Man About Town magazine covers

This page shows the covers of Man About Town, a quintessential quarterly men's magazine from the 1950s, that was launched by the world's most influential men's fashion magazine, John Taylor's Tailor & Cutter. In the 1960s, it became part of that swinging era under the wing of Michael Heseltine's Cornmarket - later Haymarket - and in the process increased its frequency to monthly or 13 issues a year and abbreviated 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, Neil Raphael, Mark Isaacs and Adam Smith.

History of Man About Town


Man About Town 1955 (quarterly, Tailor & Cutter) Man About Town 1955 Man About Town magazine cover: Summer 1955 Man About Town 1955 about town magazine cover     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) Man About Town 1956 Man About Town 1956 about town magazine cover      

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 1957 (quarterly, Tailor & Cutter) Man About Town Spring 1957 Man About Town 1957 Man About Town magazine cover: Spring 1957 about town magazine cover     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
Man About Town magazine cover: Winter 1957     Man About Town 1958 (quarterly, Tailor & Cutter) about town magazine cover Man About Town magazine cover Man About town magazine cover Man About Town    
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) Back to top Man About Town magazine cover: Spring 1959   Man About Town magazine cover      
Man About Town magazine cover: Spring 1959
  Man About Town magazine cover: Autumn-Winter 1959
    Man About Town 1960 (quarterly, Cornmarket) Back to top about town magazine cover about town magazine cover Man About Town November 1960 about town magazine cover     Man About Town magazine cover: Spring 1960 Man About Town magazine cover: Summer 1960
Man About Town magazine cover: November 1960
Man About Town magazine cover: December     Man About Town / About Town 1961 (monthly, Cornmarket) Back to top Man About Town magazine cover about town magazine cover About Town  magazine front cover About town magazine cover april 1961 About town magazine cover may 1961 about town magazine cover Man About Town magazine cover: January Man About Town magazine cover: February Man About Town magazine cover: March About Town magazine cover: April 1961 About Town magazine cover: May 1961 Man About Town magazine cover: June about town magazine cover about town magazine cover About Town  magazine front cover About Town  magazine front cover about town magazine cover About Ttown Dec 1961 Man About Town magazine cover: July Man About Town magazine cover: August Man About Town magazine cover: September Man About Town magazine cover: October Man About Town magazine cover: November Man About Town magazine cover: December About Town / Town 1962 (monthly, Cornmarket) Back to top about town magazine cover Town magazine cover Town magazine cover About town 1962 About Town May 1962 Town magazine cover About Town magazine cover: January About Town magazine cover: February About Town magazine cover: March About Town magazine cover: April Town magazine cover: May Town magazine cover: June Town magazine cover Town magazine cover Town magazine cover Town magazine cover town Nov 1962 Town magazine cover Town magazine cover: July Town magazine cover: August Town magazine cover: September Town magazine cover: October Town magazine cover: November Town magazine cover: December 62 Town magazine cover           Town magazine cover: Christmas 62           Town 1963 (monthly, Haymarket) Back to top

Does anyone have Jan 1963? Or any other covers missing?

tony [at] magforum.com

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