Q:My fav gay mag? A: DNA Magazine

My monthly treat!

Gays and girls (this truly applies only to G&G’s). This afternoon I have decided to introduce you to DNA Magazine. We all know our gay mags in the UK, be it Attitude, GT, The Pink Paper etc. There are plenty to choose from. However, I think a lot of you dont even know about the Australian DNA Magazine. Which is why I have decided you tell you all a little bit more.

I got familiar with DNA when I was living down under, back in 2003, when I was young and limber. I moved to Oz to see what all the fuzz was about and soon discovered that the county is littered with hot men, speedo and beaches. Perfect combination. I stumbled accross Aussiebum and then within few months picked up my first copy of DNA. It was issue 32, safe to say that I was hooked.

DNA was launched in 2000 in its native Australia and has for few good years been the best-selling magazine for gay men within the borders of that amazing country. Not only does it have beautiful pictorials, most issues have few fashion spreads concentrating on underwear, swimwear and sports gear. There are of course the occasional sweater (worn with speedo of course). They only use the hottests guys and somehow manage to find the most amazing pieces of clothing to wrap the guys in. I have bought numerous pieces of “clothing” after seeing them in DNA, be it swimwear or a snood. Must admit, they have a great eye to use the sexiest male models in the fashion stories. Winners! However, not only do they amazingly steamy photos but great feature stories about things that us as gay men are actually interested reading (in my opinnion of course), such as what is it like being gay in Iran, male rape, gay cruises etc. Every month we get pieces about grooming, working out, music, celebrity profiles, amazing travel pieces and of course the very witty and overly sex loaded column at the back cover.

DNA keeps me smiling on montly basis and I urge all my gays to pick up a copy sooner than later. It doesnt cost the earth and will keep you looking back from months. I have almost every issue since the first one, missing perhaps eight (which I am planning to back order) and my fav copies are kept on display on the coffee table right with the other magazines. It’s in my dna so to speak.

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Man, the new underwear by Aussiebum

I woke up to an email this morning from one of my favorite brands, Aussiebum. As most men (gay men to be precise), I am obsessed with underwear, swimwear and such and Aussiebum feeds that addiction oh so nicely. I actually got introduced to the brand back in 2003 when I moved Down Under. Back then I hadn’t seen any of the products in London and was totally blown away by the colors and cuts they were serving me. I fell in love with Aussiebum then and there and have stayed fairly loyal ever since. I say fairly as so may other brands are trying to pull me away with various success rate. However, the first place I still look is Aussiebum if in need of underwear that makes everything look amaze or for swimwear that enhances the natural hawtness! Hmmm. Speedo.

Anyway, this morning I was notified about an entirely new range to hit the street, Man. A new refined version of the brief (I am def a briefs kind of guy for a good reason). They have stripped away all the heavy branding, the shape is masculine and sexy, almost timeless feel. The fabric mix is supportive, but I can only imagine how light and gorgeous they will feel on. Two color, the classic white and a lovely charcoal, I would quite like both, thank you.

Yes, please. Thank you.

I WANT! Diesel v-neck!

LOVE it.

I would LOVE MYSELF SICK in this v-neck. Have been searching all over town for the perfect v-neck and quite frankly have just struck gold in this top by Diesel. I have an addiction to Diesel jeans, this is no secret. Current collection spans over 30 pairs. I have been known to buy the same pair twice and store the second pair until the first pair is worn to death. However, other Diesel stuff has never really caught my eye. Their underwear fits me odd, I think this is because my butt is some sort of genetic lottery win, narrow hips and so forth and their tops even if they have fitted well, I have never bought any. That’s a lie. I have got a one t-shirt. Loved it to death and then left it somewhere sunny. Oh well. Anyway, so this v-neck, every year around end of February / March I get a little depressed. The winter is usually still firmly in place, there is no sunshine, no blue skies and it gets a little dull. To spark things up, I must go and spend the money on this top, ASAP. I am not so keen on the writing, but the blue and purple stripes, fabulous. The sneaky spy I am, I have already tried this on (glad it wasn’t pay day when I poured myself into it) and it does look amaze. Great shape, makes me shoulders and pecs look huge and don’t even get started on my hulk like arms. Winner! Get yours now and follow me in the purple rain. (That made no sense, did it?)

Rufskin Sport Leggins – I WANT!

I am generally happy with my gym attire, however as I was looking through Rufskin‘s site this gone weekend, I realized that there is SO much more I must purchase, staring with these KELLY sport leggings for running of course. I like to keep my legs covered while I run, I don’t know if this is because I get cold wearing shorts or because I like the way my legs etc. look in them? Whatever the reason is, I need a new pair! Can you imagine me running around the canals in East London, wearing these, my new Nike trainers and a tank top. I would be able to crunch my 10k time under 40min? Right? It’s all about the attire! I often see people running and think to myself that most people should take some pride in their workout gear, this goes for us gays as well! The ensembles I have seen at the gym or out running have made my eyes bleed on several occasions. If you are truly going to make a difference this year with your workout routine, you ought to start from the wardrobe. If your outfits look great, you will feel great. Simples. Wearing baggy faded shorts to the gym are not going to do anything to your confidence levels, so invest in new gear asap. Word of warning, to be able to wear running leggings like these, you need to be at least on the level that I am (being dead serious). These are a big no-no if you have little extra weight as they are tight enough to show every lump of lard.

For improved speed and looks!

Dreaming of Hi-Tops?

I am a converse kind of guy. Loves them. Have numerous pairs in different colors (yet tend to wear one pair to death and then move on). The thing about Converse is that they are just brilliant. I wear mine with my fitted suits for more casual look. I wear them with my skinny jeans to look like I am indeed from East London, although there real East Folk are now of course wearing something else and I have totally fallen off the wagon with my converse. Seriously, they are great with everything I own. However, with the wet London winter still going strong, I constantly find my feet getting wet as they do not have enough sole, so to speak.

I am in the market for something sturdier and then came across these Lanvin (the real Lanvin, not H&M) Hi-Tops. Amaze. I adore the color grey, it looks great on me (even if I say so myself) and grey is great to mute down blues and greens. I am in Hi-Top Heaven. Could I have a pair please? I am of course merely pointing out the fabulousness of this pair as I am dreaming on owning some Lanvin. It is good to dream and have goals. These are my newest shoe – dream. *drools*  As I believe in fairness (unless it something to do with what I already have, I am an only child and I don’t like to share), I thought to myself, can I find cool Hi-Tops for girls. The answer of course is that I can. These Stella McCartney Hi-Tops are just amazing. Studded to high heaven and again that perfect shade of grey. Kind of hoping they do these in size 9 for men too.

There you have it, my newest shoe crushes! Hi-Tops from Lanvin and Stella, both available from Browns.

Hi-Top Heaven

30.01.2011 – Tom Ford

Today I felt like wearing my “other” signature fragnance, Tom Ford’s “Extreme”. It was a present from the man a while back and now on my second bottle. This smells divine. A bit darker than my Diptyque one. The thing is you do need few fragnances in your collection, unless of course you can find one that you adore so much, you are willing to wear it to every occasion. (we are clearly still looking for that “one”, see below for the current collection). Anyhow, I felt like smelling hawt, musky and a little like gay sex. Done.

Tom Ford, Extreme

The Current Collection

(All photo taken with SANYO XACTI GC-100, fabulous)