ED­I­TOR’S NOTE

Men's Style (Australia) - - Editor’s Note -

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

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