A strange and curious but unendingly fascinating read, Man About Town is an intriguing biannual men’s magazine.
Each issue of this quirky publication is themed around a topic seemingly chosen at whim Inside you’ll find the very latest men’s fashions and styles, intriguing articles relating to the theme by a host of illustrious contributors, and some gorgeous photography. Perfect for followers of style and fashion and those with a love for the quirky and the eccentric. It also normally comes with 6 ‘postcards from the edge’, possibly the edge of sanity.
Issue 17: DON’T BELIEVE IN NOTHNG
With everyman-rebel Jason Williamson of Sleaford Mods on the cover, this issue of Man About Town is anti-celebrity, anti-convention, and pro-fashion as a powerful means of subversive change. Jason, captured here by long time Man About Town contributor Alasdair McLellan, is a belligerent and intelligent maverick, so it makes sense that he’s joined in this celebration of disruption by a host of fashion’s most renegade and defining creatives, including a profile of glittering Russian ballet star Sergei Polunin by uniquely post-Soviet designer and photographer Gosha Rubchinskiy and a fashion story shot Willy Vanderperre and styled by Lotta Volkova.
Elsewhere, Vanderperre shoots the SS16 collection from Raf Simons, the eternal purveyor of youth-culture dressing, styled by Olivier Rizzo. Terry Richardson meets supremely transgressive Genesis P-Orridge in New York, styled by Lotta Volkova. Then there’s profiles of up and coming London designers Matty Bovan, Charles Jeffrey and a fashion stories styled and with artwork by Claire Barrow and James Buck as well as an interview with Paul Harvey, designer for avant-garde terrace-favourites, C.P. Company.
Rounding things off, are glow-in-the-dark alternative covers by McLellan, Vanderperre and Rubchinskiy and supremely covetable limited edition Raf Simons stickers.
In the words of editor, Ben Reardon, the Autumn Winter 2015 "Don’t Believe In Nothing" issue really is about “finding the interesting in the mundane, the amazing in the ordinary, the dazzling in the pedestrian.” We couldn’t have put it better ourselves!