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GQ Style Guy is a definite Anti

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Prince Yamato, Jul 12, 2008.

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  1. Prince Yamato

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    As some of you may know from my other posts, I am a fan of GQ Magazine. I like reading about new fashions and current trends in clothing. Some of this is because I have a broad artistic side and some of this is because I like to wear my gun under something other than a Hawaiian shirt. At any rate, one of the first sections I turn to in GQ is The Style Guy. The columnist is Glenn O'Brien, an individual I know nothing about personally except for the fact that he has good fashion sense, except in one area apparently. In the July issue of GQ, an article comes in from a gun owner in Alabama. I could not find the article online, so I will type it in its entirety here on the forum:

    OK, what the hell? Now, the funny thing is, the British edition of this magazine has a shooting section devoted to things like proper attire for skeet and hunting- and no, it's not mossy oak.

    I respect this guy's opinion on things like white shoes, cardigans, and suits, but where does he get the gall to go from dictating fashion laws to dictating firearms laws? The question asked was clearly, "what are the fashion laws concerning carrying a firearm?" I guess I'm just ranting here. Well, I guess it's Esquire for me from now on!
     
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    [sincerity] I've been hoping to hear from more metrosexuals. [/sincerity]
     
  3. Golden Hound

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    "Hip-hop personalities" tend to be morons who love shooting at each other in public places over rap "beefs" despite being multi-millionaires. (You can take them out of the gutter, but you can't take the gutter out of them.) And I wouldn't be caught dead at some overpriced celeb-magnet restaurant, and I prefer to stay the hell out of New York whenever possible.

    That writer - like most people who write for style magazines, I imagine - lives in an ivory tower. If he came down here to Indiana, which has one of the highest CC populations in the country, I think he'd feel pretty safe eating at any restaurant here.
     
  4. Dark_Harvest

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    if you're looking for a mainstream men's magazine to affirm your beliefs...


    i'd ***something edited***

    :banghead: neither of which will ever happen... :banghead:
     
  5. HK G3

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    Sounds like he's a racist to boot.
     
  6. Zach S

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    I've never actually seen an issue of GQ, but I wear wrangler jeans, hanes or dickies t shirts, and combat boots. $300 can buy me a years worth of clothes, another $100 bucks every three years or so for boots (steel toed boots are purchased by the company), so I could really care less about GQ. That reminds me, its about time to order another pair of boots from Altama...

    But back to the subject at hand, its a fashion magazine. The editor simply stated his view on firearms, if you write to the other magazine you mentioned, you may get a simular answer.

    I wouldn't stop reading HRM or MM&FF because they employed an anti-gun editor. But then again I wouldn't write to a motorsports magazine with a gun question either.

    Although I do agree that the EMP is a good looking pistol, as most 1911s with a good finish are, I still cant get used to the stainless upper and black lower. It still looks backwards.
     
  7. GlowinPontiac

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    It's NYC so more than likely anyone carrying is doing so illegally.
     
  8. Golden Hound

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    G3 being uneasy around "hip hop personalities" is a far cry from racist. Please. Like I said, these guys are known for shooting each other in crowded clubs over feuds and "beefs" in the record industry. When they're not doing that, they're crashing their Ferraris into telephone poles or overdosing on cocaine.

    It's a culture of crime and ignorance. It's got *nothing* to do with the color of their skin.
     
  9. 45Badger

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    What gall? The only thing he did was voice an opinion and preference. He didn't dictate anything. He didn't come across as a shrill, foaming at the mouth, anti-gun freak.

    I like shooting- some folks don't. I like the second amendment- some folks don't. I ccw- some folks don't. I like hunting- sme folks don't. It's OK to disagree. Makes the world more interesting;)
     
  10. Catalina

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    Prince, I've read Style Guy for years. He is steeped in NYC and that lifestyle. The closest he's ever come to anything remotely related to ANYTHING here on THR or in our gun culture lifestyle is perhaps he has strolled by the Beretta store on Madison Avenue (which I highly recommend)

    http://www.berettagallery.com/index.aspx?m=53&did=355

    I think I'll make his head explode and ask him how to get the pit stains out of my t-shirts.
     
  11. Deanimator

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    It doesn't HAVE to have anything to do with it.. but it usually DOES.

    Most of the hardcore anti-gunners I've talked to weren't afraid of guns. They were afraid of BLACK people WITH guns, and it didn't matter who they were or what they did. They treat Black people as subhumans. They're the same ones you see on police blogs referring to Black people as "savages". They're the ones most likely to use racial slurs against Blacks (and Jews) who refuse to endorse fascistic gun controls on command.

    One of them got a REAL education in usenet soc.culture.african.american.moderated. He goosestepped in, the "White man's burden" prominently hoisted on his shoulder, a "liberal" White man who was going to lead the "natives" into civilization... under HIS tutelage of course. It was one of the epic smackdowns in usenet history. I said to him, "Dave, you've done something NOBODY has EVER been able to do here before. You've united Democrats, Republicans, liberals, conservatives and even socialists... in their sheer contempt for you." He kept trying to steer EVERY discussion toward my opposition to racist gun controls. He refused to take ANY direction from the Black moderators. He was eventually given the boot, after a whiny diatribe about how he wasn't "respected" for what he'd "done" for Black people and how Black people "owed" him.

