Here at tFS, we love us some hot guys so you know we’re thanking the fashion gods right now for Details‘ September issue cover. The magazine tapped 31 male models, all shot by Mark Seliger. The cast of impressive hunks includes Adrien Sahores, Alex Lundqvist, Armando Cabral, Arthur Gosse, Arthur Kulkov, Brad Kroenig, Clark Bockelman, Clement Chabernaud, Daisuke Ueda, David Agbodji, Gabriel Aubry, Garrett Neff, Hamid Onifade, Jackson Hale, Janis Ancens, Jarrod Scott, Jason Shaw, John Halls, Jon Kortajarena, Julien Hedquist, Mark Vanderloo, Mathias Lauridsen, Nicolas Ripoll, Noah Mills, RJ King, RJ Rogenski, Sean O’Pry, Simon Nessman, Tyson Ballou, Vincent LaCrocq and Will Chalker. For the shoot, the guys wore all Calvin Klein, from the main collection, white label and Calvin Klein jeans range.
Our forum members had quite a lot to say and there was plenty of positive commentary to go around, although there was also naturally some criticism. “I die!!!! It’s like Vogue Italia’s September cover from last year. 31 Male Top Models… I can dig it!!!” @niknak gushed.
“Is that REAL? *mind blown,*” @Fontastic wrote. “I love male models multi-covers, but I’m not sure about this one… way too many, but I love most of them so… I think I like it.”
Some members thought the cover should have included a few faces that were left out. “I love it, however, they could have added some new boys who are killing it currently like Alessio and Flilip, and got rid of RJ King and someone else,” @SpeakThatJDunn said.
@MON agreed: “I think ‘Top Male Models’ should have included Alessio and Filip, because aren’t they [some] of the top male models [at the moment]? Versace, Givenchy, Calvin Klein… these boys are killing it season per season and yet they aren’t included? No offense to RJ King, but I don’t think he has done enough to be part of today’s top male models.”
Others brought up the ever-present spectre of diversity, or the lack thereof on the overall cover. “Although progress shown, it’s crazy that out of 31 models they only add 5 models of color, “TeeVanity observed. “Seemingly so they won’t get the same backlash they received for the March 2014 cover.”
Whether you love the cover or not, you can’t deny that this is one group of fine lookin’ men. What do you think of the shot? Get in on the conversation in our forums. Details’ September issue hits newsstands August 18.