Ivan by Justin Violini

Blessed be the day! Forget it’s Monday, it’s time to celebrate a long awaited comeback to Grateful Grapefruit. Justin left a void back in 2013 after dropping the ever magnetic Levi. Mr. Violini quenches the long-lasting thirst with a study into the male physique under the Dalmatian sun. We’re double dipping with Ivan. Feast your eyes.

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Getting my shit together with Matt Chapman

About a year ago I embarked on a mission. With 30 grinning around the corner and my physical health suffering under immense pressure and stress at work, late night conference calls and poor food and lifestyle choices I decided to start investing a decent amount of my time and energy in the only asset I *really* have – me. I

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Friday Five: Mallrat, Klyne, 100 Kila, Jarina de Marco, Lorde

Mallrat – Uninvited I don’t know if I like Mallrat because they sound extremely bored while singing or because this track just captures how an introvert feels at a party. It’s also the best track to power walk to – you know you can imagine it “thump–step–thump–step–thump–step”… and so on. Every son often I wish I was uninvited from places or life events.

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Florian Hetz: The Matter of Flesh

I would have to come up with an elaborate lie if I had to tell you how I know Florian. I just know him – from around, through his work, from the apps. His eyes are as piercing as his work. He looks right through your superficial shell and into your dusty soul with a series of images feeding on anonymity and the

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Hi again!

Just like the under appreciated Lisa Kudrow show The Comeback, it took me around 10 years to come back to Grateful Grapefruit. Only two actually, but you get the gist. A lot has changed tho… Bare with me for a second, because I am about to sound like Madonna right when she discovered Instagram. You can embed Instagram now, and you

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Y-3 in Paris: Motion in Technicolor

It always feels like a fast forward to the future when I see, feel and wear Y-3. The SS16 men’s collection presented at Paris fashion week on Sunday last week was no different – effortlessly elegant, expressively agile and most of all – contemporary. Thirteen years in 2016, Y-3 is still a strong partnership between Japanese design icon Yohji Yamamoto and adidas. For

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NAKED BOYS READING IN BERLIN

If Grateful Grapefruit was an event it would be Naked Boys Reading. It is an event series of readings organised for gentlemen who like cocks and culture. Combining intellect and instinct, this literary salon features in-the-buff readings by “local beefcakes, bears, twinks, otters, butch femmes, sissy sluts, boys next door with an exhibitionist streak and lovers of naturism with a well-endowed library”. This

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COLOR BLOCKING: RED HOT 100 in BERLIN

Gingers are a rare species. Their possession of a soul is a topic of debate. Their predictability is barely above zero. They’ve been chased and killed in the dystopian Our Day Will Come by Romain Gavras – excerpts of which M.I.A. used for her Born Free video. I bet there is already a major in Ginger Studies at NYU considering the

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Overpass To Nowhere

Marcus Knupp  takes us on a journey to a place we’ve always dreaded to go and thankfully, haven’t  reached yet. To quote Samantha in HER: “The past is just a story we tell ourselves.” Here is Marcus’ version.  My mother and I had pulled off of highway 85 a good 4 hours outside of Atlanta, Georgia; she was driving me to

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Book Club: BEARDS – An Unshaved History

  There hasn’t been another quite polarizing all-encompassing topic in (gay) men’s history as The Beard. A token of simultaneously maturity, religious belief and sometimes sloppiness – facial hair has always been carrying symbolic value based on its form, length, thickness and color. Spanning from a lazy 3-day-stubble to a monk-length beard and from precisely contoured piece of barber art

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BL33N x OUT RUSSIAN OLYMPICS x ERIC

Matthias and Donovan Vriens-McGrath‘s outspoken nature and daring designs are synthesized in their Out Russian Olympics design for BL33N. Personally affected by the uncontrollably spreading bigotry and unpunished crimes against humanity happening in Russia, the creative powerhouse couple launched their rebel in the form of a T-shirt in their trademark two-face design. In Donovan’s own words, he describes his passion

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