The cover story for the March 2014 issue of Details is what every male model fan’s dreams are made of. The top ten male models of the moment, looking tan and dapper, all in one picture. Photographed by Mark Seliger, the cover features Garrett Neff, Clément Chabernaud, and Noah Mills (on the main cover), plus Tyson Ballou, RJ Rogenski, Andres Velencoso Segura, Mathias Lauridsen, Arthur Kulkov, Simon Nessman and Sean O’Pry (on the foldout).
It goes without saying that members of the tFS forums could hardly contain their excitement.
“OMG!!!!!! I have to buy this issue! I have never buy any issue of Details, but this is a must have!” exclaimed GlamorousBoy.
Fluxxx wrote, “OMG Details' cover is just perfect! Well, if only they also put David Gandy on the cover it would be more perfect. I love the composition and it looks really cool. Thank God I'm subscribing to this magazine!”
Other members, however, were thrown off by the fact that no model of color is included in this crop of male top models.
Bertrando3 had many positive things to say about the cover, but also added, “Having praised the magazine for giving such a landmark cover for the men’s fashion industry, one thing immediately trucked me out when I saw the foldout cover: there is no Asian nor African American male model on the cover. In the 21st century race is still a big issue even in fashion, why? I just don’t get it.” His comment was followed by an intense discussion about racial diversity in male modeling.
To join the discussion and to see more images from the inside editorial (and yummy behind-the-scenes video), visit the forums.
How do you feel about this cover?