The March issue of Baby Boy—"le magazine gay, gratuit, chic et urbain"—focuses on pop culture and black gay men. At least one or two articles should catch your fancy: Adewalé Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Adebesi) and homoeroticism on Oz; the super-sexy new French rapper Lord Kossity; new hip-hop artists against homophobia, such Britain's QBoy and Deadlee on the stateside; and, a feature comparing vintage gay culture to its more balkanized (and some say less interesting) contemporary counterpart.
Of course, if you can't read French, you'll just be skimming the words and enjoying the men and photography. No shortage of that in issue #31, which features several editorials, including a pop-art retrospective on Flavamen and Tiger Tyson models—previous Tiger posts HERE and HERE. One stunning editorial is swimwear featured lensed by Ernest Collins, the American expatriate (and former Chicago salon owner) who has become the continent's leading photographer of les masculines chic et urbain. Since we're looking for a few good swimsuits (and! models!) for our upcoming trip, here are some examples of what our French cousins are wearing.
The above model is Laurent. Note, at top he wears a Rykiel Homme piece—stateside, is almost impossible to find the few pieces remaining in Sonia Rykiel's menswear line. Below, the ecru bikini is all about Thierry Mugler.
Download your free PDF of issue 31 at Baby Boy.
Photographer: Ernest Collins
Stylist: Marcellous L. Jones
Lord Kossity France [Oh la la Paris]
Ernest Collins: Second Touch of Magic [Beautiful]
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