The last editor’s letter I wrote, right before that US election installing The Donald in the White House, admittedly got a bit philosophical and anxious about an uncertain world. Oh, for those days back! Now we’re on the rollercoaster, where Trump serves as clickbait as much as world leader and the lurid, louche and ludicrous headlines don’t stop.
Regular Men’s Style contributor, Us-based Australian writer Matthew Hall, jumped on the back of a moving beast this issue by digging into a side story associated with the Russian hacking scandal that has tainted America’s last election and which is still evolving as we put this issue to bed.
Hall attempted to speak with Alisa Shevchenko, a photogenic Russian who ran a cybersecurity business which found itself sanctioned by the US government when outgoing US President Barack Obama announced an Executive Order shortly before the new year banning a number of Russian organisations on the basis of “a significant threat” to US national security. You can read what happened next from page 114.
There’s also a detailed look at the SUV phenomenon, an automotive category poised to take over passanger cars as our largest any moment now. Our motoring chap Jez Spinks looks at the forerunners, the current stars and the coming releases from luxury carmakers seeking to take advantage of the category’s insane popularity.
For the watch lovers we have our 28-page pull-out book inside which will avail you of many of the best releases at this year’s SIHH in Geneva, plus a look at some coming pieces from Baselworld in late March, there’s our cover profile of Australia’s Red Bull GP star Daniel Ricciardo, the latest in sharp suits, and our look at 10 thoroughly modern, mostly technology-related health complaints, at least four of which I believe I have. Enjoy.
MICHAEL PICKERING, Editor