Welcome again to Fit Diaries, the place GQ asks our favourite model lords to doc every week by their outfits. Up subsequent: Atlanta-based suit-maker, and long-time GQ model entourage staple, Sid Mashburn.
When quarantine hit, a lot of the pants-wearing world shifted to sweatpants. Not Sid Mashburn. Sid, who runs the nationwide community of dressed-up shops that bear his title, is fairly positive he owns a pair or two of elastic-waist cotton trousers. He thinks. In any case, they’re simply not likely his vibe. More his pace, in occasions each pandemic and never: a shirt, a tie, and a sportcoat.
This, he tells me in late May, is simply private choice. If he’s not carrying a tie, he says, “I feel like I’m not really dressed. It’s the weirdest thing. It’s not that I’m standing on ceremony—it just feels right.” But Sid’s unusually formal quarantine suits additionally mirror the truth that his Atlanta store, being a mail-order enterprise, was declared important on the prime of the lockdown, which means he’s spent the previous few months going to work. Meaning, in flip, he’s been getting dressed. He is aware of no different method. “That’s why a lot of these clothes I’m wearing look like I’m at work,” he says. “I have been.” Sid being Sid, his off-duty gear—worn at dwelling, the place he is been shacked up together with his spouse Ann, 4 of his 5 daughters, two cats, and two canines; “It’s a menagerie, Sam”—holds up fairly nicely, too. —Sam Schube
Sunday , June 28th
I bought fried yesterday by the pool, which contrasts tremendous properly with tennis whites. I play on the general public courts in my neighborhood, that are unbelievable. The one wrinkle proper now’s that they’ve taken the nets down—I assume meaning we’re not likely presupposed to be there—so if anybody is studying this from Bitsy Grant Tennis Center, I’m sorry. Anyway, we’ve made it work. A good friend of mine truly purchased a web, so now it’s BYOB and BYON.
You can inform I grew up within the Bjorn Borg period of brief shorts. These aren’t that excessive, however undoubtedly shorter than what they promote on the professional store. We made this pair out of a heavyweight cotton with slightly stretch in it, so you may stuff tennis balls within the sides (though it doesn’t have the devoted pockets.) Helpful for me…I often want each serves. On prime I did one in every of our white pique polos. Easy. I like a pocket. And then—everybody makes enjoyable of me for this—however I actually do play in a pair of Tretorn Nylites. We’ve bought these within the store since day zero, and I like that you would be able to throw ’em within the washer, particularly as a result of we play on clay courts. And Adidas socks. I’m a quarter-height man. I get a six-pack of those for Christmas yearly, all white. Then they disappear, and the cycle repeats.
Monday, June 29th