I have to confess, I’m really looking forward to Port. Most style publications these days put the ‘meh’ in men’s mag, but this one has an almost-Vanity Fairly strong line up of British contributors – with Jon Snow on politics, Fergus Henderson at the stove, David St John-James in the studio, Hanif Kureishi on the decks – and Kuchar Swara over at the art desk. Oh and JL overseeing its touchable, interactive side.
Best of all perhaps, on top of the masthead, is the return of the team of art director Matt Willey and editor Dan Crowe, back together for one more assault on the newsstand. The last time they did that (with Vince Frost in tow), something interesting resulted.
I have no idea if it truly will be “the credible and intelligent answer for men interested in every aspect of style and life,” but we can probably expect longish articles, stylish design, and a great deal of thoughtfulness. Can’t wait.
(Disclosure: I wrote for what turned out to be the last-ever issue of Zembla. They were very nice people.)
(First spotted on The Magaziner)