryan Gosling does not seem to be mentioned anywhere in the article as being particularly notable. That issue number isn't anything special, not a first issue or a hundredth issue or anything. I'd like to see a more significant image used or some explanation provided for why that image was chosen. -- Horkana (talk) 12:58, 17 June 2010 (UTC)

The GQ website has a gallery of past covers. Their choice for that article of a cover with JFK seems particularly notable and historical and would be a good choice for here too. There are also some covers from the time the magazine was called Apparel Arts which might be interesting. It's such a long list including 528 covers it is hard to know what to choose. The Ryan Gosling cover could probably be kept for contrast as an example of the modern GQ. Will have to wait but if someone else wants to change it before I have time please go ahead. -- Horkana (talk) 06:05, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

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Art Cooper overly credited with magazine shift[edit]

When Condé Nast Publications purchased GQ from Esquire, it freed the editorial and advertising staffs both to compete directly with Esquire magazine. So the shift from strictly fashion and style to a truly general-interest magazine began under editor Art Haber. Perhaps the single event that this transition can be hung on was the creation of its annual men of the year awards, and that was unambiguously the initiative of publisher Steve Florio. By the time Cooper replaced Haber, the magazine's circulation had risen to over 800,000. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rsperberg (talkcontribs) 14:50, 6 February 2012 (UTC)