Might Tom Hiddleston be the perfect Gentleman’s Journal cover star? Talented, extraordinarily polite, suited, booted and brimming with anecdotes, he’s the quintessential English gent — and we’re thrilled that he put a charming spring into our summer issue.
Once you flick past our latest issue’s sun-soaked cover, the magazine follows in Hiddleston’s delightful footsteps; offering up globe-trotting travel, the latest luxurious styles and more eyebrow-raising, rib-tickling stories than you can shake a driving loafer at. (There are also driving loafers). So buckle up, and take a spin through everything our new issue has to offer below…
As ever, our trusty Portfolio section kicks things off. And, if you’re planning on jet-setting off on some far-flung break this summer, we’ve got you covered with the best cameras for holiday snapping, the best holdalls to carry-on and the best polo shirts to pack.
Even if you’re staying put this year, our product section will help you put some fire into your summer; thanks to a selection of the hottest pizza ovens on the market, a spritz of summer fragrances and the best driving loafers for homegrown, homespun roadtrips. Throw in a handful of history’s most iconic sporting photographs and Mike Tyson’s favourite books (yes, really), and you’ve got the ultimate guide to where to go, what to buy and how to live.
House Notes up next; a cultural, curated treasure trove of anecdotes, recipes and playlists that’ll keep your summer months burbling along with verve and style. This issue, we asked certified ‘meatologist’ Ioannis Grammenos how the flavour of dry-aged steak changes over time, tasked DJ Steve Aoki with pulling together the best British-inspired summer playlist and discovered how Bryan Ferry crafts his brilliant lyrics.
Elsewhere, it’s off to Amsterdam to meet the world’s most outrageous luggage collector, down to Piccadilly’s Hide restaurant for a seasonal dish from chef Ollie Dabbous and on to the local barbers to investigate the longstanding, lairy legacy of the mullet hairstyle.
Then come our Features; big, bold and better than ever. This issue, we’ve got interviews aplenty — kicking off with that prince of English actors; Tom Hiddleston. Swapping stories in a pub in North London, we met Hiddleston as spring turned to summer, and talked Loki, dance moves and chocolate Hobnobs.
You’ll also find deep dives into the lives and minds of George Ezra and Jenson Button, another two great British exports whose skills continue to inspire and entertain. The same can be said for actor Sam Heughan and comedian Munya Chawawa, who also pop in for a chat. Across the pond, in a sun-soaked Miami, we also took to the tennis court with David Grutman; the entrepreneurial emperor who sits sportily atop the Floridian nightlife scene.
We also headed to Silverstone, where British brand Lunaz is electrifying classic cars, hit the slopes of Switzerland for an investigation into the expensive, elegant world of luxury boarding schools and sped around Scotland’s famed North Coast 500 route in a bevy of beautiful supercars. It’s as high-octane a features section as you’re likely to find this summer.
This issue’s Style shoot takes to the cricket field — with whites and greens going to bat for brands including Tod’s, Gant, Brioni and Luca Faloni. Whether it’s sports-influenced style, preppy tailoring or casual, summery accessories, we’ve got sixteen neat, natty pages of inspiration for each and every summer occasion.
And, finally, Society. There’s a lip-smacking, menu-trawling taste to this issue’s last section — starting with interviews with culinary kingpins including Juan Santa Cruz and Jesus Adorno, before tucking into a main dish that recalls the heyday of New York society bolthole, Mortimer’s.
And, stick around to our final pages, and you’ll enjoy the incredible story of how one of London’s most successful jewellers almost had his career stymied by a Stormtrooper helmet on a train. For all this, and much, much more, subscribe below…
Gentleman's Journal Summer Issue
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