Man About Town magazine covers

This page shows the covers of Man About Town, a pioneering men's magazine. It was launched by the world's most influential fashion magazine, John Taylor's Tailor & Cutter, in 1953. It became part of the swinging 1960s at Michael Heseltine's Cornmarket - later Haymarket. Its design, particularly under Tom Wolsey, showed the influence of advertising, Germany's Twen and US magazines. It later increased frequency and shortened its name to About Town and then Town. I'd be grateful to anyone who can fill in the gaps (tony [at] magforum.com). With thanks to Chris Gregory at InddTraining, Neil Raphael, Mark Isaacs and Adam Smith.

History of Man About Town


Man About Town 1953-54 (quarterly, Tailor & Cutter)
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Man About Town magazine cover: 1953 launch issue. The cover design was by Frank Bellamy, the Dan Dare and Eagle comic artist

A totally different look for the Man About Town magazine cover of Summer 1954

Man About Town magazine cover for Winter 1954 looks like Frank Bellamy's style from the launch issue


Man About Town 1955 (quarterly, Tailor & Cutter)


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Man About Town magazine cover: Spring 1955. Articles included Victor Silvester on how to Mambo; modifying your car for stock racing; punch drunkenness; and how to plan a bachelor flat

Man About Town magazine cover: Summer 1955

Man About Town magazine cover: Autumn. Learning to fly; pin-ups, including 18-year-old Jackie Collins; David Embury on how to invent cocktails; and eating your way round the world without leaving Soho

Man About Town magazine cover: Winter 1955


Man About Town 1956 (quarterly, Tailor & Cutter)
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Man About Town magazine cover: Spring. Fiction by Somerset maughan - 'Closed Shop'; perfect martinis; 'mensur' - German duelling; and Anthony Burgess on parachuting. Cover by Rickards; illustrations by Franciszka Themerson

Man About Town magazine cover: Summer. Tattooing for men and women; witticisms of Bernard Shaw; French tongue-twisters; skin-diving; and the best hotels in Europe

Man About Town magazine cover: Autumn 1956

Man About Town magazine cover: Winter 1956


Man About Town 1957 (quarterly, Tailor & Cutter)
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Man About Town magazine cover: Spring 1957

Man About Town magazine cover: Summer 1957. How to wear Harris Tweed; convertible beds, illustrated by Marc (Boxer) cartoon; and poor dressing from Prince Philip

Man About Town magazine cover: Autumn 1957

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Man About Town 1958 (quarterly, Tailor & Cutter)
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Man About Town magazine cover: Spring 1958

Man About Town magazine cover: Summer 1958. Guide to young love; country houses to rubberneck; illustrations by Heath; the flair of a romantic cape

Man About Town magazine cover: Autumn. Helps you to be good ... at being bad; the perils of kingship by L.G. Pine with Heath cartoon; advert for Aston Martin DBIII; My angry old man by Ivan Roe illustrated by Beresford Egan. Cover by Maurice Rickards

Man About Town magazine cover: Winter 1958


Man About Town 1959 (quarterly, Tailor & Cutter) Top
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Man About Town magazine cover: Autumn-Winter 1959


Man About Town 1960 (quarterly, Cornmarket) Back to top
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Man About Town / About Town 1961, Cornmarket Top
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About Town / Town 1962 (monthly, Cornmarket) Back to top
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About Town magazine cover: January 1962 (Christmas 1961 on the cover)

About Town magazine cover: February. The word 'About' is demoted to the bar of the T in the title. The phrase 'For Men' can be seen below the N

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About Town magazine cover: June. The last issue to use the word 'About' in the title.

Town magazine cover: July. 'For men', the date line and the price are included in the vertical strokes of the title

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