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Who Should Replace Adam Rapoport at GQ?

Who Should Replace Adam Rapoport at GQ?

Now that GQ's style director Adam Rapaport is leaving the men's fashion rag in search of greener pastures as editor-in-chief of Bon Appetit, who will take over his coveted position? His role included both overseeing and writing front of book text as much as it was helping set a tone for the mag and acting as a face for the brand. Essentially, the position would be the crown jewel for menswear journalists and stylists alike. So who would be a shoe in for the position? We have some ideas.

Bruce Pask: T Magazine's resident men's fashion editor started his career at GQ, working his way up from assistant to full-fledged fashion editor before departing ten years ago to do his own thing. Could be a terrific homecoming to Conde's warm embrace. Plus he's already answered to Jim Moore once -- not an easy task.

Josh Peskowitz: Peskowitz, who currently serves as style editor at, was a long time fixture in Conde Nast's menswear world where he worked at the short-lived Cargo and as the fashion editor at He has a decidedly masculine sensibility and is known throughout the industry as having an eloquent way with words and a discerning eye.

Derek Blasberg: Although Blasberg has had his missteps in the past (esp. at CN), he's well-known by everyone through the industry, from designers to models. There is, though, the fact that he's rumored to be a bit of an l'enfant terrible and his resume skews more to party and womenswear coverage. Plus, he seems a bit flamboyant for GQ's 'guy's club' vibe.

Max Padilla: A frequent contributor to the LA Times fashion blog and Huffington Post, Padilla has done more than his fair share of writing and market work. Could it be time for him to step up to the plate in the New York scene? Or would New Yorkers rally for one of their own?

Matthew Schneier: Again, another long-time Conde slave who has not only helmed and now hustles as news editor at, but has written for a slew of other major publications in town. His resume is long, his connections run deep and he's spent a great deal of time proving to the powers that be that he is more than capable. But, again, he doesn't really fit into GQ's straight-laced (emphasis on straight) image.

David Lipke: For nearly a decade Lipke has been sitting on the masthead of the venerable WWD, following all of the latest breaking news all the while climbing the ranks to senior editor in menswear. Perhaps his hard labor will be rewarded with a cushy job at 4 Times Square?

Alex Badia: Also from WWD, he's the undeniably hot fashion editor in menswear, so in addition to having a rolodex that's second-to-none, he's comfortable on-set -- a definite leg up for landing a position at the fashion-centric tome.

So, who will it be? Any suggestions?

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