You’ve spotted him leafing through your copy of Vogue Arabia. It’s time he got his own copy. Indeed, he really can now. On the one-year anniversary of Vogue Arabia’s historic, digital-first launch, came Vogue Man Arabia in print — a premium style and culture supplement alongside our October issue. The online offering has now launched, too. The glossy supplement is pitched to the sartorially confident and culturally clued-up man who wants to push the parameters of his little black book, social IQ, and wardrobe.
The supplement pays homage to great men shaping the future of the region, including His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice-president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, architect Bernard Khoury, and artist eL Seed. Here, Vogue.me lists why you need his-n-hers editions of Vogue Arabia on your coffee table now.
#1: Tamer Hosny Leads the Charge
The cover star, Egyptian hitmaker and actor Tamer Hosny – photographed by regular Vogue contributor Mazen Abusrour – marked the occasion with a tribute to the team on Instagram. “I would like to congratulate @voguearabia team for launching @voguemanarabia magazine. It was my pleasure to be on the cover of its 1st edition.”
Absurour reflected on the shoot itself as being a “surreal” experience. “I have clear memories from my youth associated with his songs, and to be just a lens distance apart was amazing,” he tells Vogue Arabia. “He has a great sense of humor. We shared a lot of laughs during the shoot.”
Manuel Arnaut, the editor-in-chief of Vogue Arabia, commented on Hosny’s meteoric rise in his editor’s letter: “Another perfect example of success is Tamer Hosny, our first cover star, photographed in the historical Manial Palace in Egypt. The actor, singer, and songwriter is without question one of the most recognizable faces of the Middle East, and is now also leaving his mark in Hollywood. After collaborating with Shaggy and Snoop Dogg, the pop sensation had his hand and foot imprinted at the famed Chinese Theater, next to other stars such as Brad Pitt, Al Pacino, and Marilyn Monroe. In his candid cover interview, he reveals the secret to his success, also reflected in his 25.5 million followers on social media. ‘When I started, I promised myself to never settle for mediocrity and never walk the lines of anyone else.’ Gentlemen, take note.”
#2: Read the Adventures of Rami Malek (by Malek)
Egyptian-American actor Rami Malek talks about his uprising on the small and big screens. In a new role as Freddie Mercury, the Emmy Award-winning Malek stars in the biopic called Bohemian Rhapsody, and shares unexpected anecdotes about his first encounter with Queen, as they review his cover of Mercury’s classic hits.
#3: Refresh Your iTunes with Arab Artists
See the boundary-pushing Arab artists that are redefining the regional music scene with fresh sound waves. French Montana, Yasmine Hamdan, Mashrou’ Leila, 47Soul, and Emel Mathlouthi feature in this spotlight on musical newness.
#4: Read Up on the Menswear Trends He’ll Actually Wear
Press pause on his sartorial direction and consult the Vogue Man trend charts, from tailored pieces that will stand the test of time to elevated accessories that transition from boardroom to city streets with ease. The shopping list begins here.
#5: Cheering on the Gentlemen of Great Influence
From Prince Abdulaziz Turki Al Faisal (winner of Porsche GT3 Middle East Championships) to Elie Saab, this is the definitive list of influential men from the Arab world.
#6: Maradona Speaks Up
In a rare and exclusive interview, football legend Diego Maradona discusses how the Middle East has offered him a new place to call home and start afresh. “Footballers are Peter Pan characters… Fate brought me to the UAE. Little did I know at the time that this would be my most important move,” Maradona tells Vogue.
#7: Anwar Hadid as You’ve Never Seen Him Before
Of course, Gigi and Bella are familiar faces on the pages of Vogues around the world, especially at Vogue Arabia as the debut and September issue cover stars. Making it a full family affair, brother Anwar Hadid takes to the spotlight for Vogue Man, wearing a sequence of dapper key pieces from the Fall 2017 collections, photographed by Michael Schwartz and styled by Bill Mullen. You’ll want to see this.
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