We Once Raided Will Welch’s Closet

And we’ll never get over it. At home with the editor-in-chief of GQ. New York.

By: Laurel Pantin
Styling: Alicia Cesaro
Photography: Jake Rosenberg

Men’s style fans, this one’s for you. We were lucky enough to to sit down with Will Welch, editor-in-chief of GQ. But if you thought Welch would be all dapper suits and pocket squares, you’d be sorely mistaken.

The Condé Nast veteran lives not in Brooklyn, or Manhattan (as one might expect), opting instead for Dobbs Ferry, New York—a town about an hour outside the city, where he lives with his wife, Heidi Smith, who is an integrative and flower essence therapist, and their two cats. And aside from crystals, flowers, and spiritual books, he fills his home with Kanye tour merch (gifted from Kanye himself, naturally), black boots, and Clarks. His uniform of choice, “the editor version of a lab coat,” is all black, and though he’s now helming one of the most exciting menswear resources, he prefers to feel like he’s not “fully participatory” in fashion. All this, while remaining obsessively focused on the magazine.

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