#95: Samuel Hine (GQ)
Samuel Hine drops in to tell us about Maryam Nassir Zadeh Sweater Vests, Clarkson’s Farm, "New York, New York" by Marie Tomanova, and more.
Cool people like cool things, which is why we asked cool person Samuel Hine to come on Perfectly Imperfect & redistribute his good taste.
Samuel Hine is the Senior Associate Editor of GQ and GQ Style, where he writes about fashion, beauty, celebrities, and influencers, among other things, and also co-hosts the GQ style podcast Corporate Lunch along with Rachel Seville Tashjian (check out her PI feature here) and Noah Johnson. A few months ago Sam dropped his first ever cover story, A$AP Rocky Is the Prettiest Man Alive, where they talk about Rocky’s time in a Swedish jail, his journey of self-discovery, musical experimentation, and love. Sam has great taste and lucky for us, he’s here to talk about what he’s been into.
Without further ado
Maryam Nassir Zadeh’s menswear, which she designs with stylist Thistle Brown, is extremely underrated. I would buy this sweater vest in every color if I could. It’s the ideal weight and shape (slightly cropped and boxy) for wearing over a T-shirt, especially if you go up one size. I hate when my close friends and I wear the same thing, but we all have an MNZ sweater vest and I don’t even mind.
I went out of town for almost a month recently, and the only thing I wished I had packed was my Goshi exfoliating towel. I hang it in my shower and use it a couple times a week and it makes my skin feel clean clean. It’s the best $15 you’ll ever spend on grooming. The one I have is a limited edition Golf Wang x Goshi collaboration, which is hilarious, but Tyler has great skin so it checks out. My other exfoliation tip is Byredo hand scrub, which make your hands feel super soft and smell incredible.
I started watching Clarkson’s Farm the other night, the Top Gear of agriculture hosted by Jeremy Clarkson, who bought a 1000 acre estate in the Cotswolds in 2008 and then decided to farm it himself in 2019 when the local guy who managed it retired. In the first episode Jeremy buys a huge Lamborghini tractor, which is basically the only triumphant moment in the battle of man vs. nature that follows. You get the sense that Jeremy deeply regrets pitching the series in the first place. Meanwhile I'm hooked on browsing Lamborghini tractors online.
Czech photographer Marie Tomanova has dope style and takes beautiful flicks documenting NYC youth culture. She has a new monograph out at the end of September called New York, New York that I can’t wait to get. (Full disclosure: I’m in it lmao.) Marie has one of the most infectious senses of optimism that I’ve ever encountered, and her first book, Young American, caught fire when it came out in 2019 because of how hopeful and empowered her subjects appear. Like Young American, NY, NY is probably going to sell out and become one of those rare coffee table books that occasionally comes up on Japanese eBay for $1,000, so shoutout to Antwaun Sargent who’s bringing me back a copy from the Rencontres d'Arles photo festival where it was announced.
Adidas let Kerwin Frost design a pair of Superstars that look five times as big as your shoe size. How cool is that?? I’ve never wanted to rock size 15 sneakers, but I can’t wait to get a pair of Superstuffeds. I’m just happy that a company as big as Adidas is letting fashion’s funniest dude loose in their design studio. If huge corporate brands must continue making clothes, they should stop making boring things and take risks on mavericks like Kerwin.
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