Introducing the 10th Anniversary issue of Gentleman’s Journal

Starring John Boyega on the cover, this milestone magazine features interviews with Erling Haaland, Paul Bettany and Nico Rosberg…

It’s the 10th Anniversary of Gentleman’s Journal! So, in a suitably majestic manner, we’ve rolled out an issue fit for a king. Or several kings, come to that — because this grand, greatly expanded edition (the first printed under our newly minted monarch) is packed to its back pages with a royal roster of names.

There’s a high-stepping, hard-living whirl through the life of Gianni Agnelli, the century-defining industrialist and ‘last king of Italy’. There’s a celebration of the sporting world’s greatest statesman; Roger Federer (‘The King is Dead; Long Live the King!’). And then there’s our cover interview, with ‘King’ John Boyega, a prince of British acting reigning supreme over the box office once again.

We’ve even taken a brief look at the meticulously ticked-together history of King Seiko watches. So subscribe, take a seat (throne optional) and flick through this landmark issue of our magazine; the crowning glory of a decade of gentlemanly guidance, intrepid investigations and — we hope — thoroughly entertaining reads.

Some things never change. And, although this milestone of a magazine has new special sections and additional articles tucked into its momentous pages, we’re still starting with our Portfolio section — the ultimate guide to where to go, what to buy and how to live. For winter, we’ve rounded up some of the finest leathery fragrances, poured out the richest Blancs de Noirs champagnes and laced up the glossiest patent leather dress shoes.

Elsewhere, our editor offers his opinion on the first electric SUV from Polestar, and actor Richard E. Grant reveals his favourite books for cosy winter nights. SAS Rogue Heroes star Connor Swindells even pops by for a chat, before we round out the section with a snow-capped trip to the alpine slopes of Valais for a peek inside a swish Swiss chalet.

Our House Notes pages, a rich repository of anecdotes and advice (and even the odd recipe) is stronger than ever this issue. It’s the bee’s knees, the cat’s meow — or, to paraphrase this section’s investigation into Vatican-approved nightwear, the Pope’s pyjamas.

Alongside these sanctified socks, we’ve also travelled to Porto to uncork the uncertain future of fortified wines — and skewered that new breed of bar bore; the tequila pedant. We’ve consulted Mark Ronson, Giles Coren and Francis Bourgeois for their choicest professional tidbits, and rounded out the section with a flick through Laurent Laporte’s captivating photographer’s notebook.

The longer write-ups and reports of Features reflect the last decade of Gentleman’s Journal. We begin with that aforementioned profile of Gianni Agnelli, and how L’Avvocato still influences how modern men live, dress and drink today. From Italy, it’s a quick jump to the Riviera, where we exclusively go behind the sumptuous scenes of the storied Casino de Monte-Carlo.

We count down the ten top watch launches of the past ten years, sit down with Labrinth and Erling Haaland and head to Oxfordshire’s Kirtlington Park for a trimly-tailored black tie style shoot. It’s an eveningwear theme we’ve also threaded into our cover interview with John Boyega; bedecked in knightly armour as he discusses working with Jamie Foxx for Netflix, establishing his own production company and how two of his names literally mean ‘king’.

In one of several special sections, we’ve cast our minds back across the last ten years (and 39 issues) to remind our readers of some of high-life highlights. Whether that be parties thrown in Cannes, cover stars of old or an exclusive essay by Dana Brown, the former deputy editor of Vanity Fair, on the enduring value of print magazines, it’s a nostalgia-tinged treat.

Kate Harrington, Truman Capote and Gloria Swanson (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

And, finally, Society. It could be a rampant retelling of Truman Capote’s social suicide or a peek behind the velvet curtain of 5 Hertford Street (the private member’s club also turns 10 this year), but our black-and-white back pages continue to bring you all the scandal, intrigue and intelligence they’ve been serving up for a decade. Also featuring: Nico Rosberg’s biggest business mistake; Jamie Laing’s engagement advice; and a cigar or two smoked with Constance de von Gstaad I, aka ‘The Gstaad Guy’.

It’s playful, it’s pertinent, and it’s prone to induce envy — of food, cars, watches, travel and everything in-between. And this issue, more than ever, is a true manifesto of our magazine; a paperback promise that we will continue to entertain, inform and delight you for many years to come.

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Want more from this issue? Here’s our full interview with British actor Paul Bettany…

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