Dear GQ,

Please know that I really enjoy your magazine, but while reading your latest issue on the train the other day, I found myself saying, “Are you freaking kidding me?”

Why? Because I was reading one of your style articles and started paying closer attention to the cost of the wardrobe items.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I like nice clothes as much as the next person, but, isn’t it insane to highlight outfit after outfit that costs more than $2,000?

And heck, some of the shoes in the article alone were nearly $2,000.

Isn’t that just crazy?

Sample $2,000+ Outfit from GQ

Maybe it’s not and I’m just an out of touch weirdo, but honestly, I don’t know many people that would dish out that kind of money on an outfit.

Now, there is the chance that you have research that says your readers only consists of Wall Street guys and millionaires, but that would also surprise me.

You do a great job of highlighting various styles, but why can’t you do that on a level that most guys can actually afford? By doing that you are more than just a magazine, you are a resource that guys can use to get outfit inspiration, and then actually purchase various items.

Again, I’m a fan of the publication, but the price-point of most of the clothes you highlight is simply out of touch. But hey, maybe I’m clueless and most guys are jumping at the opportunity to pay $145 for a simple yellow sweatshirt.

Thanks for listening,


Written by Ryan
Ryan is a southern guy now living in New York City. From business to casual, his style covers a broad spectrum. He loves a great suit, but also appreciates the freedom of an un-tucked shirt and letting loose. Find him on Twitter at @RyanShell.