    It's been years and he STILL hasn't recovered from it, preferring the echo chamber at the Daily KOS.
     
  12. hksw

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    Must be a big fan of Hitler and Pol Pot.
     
  13. Eleven Mike

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    They guy wrote to a fashion magazine, asking for their opinion on concealed carry. He got it.

    Deanimator, you owe us a link. :)
     
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    Hey Zach I just ordedred a new pair of black 9" steel toes from Altama, hope to have em later this week. :)

    I was wanting to find some 9-10" steel toe jungle boots with the OD Green inserts, wasnt able to though
     
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    Meh. He's a fashion guy. You wouldn't really care too much what a plumber thought of your fashion choices, would you? Likewise for style guy and cc.
     
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    I like CARGO magazine much better. Not as metro as GQ, and no pretentiousness. No "male enhancement" ads. Just cool electronics and nice clothes.
     
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    the style guy is just stating his opinion, which is what he was asked to do. his opinion is, he doesn't like guns. and, come to think of it, who the hell would ask a stylist what he thinks about guns?
     
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    I didn't like the Gun Control Act of 1968, but I still dress that way.
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  19. Mongrel

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    What the heck is GQ?

    I always thought it meant GENERAL QUARTERS...

    I *really* miss Sears Roebuck *sigh*
     
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    The first part of concealed carry is concealed. If its concealed, it shouldn't be seen; so where's the fashion issue if no one other than yourself is going to see it? If you need to pull it out, I doubt anyone is going to be as concerned with your fashion faux pas of wearing a brown holster with a black suit (gasp!) as with getting out of the line of fire. Sure, the cops may see it later, but what do they know about fashion; they always wear the same blue suit and have you seen those outfits?
     
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    how long before this thread

    is sent over to Pink Pistols..........................lol
     
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    GQ pretty much screwed Knob Creek when they told them they were going to do a "nice" piece on 'em. That's one of the reasons why Kenny doesn't like the press very much.
     
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    I have to agree with the OP in his irritation.

    In your local newspaper, there probably is a column for car care/repair advice.
    Suppose the writer submitted a question about an electrical problem in his Land Rover. Suppose the columnist, rather than round-file the submission, chose to write a public response all about how he thinks Land Rovers are economically and environmentally irresponsible, and how he'd prefer an SUV-free population, including "you".

    The submitted question was not answered at all, and the column was used as a soapbox for the columnist to voice his political view in a very "you're part of the problem" way. I think it's lame, deliberately accusatory, and I'd say it's worth sending a nasty letter to the editor.
     
  24. Restorer

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    alternate GQ response

    Ok, here's what he really said;

    " The Style Guy" firmly believes that your options to defend your life in a thug-infested Chinese restaurant should not be limited to shootouts. The first rule is to avoid the Mongolian Beef. There are probably not that many Mongols in the restaurant to be offended by refusing to eat their food. Ghenghis Khan did not wield chopsticks."

    "Situational awareness is your best dining buddy. Be aware of where the thugs nest and avoid any lanes of crossfire. A companion of mine had his new coiffure and gel positively ruined one night by a bling ricochet. He also got a really nasty rash when some shameless harlot made a run at him and brushed against his cheek with her Italian handbag. How gauche. Imagine carrying an Italian bag to a Chinese place. I'm sure some Asians and/or Asian-Americans were offended. Most importantly, be aware of the nearest exit lane. If something untoward were to happen, you need to be the first out the door. 'Beat feet' is always right. It must be something about wearing French shoes."

    "The Style guy" recommends not carrying any firearm. If you feel you must, reprehensible as we find it, follow these guidelines: (1) Chose a dry weapon. You don't want to pay a dry cleaning bill from a nasty oil stain. (2) Chose a weapon that fits your hand well. Chipping a nail while trying to accommodate a long trigger pull takes a while to grow out. (3) Use only a one-hand grip for the same reason. Don't risk damaging nails on two hands. (4) Obviously, chose a weapon with a color to match your complexion. You don't want to look tacky when you draw down on hostile papparrazi. Anything with a black slide is OK as long as you are wearing black. (5) Accessorize. Crocodile grips matching your crocodile shoes look really butch. (6) Chose a holster of suitable fabric. Obviously. (7) Location, location, location. Nothing looks worse than a bulge under silk *giggle*."

    "Of utmost importance is keeping your IPhone address directory up to date with the names and numbers of the best attorneys. You might be jailed just for having a weapon! If someone does discover that you are carrying (almost unavoidable during a group hug) you might be accused of being a (gasp!) Conservative. In which case you hit the speed-dial button for your buds at the ACLU."

    Yours in tastefulness,
    "The Style Guy"


    Er, ah, sorry about that. I live in Alabama ,too, and I take offense that a fellow 'Bamian needed to address GQ for firearms advise. Maybe I'll sue.

    Yours in tastelessness,
    Restorer
     
  25. Mongrel

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    Ok...I see the problem here...

    Go back to the original post and re-read the Op's question:

    See that highlighted text up there? That's the problem. The way the question was posed was an open door for the response he gave. "What's the GQ view on concealed firearms?" NOT-What do you recommend for someone who is LEGALLY able to carry a firearm. Trust me, the response would have been the same-BUT your 'right' to bitch would have carried more weight...

    BTW-Restorer, absolutely "mahvelous" piece of writing. :D
     
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