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I am delighted to share this beautiful and thoughtfully executed story with our readers. William Scott Blair reached out to me as we were closing out Spring Body Issue, with a truly unique and thought provoking story for menswear and men as a whole. He worked with a very talented team to bring the concept to life, and as an editor I can say this is one of the most artistic and bold stories I have seen in a long time. Photographer Sophie Kietzmann wished to share a artist statement with our readers to explain the purpose behind the story. I encourage you to take a few more moments to read from the team and then experience for yourself, Too Close.

sion of affection between men through physical or emotional gestures remains under passing sentence out of fear of understanding and acceptance for it. Furthermore it is prevalent everyday in pop culture, movies, and any other form of media consumption. Through the lens of 1920’s mannequins, which are inherently non sexual, stiff, and an outdated representation of hegemonic masculinity, in the golden age of male on male sexual exploration, we draw attention to this double standard. We demonstrate against the culturally perpetuated sense of longing and disconnect between men no matter their sexual orientation.

ARTIST STATEMENT The still taboo concept of male affection, whether sexual or plutonic, is a social commentary on hyper masculine psyche prevailing in today’s art and fashion scene. The outward expres-

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Masood wears: Tom Ford shirt, Gucci necktie, Ralph Lauren Purple Label trousers Tommy wears: Barneys New York shirt, Gucci bowtie, Ralph Lauren Purple Label trousers

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Tommy wears: Thom Browne sweater, Ralph Lauren Purple Label trousers


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Masood wears: Beams shirt, Drake’s necktie, Ralph Lauren Purple Label trousers Tommy wears: Ralph Lauren Purple Label shirt

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Masood wears: Thom Browne jacket, Ralph Lauren Purple Label shirt Tommy wears: Ralph Lauren Purple Label jacket and shirt, Gucci bowtie

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Masood wears: Thom Browne shirt, coat, trousers, socks and shoes Tommy wears: Thom Browne shirt, coat, trousers, socks and shoes

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Masood wears: Thom Browne blazer, Ralph Lauren Purple Label shirt and trousers Tommy wears: Thom Browne coat, Ralph Lauren Purple Label shirt and trousers

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Masood wears: Thom Browne jacket and bow tie, Ralph Lauren Purple Label shirt and trousers Tommy wears: Ralph Lauren Purple Label jacket, shirt and trousers, Gucci bow tie

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Too Close  

I am delighted to share this beautiful and thoughtfully executed story with our readers. William Scott Blair reached out to me as we were cl...

Too Close  

I am delighted to share this beautiful and thoughtfully executed story with our readers. William Scott Blair reached out to me as we were cl...